Zika Virus Republicans?

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Zika Virus Republicans?

Zika Virus Republicans?

so, just taking a quick shot here. I was listening to deposed-congressman, the Republican blather-mouth Joe Walsh pontificating on how Democrats only support immigration reform because “Mexicans” will all vote for democrat candidates. Quite an assumption, Joe. Can we then conclude that since the Zika virus has been connected to  a shrinking of the brain that makes them more likely to vote Republican?

WC Turck is the author of more than a dozen books. He is an artist, critically acclaimed playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His latest book “<em><strong>A Tragic Fate:</strong> is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17</em>.” His first novel, “<strong>Broken</strong>” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “<strong>Everything for Love</strong>,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “<strong>Occupy my Heart</strong>” and “<strong>The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden</strong>.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He hosts “<strong>Helter Skelter</strong>” a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics on Que4 radio in Chicago. he is also an organizing board member of Chicago’s only community radio station dedicated to supporting diversity in media. Turck also hosted Revolution and Beer, with co-host Brian Murray, a weekly TV and radio show. He has been featured on radio, television and newpapers across the country, including The Thom Hartmann Show, WLS, WCPT, The Grant Cordone program, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. Turck also has nearly two decades experience in the airline industry, working for both Lufthansa and United Airlines. He is also an expert in Balkan and European History, Nationalism, PTSD and Issues of Genocide and Racism. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit http://www.wcturckhelterskelter.wordpress.com</em&gt;

Trump Characterzs Drama

Trump Characterzs Drama

See what I did there: Character with a “zs” like Mari Starzs Drama? Because it’s like…a…dra…

So, the big debate is whether The Donald Trump character will show up to debate the Ted Cruz character, opposite the Megyn Kelly nemesis tomorrow on FOX News. Oh, the suspense! Will he or won’t he? Or will they meet again later to do battle later in the season?

Hello, America! You are being played yet again. Of course he’ll show up, but this is a reality show for bigots and rednecks. None of these people are real; dangerous, but not real. It’s all about the ratings, and the last of, I don’t know, 97 FOX debates, er, cliff notes of FOX talking points, was abysmal for ratings. In fact each of the Republican presidential clown car meet-ups has been lower by almost half of each previous debate-con. That means the last one had fewer viewers than 3 year old Kathy Griffin stand up routines on Bravo!

So, it would be out of character for Cruz to quit. The rest of the candidates, in this context are inconsequential.  Megyn Kelly’s “Kelly File” is a banal and low rated testimonial to blond jokes couldn’t have asked for  a better foil than Trump. There’s love interest here. I give it 1, maybe 2, more debates before on a very special Kelly File, they hug.

If you were holding your breath for the big cliffhanger tomorrow, might I suggest running your large forehead into a rock wall. The rest of us would benefit from swimming in a slightly cleaner Gene pool.

WC Turck is the author of more than a dozen books. He is an artist, critically acclaimed playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His latest book “<em><strong>A Tragic Fate:</strong> is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17</em>.” His first novel, “<strong>Broken</strong>” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “<strong>Everything for Love</strong>,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “<strong>Occupy my Heart</strong>” and “<strong>The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden</strong>.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He hosts “<strong>Helter Skelter</strong>” a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics on Que4 radio in Chicago. he is also an organizing board member of Chicago’s only community radio station dedicated to supporting diversity in media. Turck also hosted Revolution and Beer, with co-host Brian Murray, a weekly TV and radio show. He has been featured on radio, television and newpapers across the country, including The Thom Hartmann Show, WLS, WCPT, The Grant Cordone program, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. Turck also has nearly two decades experience in the airline industry, working for both Lufthansa and United Airlines. He is also an expert in Balkan and European History, Nationalism, PTSD and Issues of Genocide and Racism. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit http://www.wcturckhelterskelter.wordpress.com</em&gt;

Mass Shooting Rating System

Mass Shooting Rating System

Back at the old Revolution and Beer show I came to the conclusion that since America seems to have as much intention of rationally addressing gun violence as monkey’s have for flinging their own crap, it seems that Mass shootings have become a form of entertainment. Since movies, theatre, music and television all have their own form of ratings, why shouldn’t America’s newest favorite pastime? It really started some years ago with a History Channel program called “Shootout” that lavishly recreated gun battles between cops and crooks, with commercial interruptions, so you could grab a Fresca and some corn chips, and use the bathroom to make it back without missing a single moment of exciting mayhem. Rather than stars or even predictable bullets in our Mass Shooting Rating System(MSRS), however, I’m thinking something like Intravenous bags, or more simply, IVs. And, lets make it really interesting. Instead of 5 IVs winning top spot, we can really break it down with a top rating of 10.

The criteria needs to be tough. Obviously body count is critical, but we also need to take in other important entertainment factors. For example, what type of gun(s). Did the shooter off himself, and what about gender? There aren’t many mass female killers. That could up the ratings. Should an act of mass slaughter be as highly rated as a lone crazy guy, or should the MSRS ignore altogether rightwing white shooters espousing a supremacist ideology much like the rest of the media? Hmm, that’s a great question. Video is important as well? Also, for the white guy shooters, how quickly we get the crazy eyes Facebook or school photo. As for coverage? That should depend on whether it is considered breaking news, with helicopters, lockdowns and multiple national network coverage, or if its one of those stories you ignore on your internet homepage.

