Sunday, August 13, 2017

BITING HIS NOSE TO SPITE HIS FACE

Doesn't Potus realize that those responsible for the shameful misconduct in Virginia are HIS PEOPLE, HIS BASE. His remarks lump all those present at the "rally" as one misguided group. Not so. The instigators of violence are those who chanted "lock her up" all through the campaign. Trump's election has understandably  emboldened them because their man won and all they're doing is spreading his mantra wherever it lands.

This is serious stuff. With the exception of the Iraq war, predicated upon WMD WHICH DIDN'T EXIST, no other Potus has been so reckless in referencing the start of nuclear confrontation. Does he not realize that these nuclear weapons have not been purchased from TOY'S ARE US and are therefore not his to play with?

Trump is in over his head--way over. Is he surrounded by people who have the knowledge and the COURAGE AND THE SUPPORT to watch Potus closely and to step up and in to physically restrain Potus should his unbalanced chromosomes cause him to play with the wrong toy in an attempt to quell a perceived threat?

Present circumstances mandate his being watched and monitored as he becomes Billy The Kid and begins to shoot recklessly, thereby inviting the worst scenario. Potus must be supervised by men smarter than him and with the power to stop him when necessary. The after-the-fact judicial review would come after the crisis had subsided and the world is in a safer position.

There are good people out there, ready to interpret and enforce the rule of law to which we are all subservient. That will come, as the pieces are picked up and put away.

The Black Box must be in safer, saner hands--ASAP--so that a sense of calm order returns to its usual seat and the world's sleep rate returns to normalcy.

As many prophesied, Trump will bring himself down if he is appropriately guided.

Maybe he could be appointed Director of WHITE HOUSE FAMILY AFFAIRS AT WHICH HE PRESIDES OVER HIS FAMILY'S DISPUTES AMD REPORTS ONLY TO HIMSELF.

I mean--look--how could he hurt the national interest from that post? The only membership requirement is that you be a family member through natural propagation or adoption or by rules promulgated by THE DIRECTOR.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

1941 DEJA VU

Sanctions against North Korea are being ratcheted up in retaliation for that country's nuclear ambitions.

Let's be careful. North Korea's man at the helm is a certified cuckoo who cannot be expected to react in anything approaching reasonably expected conduct.

Hearken back to 1941. Japan's Pearl Harbor attack was blamed, in part, on the economic sanctions promulgated by the U.S. which were deemed to be suffocatingly unreasonable.

Let's make sure to evaluate all potential nutcake moves that N.K. might grasp at.

There are no men of sound mind at play here.


THE NAME OF THE GAME

I WAS THREE MONTHS SHY OF BEING THIRTEEN. MY DAD WAS A SALESMAN IN THE DREGS OF MEAN AND LEAN TIMES. FOOD AND CLOTHING WERE NOT AUTOMATIC EASY-TO-COME-BY STAPLES. WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN REGULAR ITEMS WERE NOW IN THE LUXURY POCKET. MY DAD WOULD COME HOME AT THE END OF EACH WORKDAY WITH LESS IN HIS POCKET THAN IN THE MORNING.

ONE NIGHT, MY UNCLE APPEARED WITH A LONG FACE AND STILTED SPEECH AND HE WENT HEAD TO HEAD WITH MY DAD IN A CORNER OF WHAT WAS SERVING AS A "LIVING ROOM". I MANAGED TO SL

IDE ONTO A UNFOLDED, UNNOTICED BRIDGE-CHAIR.

AFTER SOME SHORT AND VERY AWKWARD SMALL TALK, MY UNCLE PRODUCED FROM HIS POCKET A FOLDED $50 BILL AND PUT IT IN MY DAD'S HAND. "THIS IS ALL I .
CAN DO".

MY DAD SAID NOTHING. JUST LOOKED AT THE BILL FOR AGONIZING SECONDS AND THEN SUDDENLY BURST INTO TEARS WHICH WERE FULL OF PAIN AND ANGUISH AND WOE. NO WORDS WERE NECESSARY. MY UNCLE FOLLOWED SUIT AS I WITNESSED TWO GROWN MEN CRYING INCONSOLABLY. YOUNG AS I WAS, WHAT WAS HAPPENING WAS AN EASILY DECIPHERABLE PLATEAU OF MISERY.

