Month: May 2020

freedom rally

So, today, I went downtown to a freedom rally. Yep. It’s time to open IcontrolyouFornia by the self appointed Demi gods of the economy. Newsom and Garcetti. The latter wants LA locked down until he permits the city to re-open. The former wants to keep everyone running in circles. I personally think it’s to try and damage Trumps re-election chances. Others believe it’s because they are idiots and have no idea what to do. Perhaps it’s both, hmmm?

Quote: “Domestic violence, child abuse, suicide, unemployment rates are skyrocketing. The elderly are STILL in isolation. People are not able to bury their loved ones properly. People with depression are struggling”

The list goes on. There hasn’t been a fraud this large perpetuated on the America public since “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”. Look how that ended. We lost our medical freedoms. For what? Homeless people that are still not insured? Costs still trending up and health plummeting?

We have Bill Gates who is not a doctor allowed to speak and real doctors censored on youtube, facebook and twitter who disagree with the current lockdown. But hey, billionaire, right?

Well, I enjoyed going to today’s rally. I showed my support just by being there. Snapped a few pictures and a short video as well. While the turnout wasn’t as large as the last rally, mostly because I believe it’s a three day weekend and families were probably getting together etc, it was in the 1,000’s.

Video and pics below.

the government’s promise of “safety” almost always ends in human suffering.

These are only a few of the articles taken from the media over a span of time. Not all are current. But the point remains the same. What has been done to America and the world over the coronavirus, is a tragedy of epic proportions. The naysayers who scream at me for not wearing a mask are counted among those who continue to perpetuate this fraud. While there is a real virus, there isn’t a pandemic.

Because I am not wearing a mask doesn’t mean someone’s grandmother will die. Or even you reading this post. I support your right to wear a mask, stay-at-home (which is at best an illegal order) to not visit businesses or hike in the mountains of your state. When you tread on my rights as a human being on planet earth, that’s when I get kinda worked up.

IcontrolyouFornia’s state governor and the mayor of Los Angeles have repeatedly made decisions to destroy the businesses and lives of hard working citizens. I am a democrat, to be clear. Although I don’t think that will be the case in future elections. I realize now that liberty and basic freedom has been given away over the years with the promise of government security and protection.

I said I was not going to post anything about the virus or my views on how it was being handled. And while there are literally millions of people out of work, stores being shuttered, states arresting people for trying to save their homes, businesses, put food on the table and so much more, I finally caved. This will be my only post about about the fake government virus pandemic to destroy our economy.

We are first told to “flatten the curve“, then we can go back to our normal lives again. Now we are told to “stop the spread” and then it will be safe to return. Lately it’s been “until everyone in America is vaccinated” – only then, will we be safe. The goalpost mysteriously keeps moving as we, the people take the fallout. Now it’s, “the second wave is coming“. We must stay-at-home and destroy everyone’s life until the second waves passes.

The problem I see with vaccination: who does COVID-19 kill? The elderly.

Who does not respond well to vaccination?: the elderly.

I stand with America. Not the democratic governors with overbearing god complexes. Stay strong.


it could be true

The other evening as I was digging through old photos I came across something very disturbing. No, not pictures of me shaking Obama’s hand or eating breakfast with Pelosi, instead I found what could be actual aliens that had infiltrated my backyard!

Who was this extraterrestrial! Why don’t I remember these photos? Was there possible brainwashing involved???

I will leave you with this thought. Have you checked your old photos lately? Hmmm?

the perfect dive

So, while cleaning this morning I found an old video we made called “The Perfect Dive” many years ago. Around 1993 or so. This copy is not the best but hey, I at least found it.

The story, after you get through the shameful opening salvo of teasers and plugs for other projects we did, starts with Wilgert, the hero of our story, lost in a dream hoping for the PERFECT DIVE. Along the way, we encounter Pumpkin, his beautiful  gutter cleaning nagging wife along with many other interesting characters. It’s about a 17 minute watch. Of course I narrated/wrote the music except where noted/ and also starred in various scenes as well. At the very end there are some hilarious outtakes as well.

Yes, we had way too much time on hands in the 1990’s. Still, I kinda miss those creative days.

