Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Anxiety & Apathy on the Campaign Trail-- 2016

                                 Your Vote Counts, But The Money Is Boss.
Donald Trump
There was no gleeful thoughts in Chicago, or anywhere else in the United States on election day. The only true losers are the working class in this country and the word morality was in yesterday's headlines.  I was assigned to work for the Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday, March 15 2016 as a Republican judge for the 33rd Ward. Now for Supreme Court justices, they enjoy kidding around about their careers that hold a "life sentence"  However, if you have ever been locked up in Cook County Jail, this is not  an amusing punchline.  Anyone that believes "it will not matter who our next president will be" has never had to fight in some CIA War with a hidden agenda. But never mind that!

My focus in this article is to inform the voter regarding the Primary Election in 2016 and share some valuable insight with numbers from the polls last night. All precincts  in the Chicagoland area, there were no Nonpartisan ballots and each voter had to chose a Republican, Democratic or Green party ballots. This is a Primary Election and this is how they like it down there at Election Central. To put this in a simpler way, each candidate must fight and steal like a pirate to become an emperor, depending on what office they select.  This is not easy. In fact, destroying evidence while under a federal investigation would put most of us prison. By the same token, one could become the nominee for their political party. Meeting lobbyists, getting endorsements and shady advertisement is how these wars are fought and won and lost at the taxpayer's expense.

Hillary Clinton
The downward vortex of feeble-mindedness in the country continues to grow with celebrity worship. I say this with a heavy heart, because Kanye West could have a fighting chance in this blood sport of power junkies. Nevertheless, most blue-collar Americans see West as fool and a deadbeat failure and that is not going to fly in Washington DC. The only thing flying now is a slow bald eagle, waiting for Walmart to be distorted. On the contrary, Hillary Clinton used Florida Senator, Marco Rubio like a human punching bag, sweeping states such as Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina. Clinton's victory in Ohio was a liberation that clinched the mid-west for the Democratic Party. Nevertheless, Ohio is a four-letter word and I have few four letter words that can be mustered up for Madam Secretary.

Bernie Sanders
Okay, I am getting a little pissed-off right now, so let's stitch this article up with a rapid-fire response. Equally important, is what is known as a Caucus. Adopted from an Algonguin Indian word meaning "to meet together" has now become what is known as a political circus in Iowa. Now, after Donald Trump's victory in Florida it would be wise for America to join together and vote for Dave Mustaine, an All-American vocalist from a band called Megadeth. Donald Trump reeks with greed and bad karma. But even worse, is Bernie Sanders who would like to give away free shit to the lazy people that refuse to work and earn their keep in this country. Ah yes. Land of the free, and all things considered, this natural-born patriot strongly believes that these evildoers are playing in a different court with a new racket. A game of lies full of smoke and mirrors, only to pickpocket the consumer so they can pay higher taxes. They could care less if we live or die. The machine will still count our vote even after we're dead.




Sunday, March 13, 2016

Muse: Drones Review


                        Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Muse

                               When you give free speech to people, things get out of hand   
                                                                                             -Mikhail Gorbachev

There is a school of wisdom among most Rock–n-Roll journalists that believe President Barack Obama  should be put to sleep for the greater good of humanity. Maybe they are right for having such animosity toward shadow governments, police brutality and soulless killing machines.  There is enough trouble and chaos to be terrified about without the notion of being vaporized in your own backyard by some military CIA Drone.  Of course, that is just crazy talk and some hideous bogeyman flying around Chicago might get shot down buzzing around our airspace.
All things considered, Muse is probably one of the most respected British rock groups that may offer some nail-biting anxiety from their 7th studio release titled: Drones. Nevertheless, finding that right composition, mixing super-charged guitar riffs along with incorporating piano melodies has changed the game for this Grammy award winning power trio.  “Dead Inside” begins with a solid dance groove and strange emotions of apathy. Other songs such as “Psycho”   “JFK” and “Defector” offer wild-eyed conspiracy theories and tales of evildoers trying to control the masses.
Matt Bellamy 
“Mercy” truly shows the bands talent as musical performers. This up-beat tempo blends Matt Bellamy’s soothing tone in his vocals as well as his lightly distorted guitar playing during this track.  A rock piano style accompanies this melody, adding a somber feeling as the listener eases back to the steady bass drum tempo waiting for the men of shadows that run a gambit of fear. Even the music video for “Mercy” is outstanding! Clones and Binary codes are used as a substantial backdrop that convey a message that you are greater in numbers.  Personally, this track is worth listening to over and over again.   

