Thursday, April 19, 2018

First, get rid of the competition.

At it again...all for you. 
by Angela K. Durden
The Most Brilliant Woman in the World

The problem with non-mainstream sources of news and opinion is that they are called The Competition.

Fake news has been around since the beginning of time. One name for it is gossip. Another is called propaganda. The first is purely entertainment. The second is a sneaky tool used by those who seek power or want to secure that which they have.

How do they secure power? The first way is by controlling the flow of information. Hitler did a fine job of that and his citizens were none the wiser, partying, carrying on like nothing had changed, as if they were winning the war.

Until, that is, the bombs began falling on their cities. All of a sudden, Germans got woke big time. Only it was too late for them to do anything about Hitler and a stronger force came into play on their behalf to solve their problem.

There are those who learn from history but are doomed to watch others repeat it. 

The Department of Homeland Security is getting ready to repeat it. The agency is seeking bids from contractors who can build them one big-ass database. What will the big-ass database do? It will be used to track and monitor media influencers, including bloggers like your Citizen Journalist, and news and opinion outlets like Righting on the Wallz.

All this effort to combat that scourge called Fake News. Only we know what it really is. It is a move by the Deep State to get rid of competition. Citizen Journalists are a real threat to the Deep State, and the Deep State knows it. Why else would they be throwing such a massive amount of money at them.

The Deep State is not afraid of the Russian influence on social media. Nor is it afraid of #CrunkNewsNetwork, FLOTSAM*, and other MSM. That is a ruse on the part of the Deep State because they already know what those are doing as they've given them their assignments.

What the Deep State is most afraid of are the truly woke citizens they claim to want to protect. Those Citizens who — through research, humor, satire, fiction, and more — tell what is really going on.

So what is really going on? The Deep State (and there is Deep State in every country in the world) have one goal: Deny freedom for the masses.

The only thing that keeps the Deep State in check are the likes of you and me. We are their enemy because we represent honor, fair play, and other God-given virtues — and we are willing to fight tooth and nail to secure God-given rights for all.

Getting and staying woke is a never-ending job for the diligent of heart and mind.

FLOTSAM: For Liberal Opinion That is Serious and Actually Matters

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Your righteous indignation is my overreaction? Wait...I'm confused.

Angela the Anonymous.
by Angela K. Durden
The Most Brilliant Woman in the World

If you didn't see the story wherein two black males were arrested and perp-walked out the front door of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, Starbucks, well then, it is obvious you aren't woke enough.

The woman who filmed it on her smart phone immediately put it up on YouTube wherein, self-reported by herself, within two days 4.5 million hits were accrued. The news story about her hits had her gushing madly about the video going viral. This report of her viral video showed up almost before the story hit the FLOTSAM* mainstream media.

But that report barely mentioned a peep about the incident itself.

The denouement came fast enough when the Starbucks store manager and Corporate came to an agreement that their work relationship would end, after which CEO Kevin Johnson says — caring drum roll, please — they will implement Unconscious Bias Training.

Next came protesters. Signs were hoisted (Is she fired or nah?) Chants were heard (Starbucks Coffee is anti-black! and Anti-blackness anywhere is anti-blackness everywhere!)

Then came the Bacefook posts from my peeps ranting against all Starbucks and their employees everywhere and calling them racists.

I've been in many Starbucks. Everybody gets treated the same: Order is taken with a disdainful smile and burnt coffee is served with bored affect.

It is at times like this Angela wishes she could remain truly anonymous in her postings on social media. Yes, Angela K. Durden, The Most Brilliant Woman in the World, did something stupid: She told a black man that she knows in real life, V—, that he was overreacting in his condemnation of all the company's employees.

I thought V— would understand my comment since he was protesting the overreaction of one person (the manager) about two guys (black) waiting for their friend (white). You see, V— believes his overreaction is righteous indignation and that trumps everything else.

But did V— ask what caused the manager's reaction in the first place?

