Give them Kalocin

This is from Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel The Andromeda Strain.

Kalocin was perhaps the best-kept American secret of the last decade. Kalocin was a drug developed by Jensen Pharmaceuticals in the spring of 1965, an experimental chemical designated UJ44759W, or K-9 in the short abbreviation. It had been found as a result of routine screening tests employed by Jensen for all new compounds. Like most pharmaceutical companies, Jensen tested all new drugs with a scatter approach, running the compounds through a standard battery of tests designed to pick up any significant biologic activity. These tests were run on laboratory animals — rats, dogs, and monkeys. There were twenty-four tests in all. Jensen found something rather peculiar about K-9. It inhibited growth. An infant animal given the drug never attained full adult size. This discovery prompted further tests, which produced even more intriguing results. The drug, Jensen learned, inhibited metaplasia, the shift of normal body cells to a new and bizarre form, a precursor to cancer. Jensen became excited, and put the drug through intensive programs of study. By September 1965, there could be no doubt: Kalocin stopped cancer.

Through an unknown mechanism, it inhibited the reproduction of the virus responsible for myelogenous leukemia. Animals taking the drug did not develop the disease, and animals already demonstrating the disease showed a marked regression as a result of the drug. The excitement at Jensen could not be contained. It was soon recognized that the drug was a broad-spectrum antiviral agent. It killed the virus of polio, rabies, leukemia, and the common wart. And, oddly enough, Kalocin also killed bacteria. And fungi. And parasites. Somehow, the drug acted to destroy all organisms, built on a unicellular structure, or less. It had no effect on organ systems — groups of cells organized into larger units. The drug was perfectly selective in this respect. In fact, Kalocin was the universal antibiotic. It killed everything, even the minor germs that caused the common cold. Naturally, there were side effects — the normal bacteria in the intestines were destroyed, so that all users of the drug experienced massive diarrhea — but that seemed a small price to pay for a cancer cure.

In December 1965, knowledge of the drug was privately circulated among government agencies and important health officials. And then for the first time, opposition to the drug arose. Many men, including Jeremy Stone, argued that the drug should be suppressed. But the arguments for suppression seemed theoretical, and Jensen, sensing billions of dollars at hand, fought hard for a clinical test. Eventually the government, the HEW, the FDA, and others agreed with Jensen and sanctioned further clinical testing over the protests of Stone and others.

In February 1966, a pilot clinical trial was undertaken. It involved twenty patients with incurable cancer, and twenty normal volunteers from the Alabama state penitentiary. All forty subjects took the drug daily for one month. Results were as expected: normal subjects experienced unpleasant side effects, but nothing serious. Cancer patients showed striking remission of symptoms consistent with cure. On March 1, 1966, the forty men were taken off the drug. Within six hours, they were all dead. It was what Stone had predicted from the start. He had pointed out that mankind had, over centuries of exposure, developed a carefully regulated immunity to most organisms. On his skin, in the air, in his lungs, gut, and even bloodstream were hundreds of different viruses and bacteria. They were potentially deadly, but man had adapted to them over the years, and only a few could still cause disease. All this represented a carefully balanced state of affairs. If you introduced a new drug that killed all bacteria, you upset the balance and undid the evolutionary work of centuries. And you opened the way to superinfection, the problem of new organisms, bearing new diseases. Stone was right: the forty volunteers each had died of obscure and horrible diseases no one had ever seen before. One man experienced swelling of his body, from head to foot, a hot, bloated swelling until he suffocated from pulmonary edema. Another man fell prey to an organism that ate away his stomach in a matter of hours. A third was hit by a virus that dissolved his brain to a jelly. And so it went. Jensen reluctantly took the drug out of further study. The government, sensing that Stone had somehow understood what was happening, agreed to his earlier proposals, and viciously suppressed all knowledge and experimentation with the drug Kalocin.

Too bad it’s not real. We could tell the democrats it makes you smarter.


