Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Trump

To me, it is never about Donald Trump. Any thinking person realizes that he is an egomaniacal "have" and will say anything to get press. What it truly is about is US. 

ASHAMED

I saw a big advertisement in the WSJ for Dick Chaney and daughter's book. (Don't want to name it. God forbid that somebody might buy it because of me--plenty of stupid 'mericans' that will buy the book).  

You have got to be s..ting me. This f..ker should be sitting in "sack cloth and ashes" for leading a hapless president down a road to shame.  With bad Intell, Chaney was the main cheerleader for the nvasion of a country that has been the open door to Mideast conflict for over 5000 years. (Like we could do something). As my mom would say, "anybody with one eye and half sense would know better." 

How guys like Chaney can hold their heads up is way beyond me. With few exceptions, George W. has at least not tried to put a spin on a colossal mistake and has by in large stayed out of the limelight. Chaney for his part is f..king clueless. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

WAYNE DYER

One of my semi-heroes died. Wayne Dyer. He wrote this really good book, "The Erogenous Zones." People thought it was some sort of sex Manuel but it wasn't; basically a very readable and practical self-help book on living your life better. 

What fascinated me about the book and Dyer is that the book hardly made a ripple in the publishing world. Dyer was not to be deterred, he loaded the trunk of his car with books and anywhere a crowd was gathered, he hawked the books. His temerity made it into a "best seller." Whether or not this is myth or not, a good story. God bless him on his way. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

You are doing a good job, Brownee (Michael Brown of FEMA and Katrina fame)
                   George W. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

THE DONALD

Trump is an egomaniac and as my bud said, "he is brilliant in the limelight." The real story is about us; My fellow "Mericans" as the NASCAR types say. In my opinion, when we support a certifiable arrogant egocentric MFer like  Trump, it says more about us than it does him.  

Of my father's children. I love myself the best. If the Lord provides for me, the devil take the rest.

A self-made millionaire who interviewed 1,200 wealthy people noticed one behavior they all have in common. My wife read the story in "Busness Insider" and challenged me to guess what the trait was. I couldn't. She gave me a compliment: you are too idealistic. SELFISHNESS. I hate to think that. The full article is here. http://www.businessinsider.com/rich-people-think-selfishness-is-a-virtue-2015-8

I tell you what I do encounter lots: in TV, various news stories and reading: a type of value system. You can call it selfish as it often has to do with material issues. The haves, the have nots. But, it is a type if cynicism. The characters in novels are often the worst types, not real heroes, mostly everybody is on the take. . To me, this is why the "breaking headline" of the three Americas subduing the terrorist is so appealing. We want heroes. When I see TV and movies or read novels, I am looking for the hero. The guy or female who goes above and beyond, who puts other interests above their own--Not usual cynicism, and I am going to get my own first. Sacrifice, commitment, choosing the hard path. Is this impossible? No, but it is hard.

 

The Course of History

Jimmy Carter. The guy is 91 but still going into treatment. Very interesting. Someone asked him about "regrets" and he said something like, "well, if he had sent in two more helicopters and rescued the Iranean hostages, he would have been reelected President. I think so. 

Had that happened, the course of history would have been changed. 

Treatment, guess he still has some things he wants to do. Hmmmm.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

GOD BLESS HER ON HER JOURNAL

She passed away yesterday. She brought me the cake on my birthday. 

TOBY

We are sending good thoughts and prayers Toby's way. Toby is still in a coma: run over, she is the best friend of my granddaughter. (High School classmates)--Toby's birthday is today(20). My granddaughter will probably take it pretty hard. Toby, like Lupe, would have been preparing to go back to college (Johns Hopkins). Very sad. Life can change in an instance. 

The Donald

Eventually, HBO will do a movie about this election. Who should play you?

Donald Trump says, "Somebody really, really handsome. That's the only thing that matters. I don't care if he can act well. He's got to be really, really good-looking. OK?"

What this reenforces to me is that we have a country where you can even get a voice if you are stupid. Not meaning Trump but the voter. Trump is an egomaniac, plain and simple; and those who subscribe to his "show boating" extremists views are part of our America who are allowed to be stupid, in my view. If it were me, I would be embarrassed to let anybody know I followed a certifiable egotistical idiot's view. This is a time when I really miss your my brother. I'd love to hear his comments. He was really passionate. I mainly am running my mouth and looking for blogging material. 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

COLLEGE

EVERYBODY SHOULD GO TO COLLEGE. It should be part of the National Psyche. No ifs, ands, or buts.  I constantly hear the "so called" experts talk about college in terms of careers, getting a job, the right majors to be more competitive. College isn't just about  going to classes, it is for the socialization process: the people you meet, the friends you make, opening your mind to new ideas. To me, it is the EXPERIENCE.  

POVERTY

Poverty looks the same. Makes no difference if you are black, white, red, purple, makes no difference. Poverty is colorblind. 

WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION

In San Francisco, if somebody asked you, "Are you a Christian, they are asking you 'what is your religion?' " (Rarely would someone ever asked you that anyway but I want to make a point). In the "South," if someone asked the question, "What is your religion?"They are asking, "What is your church, are you saved," (Christian idea). What got me to thinking about it was an encounter recently with my acupuncturist. She is the cutest little Asian type. I love her. As she is filling me with needles, she said, 
"Do you have a religion?" 
"I am a Christian." 
"Oh,  (genuinely surprised) 
And, yourself? Mostly Buddhist but more spiritual."  AIN'T LIFE INTERESTING

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MILITARY KIDS MORE PRONE TO RISKY BEHAVIOR

Big article in WSJ about this gigantic study of military kids in America and Israel? Over 50,000 sample. "Military Kids More Prone to Risky Behavior." I was amazed as I always thought military kids were more disciplined and controlled by parents. Plus military kids more prone to suicide. 


NC GOAT ROPE

Watching Repub Presidential candidates  is like watching a slow motion NC goat rope: confusion, ignorance and "The Donald. "