No, he did not. 

Not only did V— not understand Angela's comment, before she knew it Angela was being villified, called names, and so forth by both her friend and his friends. She also received massively long messages that, by the time she got to the end of them, made her realize the man must be mentally unstable.

I'm serious. This is not me throwing about mentally unstable as if it was a silly last-ditch diss, but me truthfully worried about him. What's worse is there is nothing I can do except...


Notice I did not say Unfriend him. That would simply be too cruel because he would notice. And then he would kill himself. And next thing you know I'd be hounded by the SM police. (Gitcher head out of the gutter. SM stands for Social Media, not Sado Masochistic. Geez, you people.)

So unfollow it was. That just means his posts won't show up on my feed and that I have to go looking for him. At least...that's what unfollow used to mean, but what with all the algorithm changes, I bet you somebody somewhere has flagged communications between us and will now make his stuff show up as soon as I log on so they can start a war.

FLOTSAM: For Liberal Opinion That is Serious and Actually Matters

Monday, April 16, 2018

J. Brien to George Stephanopoulos: "But...but...but...I thought Ol' Hill would WIN!"

At it again...all for you.

by Angela K. Durden
The Most Brilliant Woman in the World

Former G-Man J. Brien Comey is whining his way through the FLOTSAM** talk show circuit as he flogs his book, A Higher Loyalty, to a bunch of P-HWPCDLRSFC*.

Poor J. Brien. Back-peddling fast as he can to rewrite his place in history. I am very good at writing resumes for people while never lying on their behalf or twisting the facts. But even I, Angela K. Durden, The Most Brilliant Woman in the World, couldn't help the man with his personal advertisement without lying. I hope he has some money tucked away.

Oh, sure. Just after Trump fired Comey a historically black university hired him to deliver five lectures. But what is next? Will Howard University re-up J. Brien? Depends on who is paying his salary. I doubt it will be Clinton, Inc. endowing his chair.

J. Brien has been vilified as the man who lost Ol' Hill her seat at the most powerful desk in the world by leaking more emails from Clinton's famous private server. J. Brien had in his hands proof the woman and her minions played loosey-goosey with top secret information.

Ex G-Man J. Brien Comey fast talking like another famous G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover.

J. Edgar Hoover: The pattern to follow for all G-Men Deep State wannabe's.

At first, J. Brien acted like everything was copacetic and it was merely we idiot citizens of the land that were reading too much into the situation. But then, Donald "The Hammer" Trump entered the race. J. Brien and all the other P-HWPCDLRSFC now knew for a certainty that Ol' Hill would win.

There was no other option but that she would send "The Hammer" home, crying in his high-fashion model wife's cleavage. Therefore, according to J. Brien, he knew he had to come clean with what the real situation was with Ol' Hill's famous server.

According to J. Brien, it was all CYA for him because if this information came out after she was elected — and it was almost certain that it would — then her presidency would be illegitimate; and doncha know that just wouldn't be good for the country, now would it?

And J. Brien, ever the loyal servant of King Deep State, could not abide a smear against his monarch. Therefore, he threw Ol' Hill under the bus. Which is where she needs to be and good riddance. But now J. Brien is left with a dilemma.

Who will hire him now? Not even Micky D's will have him to run the drive-thru window. I bet, under the guise of writing his book, J. Brien has been perusing his notes for where bodies are buried and secrets are stored. And for those who know he knows, I bet the ex G-Man has liberally sprinkled hints of those secrets throughout the body of the text.

Yes, like a good little Deep State G-Man would, J. Brien has a long memory and documentation to prove those memories. So, yeah. The boy will land on his feet somewhere. Titles he will have? Why, consultant, professor, lecturer.

P-HWPCDLRSFC is Pussy-Hat Wearing Politically Correct Democrat Liberal RINO Socialist Fascist Commies
** FLOTSAM: For Liberal Opinion That is Serious and Actually Matters

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (Live)

The Shape You're In

Technology is not the problem.

