Author Archives: Ken Carman

Inspection- Night of the Mentally Dead

One ‘anonymous’ poll watcher. Courtesy

As Halloween approaches on a frightful gale. Dear Readers I offer up a scary, spooky, tongue in cheek-ish tale.



By Ken Carman

 Halloween Eve 2020; like a blight, with much fear and anticipation, Barr approved right wing terrorists arrive early that night at upcoming poll stations. We know what they’re up to, right? Armed militia-types paid and prepared to kill or fight. Some say to stop voters not voting the politically correct, Trumpian, way.
 HEY! Do you think our anti-anti-anti-heroes will save their deity? Stay tuned Gabby and Gus! This story will be-eity the death of us!
 Mean-wal-er, what we didn’t notice was these “poll watchers” had a ‘haler’ of an odd, pale, pallor. COVID III and IV have been adding an extra spooky boo to these Proud Boys, militia goys and Boogaloos. Read more

Inspection- “They Have Made Their Ruling…”

Pence ‘debating’ on the fly

Inspection Last night’s debate annoyed me, though not as much as the previous Trump/Biden debate. A yell fest? No thanks. No: not the fly. But God does seem to be sending us messages: over and over. All Trump’s dangerous COVID nonsense? What does he get?

By Ken Carman

The focus on the economy? CRASH. Now the return of The Fly. Jeff Goldblum must be jealous. This political-based sequel was more entertaining, and a hell of a lot more funny, than his version of the movie. And what are flies attracted too? Anything spewing out of the VP’s mouth, perhaps?
 What they laughingly call “debates” have become increasingly worthless ever since they abandoned the League running them and let, basically, the parties run their own debates. There’s really no debate to them. If it were up to me: a mute button. No matter who talks over the time, who ignores the question asked, the moderator not too slowly says, “WARNING! 1… 2… 3… (Mute.)
 As much as the talk over, ignore the moderator and continue on tactic bothers me, what bothers me just as much is question is question ignored. Often to spew some cheap, BS, political counter point.
 However, I agree with Michael Steele: Pence did what he came to do. He came to be slimy, slippery. He was slimy and slippery. He came to pushed the “who cares what the moderator says” tactic. He pushed it. Pushed it to the point they should have stopped the debate and had stagehands toss him off the stage. But more than anything Pence came to muddy the waters at least a little for any voters with even an ounce of doubt how horrible the administration is. Oh, and he came to act marginally more sane. He did all of these.
 But the most annoying part, at least for me, was the accusation that Democrats were going to pack the court. Really? Harris should have responded with, “OH! You mean what you, Mitch and the president have been doing?”
 Though some of her responses were good, this one was weak.
 So, what about the Court? Read more

Inspection- “No One is Going to be Safe in Biden’s America”

 The president is telling the truth. In fact I think Trump tells the truth more than we think, he just doesn’t fill in the details.
 I’m sure he’d want you to look at the protests. Don’t actually examine them. Ignore that the protests were peaceful at first, not all that highly organized. Ignore the small numbers of highly organized fascist movements whose intent is turning protests into anything but peaceful. Be fooled by his usual classic, yet clumsily handled, magician’s tactic: misdirection. InspectionIgnore Proud Boys, Boogaloo, militia-types who start things like fires in Nashville’s historic courthouse. Ignore those who think it perfectly legal and justified to drive through protests, then make up excuses why attempted murder should be accepted. Claim you felt “threatened.”
 Feel ‘threatened?’ Don’t like crowds angry at you? Then don’t drive into the middle of them trying to murder as many as you can.

By Ken Carman

 And this, perhaps, is one of the biggest indicators of what’s going to happen if Biden wins. How do you think these same Brownshirts would behave once Trump loses? You know he won’t go away quietly. You know there will be no peaceful transfer of power. You know the answer will be the same as it was in Independence Day. What do they want? Read more

Inspection- Vote!

By Ken Carman

 I want you to vote. No matter whom you vote for. I won’t waste my time, your time, trying to convince you to vote for someone else. InspectionDon’t waste mine. You want to explain why you are voting for whomever? You want to explain why anyone shouldn’t vote for whomever? Fine. But no one has to agree. No one has to listen. No one has to read what you write. No, not even what I am typing right now.
 Vote for Trump. Vote for Biden. Vote for Bernie. Vote for Jo Jorgensen. Vote for Howie Hawkins. Vote for Alliteration Miteration.
 OK, I made that last Alliterative pun up for fun, but write Miteration in if you want. You can vote for Groucho Marx like I have on a rare occasion. My personal rule was I would do that when just one person was running; one person who had never bothered reaching out to voters so I had no idea who they were. Just reading their promo material won’t do. It’s like what a salesman claims when they’re trying to sell you a used car. Personally I don’t trust what candidates write; or have written, about themselves any more than I would accept what time share salesmen claim is gospel. So Groucho. My single write in might as well make someone laugh.
 You don’t have to use my reasons. Use your own reasoning. It’s YOUR vote. Read more

Inspection- Ruling Class Days, Prot Movie Moments

By Ken Carman

Inspection One of the great things about being in the Adirondacks is in either of our homes here we DON’T have Direct TV. TV is the great sucking machine: combining all the power and features of a Dyson, a wet vac, a Shark and an Electrolux. 99% of programming empties the mind. Fills it with unreal reality TV, absurd soap situations and game show; carnival barker-like, distractions.
 You may not be rich, but just hold still! If lighting strikes a million times, and you’re entertaining maybe even mostly mindless, you might get mildly rich… though nothing compared to billionaires. Certainly not as rich as those who get there via somewhat legal business scams. Unlike those of us who were in business who made enough to show a little profit as we brainstormed how to do even more for our customers, and hopefully society at the same time. Read more

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