Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stress


        Stress is bad for our health in many ways, but is a part of life.  Stress can affect our sleep, cause stomach problems, cause high blood pressure, and many other physical and mental issues. 
        I had stomach problems for over 45 years.  I tried Tagamet, Zantac, and others.  I ate antacids like candy.  When it was bad in later years, I learned a shot of blackberry brandy provided the most relief. 
        About a year ago I had a heart attach.  The hospital pharmacist said he could fix the stomach issue.  He put me on pantoprazole and I have not taken an antacid or had stomach pain since. 
        Part of my problem was stress.  I had a To Do list every workday that was always too long and never got completed.  When I did not reach my goals, my stomach usually started to hurt. 
        I still have a To Do list and I still never complete it, but now, I don’t care.  Medication and mental attitude can both reduce stress. 
        I heard about a college that had a mandatory college course to teach students how to handle stress.  Good idea, but if a student found the course too stressful; they could opt out of the class.  Are you kidding me?  Coddling college students certainly does not prepare them for the real world.  It’s a jungle out there.
        When Donald Trump was elected President, some colleges cancelled tests and assignments because students were stressed about the outcome of the election.  Our education system teaching extreme liberal propaganda created that situation.  Students should have been celebrating Trump’s victory as if their school had just won a national championship. 
        Our education system is too liberal today.  Socialism is taught as an option when it has never worked in the history of the world.  We no longer teach our children to respect our country, our flag, and the office of the Presidency.  Courses are taught that do nothing to teach the student to make a living in the real world.  I can see why some can never leave the world of academia.  Others go out into the job market having learned no work ethic. 
        Our educational system should teach personal responsibility, accurate history, ethics, and usable skills for earning a living.  Giving participation trophies and coddling hurt feelings is not healthy or helpful.  No wonder students are too stressed to function.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nike


        I recently read Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike.  I found it very interesting.  As I read the book, I kept thinking how amazing it was that he did everything wrong and still succeeded.  At the time he wrote the book, he said he was worth about $10 billion.
        Knight started out selling Tiger shoes that were made in Japan.  He called his company Blue Ribbon.  He was not involved full-time in the beginning and was an atrocious manager.  I know a couple business schools use Nike as a case study and I can see why.

What did Knight do right? 
·       He took a trip to Asia.
·       He made a deal with a Japanese shoe company to buy their shoes and sell them in the US.
·       His college track coach partnered with him and designed athletic shoes. 
·       He had a few early employees who were totally devoted to Blue Ribbon and to selling athletic shoes.  They did it out of the trunk of their personal cars.
·       He picked the great name Nike and the “swoosh” logo almost by chance.
·       He was terrible at marketing except for courting athletes and buying their endorsements.
·       And most importantly, he picked a product with a huge emerging market.
         
        Phil Knight is retired, but I am sure he has a lot of influence over Nike.   Nike recently picked Colin Kaepernick as the face of their ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign.  Is this a smart move, a dumb move, or an irrevocable error?   
        Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee before NFL games when the national anthem was played to protest his perceived mistreatment of blacks by the police.  The protest spread, but did little to promote the cause.  Many people feel that taking a knee disrespects the flag, the national anthem, the police, the military, and the country.
        Many fans have stopped watching NFL football because of this show of disrespect for the flag and country.  TV viewers and revenues are down.  With the exception of a quick peek at the Packers, I won’t watch the NFL until they show the national anthem with the players standing with hands over their hearts.
        Now Nike is endorsing this disrespect for the flag by making Kaepernick the face of their advertising.  Nike stock has already taken a big hit. If I had any Nike shoes or apparel, I would burn them or throw them in the garbage. 
        I don’t have any Nike gear because I am not big on paying a premium for an average product because of the name.  I also prefer to buy products made in America.  I certainly did not like the fact that most Nike products are made in countries that have atrocious work conditions. 
        It will be interesting to see what happens with the NFL and Nike. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Life, Liberty & Levine