For example, the San Bernardino shooting had a great final shootout with big, sexy guns, a man hunt, and  a Rambo-style mass shooting at a Christmas Party, and the victims worked for the evil government. There was controversy, wall to wall team media coverage, helicopters and FBI guys in scuba gear looking for evidence in a pond. No video of the actual shooting, which hurts the overall rating a bit, but the video of survivors emerging with hands on their heads like criminals through ranks of armed cops helps. That gets rating of 7 IVs. This one would have been an 8 easily, except the shooters were Muslims, despite being a husband and wife team. If they had been connected by marriage or lived in the same neighborhood with the old Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter  movement or had been upset about attacks on Planned Parenthood, this would have garnered 9 IVs.

For contrast, yesterday The Washington Post ran a story titled, “Murder in ‘The Jungle’: Deadly mass shooting at Seattle homeless camp deepens crisis.” Tuesday night 2 people were killed and three wounded, but the victims were homeless. There was no video and was over before police arrived. Discussing the epidemic of homelessness as the nation’s economic system becomes more predatory, enlisting a co-opted and corporately drained government to become less responsive to struggling people is a distraction from properly rating the shooting. This would be at the low end for entertainment value. Worse, the gunman selfishly used a simple hand gun. The Seattle shooting gets only a 3 on the IV scale.

Shootings have tapered off since San Bernardino, but America will bounce back. Gun violence is the 21st Century’s new form of entertainment. If we could just find a way to get some naked boobs, a good love interest and some corporate sponsor ships other than the NRA, Smith and Wesson or Ruger, then we’d really have something!

WC Turck is the author of more than a dozen books. He is an artist, critically acclaimed playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His latest book “<em><strong>A Tragic Fate:</strong> is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17</em>.” His first novel, “<strong>Broken</strong>” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “<strong>Everything for Love</strong>,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “<strong>Occupy my Heart</strong>” and “<strong>The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden</strong>.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He hosts “<strong>Helter Skelter</strong>” a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics on Que4 radio in Chicago. he is also an organizing board member of Chicago’s only community radio station dedicated to supporting diversity in media. Turck also hosted Revolution and Beer, with co-host Brian Murray, a weekly TV and radio show. He has been featured on radio, television and newpapers across the country, including The Thom Hartmann Show, WLS, WCPT, The Grant Cordone program, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. Turck also has nearly two decades experience in the airline industry, working for both Lufthansa and United Airlines. He is also an expert in Balkan and European History, Nationalism, PTSD and Issues of Genocide and Racism. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit http://www.wcturckhelterskelter.wordpress.com</em&gt;

 

The New X-Files

The New X-Files

So the X-Files is back. I was excited. Seriously, if I could get a 2016 version of Mister Ed, then the new X-Files will just have to do. And the new show comes with a whole fresh retinue of monsters. Take, for example, the plastic surgery mishap of Dana Skully, who appears like the kid from Mask’s big sister. We’ve also learned that Agent Molder, was apparently so shell-shocked from the earlier series and two-yaaaaawwwwnnnn- movies that he now has to wear a hair piece. Maybe the biggest monster is the writing, and a plot line that is straight out of an Alex Jones acid trip, replete with paranoid conspiracy delusions about aliens being behind a global, aka Liberal, cabal of global warming elitists bent on world domination. Sounds like practically everything we’ve hear from FOX News regarding Barack Obama.

In the final scene of the series’ first episode Agent Skully reveals she was impregnated by aliens. Since this is  a fictional version of the daily FOX News hysteria of the moment a question came to mind. If aliens are impregnating women and those women want to have an abortion, would the anti-choice movement be against those abortions? When they say every life is sacred, except of course Mexican and Black babies-Asian babies are great for adoption-Iraqi and Muslim babies, does that mean alien spawns are also sacred and deserve every consideration? Or is it just human babies? Or American babies, because the Bible was written in English, the language of God.

WC Turck is the author of more than a dozen books. He is an artist, critically acclaimed playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His latest book “<em><strong>A Tragic Fate:</strong> is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17</em>.” His first novel, “<strong>Broken</strong>” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “<strong>Everything for Love</strong>,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “<strong>Occupy my Heart</strong>” and “<strong>The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden</strong>.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He hosts “<strong>Helter Skelter</strong>” a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics on Que4 radio in Chicago. he is also an organizing board member of Chicago’s only community radio station dedicated to supporting diversity in media. Turck also hosted Revolution and Beer, with co-host Brian Murray, a weekly TV and radio show. He has been featured on radio, television and newpapers across the country, including The Thom Hartmann Show, WLS, WCPT, The Grant Cordone program, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. Turck also has nearly two decades experience in the airline industry, working for both Lufthansa and United Airlines. He is also an expert in Balkan and European History, Nationalism, PTSD and Issues of Genocide and Racism. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit http://www.wcturckhelterskelter.wordpress.com</em&gt;

Not anti-Black, just pro-segregation

Not anti-Black, just pro-segregation

I had a conversation today with an acquaintance who said that he wasn’t anti-equal rights for homosexuals, but was pro-traditional marriage. In other words, he’ll allow gays to have most anything they want except this one part of society. It happens to be a major part of society in which legal rights to property, purchasing a home, caring for a sick partner and inheritance are bound. To all those pro-traditional marriage, but not anti-gay folks are simply defending an unjust fiction.

