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be careful of bad ju ju! the hobo czar may have to find a job, since Obama will eliminate the office of hobo relations. we're on our own! that's nothing new?!
My greatest accomplishment is doing nothing! Every day we are warned of a new crisis and more impending disasters. I found that if you ignore the forecasts, and avoid the government studies on looming doom, then you are more likely to enjoy life. I know a lot of brilliant people who have lived miserable lives. A lot of brilliant people are on a mission to make most of us miserable. I will take a nap as their dooms day rants annoy most of the public.
Doing nothing requires discipline and practice. Holiday family gatherings include a swirl of last minute errands for the pistachio nuts or ear plugs. I volunteer to brave the throngs of holiday shoppers, and go to the tranquility of a well stocked bar. Drinking a rum and Coke helps me savor the moment, and collect my thoughts on the laziest way to finish my mission. Plus it gives me an excuse to add some stuff nobody wants but me on my excursion. My wife tells me “We don’t need that!” and then I buy it anyway because I wanted it.
When I finally return, nobody noticed how long I was gone because the whirl of holiday preparations makes everyone dizzy. I can only take watching this blur of activity for a limited time. I offer to make a few cocktails for those ready for some holiday cheer. Then I do not feel guilty for settling down to enjoy my drink and nod at whatever my wife says.
I have made more money through investing by doing nothing! Changing investments every day is not as necessary as changing underwear every day. I will discuss with my wife what I think about the financial markets once a week. We may make adjustments twice a year on our investments.
It takes courage to do nothing, when hysteria has everyone spooked. I feel sympathy for all those losing money by getting spooked into impulsive decisions. Take a nap, and consider making a cocktail before selling everything and moving to a bunker. Plus all this commotion can make children anxious that their parents are nuts.
My best advice is to enjoy rainy days, sunny days, and the company of those we love without arguing. Most things in life seem to work out, or we find how something terrible was not so bad after all. I continue to perfect my skill of doing nothing better than anyone else.
Evil works to terrify people and those who do evil deeds are cowards at heart. We are brave people. We stand up to cowards trying to terrify, kill, and subvert good people to accept evil. In Louisiana a state trooper was brutally killed for no reason by a coward who chose the path of evil.
State Trooper Steven Vincent was gunned down in cold blood by the driver of a vehicle in a ditch along the road. It was a meaningless act of violence that ended Vincent’s life, and changed the world of his family. A driver nearing the scene was flagged down by people nearby calling for help. They warned him that the man ahead had a gun that shot the officer.
Robert LeDoux proceeded to walk up to the scene of the crime. The killer told him to mind his own business and leave. LeDoux charged at a run and tackled him to the ground. The bystanders followed LeDoux and assisted in restraining and handcuffing the killer. Robert found that the name badge of the trooper was the brother of his friend on the police force.
We are a great country with brave and good people. There will always be evil among us. However, we do not accept acts of evil as spectators anymore. We are taking down those who do evil acts. This is not trained or explained. We feel the power of good to combat evil and we are fighting evil.
We can be killed by evil people, but we choose to fight evil. A mad dog does not need therapy or counseling when it is attacking you. You need to stop the dog attack by any means available.
Cowards do pay attention. These random acts of courage by our citizens do put the evil on notice that we are not whimpering victims. God bless the USA!
The major achievement of the current president is coming to Chicago! The Obama Library with his selfies, YouTube videos, and hundreds of hours of speeches are to be in Chicago. We have also learned that his Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is planning to move the Islamic terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The best site would be across the street from the Obama library in Chicago.
You can visit Obama’s relocated terrorists by walking across the street from his library. On lucky days, you will participate in drive by gang shootings as a wounded white cracker. The Black Lives Matter street artists will enact robbing and shooting tourists for a memorable day. They may actually keep your wallet and jewelry as a donation for White Guilt Trip.
If you do make it alive to the new Islamic Sharia Law Center you can learn bomb making, IED camouflage, and enjoy recreation in their Jihad gymnasium. The souvenir shop will include stolen priceless artifacts from Christian churches destroyed by Jihad. Bowe Bergdahl parents will be culture guides for Islamic immersion therapy. Bowe’s dad will teach you how to pronounce names and handy phrases if you get captured for ransom.
Volunteering aid to help people around Syria led to the capture of Kayla Mueller. We learn more about the USA from foreign press, such as The Independent from England. Mueller was captured in August of 2013 and fellow captives managed to escape who reported Mueller’s location to USA commandos in Iraq in November of 2014. These brave teen aged survivors gave valuable information to help her rescue.
Carl and Marsha Mueller have not only lost their daughter, but have endured the callous indifference of the White House toward their captive daughter. The so called rescue attempt in February of 2015 was a public relations stunt. The proper response to our commando information would have been a Christmas gift back in 2014! For some reason, our dim wit president assumes the world moves according to his leisurely pace of deliberation. However, this miserable failure in rescue did show our resolute president promising our swift justice for her death. Justice will happen in 2017 with a new president who really cares about her murder.
ISIS demanded a hostage release and a ransom of money for Mueller. Her parents were threatened of their prosecution if they dared to interfere in the deliberate delayed pace of inactivity by our White House. Then our same White House was kind enough to share the details on Kayla’s sexual torture and rape by the caliph of Islamic State, Al-Baghdadi. That certainly was what the grieving parents needed to know after her death? Their loss, our failure, plus sexual slave story are too much to handle.
There was no Rose Garden event like the Bergdahl parents who seem to have disappeared from our president’s social calendar. The parents of Kayla Mueller have no consolation or justice from our White House. Our president just confirmed that ISIS has nothing to fear from USA. But they should be sorry that the brutal death of Kayla makes our president mad.
We have no future if nobody plants seeds. By the time the inventory of food is used up, it is too late to start planting seeds. We cannot prevent drought, tornadoes, or floods. There are seasons that limit the crops after all the work was done.
Farmers try to time their planting to match the cycle of seasons ideal for growth. Farmers try to improve their equipment to be more efficient versus the added cost. Nobody seems to really pay attention to farmers so long as there is plenty of food available.
Everybody knows where food comes from? Food comes in cans, cardboard boxes, and butcher paper. I find it fascinating that our agriculture industry in the USA is not even worth one word in the forum of upcoming election for president. If any item of food in the grocery shopping list gets to be very expensive, then the howling and complaining begins!
Farmers are unusual. They are stewards of the land. They have to deal with animals as friends and dangerous at times. They have to tend to their animals around the clock every day in every season. Their equipment freezes and cracks in brutal winters. Their tractors sink in mud and have equipment from satellites to plant straight rows of corn. The market price for their produce can be less than their costs at the time of sale.
It would make me feel better about my next meal, if I knew that one candidate for president discusses agriculture issues. It is too late to start helping our agriculture industry, after shortages hit.
Farmers do not whine or want spontaneous hugs. They are independent characters for sure. They take tax depreciation for tractors that need loans for half a million dollars. They pay cash for everything else. Before the end of the year, if they have too much profit then they will buy a $90,000 pick up truck for tax depreciation. They may wear worn work clothes, but their land holdings can be worth millions. None of them became wealthy fast. This is the result of a life’s work. Some die near poverty when the markets are against them, or got divorced. Then the land they worked becomes a tax problem for the heirs with estate taxes.
