Sunday, February 19, 2017


Listen, dumb people. About all this echoing every idiotic thing your clinically psychotic president says: it was cute, for a while, but now it’s just goddamn annoying and, frankly, more than a little frightening. Try to remember this simple rule-of-thumb – it’s not “fake news” if it’s true.  This is the case whether or not you like the news you’re hearing. This is true whether or not the president made the false statement because “that’s what I was told.” This is true even though he’s not “Crooked Hillary” or “Lyin’ Ted;” and even when your leader says “I know you are, but what am I?” – his favorite defense for otherwise indefensible actions.

Your gullibility is astounding. You can literally watch side-by-side video presentations of him speaking a lie against the actual proof that he’s lying, and then immediately dismiss what you just saw because … “fake news.”  It is possible that the only “news” to which you have access is the Twitter account you carry around with you as you go otherwise blissfully about your lives; depending solely on the 3 am cocaine-induced decrees from your Pharaoh to tip you off as to what’s going on the world. But, surely, you see contrary responses to those tweets. Naturally, you automatically side with your Fuhrer, because that’s what you have been conditioned to do. You don’t see any benefit to checking other sources, but if you stumble upon one, you’re not bashful about voicing your extreme dissatisfaction with it.

You’re still stuck on that use of the term “Fuhrer” aren’t you? That seems to touch a nerve with the alt-right, who rails against the cliché concept of Nazism. Overused. Worn out. Tired. “Every time somebody disagrees with a liberal, they play the Nazi card!” This, although you were never reluctant to use the term when you were convinced that Obama was going to send in the troopers to kick down your doors and take away your guns. By the way, do you think you’ll get those guns back now? There must’ve been so many confiscated during that eight-year term.

If you can tear yourselves away from Twitter for maybe a weekend, and you have any real interest at all in how Hitler and the Nazis came to power, it’s really easy information to find. Heard of Google? Try something like “Nazi rise to power.” Pay particular attention to the contributions of a man named Joseph Goebbels and how he dealt with the media – which has now been declared by Mein Trumpf to be “the enemy of the American people.” See if you’re intellectually capable of spotting the glaring similarities.

During your exhaustive research, as outlined above, try to keep in mind that most every article you see regarding the Nazi rise to power was written long before Mango Mussolini even entertained the idea of running for president. It’s not some leftist “fake news” propaganda designed to cast aspersions on your fearless, stubby-fingered leader. It just happens to fit – like a very small glove.

Now, after everything you’ve seen and read, if you still have any doubts about who is lying to you, and you possess any ability at all for critical thought, try some. Ask yourself “Who is the media?”  Is it not just people, working for a living, who get paid whether or not the “news” is what you want to see and hear? That guy from the local newspaper who sits at the big round table at your local restaurant drinking coffee every morning with others from your community. Your cousin’s next door neighbor who does the 6 o’clock TV news. Jake Tapper. Jim Acosta. Shephard Smith. What motive do they have for lying to you? Money? Would they make more money by exposing an un-truth told by your president than they would from, say, reporting that Trumpf single-handedly rescued a burning bus full of African-American handicapped children during a Washington DC blizzard? Which story is going to sell more soap?  Would they stand a better chance at keeping their jobs if they made up news stories or if they simply reported the truth as it occurred? If keeping their jobs is not their agenda, then what is?

Look at your president. What does he have to gain by convincing you that “the media” is lying to you about things that he says and does? Unbridled power, maybe? Ya think?

Understandably, Trumpf apologists are upset that those of us (the majority), who so easily see through this “fake news” propaganda campaign, point to their apparent idiocy as the root of the problem. But one simply can’t blame the snake oil salesman for trying to make a buck.  Sooner or later, it has to be realized that he wouldn’t be in business at all if the sick and dying didn’t continue to buy his worthless product, before staying sick and dying.

© Rick Baber, 2017

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Column for Bowlling Green - the truth is finally revealed

It started out as a simple slip of the tongue by the ordinarily cautious and diplomatic counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway.  During one of her regular interviews, this one with MSNBC, she stated: “I bet it’s brand-new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green Massacre. Most people don’t know that because it didn’t get covered.”

What didn’t get covered? Was it the non-existent fact that “Obama” (some may know him as “President Obama”) had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program”? No. It couldn’t have been that, because it never happened.  So, the only thing left in her revealing statement that “didn’t get covered” had to be the last half of it, regarding the radicalized Iraqis who were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green Massacre.

She’s right, of course.  That didn’t get covered by the news – and for a very good reason – and therefore very few people even knew the massacre ever occurred. Ms. Conway, who works closely with President Trump, had only recently learned of the event herself. And that revelation was most certainly on her mind, given that the anniversary was approaching, as she was involved with the MSNBC interview. It slipped. Was it an intentional slip? Was it some subconscious action of her superior brain, recognizing that it was time for Americans to finally know the truth about Bowling Green?  To understand, we must first examine the massacre itself, and the cover-up that followed.

