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UNBELIEVABLE SECRET COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!! (and other, less exciting stuff) 

Posted in erotic, fashion, fetish, FLICKR, lingerie, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, sexual, Sexy, tennessee, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by cliffmichaels

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SEX BLOGGER SHARES SHAMEFUL SECRET!

There are plumbers, nurses, engineers, gardeners, and cabbies; all of them, and thousands more, pursue honorable vocations. While their skill and efficiency may vary, at the end of the day each may say she earned an honest dollar for her honest labors.

Not so with headline writers. They, like lawyers, car salesmen and politicians, lie in the worst possible way: by telling a bent, twisted and   black and white version of the truth.sabrina2

Because newspapers and magazines desperately wanted you to buy their rag, the front page – or cover – screamed a bevy of large type come ons: The Shocking Truth About…. Will the World End Next Week… Goat Born with Three Heads… If you fell for the lure of one of the headlines you usually found out, when your read the article, the truth was much less shocking than the cover’s implied promise.

Today, as newspapers and magazines fade from the scene, digital media has taken up the art of writing alluring headlines. If old media angled for sales, Internet outlets crave hits. They don’t really care if you read the piece you click through to; your click is enough.

I admit, given my modest audience, I’ve been tempted to attempt to imitate my Internet betters. I normally try to find a song, book or film title or quote, or a play on words to head a post. These headers are usually honest in an plain spoken  kind of way; they do not promise more than their subsequent text delivers. But with each post I edge closer to hyping the content: The Most Depraved Women in the World! – Shocking Tales of Sexual Depravity! – Depraved Political Tricks! Monster Ants Attack!

But – if I do fall prey to the unprincipled practice of pure postal prevarication – I promise, at least, to do my best to feel ashamed.

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HILLBILLY COEDS PLAN CAMPUS ORGY!

There was a fairly bad English play once titled, “No Sex Please, We’re British.” While wildly popular in Britain in the seventies despite near universal critical scorn, the play managed a mere sixteen performances when it crossed the Atlantic.

I wouldn’t be surprised if someone writes a sequel entitled No Sex Please, We’re Tennesseans. The University of Tennessee’s student run Sex Week scheduled for early April has drawn the ire of several of our esteemed legislators. They were shocked – shocked – by the thought students might be interested in sex on campus and might actually want to enhance their sexual knowledge. The lawmakers demanded the University withdraw all funding for the one week program.

The university, citing the long cherished principle of academic freedom, stood firm…

You didn’t believe that, did you?

Of course the university mostly bailed and withdrew all university funding for the program but did allow a modest amount of student funds to remain available to fund the (greatly reduced) bacchanalian sex romp.

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The outraged legislators are, of course, not mollified. They point out student fees are not voluntary and, therefore, money extracted from God fearing, pure minded Christian students will go to fund depravity.

The Vegas line is one in twenty-seven  Sex Week will actually happen in Knoxville next month. Personally, I wouldn’t take those odds. This is Tennessee, after all.

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THE SHOCKING SECRET DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!

Politicians are a craven lot. Large majorities of the populace support universal background checks and restrictions on large gun magazines. The outlook for any gun control legislation passing, however, remains poor. The proposed assault rifle prohibition died prematurely without coming up for a vote at the hands of Harry Reid last week, done in by the defection of  red state Democratic senators.

The NRA has managed to rouse its horde of single issue votes once again. “Safe district” Republicans would never support gun control (and would probably vote to legalize private ownership of bazookas and tanks). Democrats remain deeply traumatized by the party’s 1994 Congressional wipeout that followed their vote to ban assault rifles. Democrats in the house and Senate pray they won’t have to vote at all. Voting against would enflame the party’s base but voting for would likely mean facing a NRA firing squad. Public support for gun control, while temporarily strong, will wain as time passes. On the other hand, the NRA never forgets.

