Archive for April, 2017

Los Angeles city council candidate, Joe Bray-Ali, has seen the end of his political career thanks to “noticing.”

Thursday, April 27th, 2017


Joe Bray-Ali brought up a good question back in 2008. A very good question, and I demand an answer now, 9 years later!





The question he posed is something that has always baffled me.  Here is the question he posited to Gustavo Arellano, aka, “Ask A Mexican” on his Youtube channel.






That is a damned excellent question. You see, I’m Mexican and even I don’t know the answer. Arellano’s answer certainly makes sense, and in fact I’m inclined to believe it: Mexicans do in fact tend to operate with the volume level turned up much higher than other ethnicities. Everything we do is rendered loud.  There is a high-decibel din attending all Mexican existence.  Talking, partying, dressing: we are a loud people.


That would certainly explain the tendency of Mexicans to use car horns instead of doorbells (or even cell phones, not mentioned in this 9-year-old video). I can attest to this cold, hard fact after having lived in East Los Angeles for over 10 years. How many times were my nerves jarred by the sudden and persistent honking of a big rusty old Chevy as it beckoned prospective passengers out the front door at 6:30 in the morning?


There is one problem for Bray-Ali, however, regardless of the pertinence of his question.


It just so happens that today he is challenging incumbent L.A. city councilman Gil Cedillo for the city council seat in Los Angeles’ 1st District, east of downtown, a heavily Hispanic area. And he’s left quite a flowery trail of online bread crumbs which will only serve to mortify the most ardent of socially conscious liberals (which in Los Angeles constitutes about 95% of its residents).







Joe Bray-Ali, the small business owner and bike activist giving City Council incumbent Gil Cedillo a run for his District 1 seat, is the author behind several provocative online posts on a Reddit-like online forum called Voat. As recently as a little over a year ago, Bray-Ali made comments on a racist forum called “v/Niggers,” as well as comments on “v/FATPEOPLEHATE,” a forum devoted to mocking overweight individuals. Bray-Ali also wrote on a separate Voat thread that gender reassignment surgery for transgender individuals should be “criticized as a shameful excess.”
Bray-Ali has confirmed that he made the comments in question, and apologized for their content. He also deleted all his comments on Voat sometime late Tuesday night or very early Wednesday morning (the links below now just link to the threads where he commented; see screenshots for Bray-Ali’s actual comments).


Bray-Ali, who’s earned two endorsements for his run from the Los Angeles Times, isn’t new to controversial comments made online. As the Times reported last week, the candidate apologized through his spokesperson, Michael Atkins, to anyone who may have been offended by a 2008 video in which Bray-Ali asked why his Mexican neighbors “think that their car’s horn is a doorbell.”



Much more recently, under the username ubrayj02—which the CD1 candidate has used as his MySpace, Flickr, and YouTube handle for more than a decade—Bray-Ali made a number of offensive comments on Voat.


Bray-Ali participated on a forum called “/v/Niggers/,” where he commented on several videos of black youth fighting with headlines such as “Elementary Zoo fight” and “Sheboons fighting at a gas station,” discussing their brawling skills as well as commenting on their appearances. On one video, Bray-Ali says that “the cameraman is a fucking retard,” when describing the quality of a video depicting a fight in a Maryland mall.





Great. Sounds like Bray-Ali might have dabbled in the alt-right arena and now he’s facing off against a Hispanic political fixture in Los Angeles. Bray-Ali’s downfall is his whimpering ass-covering in response to this exposure of his cyberpast. Seems his comments were part of a grand plan.  He’s not quite what we think.


He told the Los Angeles Times, “Many of the things that I wrote, I didn’t even believe them when I wrote them. I was trying to have an argument with racists online. I found a place where they go and I tried to spark an argument with them.”


Apologies will get you nowhere, especially when they are pathetic and half-hearted. Bray-Ali needs to grab his balls, stand strong and quit coughing up these embarrassing and lukewarm regrets.