Most farmers’ children see how hard they work and choose another path for work. The high technology in new farm equipment make tractor cabs more like space shuttles. Old tractors are expensive hobbies. New tractors and harvesting equipment take millions of dollars and high technology maintenance. The crazy exception are the Amish farmers who do well!
The candidates for president now in Iowa take farmers for granted. Can one of the candidates discuss the challenges and regulations that are the burden of our farmers?
Back on February 1 of last year, your humble hobo raised concerns on EPA enforcing their methane regulations in our nation’s capitol. Recent methane readings are higher than last year!
Nancy Pelosi emissions are off the chart. Is she living on beans and sauerkraut? She should be in a Plexiglas gas chamber box to avoid polluting Congress more. The final design of the gas chamber is being kept secret at this point. She could wear a snorkel to get fresh air from outside the box.
The president refuses to let the White House get tested for methane levels. The Michelle Obama focus on gaseous vegetables for her colon cleansing hobby is a problem. The president has been tooting his own horn in public more often. If it is not necessary, it is safer to avoid traveling to the White House now.
The EPA website has extensive regulations and limits for methane from oil and gas industry. The gas CH4 is certainly a stinker! Everybody knows which way the wind blows when methane is in the air.
At the present the only remedy is to hold your nose in Washington D.C. to avoid the noxious gas. This gas is explosive. Anyone familiar with Dumb and Dumber recalls the terrifying scene of methane emissions on fire for the amusement of Jim Carrey. For conspiracy theorists, the methane lobby has effectively ended Jim Carrey’s career and he is invisible since his classic movie.
It is time to end the cozy arrangement of EPA letting methane levels in our federal government to exceed limits set for us tax payers. Do not light a match anywhere near the White House when our president is working. Have no fear, because he seldom works.
On Monday August 11 the China Yuan currency was deliberately lowered in value by Beijing. This makes manufacturing by US companies in China more profitable. This makes China exports to the USA more attractive by a lower price. This makes it clear that trade deals with China are meaningless with deliberate currency manipulation.
He is not the only smart guy on China problems, but Trump has often brought to media attention the game playing by China to create unfair advantages in every deal. Our latest trade deal praised by our president cannot remedy currency manipulation by China. Major US companies have left China and sold operations to get out from corrupt and dishonest accounting accepted by banks of China.
The major advantage for bringing manufacturing back from China to USA is control on quality and actually lower cost with our utilities for operating factories. Poisoned pet food, poisoned baby formula, counterfeit tainted drugs, and counterfeit specifications on steel nuts and bolts have endangered and injured many in USA.
There is no doubt that poaching by China targeting profitable USA markets has stolen manufacturing jobs and injured our population by unemployment. It is time to challenge China and reclaim our industrial supremacy again. Donald Trump does make it a priority of USA to protect our jobs and our companies that export goods. My guess is that China sets up their export sales based upon the USA dollar value. My guess is that China sets up their import buys based upon their China Yuan. China just made more money on their exports and they just saved more money by their imports.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency wants to reassure everybody in Colorado, as well those down stream that the EPA spill poses no threat to wild life. That is very reassuring?
Let me imagine that I am a farmer along a flowing river, and some fertilizer washed off my land into the river. Would the EPA just ignore the impact on the river? Probably expect court hearings, fines, fees, and mandatory environmental inspections for years.
Water quality is essential to every form of life on our planet. EPA wants to take control of any water anywhere in the USA. They justify this dominion over our water as essential to protecting life. The lunacy of minimizing the pollution and destruction of river wildlife by this same EPA confirms that our federal government believes everybody is stupid and brain washed.
We got upset seeing the BP oil spill in Gulf region. We can’t see anybody giving national updates on this spill in Colorado. Now that the damage has been done, there is nothing to say now. We need to hold EPA accountable for all the damage done to local municipal water systems. Reparation for lost income to local tourist town business along river is important.
Who will hold the EPA accountable for their poor management of their core responsibility? Saying “sorry” has no remedial effects for Colorado and their neighbors.
EPA sent their staff into Navajo Nation to have a form signed waiving the EPA from any future reparations from the damage of the leak. That demonstrates perfectly that the EPA wants to stick it to our poorest native Americans shoved into reservations forced upon them. At least they did not bribe them with fire water? We got awesome lawyers in EPA ready to screw all of us!
The Russian have a police unit to enforce the embargo against food from USA. This is a dangerous assignment that demands lethal skills of their elite police. The sight of this police unit will scare most grocers. Twinkies and Spam are swiftly handled by this crew!
These officers might be the best solution to enforce Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules. Kids would pay attention to these guys!
Why does our federal government just accept expanding forest fires? Federal land needs better forestry management to reduce wild fires and scorched earth. We see our president make speeches on executive orders forcing the electric utility plants to have the same emissions as a flower garden. We have no plan and no goal to reduce forest fires on federal land.
Forest fire emissions have the same amount of emissions as the entire USA annual automobile emissions! We target stricter emission standards for cars and trucks. We just accept forest fires?
There is a higher cost to actually work on managing forest land. Talk to my Menominee Nation forestry management. They are actively thinning fire hazards and harvesting wood. Our forest fire emissions are 0.01% of US federal forest land. If our federal government refuses to take responsibility for protecting and managing federal land, then be fined for the carbon dioxide emissions on their land.
National Center for Scientific Research worked with University of California satellite monitoring to measure the emissions from forest fires. A detailed methodology was presented by Carlo Trozzi with the calculation values for different types of trees consumed in fire.
Staffing to oversee land management is efficiently done by the Menominee. By the way, every major forest fire in the USA draws upon the Menominee fire fighters who are experienced in attacking the fire. Spending more money to save forests and actually get cash from safe harvesting of forests will improve our safety.
Lightning will not burn down a forest, if the source of dead timber is taken away. We make no attempt to clear dead wood because we restrict forest management.
Liars in politics are destroying our dictionary. It is no surprise that the worst liars are (“Who me?”) lawyers in politics. Deconstruction for positivity is the improvement offered in torrent of propaganda.
Slick Willy set back communication decades by demanding we accept his understanding of what IS is? His impeachment was on lying and fuming that he never had any sexual relations with a young lady visiting the White House. That cheap lying president never even tried to bribe her for her silence? Part of the lunacy was explaining he was never alone with Monica in the White House, even when he was alone with her. What do you mean by alone?
President George H. Bush promised USA; “Read my lips! No new taxes!” That was inspiring to us voters. Of course, he did raise taxes to make Democrats happy in Congress. That whopper got Clinton elected.
Granny Nancy Pelosi when Speaker of the House reassured us nervous voters that they have to pass the Affordable Care Act before they read the law. Our current president reassured us illiterate common folk not to worry. “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan!’ Of course, the law forced insurance companies to cancel millions of plans that did not offer mandatory services of abortion and colon cleansing. I thought it was hysterical that he mumbled some nonsense that he regrets there was confusion by us illiterate dumb folks on his promise on keeping our insurance.
The Tower of Babel was to be the supreme achievement of mankind. This project would rival the greatest natural wonders from our Creator. We are witnessing the mass confusion of deceptive dialogue in Washington D.C. under this lawyer president who cannot practice law.
Democrats have done a lot of damage to the dictionary. “Investment” means more taxes for federal spending. Evil Republicans were terrorists holding the country hostage during review of budget spending. President shut down national parks and denied funding for fallen military being reunited with families. We cannot blame him, because the Republicans got all the credit for these outrages.