Hope you enjoy it. If you don’t, just drop a reply below. I can take it. But be sure to leave your address and when you’re not home…(sneaky grin)


Over the weekend I did quite a bit of hiking. And besides the hazards of tiny little insects that burrow into your skin and fill up on your delicious tasty blood, there are also various plants to watch for. Some are healthy options that can work in your afternoon salad and others, well not so much. The main picture above is lemon basil from a hike off Topanga Canyon. Smells pretty darn good too! The smaller pictures are from a hike in Newhall.

Poison oak comes in various shapes and sizes to always keep you guessing. The standard phrase “Leaves of Three, let them be” is not always accurate as wild blackberry leaves also grow in threes. However, the blackberry leaves are closer to a saw blade with thorns on the stems and poison oak does not have thorns or saw blade style leaves. Yes, some kinds of poison oak have irregular, oval, reddish, shiny leaves.

Mugwort for some evolutionary reason, tends to grow close to patches of poison oak. If you have brushed against poison oak, pick a few leaves of mugwort, crush them in your hands with a little bit of water and rub them on the area. It binds to the urushiol preventing or lessoning the chances you break out in blisters etc.  I’ve also found that Fast Orange (hand cleaner) and Tecnu work about the same in removing the oils from your affected area. Tecnu is petroleum based so I am sticking with Fast Orange for now. What’s super cool about mugwort is the double duty it does as an insect repellent. Rub a few leaves on any unprotected skin beforehand and laugh in the face of danger. And  grab a few extra leaves to make a medicinal tea at home or to add to a salad. The native Indians had many uses for mugwort – and some tribes would even eat the first baby leaves of poison oak to build an immunity to it over time. To be clear, not me. EEK!

Miners lettuce, is crunchy, pleasant tasting, mild and earthy. The plant got its name because the Gold Rush miners ate it to stave off scurvy, which is caused by a Vitamin C deficiency.

Sticky monkey orange flowers are also somewhat edible. The leaves have a very, very strong unique flavor, mildly bitter while reminiscent of mint.

The flower has some nectar which is also slightly sweet! The base of the flower has a volatile oil which has a sticky quality to it.

Disclaimer: Do your own research regarding edibility of the plants in this post. While I have eaten miners lettuce, I have not tried any of the others and will probably never ingest poison oak. Ewe!

See ya soon…

cold thoughts

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
– J.K. Rowling
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
– Carl Bard
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller
“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
— Albert Einstein
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”’
– Hermann Hesse

Words of encouragement or words of wisdom? You decide. Right now, at this moment, we live in an upside down world. One I never thought would happen in my wildest imaginings. Of course, that means I could imagine it, maybe…

I hear the words “The New Normal” which is total crap. I read the latest mumblings from the egotistical, power mad governor of icontrolyoufornia who is a total asterisks and also the mayor of Los Angeles each trying to outdo the other with their god complex control over the people of this state.

I have some words to share with them. But then I think that sociopaths don’t care what other people think. I would be wasting my time and energy focusing on them when they could give an asterisks. So instead I’ve decided to spend some quality time with encouraging thoughts that make you go “hmmm…”

It sure beats spending a night in jail for daring to contradict Pukesom Newsom and Confetti Garcetti. Yep, my soapbox is just starting…(smile)

“The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.”
– Aesop

“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
– Christine Mason Miller 

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
– Albert Ellis

And for the ending thought…

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
– Jack Canfield

Night…y’all ZZzzzzzz



UPLOAD is an amazing new series on Amazon Prime that has recently wormed it’s way into my favorite series of the decade!  The main premise is a love story and murder mystery that’s set in a future where you can Upload your consciousness into a virtual world – for a price. The humor is great, the satire is subtle and the jokes make me laugh so hard I have to screw my nose back on.

There are plenty of reviews on the web you can read. But the best thing you can do is muddle past the first 2 episodes which gives you the technology and basic terms you need to understand the plot. Once past them you forget the gadgets and tech – accepting everything as real and amazingly cool to boot.

I plan on watching the first season over again. It was that good. I know I missed some satire and jokes as well. Hoping to catch them this time…




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