Trail Mixers Say: Truth, Lies and Secrets

Quirky. Chloe says:

It has become so apparent to me and undoubtedly clear during the last 6-8 years we in the United States have not been kept as informed by those running things here as we thought we were..

That realization has been a long time coming, and the ‘powers that be’ seem to (as good as) own the same media we count on to keep us aware of what is going on in our own country as well as in the rest of the world.

Our most treasured right (IMO): ‘Freedom of speech’ is not so free any more. It’s been replaced with being ‘politically correct’. And being ‘politically correct’ of course is subjective, depending on which side you think you’re on.

Tolerance has often been replaced with hate, because (IMO) we’re being manipulated by the media who is being manipulated (owned) by big money…. and big money owns many of the politicians.

So here we are, trying to make sense of the combination of truth and lies and secrets.

I’ve always been careful not to make a final decision about things, until I have all the facts in front of me. Well, I don’t think that’s possible any more (except on a personal/family level). We just have to remember that they keep changing the rules on us, and react accordingly.

I’m so grateful to have been born here and to have lived my life in this country… I love it here. But I find it absolutely necessary to block out most of the propaganda that is being thrown at us daily by the media under guise of truth.

I fear that investigative reporting is a lost art which I imagine is because there is no market for it.

Everyone has an agenda. We just don’t know what it is. Because what I’m seeing sure doesn’t make any sense.

— By Quirky. Chloe

33 thoughts on “Trail Mixers Say: Truth, Lies and Secrets”

  1. A message from the past. about the future :

    Dr. Dealgood:

    Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we’ve learned, by the dust of them all… Bartertown learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves.

  2. Max: I don’t know anything about methane.
    Aunty Entity: You can shovel shit can’t you?

  3. Pigkiller: Remember: no matter where you go, there you are

    This is the exact quote George Socko told me in the April of 1970. 15 years before this movie.
    Except he said this first –

    “Chapman, if you forget everything, I ever taught you, remember this :
    No matter where you go, there you are.”

  4. The wisdom of the ass less chaps future. But my question is , “Where does one obtain red hair dye, and hair bleach , in a world hunting the last drops of gasoline ?”

  5. Max: I’ve got skills, I could trade them.
    The Collector: Sorry, the brothel’s full.

  6. If the the Tea Party wins, we’ll all be in ass less chaps shoving pig shit , and trading for ever more expensive red hair dye.
    Because ‘Barter Town’ is small government .

  7. If the Tea Party wins. We’ll all be in ass less chaps , killing for gasoline, and red hair dye.

    Barter Town is small government. Where shoveling pig shit is the highest effort government makes.

  8. Craig,

    I am so overwhelmed that I don’t know what to say. I honestly never expected anyone to go back and see that comment.

    I feel so unworthy of having my random thoughts and feelings (warts and all) at the top of your blog tonight — all I can say is thank you for making me feel that my thoughts aren’t worthless (at least ‘some’ of them) :) .

  9. So, it comes down to, who has the most capacity for mendacity, And which type of mendacity do you prefer? Liberal or conservative?

  10. Quirky. Chloe:
    Your Comment deserves the place of honor. I hope it gets as much attention in as many media outlets as possible. Any other forums that reprint your Comment should be mentioned in this Blog and supported. We work together, one word at a time.

  11. Sturg –
    This is why we are friends. In the spring of 1967. I convinced my ‘homeroom teacher’ to let me play the “Mother’s of Invention” in our homeroom.
    After that, other albums came flooding in, all the way to May.

    Ray Collins and Frank Zappa –
    “Trouble Comin’ Everyday”

    Freak Out! is the debut album by American band The Mothers of Invention, released June 27, 1966 on Verve Records.!

  12. The Mothers of Invention, released June 27, 1966 on Verve Records.
    ‘Trouble Comin’ Everyday’


    “Blow your harmonica son.”

  13. Freak Out!
    Was a double album. 4 sides.

    “Help I’m a Rock” was on that album.
    Go look it up.

  14. billy the mountain mothers of invention part #1


  15. coloradobob says: Chloe……
    My gushing comment is in Craig’s spam file.

    I’m really sorry CBob, but try as I might I cannot find the right balance between preventing the sort of spam we experienced this morning and allowing you to post multiple comments minutes apart. I’ll keep trying, but it’s a lot of work. I’ve once again cleared your login for posting, until next time.

  16. Craig and Choe –
    Billy the Mountain …… Part # One.

    This was recorded live in one take. It’s over 20 mins. long . Recorded live at UCLA. Billy the Mountain is racked by the problems of the 70’s.

  17. Billy the Mountain ……
    Is the ‘A’ side of an album titled ” Just Another Band From L.A. “

  18. Wig-nuts , and data reduction clerks.

    The first use of “Wing-Nut” ever.

  19. Frank Zappa –
    First wrote , “Wing-Nuts, and data reduction clerks”.
    Nearly 40 years ago.

  20. Max: I don’t know anything about methane.
    Aunty Entity: You can shovel shit can’t you?

  21. gotta go spray a bar….most fun zappa outputs: “Weasels Ripped my Flesh” , “Live at the Fillmore” and “Burnt Weenie Sandwich”

    He also recorded and put out Lenny Bruce’s Berkeley Concert on Bizarre Records.

    Hats off to old Frank….see the Youtube where a young Frank “plays” a bicycle on the Steve Allen show.

  22. A cheer to the heroic defenders of the faith.

    Let us all congratulate those brave Taliban freedom fighters in Pakistan for courageously gunning down unarmed female health workers who were vaccinating children against polio.


  23. CB, wheel of life. I loved Zappa in the 60s & 70s, loved Little Feat when Lowell George left the Mothers and formed it, and now LP loves Steve Vai, who Zappa described as the best guitarist he ever met.

  24. “A cheer to the heroic defenders of the faith.”

    Yep, Bill. It’s both terrifying and disgusting, the acts that can be performed under the name and rationalization of faith.

    First they convince themselves, with each others support, that what they are doing is ‘right’, and therefore have a clear conscience. How is that any different than what we ‘classify’ as mental illness here in the U.S. The mind can rationalize anything it wants to do, and then deny it was it’s fault. ‘A voice in my head told me to do it’.

    I see that less as insanity than as the minds defense mechanism for committing unthinkable acts.

    ‘Why’ a person is capable of deadly evil acts is less important to me than keeping them from doing them again. Ever.

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