Once the public glare of Sandy Hook fades away, Democratic politicians will slither away in the gathering darkness, giving thanks they can  make soothing noises but nothing more – at least until the next gun massacre hits the news.

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Posted in erotic, fashion, fetish, FLICKR, lingerie, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, pinup, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by cliffmichaels

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Gratuitous Bikini #14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582

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Gratuitous Bikini #1729

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For my really old friend Srinivasa….

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Can You Handle the Truth…?

Posted in erotic, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, satire, Sexy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2013 by cliffmichaels

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What is She Hiding and WHY!??

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Because of illness and a wretched work load, Cliff Michaels is unable to post anything coherent on Visions. Desperate to find a temporary replacement, he has turned the blog over to his nephew Gerard for the day.
Gerard prefers not to disclose his last name or address. He describes himself as a deep & clear thinker and an inventor of various aluminum cranial cloaking devices. His eBook, Why Everything You know is Wrong, is available on his encrypted website, but he refuses to divulge the URL, saying only that his site is on the real internet. Here is his first Visions post:

We live in a world of deceit. The Powers that Be keep 99.99% of us enthralled in a web of lies. Why do they work so hard to deceive us? To keep us from rising up against them and reclaiming the world for ordinary people.

Here are the correct facts about a few of the scientific claims pushed on us by those who would remain our overloads…

1. The universe is Inconceivably huge and getting bigger by the day. This is a monstrous lie! Why the claim? Well, they want you to believe it so you will feel so small and insignificant you will live a life a passive despair. Here’s the actual truth (it will set you free!)

The actual shape and size of the universe is a sphere with a diameter of slightly less than twenty-six thousand miles. Except for Earth and Moon, nothing in the universe is larger than a medium sized Himalayan mountain. Jupiter, for instance, is no bigger than an NFL stadium (with Volkswagen sized moons – except for Ganymede which is just bigger than a entry level yacht), jupiter3cand is a mere seven hundred eighteen miles from earth. The Andromeda galaxy, which they claim is hundreds of thousands of lightyears across is, in truth, roughly the size of a turkey egg; and Betelgeuse, a so called giant red star, is just smaller than a ping pong ball and a mere nine thousand four hundred miles from us. Finally, the sun is no larger than Pasadena, California.

Is there life out in our diminutive universe? Yes, but it is confined to various species of simple fungus and two varieties of lice infesting the Magellanic Clouds (together the size of the puff of smoke rising from a small kitchen match).

There are literally thousands of liberated Americans who have explored the universe from side to side and top to bottom. Their attempts to reveal the truth to the deceived populations of our planet have, of course, been viciously suppressed, with many of them being held in so-called mental health facilities.

2. Infinite prime numbers exist. A prime number is defined as an odd number divisible by only itself and one. The mathematicians, in cahoots with the Overlords, suppress any knowledge of thousands upon thousands of numbers that are actual factors of the so-called primes. Every prime above 3301819, for instance, is divisible by XG2#A3 (as uncovered in 1962 by John W. Birch). Even the claim prime numbers must be odd is a lie: 557037 3270183181665 09805248110 9678989410 has been known as a “prime number” by liberated numerologists since Bastille Day in 1854.

3. The world is a round sphere. This is so obvious I almost did not include it. The actual shape of our planet,world as most enlightened observers know, is a four sided pyramid with a very slight two sevenths of degree bulge along the eastern most edge, with a base measuring six thousand miles on each side and a height of eight and a half thousand miles. Naturally, the north pole is at the tip of the pyramid and Antarctica covers four elevenths of the base.

4. Radioactivity is a menace. Actually, there is no such thing as radioactivity. Madam Currie was killed by French secret police to prevent her disclosing the hoax the world. Ask yourself this: Why did Japanese authorities work so hard to keep the inner workings of the  Fujiama reactors top secret and whether not the so called tidal wave was really a ruse (the japanese are plenty smart – why would the build so close to the sea??) Three Mile Island was really a factory making miniature, low cost nuclear mind control devices!