I HAD NEVER SEEN MY DAD CRY BEFORE, WITH SOBS THAT SEEMED TO WRACK HIS SOUL. THANKFULLY, I NEVER DID AGAIN FOR THAT TABLEAU MADE A LASTING IMPRINT.

THE TWO BOTTOM LINES IN LIFE: HEALTH AND FINANCIAL SECURITY. THE FIRST NOT ENTIRELY WITHIN ONE'S CONTROL; THE SECOND BUILT UPON SMARTS AND GOOD OLD-FASHIONED LUCK.

ADD ON: THE ABILITY TO TAKE AND RIDE WITH A PUNCH.

GOOD THINGS DO NOT ALWAYS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

LOOK WHO'S AT THE HELMS

I'M FRIGHTENED.

THAT'S NOT EXACTLY GROUNDSHAKING,  GIVEN THE LIMITED, AND CONSISTENTLY DECLINING BRAINPOWER THAT I POSSESS. IT IS, HOWEVER, A VOTE BY ONE PEAPOD IN REGISTERING SINCERE ALARM AT LOOK WHO'SE DRIVING THE BUS THESE DAYS.

IF WE'RE NOT LIVING A DREAM, THEN WE OUGHTABEE. JUST HARK AT WHAT'S GOING ON.

OUR COUNTRY IS IMMERSED IN CHAOS. THE HERETOFORE VENERABLE WEST WING RESEMBLES A HALLOWEEN MUSEUM DESIGNED TO SCARE YOU WITH EVERY STEP YOU TAKE. NOBODY HAS A COMPASS. STAFF PEOPLE COME AND GO WITH PRAISE FOLLOWED BY DAMNATION. NIECES AND NEPHEWS ADVISE UNCLE SAM WHOSE FAVORITE CIRCUS ACT ARE THE CLOWNS.

THE WORLD AWAITS THE RESULT OF THE ULTIMATE CONTEST: ON ONE SIDE OF THE ARENA SITS A JOLLY ROUND ROLLY-POLLY WHO SPORTS A PENITENTIARY HAIRCUT WHICH USUALLY SIGNIFIES A WALK TO THE CHAIR AND WHO CLAPS HIS HANDS WITH GLEE WHEN HE IS AFFORDED ANOTHER HELPING OF COTTON CANDY. HE INVITES LAUGHTER EXCEPT FOR THE MEANIES WHO SURROUND HIM WITH MISSILES AT THE READY.

AT THE OTHER END OF THIS NUTHOUSE ARENA IS OUR BOY WHOM WE HAVE ELECTED TO SAVE AND PROTECT US. HIS BOOSTING THE ECONOMY IS DEMONSTRATED BY THE LIGHTENING-STRIKE MARKET JUMP IN ALL STOCKS WHICH TAN YOUR SKIN AND HAIR IN VARIOUS DEGREES OF ORANGE. WHY SHOULD HE BE UNSETTLED AT HIS ADVERSARY'S RATTLING OF NUCLEAR MISSILES WHEN HE'S GOT THE START OF WORLD WAR 111 UP HIS SLEEVE?

NEVERTHELESS, I CLING TO THE HOPE THAT THERE'S ENOUGH GAS IN THE TANK OF REASONABLENESS SO AS TO ALLOW THE JUDICIAL PROCESS TO MANIFEST ITSELF.

ROBERT MUELLER IS NOT ASLEEP. HE'S HARD AT WORK GATHERING EVIDENCE SUFFICIENT TO WARRANT IMPEACHMENT OR RESIGNATION PROCEEDINGS, ALL IN TIME FOR THE SHIP TO RIGHT ITSELF---AGAIN---AND PEOPLE WILL USE THEIR HEADS TO THINK WITH, NOT TO WALK ON.

PLEASE, LET SENATOR MCCAIN BE AROUND TO SEE THIS HAPPEN.

AMEN.