Do not look up the definition for TRUTH in the new dictionary. Slick Willy is helping rewrite the definitions for our fearless leader. Remember that Islamic terrorists did not kill our citizens in Benghazi. It was a video mocking Islam from the USA that killed our ambassador?
Positivity and great things have been accomplished by our president! Whatever that hell that means, is up to him. We are supposed to believe him?
Most of us have a lock for our front door to keep out burglars. With hackers and theft of debit card magnetic strip info, we can’t protect ourselves. I do not trust banks to guard my money, since Bill Clinton eliminated the 1933 Banking Act. This Glas Steagall Act prohibited banks from mixing investment money with deposit money. We got the 2008 financial collapse with banks losing on investments and we got the losses. Thank you Slick Willy. I do not think my money is safe because it is in a bank account. Most bank robberies happen when we walk into our bank. We get robbed. Bank fees are endless.
In olden days, American Express traveler checks let us carry a lot of cash that could not be stolen. However, counterfeit traveler checks since the late 1990’s have few merchants that accept traveler checks. So cash is king, again. If I am getting no interest on cash in a bank account, then I might as well hold cash.
I enjoy some coin collecting of silver. I always use the dollar coins. Paper currency on hand is always good. The government wants everybody to rely on electronic transfer of funds. We have no choice. I still use checks to pay my taxes.
Nobody loses money by holding cash. Banks pay no interest. When the ATM system is out of order, or the ATM is out of cash, it is good to keep some cash on hand. ATM fees take our money to get our money. I prefer using a credit union for storing money for checking and savings. I prefer investing in stocks and bonds with my serious money. Debt was necessary when raising a family. Now debt is ancient history for me.
On impulse I posted this camera shot to share with FB and was surprised at strong positive response. If you live in a city apartment building, then you know the challenges of hanging laundry for pigeons to decorate. On any day in our area you can see the Amish hanging their washing to dry in the breeze. My wife is not Amish but we live to preserve our environment and protect nature.
Just like our Menominee neighbors, we stack firewood for the winter heating of our house with a cast iron stove. Our dead trees get harvested before they become a hazard. We are sad that some trees died, but grateful for their keeping us warm. Hauling in wood while winds howl and snow swirls outside our door is a necessary winter chore of mine.
It would be interesting to see how the wealthy promoters of green policies live in their mansions. I am sure there are no laundry lines, or stacks of firewood to heat their home. The Amish have been living green and seem to be doing just fine without intervention from utopia experts who love to lecture us.
Kenya rolled out the welcome mat to the visit for our tourist president. He only needs a few special requirements for his visit. Several cargo planes full of helicopters, armored vehicles, and a staff of hundreds are just a few basic things he needs.
The president of Kenya is Uhuru Kenyatta. Us folks who have lived under the thumb of Obama moral superiority were shocked that Kenya’s president stood up for what the people of Kenya want. Obama vision of a world with lesbians and gays hugging and kissing in the parks is not what Kenya accepts. This is the land of his father and his father’s dreams. Uhuru dismissed the Obama lecture on educating children on the entire rainbow of LGBT sex practices.
I think Kenya got a better deal on their president who actually wants to represent what the people value. The people of Kenya can wave goodbye to Bwana Obama. We know he is coming back to lecture us on some more of his utopia social engineering to shame my white guilt superiority complex.
Bwana Obama has an attitude of superiority like a colonial dictator willing to share his wisdom to the dumb backward folk of Kenya. It came as a surprise that the President of Kenya refused the offer by Obama in changing the life long traditions of his country at the whim of Bwana Obama.
Eagles live well around the Menominee Nation. Saturday one of the eagles was scouting our lake 1,000 feet above the water. It was amazing to watch the eagle descend on the hunt for a fish. It is awesome to watch them silently glide over our trees on the hunt by the lake shore. They live free and are revered as a harbinger of good luck by the Menominee.
The spirit of our country is well represented by our Eagle. Our symbol is not a parakeet living on hand outs in a cage. Our citizens do not deserve to be treated like parakeets. Our spirit and attitude is sympathetic with the spirit of the eagle.
I am tired and bored by the whining and complaining about how it is our Christians fault on anything that happened a thousand years ago during the Crusades. I laugh at the lunacy of wallowing in the regrets and guilt of being white. Is my family obligated to keep paying an IOU for future generations because of slavery over a hundred years ago? Is the Eagle to be punished for catching fish when it is hungry? The Eagle does not ask for permits or permission to stay alive.
We the people have the flame of freedom deep in our hearts. We do not welcome those who meddle and complain about our past. We are focused on the future with no regrets. We do not want excuses for our accepting loss instead of gaining victory.
The promised transformation of the USA by Barrack Obama is like a Hollywood horror story. He described visions of brotherly love with justice for all. We have seen mobs burning our flag, and wanting to kill our police. His vision for our “Hope and Change” was equality of opportunity, and shovels for everybody who wants a job. His solution was to shout his demands for a higher minimum wage. We have abundant idle protestors to invade Wall Street while soiling the parks and streets as their toilet. Socialists denounce the evils of a free market capitalism that attracts immigrants from around the world to the USA.
We have not walked away from the ideals that set the course of generations of citizens during World Wars and desperate times of turmoil. It is like a Hollywood comedy, that a brash, outspoken New Yorker that is a business billionaire has caught the interest of many disappointed Americans. The professional political experts are trying to belittle the stupidity of anybody that has made a fortune on his own. Of course these political experts would be like children in the hostile battles of real estate development and financing. Donald Trump is not supposed to be speaking out. The people of USA are too stupid to know that Trump is lying to all of us? We know a liar, because we been listening for 6 years on lies and excuses. Rich people only get rich by stealing and cheating us poor dumb sheep. That is the fairy tale told by the wolves of political elite.
Nobody expects any candidate to be perfect. We do expect our candidates to try to be honest on explaining their values and beliefs. Too many politicians waste too much time trying to say what they expect us dumb sheep want to hear. Trump blunders and wanders in his speeches, but nobody wants a professional speaker. We want a man who defends his beliefs and is not a political professional wolf.
Trump is drawing crowds that ignore the smug effete news media “reporters” who walk among the political wolves daily. Reporters do not earn respect or attention of voters. Trump has more people who want to hear him and see him every day. If you ignore what the people of the USA want, then you will not have strong business (Macy’s stooped to attack Trump). If you ignore what the people of the USA demand for news, then you will not have an audience (NBC, ABC, & CBS are in the rearview mirror FOX).
Caterpillar sales of heavy equipment in China are down 80% for the last 3 months compared to the peak of 2011. There is no wealth without heavy construction as the foundation. The stock market in China was inflated purposely by the central planning masterminds of China. Stock trading groups had orders not to let the market drop. If life was only that simple as the China manipulation of their economy.
Now is not a great time to open a luxury brand store around Beijing with a new millionaire every minute. The new Mercedes dealer opening or the next Tiffany diamond bracelet sale may stop suddenly as wealth evaporates with the sinking China stock market and dropping real estate market.
China wanted to quickly become the top country and top economy in the world. It was an ambitious goal after the violent and lethal results of Mao Tse Tung’s Cultural Revolution. The criminal industry of substandard counterfeit steel bolts, counterfeit designer goods, and pirate copies of copyright protected intellectual property were accepted to feed more US dollars into China. The manipulation of currency in combination with a flurry of new stock offerings added to the rapid growth of money for China.
