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The thrill is gone

Reports are that President Obama is coming back to Portland next month. Given the many letdowns he's provided over the last four years, no doubt the crowds will be smaller and less adoring. We certainly won't be paying much attention to whatever prepared message he has this time around. He's a somewhat better choice than Romney; that's nothing to get excited about. Then again, it may be the last time he ever sets foot in town, which may be an attraction, if a somewhat depressing one.

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I'll be down at Tom McCall waterfront park to greet him. And there will be 70,000+ there with me, just like last time. The true believers that we are, the die hards, the faithful, to see The One. As the oceans recede and the planet begins to heal itself, we are the ones that we have been waiting for, the true believers, the faithful. Only for the weak is the thrill gone.

I'll come if Black Joe Lewis opens for him.

Well, let's hope there is not a public appearance, the taxpayer seems to be on the hook for a lot of presidential visits these days:

Maybe the thrill is gone. And maybe it isn't.
The people who bring the thrill and put it in you, might do it again ...
fool you twice and, uh, fool all of the people sometimes again and again.
I'm referring to 'they' CIA. (That's not their real name.) They decide what you are going to like and then they put in your conscious that you like it, are thrilled with it.
That group governs every piece of information put into your conscious.

MIB is their ultimate dream, just they don't have the 'flasher' yet, (and never will), but they have other methods, long practiced, quite effective. To make you think, thrill, or fear, whatever way has been decided you are going to think, thrill, or fear.
For example, they got you to think religious fanatic suicidal hijackers flew planes into two and demolished three skyscrapers in nine-eleven op. And you still think so. And you fear Arabs. See?
CIA fooled you. They're practiced at it.
BTW, were you fooled to think (in another false flag operation) that it was Massapequa Indians who threw the King's tea overboard in Boston Harbor? All the eye-witnesses said the boarding party of rebels were dressed and danced just like Massapequa Indians, so it must have been them, right? Like, they hated colonists' freedoms ... probably.

I just finished reading the fresh-made 320-page book, The Manufacturing of a President, by Wayne Madsen

published at

Here's a 20-page excerpt:

The book, at length, in greater detail, well documented, builds the conviction that Obama is a total CIA sockpuppet, since birth.

I'm not sure that matters much to many young (under 40?) voters; like, so what?
Just sayin', they CAN make you thrill to vote for O, any ol' day; or, so chilled in fear of Romney that you seek security in voting against him. Like, 'How?' you ask?
Hey, as savior maybe, like he bagged bin Laden, shot him right between the eyes. (Truth in evidence shows bin Laden died of kidney failure in Dec. 2001; compared to 'SEALS killed bin Laden' story, which, you'll remember, offered zero evidence to show.) Hey, Obama is a hero overnight. In unison the school of fish turns to him.
Some of the people (a majority voting bloc) can be fooled all of the time.

However, even if people (all read 'Manu. Pres.' and) recognize O is Made in CIA, it is a problem NOT solved by voting for Romney (who is worse than O) and thinking that's your only alternative. There actually are ways to present a third choice between now and November.

However you can 'come around' to see that Obama is a CIA operative, or even if you don't see it and you refuse to look at or believe it, still, you gotta admit, he acts like one. Just suspending judgment for a moment to stipulate Obama (life-long) is entirely a CIA 'foster child' Project, immediately that explains who benefits by? his double-cross behavior, acts, and deeds. It explains lying "hope and change." It explains more tortures and murders and wider wars. CIA lies. CIA is intent on making you believe and accept 'they' have a License to Kill. When and where and as 'they' like. Because, y'know, 'they' are all James Bond.

Anyway, whether you attend Obama's public appearances, or not; whether you are thrilled or disgusted to vote for him, or the other guy, or not; whether you orate or argue and prevent or persuade others to vote/not-vote your way, or not; yet what you or I do (or not) never affects the vote results where ballots are counted by a computer program we are prohibited to see, and printed out as Official tallies of ballots we are prohibited to inspect or verify ... for over 50% of all 'votes' in a national election.

Sneer all you like.
Cheer all you like.
Touch-the-TV imagine-U-vote and the computer program tells us who won.

You sometimes sound like you're laced up on peyote, but I am one of the few on this blog who've actually met you, and I always take your ramblings seriously.