The 5.9% Unemployment Lie of Obama

It’s getting close to election time so you can be sure of two things: the rhetoric will heat UP and the unemployment rate will go DOWN. Like gasoline prices, you can pretty much tell when they will go up (just before the summer vacation driving season) and when they will go down (just after the summer vacation driving season).

Tuesday November 4, 2014 is mid-term election day and the official unemployment rate for September is down to 5.9%. And it took a pretty good jump too from a high of 6.7% in March to 6.1% in August. Now, Obama and the democrat party can crow about unemployment in the fives. Except there’s one slightly MASSIVE problem with that rate — it’s a lie.

Look at the this graph from Shadow I will be calling your attention to this graph again.

Shadow Stats is a website devoted to exposing the lie about any economic recovery claimed by the government. The proprietor is a Mr. John Williams and he does NOT make this up. He gets his data straight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only difference is, he doesn’t put lipstick on this pig of the Obama Economy. Look at the graph again and you will notice two very telling things. The most obvious is that for as long as Obama has been in the White House, the unemployment rate has never fallen below 20%! So you can forget the taurusfimus from Obama’s apologists in the liberal press telling us that “recovery is right around the corner.” That must be one helluva corner because we’ve been going around it since 2010.

The other thing that is quite noticeable is the trend. The graph goes back 20 years to 1994. Look at the trend between the government lie of the official unemployment rate (the bottom track), the median rate (the middle track), and the actual unemployment rate (the upper track). You will notice that when Bill Clinton was lying about the unemployment rate in the 1990s, the government lie of the “official” unemployment rate track “paralleled” the true unemployment rate almost perfectly. In the year after 9-11 when Bush43 got tax rates cut that provided business with the stimulus of less money going to the government, the true unemployment rate went down again and the government lie “paralleled” it yet again. Even when the Bill Clinton-caused mortgage fiasco hit in 2007-2008, the rates again “paralleled” each other.

Then Obama happened — and something changed. Starting in 2009, the “official” government lie of the unemployment rate STOPPED “paralleling” the true unemployment rate and has slowly been creeping downward while the true unemployment rate has remained somewhere near 22-23 percent for Obama’s entire reign of error. This is NOT some accident of numbers. Someone didn’t fat-finger the numeric ten key on their keyboard for 5 years running. This was blatantly intentional! Yes, when Clinton and Bush43 lied about the unemployment rate it was also intentional. But their crime was to just understate the true unemployment rate by about 8%. NOT Obama! He is not understating anything. He is willfully misrepresenting the unemployment rate by a whopping 17%! As BigFurHat said on his blog I Own The World, “If the melanin shield erected around Obama by the progressive press was dropped, Obama would be considered the worst president in the history of our nation.”

When Carter’s unemployment rate was sky high, Ronald Reagan cared enough about those unemployed to actually work with the democrat majority in both the House and the Senate to get taxes cut and get the economy going. Barack Obama cares about no one except Barack Obama.


Obama = Nixon

Read the first paragraph from this article. Then come back here.

U.S. District Court Judge John Sirica John D. Bates has denied a request from the Oval Office Department of Justice to quash the subpoena delay the release of a list of Watergate Operation Fast and Furious documents being protected under President Nixon’s Obama’s assertion of executive privilege.

You know Obama is an inept, incompetent, ignorant president when the conservative press just has to recycle all of the communiqués by the liberal press from the Nixon administration. Too bad the liberal press doesn’t realize what’s going on. Or maybe they do and have just become jaded about Obama and do nothing for fear of being called racists by their liberal “journalist” brethren.

Accidental Racism

Watch this video and see if you can Spot the Accidental Racism!

Did you see it? Of course you didn’t. You can’t, because only a liberal can spot accidental racism. Intelligent people know there is no such thing. All racism is intentional such as the democrats passing the Fugitive Slave Act in the 1850s or the democrats doing all they could to keep slavery alive before the Civil War or the democrats voting against the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments or the democrats creating the Ku Klux Klan or in the late 19th century, the democrats repealing the civil rights legislation passed by the Republicans or the democrats passing the Jim Crow laws or the democrats lynching blacks or the democrats voting against making lynching a federal crime or the democrats filibustering the civil rights legislation of the mid 1950s or the democrats attacking the civil rights marchers in the late 50s and through the 60s or the passage of democrat LBJ’s “Great Society” which has led to the destruction of the black family.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure ALL racism is intentional.

