Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WISE WORDS

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts."
—Mahatma Gandhi

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands—and then eat just one of the pieces."
—Judith Viorst

"Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert."
—Adolph Hitler

Monday, February 22, 2016

ON A LIGHTER NOTE



Nathan, of hot dog fame, would be turning over in his grave, if he saw the caliber of people who represent him at his locations, and would do somersaults if he knew they charged 25 cents extra per dog for sauerkraut—another 7 cents for more of same.

The 15 cent hot dog with kraut and 15 cent fries cost 2 for $10.65 with a soft drink. It is strange given that it is just a frank footer.

So far no uptick for ketchup or mustard, but just you wait!

Bye for Now,

Bill


Sunday, February 14, 2016

10 little, 9 little, 8 litttle Republican Indians

I DON'T DO LOL EASILY but it was very easy to LOL at last nite's Republican Debate turned school yard brawl. It was funny to see grown men, presumably mature, try their hardest to outdo each others' bravado, while in one way or another all failed.

Here is how I saw it:

The Donald, once again, the school yard bully ready to go after anyone and everyone without discrimination—out of control so that even the moderators couldn't rein him in. He is the kid who gets thrown out of school within the first month. And when choosing sides in a game he is picked first, even though he sucks at the game, because everyone is afraid of his wrath and vengeful nature.

Teddy C, comes across as the rich kid who just graduated from Harvard who thinks he is better than everyone else and is entitled because of his aristocratic demeanor, despite being a pretty sleazy player who would never make the team.

Marco Polo, is the kid at recess who sat out the fun and games while memorizing the Periodic Table. A part of everyone admires the guy, but a part of everyone thinks he is an arrogant prick who says whatever he thinks everyone wants to hear. No one picks him for the team cause he doesn't really know how to play given his inexperience.

Bushy Boy, is the name my Mom gave to his brother George, whose presence this week will likely further lower his numbers. He is the winy wimpy one in the school yard constantly crying foul, unfair, time out, etc. For this reason alone he can't be team captain, especially given his "low energy" level and his tendency to come late to the party.

Governor K, seems like a decent man and reminds me of me. He keeps saying, "Why can't we all just get along," but like me few listen to us. He will get picked last for the team, but at least he will be on it.

Doc C, should not even be in this playground. Presumably, he was an excellent neurosurgeon and they are typically among the most brilliant in med school, but whomever encouraged him and Ms. F to run for President could perhaps use some neurosurgery themselves. He needs to face reality, get out of denial, and go back to whatever he was doing before deciding to run for anything, just like Ms. F did.

Double C Chris, had no choice but to fold up his tent, but I liked his tenacity and vision. And he is undeniably correct. The next President of this United States needs experience managing complex challenges in the political arena, while standing strong against the leaders of North Korea, Russia. and Iran to name just a few. This unfortunately disqualifies all of the above along with the two Donkeys or should I say asses.

The saddest thing to realize of 15 or more candidates is that no one has the creds to earn the job.

Bye for Now,

Bill




Friday, February 12, 2016

WISE WORDS


"Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any person, but coaxed downstairs, a step at a time."

—Mark Twain

Bye for Now,

Bill

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SAD BUT TRUE


"The family seems to have two predominant functions: to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane."

—Donald G. Smith


Bye for Now,

Bill

Monday, February 8, 2016

I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO LEARN

that people in the US and England are among the most illiterate in the developed world. South Korea came in #1, Poland (so much for the Polish jokes) came in # 6, the US #21 and England #23.

Even more shocking was the # of guns bought in the US in December 2015. How many do you think? Couple of thousand? Ten thousand? One hundred thousand?

Try 3.3 millon!!!

How many loaded guns do you think TSA seized in carry on bags in the US in 2015? Since people know they are being closely monitored by TSA wouldn't you think it would be 500 or less?

Try over 2600!!!

Do you think there is a correlation between our illiteracy and our gun habits? Just say'n.

Bye for Now,

Bill

Friday, February 5, 2016

AS THOSE OF YOU

who follow this blog religiously (all 3 of you since Mom died) know I am not a TV guy. An occasional sporting event perhaps or a debate now and then and then, but mostly I don't follow the "shows."

Yesterday I did watch the Madoff 2 hour premier and was shocked that at least a half hour was dedicated to commercials.

I thought the program was worth watching to see how big a douche bag he was, but when I watch the concluding 3 hours I will do it with DVR and the ability to fast forward the commercials. They are mind boggling and even more redundant than the debates.

Bye for Now,
Bill

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AT THE VERY TIME

that the potential for the presidential race could be interesting, I find myself quite bored. It feels as if this "circus" has been going on forever, with more debates than I ever remember pre-nominations.

So much is so redundant as each player repeats him or herself ad nauseum. Even the media seem to repeat itself endlessly—and we are only in the first inning.

I am hopeful that very soon those with painfully low percentages, poll after poll, will face reality and bow out gracefully.

I do admire the energy of all, day after day, morning till night, seven days a week chasing a dream, which most of the time quickly becomes a gray-haired nightmare.

I think the underlying dynamic of all who seek higher office, particularly those who don't stand a chance are rain showers of delusion with intermittent icy winds of hallucination. That said, we should always be cautious for what we wish.

Bye for Now,


Bill