Angela the Curmudgeon
by Angela K. Durden
The Most Brilliant Woman in the World

There I was. Nothing better to do than scroll through one of the biggest time-wasters on the planet when I saw a woman post a diatribe against all social media and cell phones.

She ranted. She raved. She did everything except make a sign and march in the streets. Oh, the evil she called down upon the heads of technology providers because they were making her and millions and millions and gabillions more waste their time.

Didn't they know she had better things to do?

Rant! Rave! Aaargh!

I almost replied to her, but then realized anything I would put on her timeline would make a little notification show up that she had been replied to, at which point the woman would've wasted more of her time by going to read what I wrote.

I did not want to add sorrow to the woman's troubles, therefore, I resisted making any remark that would have brilliantly shown up my curmudgeonly side and metaphorically put the verbal beat down on her.

Still, her remark got me to thinking. Don't you find it quite interesting that people will complain about a technology that is wasting their time as if it is the technology's fault time is being wasted instead of their own lack of self-control? I do.

And there are a bunch of these curmud-...errr...I mean people. Some of who claim loud and long on their time-waster of choice claim to be Conservatives. I believe them to be posers, P-HWPCDLRSFC* wolves in sheep's clothing because nobody who is really a conservative ever blames anybody else for their own lack of self control.

It just isn't done, son.

P-HWPCDLRSFC is Pussy-Hat Wearing Politically Correct Democrat Liberal RINO Socialist Fascist Commies

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Late Great Doug Fieger: Baby Talks Dirty

Eric Clapton - Blues Power (Johnny Cash Show Outtake - Audio Only)

Of cats and girlfriends and Queens.

Neither Snickers Bar nor
Mars, Incorporated,
have paid Angela
for her endorsement...
and that is a frickin',
cryin' shame.
by Angela K. Durden
The Most Brilliant Woman in the World
Poet-in-Residence. Goddess by the microphone.
And Queen of all she surveys. 

I have this friend, see. He's a widower and had two cats. I say had because one died. The one that died was a great cat. For me, a non-cat lover, to say that truly means something. What made the cat great? Easy answer.

He recognized I was the Queen. Yes, Queen with a Capital Q. I was the only human he never kicked out of his chair. My friend could not believe it. That was one smart cat; he was also comfortable in his own skin, so to speak. No ego with that handsome feline.

I was with him when he died. Strokes. Not pretty.

After Cat 1 died, Cat 2 now decided she was ruling monarch. The problem with deciding one is a ruling monarch and actually being one is that the latter is a fact and nothing on earth can change that, while deciding to be is a solely personal opinion.

So, Cat 2 decided to be, but Queen Angela was — and Cat 2 knows it. Which drives her crazy.

When Cat 1 was still with us, Cat 2 used to suck up to Queen Angela with purrs and invitations for petting because she knew I preferred him over her.

But Cat 2's jealousies of my actual monarchness drove her mad. Night and day, Cat 2 was tortured by her lack of monarchy. She would end up biting or scratching so that finally Queen Angela did not acknowledge Cat 2's approach as she begged for royal favor.

After Cat 1 died, Cat 2 assumed the crown would pass to her. Then I walked into the house and she was furious. Each time I enter, Cat 2 lets me know immediately she hates my guts and wishes I would die. Throwing death rays at me (they always miss or bounce off), she runs and hides. What makes it worse is that I don't care what she thought before Cat 1 died, and I don't care what she thinks now.

As a real monarch does, right?

My friend thought it was all quite amusing. Then he got a girlfriend. Girlfriend 1 (oh, you know where this is going) threw death rays at me, too, though he was mostly at her house so I didn't have to see that very often. That lasted 18 months, then she was gone.