       I  watched Life, Liberty & Levin  on  Sunday,  8/26/2018.  Mark Levin  had  two guests  on  the show.   They were Katie Pavlick and Candice Owens. 
        Katie Pavlick is a 30 year old white female.  She was raised in the mountains of Arizona in a traditional family in a conservative environment.  She is a journalist, political commentator, and author. 
        Candice Owens is a 29 year old black female.  She is a public speaker and blogger.  She was raised by her grandparents in Connecticut in a black, liberal Democrat environment. 
        Both Pavlick and Owens are approximately the same age and female, but different in many ways.  The amazing thing is how they have both evolved to be in total agreement with their support of President Trump. 
        They discussed several topics including the failures of our education system.  Both women expressed their opinion of how the Marxist socialist propaganda taught by most collages had played a part in forming their conservative values.  They pointed out how conservative teachers and students are openly discriminated against in spite of a Code of Ethics that bans discrimination.  They both agreed that schools want diversity in looks, but do not allow diversity in speech.  
        Many universities that spread Marxist socialist propaganda are state-funded schools.  Both women are amazed that taxpayers allow this biased discrimatory agenda that restricts free speech at state-funded colleges.  They pointed out how the tenure system, which was set-up to insure free speech and expression of opposing ideas, is now preventing free expression of ideas. 
        On immigration, they both are totally opposed to the open boarders and sanctuary cities that the liberal left promote.  I have stopped using the term progressive for the liberal left because the word “progressive” implies something positive and there is nothing good coming out of the liberal left.
        On feminism, they both agree that the left has used sex to divide the country and get votes.  They point out how the Marxist ideas taught in our schools actually restricts female opportunities.
        On race, they both agreed that the liberal Democratic policies since President Johnson’s Great Society are totally racist.  The left criticizes political correctness of conservative speech while the left’s actions have enslaved blacks to a life of drugs, crime, and poverty. 
        They both feel that the move to political correctness has been tearing the country apart.  They are thankful for President Trump attacking political correctness and actually working in the best interest of the country.  Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, women, and high school graduates are all better off because of President Trump then they have been in decades. 
        If you have access to this program, it is worth your time to watch it.  For an old fart like me, these two women are part of the youth of this country.  They are intelligent and informed.  They have embraced conservative values, and recognize the liberal left for the Marxist, globalist, socialists they are.  They give me hope for the future and the future of my grandchildren. 
         
God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Corrupt Establishment Bureaucrats


        I knew the political elite in DC were corrupt, but I had no idea how corrupt and how many criminal acts they had committed for political gain.  I am sickened at how they have taken control of our trusted law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
        Here are some of the corrupt swamp bureaucrats who have committed crimes that should require jail time.  The list is not complete and does not include any minor co-conspirators.  How did we ever allow our government to get this corrupt? 

·       James Baker, Former FBI, Comey advisor
·       John Brennan, Former CIA Director
·       James Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence
·       Hilary Clinton, Former Secretary of State
·       James Comey, Former FBI Director 
·       Michael Hayden, Former Director of National Security  
·       Eric Holder, Former Attorney General
·       Loretta Lynch, Former Attorney General
·       Andrew McCabe, Former Deputy Director of FBI
·       Bob Mueller, Special Prosecutor & former FBI Director
·       Bruce Ohr, Associate Deputy Attorney General, DOJ
·       Lois Lerner, Former IRS Director Exempt Organizations
·       Lisa Page, Former FBI attorney
·       Susan Rice, Former National Security Advisor
·       Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General
·       James Rybicki, Former FBI Chief of Staff for Comey
·       Peter Strozk, Former FBI agent
·       Chis Wray, FBI Director
·       Sally Yates, Former US Attorney General 

        Think about if Hillary had been elected President.  All of this corruption would have continued and none of it would have ever been made public.  We came close to losing our republic. 
        John Brennan is throwing a fit about having his security clearance pulled.  He should shut up and be thankful he is not in jail.
       Susan Rice is guilty of unmasking Trump associates from surveillance tapes and leaking them to the press.  This is a felony, but when exposed, she says she is being picked on because she is a woman and black.  Why is it when liberals are caught red-handed or don't have facts to support their position, they accuse their political opponents of being racist or sexist?
         Bob mueller is the last hope for most of these people to get away with their crimes.  He is the "insurance policy" Strozk referred to in his e-mails in the unlikely evnet Trump won the Presidency.  They must hope Mueller can continue the investigation until he can find something on Trump or frame him.  
        Most of these crimes will be proven in time, but I am afraid few of the guilty will go to jail.  I hope I am wrong, but most will just lose their jobs
        The big question is what role did President Obama play in all this?  All of the corrupt bureaucrats listed above were from Obama’s administration.  One of Strozk’s texts to Page said “POTUS (Obama) wants to know everything.”  Was Obama in charge, just taking orders, naive, uninformed, just incompetent, or all of the above?  We will probably never know in our lifetime, if ever.