Most of the Chinese investors use margin to get stocks with loans from banks. (Just like our Great Depression experience with banks loaning to customers for stock investments.) So the small investor gets a need to add money to his losing investment. Selling dropping stocks adds to more loss in stock value. The bank does not want to hold stocks for their loan, so the banks will sell stocks. The loan client has no money to the pay the loan for the stock that is now sold. Chinese banks can sink under the losses.
USA could not believe that China would lie, steal, and cheat to get ahead faster. Corporations discovered that book keeping standards for business accounts and reporting of assets are creative writing in China. How can you invest in a company on traded in China? You do not know if anything is true on their valuation! Does anyone remember the Chinese small business owner from Arkansas delivering paper bags full of cash to Bill Clinton during his campaign for president? He wanted to get permits to distribute little goofy plastic toys in USA.
Hotel Riu Imperial Mahraba in Tunisia in Port El Kantoui is a 5 star rated resort hotel. The beauty of nature combined with the elegance of the hotel property have made many vacationers happy. Can 1 man ruin this vacation dream? An ISIS terrorist came onto this property and started killing as many as he could find.
Most of the innocent victims of this Islamic killer were British, and thus far 39 people died and many left wounded. Hotel staff and towns people that catered services for the hotel guests played roles in sheltering and rescuing those in the line of fire. Nobody knows how we would react in the carnage and confusion of murder in paradise. Local police did stop the killer as he roamed the hotel property killing.
ISIS has a simple plan of terror and conquest. They kill in large scales of murder. They conquer and plunder cities with their band of marauders. They pretend they are nation builders for propaganda but they are thieves and killers. The wealthy Europeans that fled Tunisia now will stay away from any ISIS target country. Intimidation and fear make the conquest by ISIS easier.
FBI and Department of Homeland Security are alerting the USA to be wary on our July 4 national holiday. We have been warned to expect anything and everything at any public place. We are allowed to open carry a weapon in Wisconsin, and I may consider using my right for first time in my life. Having a means of defense may make my reaction to a cruel killer a simpler choice.
We can pretend it can’t happen here, but that may not be an effective plan under attack.
The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has been blessed twice by our Supreme Court.
1. The law was brought to court as a forced purchase with no allowed alternatives on all citizens. Our president challenged critics who called this law as an unfair tax on all citizens. He denied this was a tax. Of course, the Supreme Court declared it was a tax and cannot be challenged under tax authority of government.
2. The law provides subsidies based upon income reported to IRS, because the mandated insurance ownership can bankrupt families who cannot afford this Affordable Care Act
. However, a lawsuit was brought because the law said the subsidies can only be given through state established healthcare exchange. Of course, the Supreme Court declared that the law as written is not important. Since healthcare involves too many citizens, the poorly written law does not matter. Keep the healthcare tax and subsidies because the Affordable Healthcare Act is a tax that was not a tax per our president, and because the law’s language does not matter just because.
So in my family, the deductible amount is $9,800. So we pay monthly premiums and pay for almost every health care service out of pocket. I had the good luck of needing to pay the full deductible this year. Lucky us?! This is not affordable! Never mind that it is not affordable and premiums are rocketing higher?
There is no point in trying to understand laws anymore. The law is whatever the mood of the Supreme Court fancies during their séance meetings.
Response to ISIS by our fearless leader is to allow families to pay ransom for kidnapped family members. Auctioning citizens of USA will create a new propaganda victory for ISIS. This is a brilliant response to a problem our president does not solve. So when your son or daughter is kidnapped by ISIS, you can be sure that you are on your own to negotiate with ISIS. Of course, we will have swindlers pretending to represent ISIS stealing ransom money from grieving families.
We propose that Berghdahl parents set up a hostage negotiation service for families seeking to pay ransom. Dad Bergdahl speaks fluent lingo of ISIS captors. Mom Bergdahl will take your money. President Obama will host reunion celebrations in Rose Garden of White House.
Our president is busy getting a nuclear weapons program started in Iran right now. He has no time to worry about ISIS anymore. Sure the USA economy shrunk but there are more important problems right now for our fearless leader. NBA draft is on Thursday and he needs to get his face on this broadcast somehow.
Our military priorities in the USA are focused on social tinkering. Congress has Democrats who want to reduce funding plus add to financial burdens of military families. How much military money is being spent on LGBT month of June? Why do we need to flatter LGBT population? Do we have LGBT employee of the month at IRS? LGBT beauty contest judged by Caitlyn Jenner is next?
The aggressive invasion plans of Putin continue while we focus on wasting military money on nonsense. The president of Lithuania is the 1st country to send military weapons to support Ukraine defending themselves against Russian army. Dalia Grybauskaite understands that you need weapons to fight an army of invaders. Meal rations, blankets, and binoculars are important but this type of aid from the USA does not help an army fight invasion.
Our president fiddles and delays any tangible response to Putin plans of aggression. Lithuania is taking the initiative and the international lead to prepare for battle with Russia. We need a president more focused on defending freedom instead of celebrating LGBT festivals.
We did not see millions of more shovels sold for “shovel ready jobs” somebody promised the USA. The stock market is booming if you believe our fearless leader propaganda. What has that to do with our government anyway? But there is with complete certainty a record increase in welfare payments and food stamp payments. In addition, we have a record increase in parasites!
Yes there is a record bumper crop of bed bugs and ticks under his presidency! These blood suckers are good symbols of our current president. They will drink your blood around the clock.
We did have a record production of new regulations and fines from EPA, OSHA, and DODD FRANK financial law. Our country will be perfect with the new regulations and fines. The increase in lawyers and billing from lawyers are the major benefit from these thousands of new rules and regulations.
We should have national Parasite Day! How about sharing the wealth? We can export ticks and parasites to the countries that keep sending us their unwanted citizens.
It is worth visiting Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Virginia. Our country became the United States of America after winning the war for freedom from England. Let me focus on why the pioneer settlers were fighting mad. The excessive and extensive taxes and tariffs from England were a burden to be shed by musket shot, and bayonet by the oppressed settlers.
The Continental Congress was tight fisted on spending money to fight for freedom. General Washington had voluntary troops dying and bleeding with no reliable supplies for food or clothing. The money for paying the troops was never seen in years. Washington had to complain, plead, and have influential friends intercede to get any assistance for his last major campaign to drive out the British troops from Yorktown. The French fleet and French troops aboard the fleet turned the tide of war to our favor in the Battle of the Capes by Chesapeake harbor. This success set the Washington strategy in motion to commit what little he had into battle for Yorktown in 1781.
So there are members of Congress today who choose to delay and minimize funding for our military. I am not in favor of waste that does occur in the defense budget. However, this waste is primarily funds diverted for cultural activities like LGBT events, and pork barrel projects demanded by members of Congress to claim as gifts for their state district. Some traditions need to be ditched. Congress playing politics with our men and women in military is why England could have defeated Washington. The stakes today are more dangerous with China, Russia, and marauding Islamic terrorists.
It was a simple message that started our Revolution. Virginia motto is “Do not thread on me!” Benjamin Franklin had a motto even more stark. “Join, or die!” You reach a point when people will not accept or tolerate oppression, even if it means death in the struggle.
