Friday, August 28, 2015

All Trumped Up! Part One

I have always held a certain dislike for Donald Trump, at least for as long as I remember hearing about his exploits. Personally, I have always found something irritating about audaciously rich, successful, boisterous personalities and ‘The Donald’ fits that profile. In all candor, I am sure some of this is due to a certain level of envy on my part as well as Mr. Trumps annoying narcissism. But, after announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, I am beginning to look at Donald Trump in a somewhat different light.

The shift in my feelings toward Mr. Trump came on Aug. 6, 2015 in the wake of the opening question during the most watched Presidential primary debate in history. It was obvious, the fix was in. Employing despicable tactics, long practiced by PBS, ABC, CNN, et al., Fox News waded into the the very same “mainstream media” pig trough it had so vociferously railed against in the 2012 election cycle. It was clear, from that point on, the “Rockefeller Republicans” wanted Mr. Trump stopped and Fox News was all too willing to obey their marching orders. All of a sudden, I am rooting for ‘The Donald’. After the debate, I had to take stock of my position.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A little something about Cecil the lion and Planned Parenthood

The following is a post I submitted to Facebook on July 31, 2015


If I dress like a lion, will you save me from Planned Parenthood?

 *****Disclaimer: - This is not a political statement about hunting nor abortion rather, it is one disheartened mans reaction to recent, simultaneous events and how they have markedly transformed his outlook of humanity.*****

I do not usually post or s
hare memes (but when I do, they are ones I designed and contain my own original thoughts). However, my observation of two recent events and the reaction to each (by mainstream media and the public in general) have disturbed me in a way I personally thought not possible. When I saw the meme I posted here, it tied together these events and the feeling of revulsion slowly simmering in the deepest part of my soul.

The first event was the unfortunate and untimely demise of ‘Cecil the Lion’ at the hands of a wealthy big game hunter. It was certainly sorrowful to hear that this majestic creature had been robbed of life simply to become a trophy on a wall.

The second event was the ongoing release of the ‘Planned Parenthood video’ exposing a group of that organizations executives gleefully satiating their gluttonous palates whilst casually carrying on a disgustingly disturbing conversation (one I am sure would make Margaret Sanger proud) regarding the harvesting and trade of various body parts from unborn infants.

The first event unleashed a viral outcry of rage, shock, weeping by late night talk show hosts, celebrities posting private home addresses, death threats, the alleged hunter needing to flee underground fearing for the lives of his innocent wife and children and the incessant coverage via every medium of media.

The second event initially received fairly widespread coverage and some much deserved infuriation but has quickly been hijacked by the usual political suspects. Now the media lapdogs and operatives are in damage control mode and actually vehemently defending the actions seen in the video while/and/or implementing the tried and true political strategy of discrediting the messenger (as if that can change what our eyes can see, our ears can hear and, what I hope, our hearts can feel).

On one hand, a majestic lion lost. On the other, the diabolical trading of human flesh. I know where I stand on theses two particular events but the reaction I’ve seen from so many others ... w ... w ... well, lets just say, I shed a tear. Not a namby-pamby Jimmy Kimmel tear, but a tear shed by a son of mankind who’s faith in humanity has finally reached its end.

Ron (Boston Ron) Peacock 07-31-2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Editors note:

Changing events and time constraints have caused me to discontinue updates to the Pavo News website (last published in January 2009) . Updates to the site may continue in the future, in the meantime, I will use this new blog (The Pavo News Blog) to post thoughts, stories and anything else I find of interest.