In fact, based on your recommendations about Wayne Madsen back in the dark days of the Bush administration, I used to read "The Wayne Madsen Report" website - at least until he started charging for it. I even went to a lecture of his and actually talked to the man. He was definitely inside the intelligence community after his career in the navy, and seemed quite bright.

I discussed writing comedy with Wayne Madsen - how comedy writers can sometimes say things that others can't, and I also asked him what he knew about UFOs - a subject even the great Tenskwatawa considers too far out there.

See, I keep an open mind and investigate where I can. I really think we're here to do good and to learn. And not just to be a spectator but to be an artist and create.

The beautiful thing that cracks me up this morning, is that I can use this famous Obama rally of 70,000 here in Portland to prove my point. Yes, I went. I was thrilled to be looking at President Bush's probable replacement. The idea of getting past Bush and Cheney seemed like paradise to me. I attended the Convention Center rally, the Memorial Coliseum rally, and the Waterfront Rally.

My philosophy was that we might as well go all in on Obama because McCain/Palin was a disaster. Frankly, the comedy writers of America really made a contribution getting the word out about Sarah. You're welcome.

Yes, I was charged up about Obama. Hell, after 8 years of President Bush it was just refreshing to have someone who could talk.

But here's where I differ from the ranks of the Obama followers - the ones who sometimes swooned at his rallies:

I never buy into anything political 100%.

I certainly have read something about the myth-making apparatus of the CIA. For example, I now believe that Watergate was not some all-American validation of our democracy and free press. There is a myth with that, as well.

It had some interesting "company" fingerprints on it too, including Woodward's ties to naval intelligence - the same waters your friend Wayne Madsen was immersed in.

So I didn't buy in to this part of the pageant either. Frankly, I was more worried that Bush/Cheney would refuse to leave.

Skeptics could say, "Oh, you're just distancing yourself from the disappointment of Obama now but you were right there being duped with the rest of them."

Bear with me. This is where it gets good: Unlike many Obama supporters I can 100% prove I was thinking ahead or differently. I was thinking independently.

See, I was making a movie about the big picture back then. The War on Terrorism, etc...the Doctrine of Preventive Strikes...American Exceptionalism... so get this: I used that rally of 70,000 as a set in my movie. That's true. Here's the proof:

Recently I wanted to warn Portland of what I saw as a dangerous politician in the emergence of Jefferson Smith. I think of him as a phony, Newt Gingrich type, so I wrote a song and made a video about it.

I used the old footage from that big Obama rally in the new video and it's right here if you don't believe me:

Some of it is "green-screened" but that scene of me on the phone is 100% real time. So I was acting out a role at the famous Obama rally at the Waterfront.

That means if Candidate Obama was acting - as you contend, Tenkswatawa - at least there was one other person there who was not being duped. I was acting too!

My point is that, I'll take a certain amount of grief from people for hoping that change was afoot, but I never completely bought in. I used the Obama rally as part of a bigger art project.

That's how you stay outside the system. That's how you can remain free: By being an artist.

It's not everyday that a post like this comes along that lets me prove it with actual real time video.

So thanks, Tenskwatawa, and long may your journeys through the cosmos continue, whether you're ripped to the gills on peyote or not. Just remember the words of the great shaman Tom Petty: "Coming down is the hardest part."

Tensky, I also enjoy reading your comments. If for no other reason than you give me pause for a few moments to think in terms that are a little out of my comfort range. But I don't buy it. It is normal human behavior to look for the boogey man. Some never want to believe that people can be evil. They rationalize this by creating a bad guy (or secret society) responsible for controlling these terrible acts. It’s not a terrible trait to own, actually it can be an enduring part of one's character.

Here's the more likey truth coming from someone who admittingly may have missed reading Madsen. Bin Laden was killed by SEALS and buried at sea. His terrorist network has been severely crippled by the CIA and our armed forces. Last but not least, Obama will likely win (without help from the CIA) when it comes down to an actual vote.

I'd rather spend the time picking lint out of my navel, it would be MUCH more productive. Obama, the ONLY man who could (and did) make Carter's term as president look good. Oh, and I'll be voting for anyone-but-Obama.

Thanks for the heads up.
I shall have to stock up on koolaid to dole out to the faithfull....

I recommend against making thinly veiled threats to poison the crowd at a presidential appearance.

That said, I chuckled. I despise believers of all stripes. The world is better without them.


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