It was my pleasure and honor to spend several days at Fort Eustis as a visitor. The soldiers on base are the age of my sons, and these defenders of our freedom are entitled to our support. Politicians need to demonstrate restraint on seeking power and being in the limelight while standing on the shoulders of these volunteer military.
Sometimes complex problems demand a simple solution. I have played chess games with complex problems from opposition positions all across the board. If I wait for clarity, then my opponent will encircle my king while I wander lost and undecided.
Clarity comes from action. If I develop a obvious grouping of forces in position for a major assault, then my opponent must alter strategy to meet a tactical challenge. The trick in chess and world affairs is to distract with the obvious as the devious real threat is masked behind the apparent battle tactics. We do not have the luxury of time. In chess we play with the time pressure running out the game clock. Our inaction presents a strategy. It tells our opponents that we are indecisive in battle and give our opponent time to develop their attack.
ISIS is gaining followers because it looks like the USA is afraid to attack them. ISIS has the luxury of time to run propaganda campaigns around the world. If they were busy fighting for their lives, then the time and money for propaganda would be gone.
Our tourist president in Germany with G7 meeting had lengthy meandering press conference where he said he is waiting for the Pentagon to deliver him a strategy. Is that like waiting for the Easter Bunny to deliver you candy? The Pentagon has rules of engagement prohibiting any civilian casualties but they must conduct a war without using our own infantry. So go ahead, and make a battle plan without any troops? Thank you fearless leader Obama.
I have the strategy that will win. All of the armored equipment and artillery pieces will have GPS trackers so we know where they were left while Iraq flees ISIS troops again. This time we will detonate the hidden explosives in all of our equipment left for Iraq army. Then we will kill ISIS using our weapons as suicide bombs. Stop all training of Iraq troops. They will run anyway.
We need a new sheriff. Our fearless leader addressed the dangers of hacking in another one of his too many speeches. He loves to talk. Does he like to work at all? Cyber security against hack attack is just like the “wild, wild West” per our President Obama. It seems we got Barney Fife guarding us against some real threats.
Millions of personal files of federal workers are now removed from the federal government computers where they were “safe”. Of course, it is not the fault of our executive branch that administers our federal government. The propaganda officer of our president wondered why did not our Congress take steps to protect our computers. Really? It seems our executive branch cannot find emails subpoenaed by Congress on Lois Lerner of IRS. That is until a court order with threat of jail shakes some files loose. Congress has no access or administrative powers to control any branch of federal executive branch.
The Snowden theft of files and easy exit from the USA prove the complete incompetence of our executive branch to even pull the passport of a traitor to stop flight. The excuse is that Congress never gives enough money for anything that the executive branch fouls up.
Why did the IRS keep obsolete computer operating systems that let a few billion dollars of refunds get stolen to Russia? Does Congress need to be the administrator sorely needed in IRS? Why did the IRS ignore and never request budget money in last couple of years for new software? It seems like when my youngest son was failing out of high school, because he kept telling me he was up to date on his homework while playing video games on Xbox. The IRS was more focused on delaying work on applications for non profit 501C Christian groups. The IRS certainly visited the White House frequently. Was IRS security never discussed?
The “wild, wild West” our tenderfoot president talks about has bad guys that scare him. He laughs about threats from the past that are ancient history because he is so modern. Now the modern problems are from the past of our “wild, wild West”? We need a real sheriff that will not count on speeches and whining. He just found out there was a robbery by reading about it in the news?
People today are dumber than back in the last century. Of course, the people living in this century are blissfully unaware of their stupidity. We are obsessed with selfies. I am linked on Facebook to bear witness to the endless selfies of some rich people. “This is me at the Mayweather fight in Las Vegas.” “This is me at the Kentucky Derby!” “This is me on my luxury yacht.” “This is me with my NASCAR team.” Of course, everyone has to grin like an idiot in every selfies. This is an unwritten rule. I do not like people who are always happy.
Now we have to endure this Jenner carnival on sex change. That is one ugly woman! So women will want to buy make up endorsed by Jenner? Jenner is making a small fortune on this publicity stunt. Do we all have to hear this story and see endless pictures? It is just like a man to think he knows how to be a better woman. It is just like a man to make more money than women on selling women’s make up.
Milton Berle was not really funny. He was just the 1st comic to make a small fortune being on the first television programs. It was such a novelty to have television, they rushed to broadcast anything and anybody that held attention. Back in the 1950’s, we did not need zombie programs to be entertained. People wanted to laugh instead of scream. “Uncle Milty” did enjoy dressing like a woman for humor. Jenner is dressing to pretend he is a real woman? I would dress like a woman for 500 million dollars but nobody makes me an offer.
Having a sense of humor is fundamental for intelligence. We can enjoy a good joke, or a funny story. We can cringe in disgust at someone insulting or belittling people to pretend they are funny. I observe and pay attention to how people use humor or pretend to have a sense of humor. I can confess that I don’t laugh a lot at the current standards of humor.
When world leaders have a good sense of humor, then there is more safety for their citizens. There is great danger when a world leader smirks and ridicules other world leaders. I personally feel happy when slapping or punching a smirker! I have no rational reason to feel such animosity. I just consider someone who smirks is a smart ass that lives in the delusion of their superiority. I have seen 2 world leaders with smirks on their ugly kissers. They both believe in their superiority. They both talk too much too long and too often.
People love to laugh. Nobody really enjoys smirking. Anyone who smirks is on my “go to hell list”.
Here is another world leader that smirks and lectures everybody on everything like he knows anything!
Wisconsin became the 30th state in our United States of America in 1848. Our reputation in dairy farming, cheese making, and beer brewing from Wisconsin are well known beyond our borders.
Now, I have to share a secret from Wisconsin. In the town of New Glarus is a brewery. This brewery produces Spotted Cow beer. You cannot buy this beer! It is only for sale in Wisconsin! This beer is a slightly sweet citrus tasting lager. It is thirst quenching and refreshing. I wish you could try one. We got it, and you don’t! You are invited to a road trip on a quest for Spotted Cow.
The road to future prosperity and financial freedom are in the hands of our children. Inept policies are promoted by our President with promises that they are working. We have too many young adults standing on street corners with nothing but time on their hands. There are jobs to be created by business owners after we take off their shackles from EPA, OSHA, IRS, and social engineers of failure.
The millennial workers now in blue collar and white collar jobs are our future. The military is all millennial age now. They all know that 99% of the rules, regulations and government help is an anchor holding the USA back. How have these rules and regulations promoted or protected our new workers?
I do have sympathy for the college students who are in debt and in dire straits looking for work as a community organizer or political science teacher. They are not the future of our country.
Our business enterprise economy needs ambitious workers who apply their creativity and ingenuity to improve and advance our country’s prosperity to all who want to work. Our future cannot repair our past. Millennial future goals will carry us into a better USA.
The birds hover and scout around our deck humming bird feeders. These birds flap their wings so fast, they are a blur. They buzz like little buzz saws when they whiz by my ear to the feeders.
They have their own hierarchy on the feeders. Some stay perched in the trees waiting for the right opening to come to feed. The Oriole stays away from the dive bombing humming birds.
If I am bored, I can sit and smoke a cigar on the deck to watch the aerial show of humming birds feeding. 3 feeders get emptied twice a day. My wife makes a gallon jugs of mix every couple of days to keep them supplied. We do have a few fat humming birds!