 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Liare, Leakers, and Liberals


        If you have not read Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Liars, Leakers, and Librals, I highly recommend it.  Republicans, Democrats, capitalists, socialists, conservatives, and liberals should all read the book. 
        The book is totally factual and an easy read if you don’t get too deep into the footnotes.  Pirro documents everything in the book with 131 footnotes. 
        The only people who should not read this book are the Never-Trumpers that don’t want to let facts get in the way of their agenda.  The sub-title of the book is: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.  Reading it could change their perspective. 

        The following are a couple of the books closing paragraphs:

          Now picture someone trying to take all that away from you.  Picture the elitist, globalist economy coming back.  Picture the establishment back in control of your life, your liberty and pursuing its happiness at the expense of yours.  Picture unfettered Deep State, bigger and badder than ever, without a president calling them out daily for their abuses of power.  Picture the politically correct insanity run amok on college campuses becoming the law of the land. 
          That ladies and gentlemen is what’s at stake.  The future of our children and their children depend on your actions.  They can inherit a nation whose government is dedicated to securing their inalienable rights; or they can be serfs on the globalists’ plantation, with a diminishing standard of living, neighborhoods rife with imported crime, and “hate speech” laws to punish them lest they dare to complain. 
        I love the book and it makes it clear how important this time is for the future of this great country.  The 2016 and 2018 elections are not about Democrats vs. Republicans.  They are about a globalist establishment vs. the American people.

 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Chicago Weekend


        I have lived and worked in the Chicago metro area twice in my life.  It is a great city with a rich history.  The city has many names including; Windy City, City That Works, Heart of America, City of Big Shoulders, and My Kind of Town.  Chicago is a transportation hub for the farm belt of the country. 
        I have had some great times with some of my sons in Chicago.  We made visits to Six Flags Great America, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and History, Brookfield Zoo, and Lincoln Park Zoo.  We saw some pro soccer and the Cubs.
        Some Chicago weekends are not so fun now.  Chicago recently had 74 shootings with 12 dead in one weekend.  A week later there were no arrests.  What is the problem? 
        Here are some facts.  Chicago has been controlled by liberal Democrats for decades.  Chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the country.  Chicago is a sanctuary city.  How is all that working out? 
        Chicago needs to make some changes.  This was the home of President Obama.  After eight years, how did Obama’s Hope and Change work out for Chicago?  
        Chicago even elected President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rob Emanuel, as mayor.  With that connection, all their problems should have been fixed, but gangs, slums, drugs, crime, and violence have gotten worse.  An innocent citizen on the south or west side of Chicago was safer when Al Capone ran the city.
        Mayor Emanuel did take on Chik-fil-A for their religious belief in supporting heterosexual marriage, but does nothing to protect the people in his city from drugs and gangs.  He does nothing to help second and third generations of the minority community get out of poverty and danger. 
        Emanual says Chicago will always be a sanctuary city.  He expects all minorities to support for him.  Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.  Some Chicago citizens are realizing they need REAL CHANGE that puts the needs of all Americans first without trying to divide the country.

 God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome


        
Why do people hate Trump? 

“They would rather see America fail than see Donald Trump succeed.” – Judge Jeanine Pirro
       
        Some people say they hate his policies, but when asked for specifics, all they can say is that they hate all his policies.  They can never give any specifics that are backed up with facts.  The facts are that Trump has done more for this country in eighteen months than any President in modern times has done in four or eight years.
        I have heard people say they just don’t like who he is.  Who is he?  He’s not a politician.  He ran for President because he was a patriot concerned with where the country was headed. 
        Some people say they don’t like how he treats people.  He treats all people equally and treats them as they deserve.  He might not be tactful, but he is always fair.
        He is often called a racist, but this can not be backed up with any facts.  People who accuse him of racism twist his words and make huge assumptions.   After President Obama, I find it refreshing to have a President who is not racist. 
        I seldom agree with anything Nancy Pelosi says, but I agree with her when she said the last thing we want in our intelligence community is partisanship.  She is trying to put that on Trump for considering pulling the security clearances of corrupt individuals in federal law enforcement and intelligence. 
        The facts are clear that Trump should pull the clearances for the following corrupt individuals:
·       Former CIA Director John Brennan
·       Former Director of National intelligence James Clapper
·       Former FBI Director James Comey
·       Former National Security Advisor Dir. Michael Hayden
·       Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice
·       Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
All these individuals were partisan participants in the deep state corruption under the Obama administration. Personally, I think they should all be in jail.
        Judge Jeanine Pirro, the author of Liars, Leakers and Liberals, was a guest on The View.  Whoopi Goldberg went totally bonkers and kicked Pirro off the show and out of the building.   Goldberg was hysterical, irrational and didn’t want to hear or face facts.
        Whoopi was right about one thing.  She said this is the worst case of “Whipping up Hate” this country has ever seen.  She is right, but it is the deranged left that is whipping up the hate.  Their fascist tactics need to stop.
        The establishment’s corruption and abuse of power must be exposed.  The American people need to know the truth before this country is torn apart.  The FBI and DOJ presently have no integrity and because of that are not respected by the American people.
        This country is facing a critical test of our Constitution and the rule of law.  President Trump is the most transparent President we have ever had, but he needs to go further.  He needs to declassify all the documents that Congress has been requesting, all the FISA warrants for Carter Page, and all documents initiating the Mueller investigation.  Trump has the Constitutional authority and power to do this, and it needs to happen now.  Not six months from now.