In early January, 2011, an Iraqi national named Waad Ramadan Alwan, using forged citizenship papers in the name of Walt Dellinger, took a job working as a motel night manager in Bowling Green. At 11:56 pm on January 23 (a Sunday), while Alwan was on duty, a guest using the name Roger Thill (later identified as Mohanad Shareef Hammadi) from Las Vegas, registered as a guest, and was assigned room number 316. 

Over the next several weeks, with very little motel business to distract them, the men worked together nightly, conspiring to attack Fort Knox (about 1 ½ hours up I-65) and take the gold stored there to finance al Qaeda’s efforts to destroy America.

A motel night maid named LaQuischia Williams became suspicious of these nightly meetings and began to spy on the men as they worked on their devious plans.  When she finally became aware of what they intended to do, she sent a Facebook private message to President Barak Obama, advising him of the plot.  This was on Sunday, May 29.  President Obama, who always responded to every Facebook message personally, thanked LaQuischia for the information and suggested that she call in sick for work on the following night.

Unknown to Ms. Williams, and certainly to the foreign would-be robbers of Fort Knox, was the fact that there was no gold in storage there, and there hadn’t been for decades.  This was information deemed unnecessary for release to the public at-large; and possibly devastating to the economy if it was.  The President had no reservations about the ability of Fort Knox to defend itself against these two men, but he was concerned that, somehow in the 24-hour news frenzy covering the attack, the absence of gold there might be discovered by the media. So the attack itself had to be stopped before it ever started.

At 3:36 am on May 31, 2011, a drone strike demolished the Day’s Inn Motel in Bowling Green. The celebration in the Situation Room basement of the west wing of the White House was short-lived when, almost immediately, a satellite monitor reported that Dellinger and Thill had escaped only moments before the strike, and were spotted running north, on foot, up Hwy. 231 toward the Interstate. A second drone strike took out the entire highway exchange; but again, once the smoke and dust subsided, the figures of the two men were seen, cutting west, toward the Bowling Green Skate Center. It appeared they had broken into the building there to take refuge. 

Fearing that the men may not be as easily eliminated as planned, President Obama sent in 6 more drones to finish the job.  As they ran, the al Qaeda operatives continued to narrowly escape their destinies throughout a series of additional missile strikes: Cue Time Cocktails and Billiards; Chuck’s Wine & Spirits; Bowling Green Convention Center; Outback Steak House; and finally, Cabela’s were destroyed in the pursuit.  Three of the seven drones crashed in the attempt.

The townspeople who weren’t killed in the explosions were awakened by the noise and, understandably, believing they were under some al Qaeda attack, many had rushed to the Cabela’s store, breaking in to gather arms for their own defense. There were an estimated 411 people inside the store when it was destroyed.

Apparent now that the elusive would-be terrorists were managing to survive every attempt to erase them, the President had no choice but to order a tactical nuclear strike, which, at 5:06 am, centered 1000 feet above Western Kentucky University, securing the demise of the terrorists; and, unfortunately, every man, woman, and child within a 3-mile radius of the blast; or so was believed. 

Before dawn broke, government trucks and heavy equipment were rolling into Bowling Green to completely re-build the town as it originally stood, down to every last detail. The only exception was, for some reason, the Cabela’s store, which wasn’t replaced until 2014.

While the emergency construction was underway, all civilian access to the town was cut off by the military. The only vehicles allowed through the 3-month blockade were the busloads of “replacement citizens,” moved in as they literally studied their roles via on-line classes based, primarily, on the social media records of the Bowling Green population.

For one of only a few times in US history, lawmakers and government officials on both sides of the political aisle agreed that the public, as well as their own careers, would be better served by never knowing of the Bowling Green Massacre. Pacts were signed. Blood oaths were taken. The records were sealed. And Bowling Green today, completely replaced down to the goldfish in the bedroom of young Kylie McClue on Stone Hollow Lane, appears as a typical, safe American town to all but a selected few with superior knowledge.

It may never be determined, with certainly, whether or not Dellinger and Thill were killed in the demolition of Bowling Green.  What has come to light in recent years is that there were many who, by the grace of God, managed to escape this apocalypse, and more and more of them are leaking their stories to the news media every day.  While the mainstream media is under strict orders from the NSA to ignore such reports, under penalty of death, the proliferation of social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook make it all but impossible to keep it under wraps.

Once newly-elected President Trump decided to attend his National Security Briefings, he learned the story of Bowling Green.  Naturally, he had to share the information with his staff. It just so happened that Kellyanne Conway had just been briefed on the subject moments before her MSNBC interview. She’s only human. It was weighing heavily on her mind. And, again, it slipped.

President Trump is trying desperately to draw public attention away from the Bowling Green story with his tweets regarding the controversial Muslim ban. Is it working? Will it be enough?  Or will the story of Bowling Green rise through the smoke and mirrors into the unfiltered light of truth?

Only time will tell.

© 2017, Rick Baber