The President Obama Library has been announced to be built in Chicago. We hope that Chicago will not collapse like Detroit. My goal is to start a Hobo tribute that will travel to the same places our commander in chief visited over his 2 terms as president. My for profit undertaking will be Hobo Obama Tribute Scam.
This collection of random garage sale items and selfies pictures of our president is a cheap rip off tourist attraction. HOTS will have all money funneled through the “Slick Willy” shell corporation so nobody can know how much and where the money went. HOTS will pay me before a nickel is spent on operations. My goal is to match the overhead budget of the Clinton Foundation for travel expenses and my pay.
I am looking for a used van to house the treasured memories from the Obama years. Our goal is to spread the joyful news that our president is out of office finally. I hope to sell a lot of stupid toys and offensive souvenirs. I know I didn’t build it. I didn’t even try!
Our community organizer in chief has put his stamp on the Iraq military. We can see the results. The Islamic terrorists know it is open season.
The Iraq army has set records for disrobing, disarming, and attempting to retreat. We know the training and the priorities of our president are evident in the surrender of the Iraq army at every battle front. Our fearless leader reluctantly confirms that the Bush policy of our military surge to reclaim Iraq has failed. The military did win and achieve a military victory. Our president walked away from victory and points back to Bush as the reason he is failing.
If you saw the black flags and storming troops invading your town, would you drop your guns and surrender? Most everybody knows you will be killed and displayed on You Tube. I would choose to die fighting. The widows have picked up the dropped weapons and gone out to avenge and kill the terrorists! Obama just cannot decide whether he will ever arm any of the people actually resisting the invaders. He prefers to waste time training an army that will not fight. The resistance fighters are on their own. Hey, it has only been 6 years he wasted on deciding “Do I?” or “Don’t I help with weapons?”
President Obama refuses to bomb the formed troops of Islamic terrorists in plain sight. Why does he refuse to bomb the military leadership of terrorists? We might kill civilians in any attack? So how many civilians are being killed by our reluctance to cut off the head of the snake? Where is the reluctance to avoid killing civilians on the famous drone strikes approved by our commander in chief?
The thousands slaughtered, and hundreds of women dragged into slavery are the legacy of the Obama doctrine. He will not do anything and leave office with the slaughter going on. Of course he will point to a drone strike to strut and boast about his being tough.
Once upon a time, Jim Bakker pleaded with devout Christians over television to “Praise the Lord!” PTL broadcasts were a combination of mediocre musical entertainment, tear filled pleas to give by deceased Tammy Fay Bakker, and get lifetime timeshares at Heritage USA development by PTL.
Now we are taking part in another fairy tale! Clinton Foundation is located at 1271 Avenue of the Americas on the 42nd floor in New York city. I miss the hokey pleading and praying for donation of PTL. They went off the air in 1989 when they used up their donated funds on make up for Tammy Fay. Why can’t “Slick Willy” get on television to bang the drum for donations? How about a timeshare to one of the Clinton mansions? We need some entertainment value from our chiselers and bible thumpers.
The foundation will save our environment, and just makes everybody think Africa needs the white man to save them poor natives. Some of the foundation donors rape the earth and use people for personal profit. These philanthropic donors expect doors to open and assistance on their goals of conquest with Clinton influence. Give a call to 212-348-8882 to find out how much of your donation gets wasted on overhead and vacations.
Evidence shared on the brutal murders in Maryland is sad and sick. A family and a housekeeper were murdered in a robbery. The details shared are disturbing and sickening to put myself in the father’s shoes as his family is held captive, tortured, and murdered. One glaring omission in too many violent crime scenes is that there was no dog present.
I accept the problems and responsibilities that are part of the package in owning a couple of dogs. The benefits are worth more than the trouble and cost. My dogs are not attack dogs, but they instinctively are on alert to check anyone coming on our property. Everyone in the area knows we have dogs because they can hear my coon hound every day from a half mile away. No deranged idiot wanting to rob us can get into our house without a struggle. I have my shillelagh on a hook next to the leashes by the front door. It is handy for walking, and breaking bones.
The nightmare of an idiot barging into your home can happen. It is less likely to happen with some healthy dogs you love, and they love you. Burglar alarms and panic buttons are prudent precautions. My preference is to deter anyone wanting to rob us as easy pickings. We enjoy our dogs, and love them. They love us, and they are vigilant by nature. The absence of dogs in this Maryland house was one less defense barrier. Even a deranged psychopath is smart enough to avoid getting attacked by dogs.
So grab your shillelagh and get your couple of dogs on leash to walk around your neighborhood. It is good exercise and fair warning to any lazy thieves.
Federal regulations and rules for automobile safety are expensive and extensive. However, supervision and investigation by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under the Department of Transportation has been slow and disorganized on major problems.
The ignition switch problem with GM cars had accidents and fatalities over a time span of 10 years that was investigated after public out cries from families of victims. The exploding air bags with Japanese Takata equipment was known with 10 years of problems. However, action did not happen until it made the news.
We all know that 10 years of faulty automobiles cannot be repaired quickly. The glacier speed of NHTSA and DOT allowed death and mayhem to continue for 10 years. Now, we can feel “safe” with federal protection oversight of automobiles. Informing everyone that their vehicle is recalled is the 1st step. Approving the replacement air bag and installing this replacement in 34 million vehicles will take 5 years. A lot of airbags can pop open and kill or maim many more during recall.
I grew up driving in cars with solid steel dash boards, and no seat belts. Our DOT set specifications for airbags that make them more dangerous. The auto industry engineers wanted to set air bags with slightly slower rates of expansion with lower amounts of explosive. Federal pencil pushers insisted on the bomb being more explosive.
Federal supervision is great at making rules. Federal supervision is not working at protecting us after making rules. 10 years is the new standard for federal response. Hope we all can wait 10 years for every problem.
It seems everyone in commercial new media has only one question. “Knowing what you know today, would you invade Iraq?” I do not know why this is the question? I am not a candidate for any office but I know what is obvious.
I would never have invaded Iraq. In case anyone wonders why, let me state the main reason. I treasure the lives of our military. They risk their lives to defend and protect the U.S.A. in battle and difficult circumstances. We let Iraq sink into the hands of those vowing to kill us. Iraq had a paper army with guys looking to make money, but run from battle. We threw out the professional soldiers of Iraq as if they caught the plague from Saddam Hussein. All of our military died for nothing in Iraq.
This is not funny. This is not something we can pretend did not happen. Those lost and wounded had their sacrifice thrown into the garbage heap. This Viet Nam type of “loss” is all in the hands of our executive branch of our government. Our failed inept diplomacy reflects the weakness and cowardice in our executive branch. Our military were brave and paid the ultimate sacrifice for a retreat from Iraq.
This question is dumb of course, because it will not bring back our dead. However, I have the question now. Do our allies expect our leadership to have any courage? We are forecasting now that the “Junior varsity team” of ISIS or ISIL or DASH or whatever damn name we dream up cannot be conquered without 30 years! That is so dumb. This is the same crew that called them JV. Now the terrorists cannot be conquered by the USA and allies without 30 years of warfare and more death? I do not trust our leadership. I do not believe the excuses from our leadership. I am glad my son came back from Iraq and is no longer in the army to serve under this leadership.