Besides, given his cybertrail, I’d venture to guess he’ll never have lunch in this left-wing town again.



Obama’s “do, not be” platitude.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017


Reckon that, another Barackian platitude.


Lacking in substance but oozing in artifice and flair. This is the Obama people “miss.” In fact, that is all Barack Obama was for 8 years. An empty shell spouting niceties that slapped us in the face with their harsh, inner-city driven, big-city politician brand of naiveté.




Behind each relentless Democratic/Liberal appeal to this fantastical level of human saintliness, there is the repudiation of good sense and reality.







One thing he forgets to mention: most people, humans in general, and especially those found predominantly in Obama’s focus groups, want to do nothing while being everything.





War from within, or war from without….

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017


Not sure which direction the bullets will fly, but it sure seems like they will fly.



100 Senators beckoned to the White House to discuss North Korea…who gets the helicopter ride out?

Monday, April 24th, 2017


In a quirky twist, Donald Trump has invited all 100 United States Senators to the groovin’ White House to be briefed about North Korea on Wednesday.



Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.


All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday.


While administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy matters, it is unusual for the entire Senate to go to the White House, and for all four of those officials to be involved.






I can’t help it. I’ve watched too many movies, dabbled in too much cloak and dagger, political villain type of lore, written and cinematic, and I can’t help but envision a scenario in which President Trump, having rounded up a prospective crop of suspects under the auspices of “company business,” uses the occasion’s entrapped convenience to selectively “detain” certain Senators who have been roundly insubordinate and socialist.


The event finally draws to a close.  President Trump thanks everyone for attending and bids them adieu for the evening.


Ninety-six party guests leave.


The camera pans to 4 empty cars sitting in the parking lot.






And in the next scene, high in the night sky, a military helicopter carries the other 4 Senators hastily to their ultimate destination.


The question: who would it be?


I have the misfortune of living in California and there are no shortage of choices in my backyard.  However, due to sheer despicable levels of intolerableness, Trump Helicopter Tours’ maiden flight should house none other than the horror from New York, Chuck himself.







Jeff Sessions is right: “nobody has a sense of humor any more.” He should have added: “…they only have snark.”

Monday, April 24th, 2017


Last week, Jeff Sessions had the misfortune of uttering a statement which fell on tone-deaf ears belonging to the online liberalentsia. I know what he meant; you know what he meant.  Most people know what he meant and we all understood the gist of his hyperbole. It was “trash talk” with the intention of making a broader implied point. It was the old-economy style of caustic observation, not entirely ironic or social media-ized snippet-friendly. But it was understandable and pointed, but lacking in that fashionably wry self-consciousness seen in abundance with today’s youth.



The controversy over Sessions’ description of Hawaii erupted on Tuesday. In an interview with the conservative radio host Mark Levin, the attorney general said: “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power.”



Sessions spent most of the week defending his use of the “island in the Pacific” verbiage which was a throwaway observation making a greater point about the geographically isolated ruling by the Hawaiian judge, Kahala Watson, in regards to the security of the mainland United States which faces many challenges not of pressing urgency to the state of Hawaii.




Now, Jeff Sessions, while refusing to apologize for his words (utter props for that), goes one step further, and tells ABC, ““Nobody has a sense of humor any more. I wasn’t criticizing the judge or the island.”


He previously defended his statement to CNN: “I think it’s a fabulous place and had a granddaughter born there. But I got to tell you, it’s a point worth making that a single sitting judge out of 600, 700 district judges can issue an order stopping a presidential executive order that I believe is fully constitutional, designed to protect the United States of America from terrorist attacks.”


Get it?


Jeff Sessions is absolutely right.


Nobody has a sense of humor any more, they only have snark.


Snark is Liberal-ebonics and the old guard of the Republican party should begin considering this in order to prevent their relevant observations from getting washed away by the gratuitous incomprehensions of today’s snarky generation.