Why We Fight

The title of this post is the title of a series of documentaries by Frank Capra to help servicemen and civilians understand why we were engaged in WWII. We are at that crossroads again. We are at a serious tipping point in our Republic were we can fall into the hate, suffering, and tyranny of socialism or we can re-establish the greatness that was once this country and lead the world in freedom, liberty, and opportunity.

Today, I had a small part in a protest against Barack Obama’s open borders policy. Here in Santa Rosa at the Earle Street overpass at 11am, over Highway 101, many like-minded individuals came together to show signs, display the flag, and claim and exercise our First Amendment right to speak freely about our displeasure with the current political policies. I will try to remember all that happened and place it in some semblance of order.

First off, I do remember your names but I’ve decided to not post the names. So please don’t be offended that I didn’t mention you by name.

I arrived first at about 10:45 and took a few photos. Mostly to show the garbage that was there before we arrived. Here is an example of what was found and it truly is a “ringing endorsement” of the efficacy of the free needles for junkies campaign.


Three gentlemen showed up at 11am and started to display their signs and flags as I took photos.


I was trying to get some pictures of the cars that honked and waved and gave us a thumbs up. Most did.


However, we would get the odd (and I do mean odd!) person that would give us the one fingered salute or a thumbs down. I guess it never dawned on them that they were flipping off and thumbing down the United States Flag. Proud Obama voters.

One woman then showed up with a sign that said Bad for ALL workers! After a short while a gentleman showed up with this sign.


He told me that when he displayed this sign at a counter protest to a rally held by the open borders extremists, his life was threatened. I told him I wasn’t surprised since we are talking about liberals. Then a gentleman with this sign showed up.


He attached it to the mesh fence with some zip ties until a CA Highway Patrol Sargent came by and told us we could display the signs but could not attach them to the fence. He had obviously had run-ins with the liberals that use this footbridge for protests because he saw that we were conservative protesters and all he did was to tell us not to connect the signs to the mesh fence and then he left. This told me that he KNEW we would disconnect the signs because the liberals he encountered would NOT follow that directive. We complied and just held the signs to the fence. As more people showed up more signs and more flags were displayed. At one point, the breeze was stiff enough to make all of the flags stand proudly in the wind.


One young man showed up with his dog.


I was speaking to a few of the women that attended and they related stories of how at other protests they encountered sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel that were very antagonistic toward conservative protesters. They even threatened a few with arrest. Maybe they got audited by the IRS and were told to go after conservatives in lieu of a favorable audit.


There were also a few people that I can only describe as regulars that crossed the footbridge while we were there. A few bicyclists and a few pedestrians. Most said nothing as I guessed that they had encountered sign-waving from the footbridge before. However, one woman walked by taking a video from her cell phone as though video of a group of conservatives claiming and exercising their First Amendment right to free speech was somehow a horrible and ghastly thing to allow. She was followed by this diversity-minded, tolerant, and inclusive liberal.


Looks to me like she has a little bun…dist in the oven. She was accompanied by a boy holding a Mexican flag. I say that because when she left, so did he. I commented to the woman with whom I was speaking that had this been a protest in support of open borders and that boy was carrying an American flag, he would have been spent the night in the hospital. Oh, wait! That’s not covered by Obamacare. He would have spent the night hanging from a tree.

What upsets me the most is that we have to protest to restore freedom, liberty, and opportunity. When did Superman’s Bizarro World become the norm? My father fought in WWII against people just like Barack Obama. He probably saw the Why We Fight series. I always thought we won WWII. Now I realize that we won the combat phase of WWII. Once the fighting was over, the liberals started fighting by taking over the classrooms and the press, destroying the cities, and murdering unborn babies in a genocidal attempt to wipe out the black race in this country. This is why we fight — to stop liberalism.