We should have never sent our military into Iraq. We need to wait for a leader to take office in the U.S.A. for facing up to the terrorists and plans of conquest threatening our allies. Drone attacks and targeted murders by special forces do not stop terrorism or conquest. Only armies stop enemies on the march for conquest. General Grant from the civil war understood that war is bloody and brutal. The best plan is to swiftly attack and defeat the opposing forces. This reduces the blood shed by not fighting for 30 years.
General Grant did not rely on only brute force to win. He used telegraph wires to pass scouting information ahead of the battle. He did use lethal swift attacks without excuses for weather, terrain, or being outnumbered. He drank too much, was slovenly in dress, and smoked too much. He would never be chosen today. Our rules are to look good and politically correct. Our rules are not to win.
I would never have invaded Iraq. Our motto now is we want to lose. We want to wallow in our guilt. We do not celebrate warriors who kill our enemies. We do not want to offend our enemies. Only evil people kill enemies. We prefer to celebrate deserters and retreat.
Meet the Press had a “nerd segment” by chief nerd Chuck Todd. It was not his analysis work but he got to read a script based on polling analysis by Dante Chinni. The poll published in July of 2014 by Pew Research identified 70% of the USA population connects with Christian beliefs. There was a category “none” on beliefs that had 22.8%. The Chuck Todd report ignored Muslim & Jewish segments of the USA. Pew Research did cover all segments in their report.
According to Chuck Todd, this report gives Democrats more strength because the “none” people voted for Obama as president. Why did NBC ignore the Muslims and Jews? The “none” people are younger voters. More importantly the question is why did NBC dredge up as a “news” item the Pew Research report from July of 2014? The punch line of this Chuck Todd segment was that this report raised problems for Republicans. NBC always finds problems for Republicans. Plus NBC creates fake problems for Republicans, such as AMTRAK funding.
In this same program of May 17 was an assertion by Chuck Todd that Republicans do not want to add funding of heavy Democrat areas that are majority of AMTRAK riders. This analysis is so stupid it is amazing. East coast and West coast population is mostly Democrat so Republicans will not properly fund AMTRAK with mostly Democrat riders?
Chuck Todd has no dynamic personality. His lack of insight and mediocre communication skills weakens the franchise of Meet the Press.
ABC “news” man George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. George said he loves poor children by donating money to this Clinton Foundation. Can anyone explain how much does this foundation really spend on charitable works? George will never bother asking or investigating this foundation to demand the answers. Even Bill Clinton explained that he doesn’t know much about the foundation that was started by him and Hillary. He just works there, yuk, yuk, yuk?
So George interrogated and grilled the author of Clinton Cash, Peter Schweizer. He was bellicose and irate that Peter dared to publish a book that was based on speculation smearing Hillary. Did not George as the moderator of Republican debates, demand Romney to defend why Republicans were planning to prohibit birth control. Romney seemed confused because there was no plan to prohibit birth control. Romney’s confusion was just a confirmation to Stephanopoulos that a nefarious plot was somewhere out there in hidden Republican bunkers.
So the news segment did not present any new information or insights, because George wasted time on cross examination speeches that did not allow the author time to talk. George is now in hiding from his own spotlight of conflict of interest. He is not worth the time and attention he is getting.
We recognize the mud wrestling in politics is entertaining. Our president slammed Elizabeth Warren into the mud pit recently. The Democrats are blocking approval in the Senate for Obama to proceed with a Pacific Trade deal he is negotiating. (God help us!)
“Elizabeth is a politician, you know, like everybody else.” Declared our impartial and imperial president. Of course Obama is above the mud slinging and back stabbing of politics now. Why? Because he is not running for office. All of his time is occupied fund raising for his Narcissus Foundation. He loves himself, and wants to let the whole world know how lovable he really is!
The “politician” label connects Warren to choosing a position for positive polling on her popularity with socialists and communists. This Pacific Trade deal might create more jobs than the Keystone Pipeline bill Obama killed. It was even more hysterical to see the Democrats bitch about the “politician” label as evil and sexist attack on Indian Princess Warren. Of course nobody is a politician in the Washington elite of federal government.
We got snookered by our fearless leader. President Obama campaigned, and made speeches on how the USA had a president that was sensitive and connected to the Muslim countries. He implied that he was the president to unite and connect with Muslim countries. He has failed and insulted our Muslim leaders over his presidency.
There is a Gulf Nations conference that was to give our “look at me everybody” president another media spot light. More leaders are canceling to meet and those canceling are the major powers. Will the commercial news media pretend this means nothing? What is the point of pretending there is a consensus of support on the United States policies in the Gulf region? This is all a massive “snow job” by our president.
Gulf Cooperation Council of Muslim nations of the region have 6 leaders. Do not hold your breath for all of them to show up to the Obama public relations event. The one problem listed at top of reasons by Gulf partners is that nobody knows Obama. He just shows up and leaves after the pictures and his speech is over. Nobody knows him. He loves selfies, YouTube video, and waving to photographers. He does not bother to spend personal time to get to know our allies. The Gulf leaders do not know who our president really is. Welcome to the club. Nobody in the USA knows who our president really is.
So the conference is all show. He is a “confidence man” that appears to be sincere and involved, while planning his next vacation or golfing trip. Nobody knows our president, and nobody cares at this point.
Our president is very pleased with the “framework” Iran has accepted for a potential “agreement” to limit nuclear armament. Somehow, the countries that neighbor Iran do not expect things to get better. Saudi Arabia recognizes that a weak framework will collapse and kill them. Our president will be gone fund raising for his Obama Narcissus Foundation. Saudi Arabia cannot rely upon the USA at this point.
The annual arms bazaar in Yaba Daba Doo has Saudi Arabia again spending record amounts to add to armaments. This confirms they have no trust in the USA as a reliable partner in the many alliances and defense pacts agreed upon in previous presidencies.
The legacy of the inept and indecisive foreign policy of Obama is a nuclear arms race in the Middle East because nobody trusts the USA. We do find it funny in a sick way that Iran is happy dealing with the USA. Our allies are not happy with the USA. You can’t make everybody happy. So we are glad our president chose Iran to make happy instead of our allies.
Everybody is supposed to be so anxious and excited about the upcoming Star Wars new movie. Just consider if the new movie introduces a character more lame and obnoxious than Jar Jar Binks! Meesa no like Jar Jar Binks.
Now we have to live with someone as inept and confused as that fictional alien as the leader of our country. We are being rude to recognize the stupidity that is rampant across our country over the last 6 years. These years have been more painful and irritating than watching a Jar Jar Binks festival of movie clips.
There are rumors that Jar Jar Binks will leave the Empire to enter the intellectual zoo as a keeper. Our fearless leader is going to become a professor to confuse future generations. How rude!
Some musicians have the rare creative talent that shines out across the wasteland of the music business. The millennial generation has not crossed the Bridge of Sighs to know the mystic groove of Robin Trower. Long Misty Days is another trip down the river of music that carries us along. Robin Trower has endured the decades of many musical fads that ruined musicians chasing popularity. His music is genuine expression of his view of the music that is in him. It is safe to say you have not heard anyone today that can imitate his electric guitar style. As a Blues fan, he does have respect for the foundation of blues that became electric psychedelic blues in England. That’s Alright Mama from the album Roots and Branches is a slow shuffle blues that stays in the blues groove right through.
