Group Photo Kearsarge Luncheon 2017

Monday 04 December 2017 at 6:21 pm

TRUMP RUNNING A CONGRESSIONAL MEETING

Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 03:29 am

the bablings of an 8th year old according to fake news: or a political genius, worth watching.

HOW MUCH IS A TRILLION DOLLARS

Sunday 31 December 2017 at 2:06 pm

astonishing; incomprehensible; what does it really mean? is it really debit. What is the vallue of the assets that back it up? What if we cancelled the debt?

CUT THRU THE BS ON THE TAX PLAN

Monday 25 December 2017 at 5:09 pm

The Democrats argue the new tax plan benefits the rich. In % terms it benefits the middle class. In absolute dollar terms it benefits the rich because they pay 95% of the taxes. Listen to Sandra Huckabee and study the table below to see what is really happening.

NOTE WELL: under of the old tax plan, the top bracket paid 60% of the beer bill. Under the trump plan, the top tax bracket pays 62.5% of the bill bill. and remember if the top tax bracket beer drinker quiits and goes overseas, the the remaining 9 beer drinkers on have $30, not enough to pay the bill.

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NOTES ON GENERAL COLIN POWELL

Monday 11 December 2017 at 4:59 pm

Notes on Colin Powell:

 

David Rubenstein, founder of the Carlyle Group ($174b in assets), hosts the Sunday morning TV show:  Peer to Peer Interview on Bloomberg News. He interviewed Colin Powell on 12/3/2017.

 

It was a clarifying interview, since Powell is usually misquoted, taken out of context.  and certainly mischaracterized by the fake news media.  My take-aways: 


  1. Powell is a New Yorker, right out of Harlem [not too far from Ascension Parish]
  2. Powell is glib, with a good sense of humor; and likes to dabble in Yiddish.
  3. Graduates CCNY, Geology, “c” student; ROTC
  4. He speaks in very simple terms, and very clearly
  5. He is humble
  6. As per WMD: everyone, both democrats and republicans, bought into the CIA assessment that Saddam had WMD
  7. As per the Invasion:  it was the correct decision
  8. As per the execution: disastrous. Two major mistakes:  1. Not to include the Baathists in planning the new government; 2. Failure to use adequate US Army ground forces.
  9. In hindsight, was the invasion a mistake? Iraq is a democracy and it is working.  If it continues in this direction, then the long-term view will favor the invasion.
  10. He did not run for President because he is a moderate Republican, and the conservatives were against him.
  11. He agreed to serve as Secretary of State because he liked GHBush who was a moderate.
  12. He did not invent the Powell Doctrine, and he does not ascribe to Overwhelming-Force, but rather Decisive-Force. 


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AN EMPTY BARREL

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 12:12 am

Hat, cattle, barrels. What's it all mean?

A BIG HAT, NO CATTLE - TEXAS

Many credit Plato for bringing "empty barrel" into the vernacular: "An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers." Some believe the proverb truly has Jamaican origins, while others credit it as Spanish. A book of world proverbs gives 21 variations of the expression.  

Shakespeare channeled Plato in Henry V, writing, "I never heard so loud a voice issue from such an empty heart. It's true what they say, the empty vessel makes the greatest sound." 

Like many old phrases, there are few clear answers but many variations and sources. On Friday, Wilson suggested that the phrase was racist, and many critics of Kelly have noted a pattern within the Trump administration to demean minority lawmakers.

It does appear Kelly was suggesting the Platonic usage—that Wilson is a loudmouth—given he used the term in an inaccurate reference to Wilson bragging about securing funding for an FBI memorial building. Kelly said Wilson "stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building." 

Kelly repeated at the end of his comments that "even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned."

It's not the first time Kelly has used the phrase. In September, he attributed the quote "empty barrels make the most noise" to his "blessed mother" after Illinois Democrat Representative Luis Gutiérrez called him a "disgrace to the uniform" for supporting the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Kelly told Fox News he used the phrase to eloquently "call people liars."

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How Trump used Faceook to win!

Monday 16 October 2017 at 5:39 pm

Trump

Not long after Donald Trump’s surprising presidential victory, an article published in the Swiss weekly Das Magazin, and reprinted online in English by Vice, began churning through the Internet. While pundits were dissecting the collapse of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the journalists for Das Magazin, Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus, pointed to an entirely different explanation—the work of Cambridge Analytica, a data science firm created by a British company with deep ties to the British and American defense industries.

According to Grassegger and Krogerus, Cambridge Analytica had used psychological data culled from Facebook, paired with vast amounts of consumer information purchased from data-mining companies, to develop algorithms that were supposedly able to identify the psychological makeup of every voter in the American electorate. The company then developed political messages tailored to appeal to the emotions of each one. As the New York Times reporters Nicholas Confessore and Danny Hakim described it:

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THE BLACK DILEMMA

Friday 29 September 2017 at 4:54 pm

THIS ARTICLE DID NOT APPEAR IN THE BALTIMORE SUN according to SNOPES" 
 "The Baltimore Sun” is definitely not known as a Conservative newspaper, so this very well written assessment of the situation in USA comes as something of a surprise..

Here are my assessment of the article: "The Black Dilemma:"

1. I believe there is one human race.  Why?  the Irish and Blacks can copulate and produce very beautiful and intelligent children; a simple example.

2. I do believe that ethnic groups usually have different cultures. The Irish, Jewish, and Japanese people have very strong cultures which I like; and I do prefer the Irish culture. The Blacks in the USA have a weak culture; or I should say a culture that I do not find attractive.

3.  more to come

 
 The Black Dilemma
 "For almost 150 years the United States has been conducting an interesting experiment.  The subjects of the experiment:  black people and working-class whites.
  The hypothesis to be tested: Can a people taken from the jungles of Africa and forced into slavery be fully integrated as citizens in a majority white population?

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an ode about taxes

Thursday 31 August 2017 at 5:25 pm

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table, at which he's fed.

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HOW BEER WAS INVENTED

Friday 18 August 2017 at 4:49 pm

 The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.
 
The wheel was invented to get man to the beer and vice versa. These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: 1. Liberals.2. Conservatives.
 
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement. Other men who were less skilled at hunting (called 'vegetarians' which was an early human word meaning 'bad hunter') learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hairdressing.  This was the beginning of the liberal movement.
 
Some of these liberal men evolved into women. Others became known as "girlie-men." Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided. Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.
 
Modern Liberals like lite beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: many liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most college professors, social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, film makers in Hollywood, group therapists and community organizers are liberals. Liberals meddled in our national pastime and invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.
 
Conservatives drink real beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are members of the military, big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, truck drivers, athletes, airline pilots, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.
 
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.
 
Here ends today's lesson in world history. It should be noted that a liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to this post. A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be shared immediately to other true believers and to just tick-off more liberals. And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self, I'm going to grab a few beers and grill some steaks.

GLOBAL WARMING - PROPANGA - PER MIT PROF

Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 01:42 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyji2Ebuc9w