For example, southern slaveholders argued that the tradition of marriage, upon which virtually the whole of human society had actively participated, would adversely affect society. Henry James Hammond argued that it was structural, and that their must be a lower class upon which the upper class could rest. John C. Calhoun  believed it was critical to a stable civilized society. Slavery was enforced by law, the constitution and Supreme Court as well as by the noose. that system changed only nominally well into the 20th century, and still exists, arguably, in echoes today. Segregation, recall, was deeply divisive certainly through the 1960s and even into the 70s. Some still preach it. blacks were barred from the post Second World War GI bill, which built the modern middle class.e1a1_waterfountains_large

So given that, what is the difference between espousing that, as my friend championed, that he isn’t anti-gay, just pro traditional marriage from he isn’t anti-black, but he is pro-traditionally separate water fountains? Both are obviously, to most reasonable people demonstratively and blatantly bigoted

 

WC Turck is the author of more than a dozen books. He is an artist, critically acclaimed playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His latest book “<em><strong>A Tragic Fate:</strong> is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17</em>.” His first novel, “<strong>Broken</strong>” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “<strong>Everything for Love</strong>,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “<strong>Occupy my Heart</strong>” and “<strong>The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden</strong>.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He hosts “<strong>Helter Skelter</strong>” a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics on Que4 radio in Chicago. he is also an organizing board member of Chicago’s only community radio station dedicated to supporting diversity in media. Turck also hosted Revolution and Beer, with co-host Brian Murray, a weekly TV and radio show. He has been featured on radio, television and newpapers across the country, including The Thom Hartmann Show, WLS, WCPT, The Grant Cordone program, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. Turck also has nearly two decades experience in the airline industry, working for both Lufthansa and United Airlines. He is also an expert in Balkan and European History, Nationalism, PTSD and Issues of Genocide and Racism. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit http://www.wcturckhelterskelter.wordpress.com</em&gt;

 

Anti-Choice Movement’s Boob Job

Anti-Choice Movement’s Boob Job

earlier this week it was reported than a Columbian female police officer, Luisa Fernanda Urrea, responding to a call about an abandoned child did something extraordinary. So did the media by the way in concealing from headlines that the officer was from another country; an opportunistic PR effort at a time when US police are facing criticism over racially biased and heavy-handed policing practices. but the real shocker was how cert5ain groups reacted to this story.

Urrea, a new mother realized that the child was starving and suffering hypothermia. Her judgment as an officer and as a mother led her to a conclusion that the child faced imminent death and might not survive long enough for the paramedics to arrive. Urrea made the decision to breastfeed the child until help arrived, utilizing both the breast milk and her own body heat to save the child.

Interesting that the reaction from many on the right who call themselves pro-life was in criticizing the officer. On one talk show, which regularly champions the anti-choice movement, the actions by Urrea were deemed as inappropriate. Either that or they simply confused this story with a Trump speech and were opposed to saving the live of  non-American

WC Turck is the author of more than a dozen books. He is an artist, critically acclaimed playwright and talk radio host in Chicago. He has been called the most dangerous voice on the Left. His latest book “<em><strong>A Tragic Fate:</strong> is an unflinching look at the events leading up to the shooting down of Malaysia Air Flight 17</em>.” His first novel, “<strong>Broken</strong>” was recommended by NAMI for its treatment of PTSD. In 2006 he published “<strong>Everything for Love</strong>,” a memoir of his experiences during the siege of Sarajevo. He wrote and produced two critically acclaimed plays, “<strong>Occupy my Heart</strong>” and “<strong>The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden</strong>.” He works with the homeless and foreclosure victims in Chicago. He hosts “<strong>Helter Skelter</strong>” a weekly radio show dedicated to issues, society and politics on Que4 radio in Chicago. he is also an organizing board member of Chicago’s only community radio station dedicated to supporting diversity in media. Turck also hosted Revolution and Beer, with co-host Brian Murray, a weekly TV and radio show. He has been featured on radio, television and newpapers across the country, including The Thom Hartmann Show, WLS, WCPT, The Grant Cordone program, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and more. Turck also has nearly two decades experience in the airline industry, working for both Lufthansa and United Airlines. He is also an expert in Balkan and European History, Nationalism, PTSD and Issues of Genocide and Racism. For more information, past shows, videos and articles, visit http://www.wcturckhelterskelter.wordpress.com</em&gt;