That is all I can reveal to you at present. Because of the ever present satellite surveillance, I must change my location every thirty-three minutes (it takes a bit longer than that for the Overlord sky probes to burn through my crinkly reflective cranial protector). Next time – How governments manipulate the shape and color of clouds to control your sex life…

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Stockings & Heels…

Posted in erotic, fashion, fetish, FLICKR, lingerie, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by cliffmichaels

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Cleavage on Senate Reform

Posted in fetish, FLICKR, photographers, PHOTOGRAPHY, politics, Sexy, women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2013 by cliffmichaels

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Because of inclement weather I did not get the liberal talking points yesterday. If the following comments are not in step with current liberal doctrine I will profusely apologize, delete this post (replacing it with a hagiographic review of Joe Biden’s Vice-Presidency), and report to the nearest re-education camp with only my Streisand CDs, little red book of Paul Krugman’s sayings, and  my ragged biodegradable burlap bag of Arugula (and other green plant like material).

Many progressives are distraught Harry Reid bailed on real filibuster reform this week. The Senate will only make modest changes agreeable to the Republicans. In other words, it will be business as usual in the upper chamber of Congress for the next two years.

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Is the lack of real Senate reform a bad thing? Maybe, but I’m not so sure…

The Senate is – has always been – resistant to majority rule; it was crafted to be that way. North and South Dakota, Alaska,Wyoming, and Vermont – with a combined population of only 3.5 million, have the same combined representation – power – as New York, Illinois, Florida, Texas and California with a total of 115 million. Again, it was planned that way (the Constitution would surely never have been adopted otherwise). Senators representing a score plus one of lightly populated states can (and often have) thwart the legislative goals of those representing a vast majority of the population. The power of individual senators and the rules of the body also limit a majority’s ability to get its way, or at least get its way in anything like a hurry.

Of course, a Senate with “correct representation” and run like the House where a bare majority can do basically whatever it wants, might be a good thing; it would make America a parliamentary system. On an abstract level I support such a reform. State sovereignty is an anachronism. Any proposal to radically alter, or abolish, the Senate has no chance of happening. It would require a Constitutional amendment to make changes and none of the smaller states would ever agree.

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But, but, but… The sword cuts both ways. Better the devil you know. Look before you leap. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 

Tampering with the Senate filibuster rules is a dangerous business for Democrats. What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. This year the Republicans are frustrating the Democratic majority. In four years, however, there may be a Republican president, House of Representatives and Senate. Without the filibuster (and other nondemocratic measures (think holds), Democrats would then be powerless to prevent a disciplined conservative majority, even if it were only by a single vote, reforming erasing almost every progressive program.

If Democrats were to employ the nuclear option now and end the filibuster in whole or in serious part, should the Republicans capture the Senate they would surely retaliate in kind. In 2015 or 2017 Republicans, citing the reform of this year as justification, could strip power from minority Democrats. 

The Filibuster may limit saintly Democrats from enacting noble legislation, but it also prevents wicked Republicans from enacting devilish laws, too.

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There is one area, however, where reform would be all for the good – confirmation of presidential appointments, and particularly judicial appointments. For the past decade or so each party has attempted to torpedo the judicial nominees of a president of the opposite party. This has resulted in a depleted federal judiciary and a reluctance of potential nominees to undergo the prolonged and rocky road to confirmation. It’s worst, of course, with Supreme Court nominees. Presidents increasingly name young  “stealth” candidates with little or no legal record to attack or bland middle oft the road lower judges with only their good confirmation prospects to commend them. Nominees have grown skillful at dodging questions about controversial legal matters.

Increasingly executive branch nominees are resisted by the opposing party simply because they share the President’s political views or are deemed too partisan (and, of course, Congress keeps expanding the number of executive branch officials subject to Senate confirmation). Carried to its logical extreme, this practice would literally prevent a President from controlling the highest level of government.

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