His collaboration with Jack Bruce on 7 Moons album takes us to another world of music that is now in the capable hands of Beck today. Just Another Day paints a world of dreams that are more important than the waking world. The question posed asks us to decide if our dreams should set our course for what we do in “the real world”. Many of the musicians are dying that surrounded Robin Trower and many that inspired him are dead. Jack Bruce left a legacy that can be enjoyed today.
Go across the Bridge of Sighs to cross the river of mediocrity in our culture today. You might find a new way to see the world.
Advertising used to be direct. Happy families enjoying a car trip out of the city. That was a fantasy with well behaved children not fighting or “Don’t touch me!” “You touched me!”
The affluent market target for Lexus is millennial DINK segment. Double Income No Kids For some inexplicable reason a lot of the locations are subterranean in city in a concrete tomb. What is the message? You are entombed working in the city, so escape with a car you cannot afford? The car or lease payments are equal to rent money.
These luxury ads are not uplifting or inspiring. Don’t we deserve to be coddled? Don’t we merit some happy fairy tales on life after buying the car? I am sure Lexus has some amazing cars. But let me indulge my Baby Boomer inner child. When I went to a car dealer with my dad to buy his new Chevy, I was glued to the 1963 red Corvette Sting Ray sitting in the show room. That car made a statement without any words. Nobody had to tell me about hormones and sex appeal looking at that car. Babe magnet fantasy land in my post puberty mind was racing while drooling over that car.
I would never buy that car or any recent corvette, and I knew it was a hole in my future that I cannot replace. Chevy did not have subliminal advertising with dark concrete bunkers in city labyrinths. How about happy millennials laughing as they leave work on Friday night? Try avoiding Lexus ads using concrete bunkers and exploding light bulbs?
Seattle was surprised by anarchist rampage in 2012 that disrupted the city with violent demonstrations. 2014 was tense with confrontations also. Anarchists are an odd bunch. How can you anarchists organize anything? Their core belief is in random acts of insanity to force people out of control.
Why is Seattle such a mecca for the angry outcries? Why not Dubuque Iowa? Seattle is a nice tourist destination and mild climate. Anarchists enjoy robbing from richer towns in beautiful country. Molotov cocktails, frenzied hysteria on the doom of our society, and stealing stuff are all predictable essentials of any anarchist event. Somebody has to claim they were harmed by police. That is anticipated after throwing rocks, spitting, and defiantly cursing in a policeman’s face.
Most anarchists are not intelligent enough to figure out how to disrupt society. What is their major target to overthrow in our society? Nobody knows because they are not very bright.
Good luck for Seattle on May day 2015. Look out for confused anarchists.
Tinkering and meddling by Wesleyan University is nuts. The Fraternity of Delta Kappa Epsilon after 150 years is being coerced and forced to allow women to live in their fraternity house. Why? As a parent I know that hormones can defeat common sense! What is this ideal world where all the men are gentlemen at all times? As a parent, I do not want women wandering the hallways of my son’s residence at all hours of day and night!
The answer to rape concerns, and inappropriate attention from young men, is to inject women in their living quarters 24 hours a day? What brilliant eunuch figured this solution? Gender equality means women must be housed in a male fraternity house? It is forbidden to permit gender privacy. It is evil to have ethnic or cultural preferences for association, too?
So today, the burning issue at Wesleyan University on the futures of their young men and women in academic studies is to close a fraternity if it does not allow women to live in fraternity house! Will this university take responsibility for the claims of rape and sexual harassment by the young women who take up residence?
Most students want to find a path to a productive and successful future working for a living. What young woman has her university goal to be the 1st female living at Delta Kappa Epsilon? How does that make your future dreams and plans different or better? Is there a quota system that requires so many women live at Delta Kappa Epsilon?
The president Michael S. Roth needs to allow young women to live in the president’s quarters or be accused of discrimination!
Warren Weinstein of Maryland is dead. Giovanni Lo Porto of Italy is dead. Money from the Treasury is being sent to their families now. USA refused to negotiate release of Weinstein, like we did for Bergdahl our deserter.
Our president has micro managed our military operations with his rules of engagement playbook. He bragged to New York Times how he personally approves the victims list for drone attacks.
Our military in Afghanistan had record casualties and deaths with his new combat restrictions, before a shot could be fired, or a support aircraft could be summoned to save our soldiers. However, the drones do not have such stringent restrictions. Why? Because it would make the process too cumbersome to kill Obama targets. So we have blown up families and bystanders near targets in vehicles and in buildings in neighborhoods. Nobody was there to take a picture, so no bad publicity to see on the carnage. No checks from the Treasury either.
Of course, we cannot blame our president. He will make it clear that Congress failed in overseeing the process. He will make it clear that the CIA gave the command to strike by drone. Who cares that our president feels sorrow on the accidental killings? He never suspected that a missile fired into a building might kill a bunch of folks not on the kill list? The important priority is that no CIA agents or special forces were on the ground to coordinate anything. Looking down from satellites for highflying drones targets is as close as we get now.
We know that nobody can promise no civilians will get killed in war. We know that shooting a missile has more chance of massive carnage of civilians, compared to a targeted attack with special forces. Drones are a diverse arsenal from massive robot stealth fighters to propeller sized attack craft.
Our future leaders of the USA have discovered cocktails, beer, and wine. Some have experienced the side effects of enjoying too many refreshments. Some may have even found themselves on the floor!
There are many laws that people break. There is one law that nobody can break! What is it?
Why does a drunk fall down? It is gravity!
This law of nature continues to keep our feet on the ground. It can drop your ass to the ground, too.
So please get drunk responsibly. Sit on the floor, like the Japanese to avoid falling.
Spencer Stone is an Air Force service man traveling with his buddies Anthony Sadler visiting from USA, and Alek Skarlatos a National Guard from Oregon. High speed rail travel in Europe is efficient and fun.
A French passenger found a Jihad Dumb Ass loading a gun while traveling in Belgium when he opened the door to the toilet. He got shot surprising him, but fortunately not a mortal wound. Dumb Ass from Morocco starts down the passenger car shooting. Our red blooded USA men recognized the mortal danger hearing the gun fire. Alek saw him changing his rifle clip for ammunition and yells to his buddy Spencer; “Spencer, GO!” He dashed down the aisle and tackled Jihad Dumb Ass. Spencer ripped the rifle out of his grasp, with dumb ass reaching for his semi automatic pistol with Alek knocking that away. Dumb Ass pulls a box cutter and starts to cut away at Spencer to get free. Spencer keeps his choke hold despite the blood pouring from him. Alek and Anthony use their fists and the rifle butte to knock out Dumb Ass. A British passenger hopped on board to subdue Dumb Ass as well.
This all happened in a couple of minutes. Destiny and death can happen in an instant. You do not get a moment to deliberate or consider options. You either act or become a victim. I know the spirit of our citizens are ready when called upon, just like the passengers on flight 93 storming the cockpit to stop the terrorists on 9/11.
This millennial generation has the spirit and the courage to respond to threats of mortal danger. I am proud of my son and his army buddies who did not all come home from combat duty in Iraq. I applaud and respect the courage to face death without hesitation to save lives.
The Jihad terror threat is their random attacks on civilians in public places. The USA threat is that if we are there, then we are not victims for Jihad Dumb Ass attackers.