         

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

What Do You Want in a President?


What Do You Want in a President?

Some of the things that liberals want are:

·       Female
·       Black
·       Gay
·       Some other  minority
·       Politically correct
·       Charismatic
·       Thoughtful
·       Kind
·       Empathetic
·       Serious
·       Polite
·       Idealistic
·       Respectful
·       Likable
·       Nice
·       Civil
·       Who can deliver a speech
·       Who promises medical insurance for everyone
    (Note that insurance does not mean health care)
·       Socialist
·       Who will give free everything

All of these things would be nice, but I really don’t put a high priority on any of them.  This is what I care about in a President:
·       Supports the Constitution
·       Separates the power of the three branches of government
·       In favor of a strong military and national security
·       Who will protect our borders and national sovereignty
·       Favors a smaller federal government with less controls
·       Believes in equal law and order for all
·       A strong economy
·       Full employment
·       Will represent all Americans equally
·       Get fewer people on welfare
·       Keeps campaign promises
·       Lower taxes
·       Achieve affordable health care for all
·       Be a world leader
·       Puts America first
·       Will develop fair trade with other countries
·       Will make other countries pay for their own security
·       Won’t be a globalist advocating wealth redistribution

President Trump may be blunt and politically incorrect and we may not like or understand his tactics, but he is what I want in a President.  He is exactly what the country needed at this time, and he is getting the job done.  We didn’t need a Mr. Nice Guy who does not address the problems, leads from behind, achieves nothing, and continues to hold this great country back.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Party Loyalty or Tunnel Vision?


        What makes a Democrat or a Republican?  It would be nice to think people made that decision based on the facts of what is best for the country.  That seldom seems to be the case for many people.  
        People raised in a family which has a strong party affiliation will support that party regardless.  I was raised in a family that voted for the individual and not the party, and I always considered myself to be an independent.  I have voted Democrat and Republican.
        My Dad used to make fun of party politic arguments at family gatherings, but only after coming home, because he was too polite to do it to their faces.  I am not that polite.
        People who are not controlled by their family are often influenced by their teachers or peers.  Our education system is definitely liberal.  Studies of universities show that a conservative professor is less likely to be given tenure than a liberal. Some universities don’t allow conservative speakers on their campus.  They only believe in free speech if it agrees with their political agenda.  I find this deeply disturbing because higher education should promote rational thinking.
        People are likely to agree with their peer group for many reasons.  It is easier to get along if you go along, and they only hear one side of the argument.  If an individual does not have time or interest in researching the political facts, it is easy for them to believe what their peer group spouts. 
        Many people are influenced by political advertising, and  that is why campaign fundraising is so important.  This would be okay if the ads presented the facts, but they don’t.  They are often misleading or outright lies, and people believe them because they are too busy or too lazy to get the facts. 
        Certain professions blindly follow one party or the other.  Government, education, unions, and the media tend to be liberal and Democrat.  Business, manufacturing, agriculture, and mining tend to be conservative and Republican.  Some contribute and some take.  Anyone see a pattern here?
        I recently saw a study that showed if first time voters voted for one party twice, they would vote for that party for life.  I find that lazy and scary.  Political Party leaders and platforms change.  Why would anyone blindly go along?
        I love Will Rogers’ political jokes.  He said he didn’t have a speech writer because Congress was good enough for him.  Rogers inferred that the Republican Party represented the rich and the Democratic Party was for the little guy.  That may have been true in the 30’s, but certainly is not true today.  Some individuals still feel that way, including some who are very intelligent. 
        Both parties have been for big government and the political elite.  Neither political party represented working America.  Fortunately, the American people had enough of party politics as usual and elected Donald Trump President.  Trump may be blunt, but he is working tirelessly to keep his campaign promises.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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