Other members of Muse include, Chris Wolstenholme (bassist) and Dominic Howard (drums) have earned them an honorable position in 2012 with their hit song “Survival” at the Olympic games in London.  Demonstrating a sure force of influence, Muse is using music as a weapon to defeat tyranny. For those who follow history, Estonia was abandoned by the world and defeated the Russian government by using music.  Impossible as this may seem when everything is lost, a singing revolution regained Estonia’s independence. The time has come to take back our freedom and shift the power back to the people of our great nation. Most importantly, we must join forces with Muse and end public brutality and put an end to all the pain and suffering in the world. With that said, we must fight the good fight for all humanity and preserve our freedom for future generations.  

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Chicago Field Museum Review

                        A Journey Inside The Center of Eternity
The Chicago Field Museum

Environmental science has two functional systems that can be measured. One is the natural system, and of course, our seven billion people that reside on planet Earth. A good way to study the miracle of life, would be to take a voyage to the Chicago Field Museum and explore the past that may help you understand the future.  For this writing assignment, Dr. Rincon asked me to view the Earth science exhibits and report on fossils, gems and minerals. However, the rock and metals I've researched are Bob Seger and Iron Maiden. This could be far worse than dumb, should this essay include "Old Time Rock-n-Roll" and "Powerslave." But never mind that. The task at hand now, is to impress the good doctor, write a field report on Rockology and to think like a true Geologist.

Upon my arrival at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, I was greeted with a warm welcome by Exhibitions Project Manager,  Susan Neill. We exchanged pleasantries and I mentioned to Ms. Neill that as a young boy, my father would take me to Field Museum, exploring dynamic cultures and seeing amazing animals that once roamed the surface on this spectacular planet some 30,000,000 million years ago.  From dinosaurs to ancient american, one can enjoy the Kenneth and Annd Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet or take a trip back in time to the Ancient America some 13,000 years ago. Experiencing the Ice-Age world of a frozen tundra as hunters and gathers fight for survival achieving  human ingenuity, using Stone & Bone as they join the quest for fire.

Underground Adventure
The Chicago Field Museum was founded in 1893 under the name of   The Colombian Museum of Chicago  that aroused much public attention. My attention was drawn toward the Grainger Hall of Gems located on the second floor.  Glass display cases revealed organic, oxides and silicates along the darkened walls. Inside the center of the exhibit where earth's elements and other rock-forming minerals. Directly in front, as you enter the room, a Comfort Tiffany's window with rare stones such as the Oregon Sunstone Pendant.   The really cool thing about this Hall of Gems, are the three stages of transformation for raw crystals. A cut and polished stone rest on a larger mineral and resembles the Fortress of Solitude where a fictitious superhero named Superman once lived.   

Grainger Hall of Gems
You may recall in Superman III when the man of steel crushed a lump of coal to form a perfectly cut polished diamond. By way of contrast, we know that motion picture studios use Hollywood magic and special effects that created this illusion. In any case, Stardust was formed five billion years ago, allotropes of carbon formed and were buried deep inside earth's mantel. As a result, a diamond is brought to the surface through a volcanic eruption and washed away at sea only to be found hundreds of thousands of years later. The fact that diamonds are top in mineral strength,has made the diamond superior for coating and tipping  modern tools such as chainsaws and other advance manufacturing products.  Advertisers such as De Beers suggest that "Diamonds are Forever"  and unlike gold, silver and copper consumers are aware that there is no fixed market for this precious mineral.  As for myself, Death and Taxes are forever. Nothing is permanent and that life is the most valuable commodity on this planet. 

In this final analysis, the Chicago Field Museum can be a day of fun and learning for the whole family. Three levels you can research, a wicked 3-D theater with earthshaking roars from a T-Rex name Sue. There was also a boy named Sue written by Johnny Cash, but you will not find him there. But what you will find are play labs a DNA Discovery Center and a Museum library for all those wild-eyed scientists trying to build a Flux-Capacitor.  If you would like more information on the Chicago Field Museum, give Em' a call at: 312-922-9410. They are friendly and would love to help you in your adventure for the quest of knowledge.   

A T-Rex Named Sue
All photos by: The Evil Genius