Here are the other photos from the event. Click on any photo and you will be taken to the gallery. You can move through the photos by clicking either the left or right arrow around the photo. Scroll down to where you see View full size. Click that and you will get the full size photo for downloading.

The Great Crusade

Today is June 6th. Seventy years ago, on a very bleak and windy Tuesday morning, Operation Neptune, the code name for the naval invasion of Normandy started as thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airmen began the Allied liberation of Europe. The overall operation was called Overlord and was scheduled to last until D +90. At that point, the Allies believed they would be on the south side of the River Seine with the Germans holding the north side. From there, the breakout would happen and Eisenhower’s broad front strategy would slowly consume the German army in the west. Of course, it didn’t happen that way.

There were five invasion beaches, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword, running west to east along the Calvados Coast. The Americans came ashore at Utah and Omaha, while the British used Gold and Sword with the Canadians at Juno. British paratroopers dropped behind Sword Beach to secure vital bridges over the River Orne. American paratroopers dropped behind Utah to secure vital causeways off the beach and to take the important town of Sainte-Mère-Église. At Omaha Beach, the German’s had the entire landing area zeroed in and the casualties were high. Eventually, in small groups, sometimes as small as one or two men, the 1st and 29th Divisions moved inland and secured the Omaha beaches. The invasion went much smoother at the other four beaches with the Canadians at Juno advancing the farthest on that Day of Days.

The Germans reinforced the area around the city of Caen and British General Montgomery failed miserably in his bid to take the city on D-Day, eventually having to destroy the town to take it. Montgomery’s men had most of the German armor facing them while the Americans under General Bradley had to contend with the Norman hedgerows. After nearly two months of brutal fighting, Bradley unleashed Operation Cobra. The Army Air Forces would carpet bomb an area near St. Lo, and the ground troops would rush through the shell-shocked Germans. At that point, General Patton took over 3rd Army, General Hodges took 1st Army from Bradley, and Bradley moved up to command 12th Army Group. Patton replaced the infantry spearheads with armor spearheads and broke out into the flat country south of the Cotentin peninsula. Patton swung his forces west to take the Brest peninsula and also east on a rampage that would end up with 3rd Army helping to seal off the German army and take bridges over the River Seine. Less than a year later, in May of 1945, the German Army surrendered and The Great Crusade was over.

One of the finest books on the subject is D-Day, by Stephen E. Ambrose. If you haven’t read it, do so. It details the details of the invasion. The most fascinating detail to me was the order in which every unit had to hit each specific beach. On a floor in Allied HQ, thousands of 3×5 cards containing information about each unit were placed in the order of when they would hit the beaches. If any data changed for a unit, someone had to go retrieve the card, make the change, and then put it back. These cards were shuffled to and fro until the commanders were satisfied. The entire invasion was planned and executed without the aid of any computer. Amazing! And the most amazing thing was that they were able to keep the invasion secret. The Germans never knew the invasion area was to be Normandy, even with thousands of little 3×5 cards floating around.

For those that put themselves in harm’s way to keep us from harm — Thank You.

Obamacare Survivor


Well, another season of Survivor is in the books. Personally, I don’t watch it. As I understand it, the guy that everybody hated was the winner. So I guess it’s like the last two presidential elections.

And speaking of inept, incompetent, and ignorant anti-American, muslim, marxist, leninist, socialists, Obama’s signature legislation, Obamacare, keeps claiming more and more victims. Millions of people have lost healthcare plans that the democrats claimed they would get to keep. Mind you, those healthcare plans were what the people liked, not what the government liked. So they had to go. It’s a shame that the press doesn’t report more thoroughly on this. They’d rather just take the talking points from Jay Carney and report the lies, breathlessly!, about how Obamacare is working.

If the number of people that have been thrown off of their healthcare plans were spoken about to the same extent and with the same degree of interest as those that are thrown off of Survivor, the democrats would not win a single seat in the elections this November.