Then along came Girlfriend 2 who eventually moved in. Here is where the story really gets funny. She is a P-HWPCDLRSFC* , and how! She is mad her boyfriend has a non P-HWPCDLRSFC female friend. Especially one as awesome as me. But as he told me one day, "Angela, girlfriends come and go, but monarchs are forever."

See? My friend was like Cat 1. No ego. Accepting of facts. Girlfriend 2, on the other hand, is like Cat 2; that was brought home to me the other day when I went over to take something to my friend. I'm handing the thing to my friend and we are talking about it when, out of the corner of my eye, I see scurrying and I thought, "That scurry is too big to be Cat 2."

Sure enough, it wasn't. Girlfriend 2 was running out of the room. She didn't want to see me. She didn't want to talk to me. But, you know, a monarch's got to have her fun every now and then, so of course I hollered, "Hey! How are ya?" And just like Cat 2 does when I mess with it, Girlfriend 2 stopped, twirled, and backed out of the room.

Throwing death rays that missed.

I didn't care. Still don't. 

P-HWPCDLRSFC is Pussy-Hat Wearing Politically Correct Democrat Liberal RINO Socialist Fascist Commies

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hashtag Wars: Big Brother Saves the Day!

At it again...all for you. 
by Angela K. Durden
The Most Brilliant Woman in the World

Acccording to Big Brother's Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb:

— If a hashtag mentions opioids, sales will accrue.

— Social Media Tech Giants (SMTG) are part of the opioid pipeline.

Scott Gottlieb,
FDA commisioner
And what is Mr. Gottlieb's two-pronged solution to the opioid crisis? 

One: It is to require SMTGs to stop drug pushers.

Two: It is to invite SMTG CEOs from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit to attend a summit wherein a plan will be laid out to stop the latest crisis in the never-ending but stupid war on drugs. 

Typical Big Gubment solutions, wouldn't you agree? Don't go after the pushers, go after the roads they drive on. What kind of idiocy is this?

But they will acquiesce and make nice at Gottlieb's most very important garden party...especially after Facebook's giant meltdown over sales of user information to Ol' Hill's competition and Twitter's big but failing effort to get her elected by suppressing negative hashtags against her.

Assuming their houses were built on rock, these SMTGs built houses of cards on sand. They got the big heads about their role in social justice and societal engineering. They lied and misrepresented themselves to users while quietly stealing from them. And now two stiff winds are blowing and their houses are shaking.

Stiff wind number one is Big Gubment asking their dutiful dupes to take on a larger role in policing the world. 

Stiff wind number two are other social media tech companies who have been patiently waiting in the wings. One of those is a company called*. What do you think about their Bill of Rights?

Can the company deliver? I don't know. Because here are a few other things they have to say about their terms of service:

  • Violate any law or regulation. 
[Angela: Too open-ended. Any law? What if that law is itself unlawful?]
  • Send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or commercial communications, such as spam. [
Angela: One man's spam is another man's self-promotion. Again with the open-ended?]
  • Use automated methods to use the Site or Services. 
[Angela: I am checking with to see if this applies to them.]
  • Post unlawful, harmful, obscene, or pornographic content. 
[Angela: Who decides the status of these things?]
  • Post content that is hateful, threatening, harmful, incites violence; or contains graphic or gratuitous violence. 
[Angela: They have obviously never met a Radical Feminist or a P-HWPCDLRSFC**.]
  • Post content you do not have the right to transmit. 
[Angela: What about YouTube videos and other content like memes or images used in satire or comedy?]
  • Post content that infringes on trademarks or copyrights. 
[Angela: What denotes infringement here?]

See what I mean? Look, if all of this is CYA language that will keep them from being sued, then okay, I get it. But if is saying they are different, what's with the broad strokes here? 

* As of today, Sunday morning April 8 in the year of our Lord 2018, I'm testing this site. Here is the link to my profile: Tell me what you think about it.

** P-HWPCDLRSFC is Pussy-Hat Wearing Politically Correct Democrat Liberal RINO Socialist Fascist Commies