Monday, January 16, 2017


Portable toilets being installed for the mass of people expected at Donald Trump's inauguration Friday had the name "Don's Johns" all over them, which raised the ire of Trump's staff.  As it turns out, the porta-potties were rented from a Virginia firm named "Don's Johns."  

No one knows for sure why they were chosen as a toilet vendor, but Capitol employees were quick to point out that the firm has been used for other Washington events, such as Barack Obama's inaugurations in 2009 and 2013.  

Friday, January 13, 2017


Retired General James Mattis at his Senate confirmation hearings yesterday said. “I think [the world order is] under the biggest attack since World War II … from Russia, from terrorist groups and with what China is doing in the South China Sea.”  I don't see how anyone in America can take issue with that assessment.  

Russia is on the muscle in Crimea and the Ukraine, hell-bent on destroying NATO and reassembling the old Soviet Union.  China has become emboldened to the point that it openly and flagrantly flaunts its power in the South China Sea.  Iran and North Korea both have been pursuing intercontinental nuclear missile capability and they have made great strides in doing so.  ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram and, (to a lesser degree), Al Qaeda... are threatening the entire world stage with the imposition of radical Islam.  All of this has taken place while our own military capabilities have been sorely depleted. 

Frankly, we can blame all of this on one Barack Hussein Obama.  Had it not been for him and his damned Nobel Peace Prize, I seriously doubt the world stage would be set the way it now is.  

The legacy the S.O.B. leaves behind is scary, to say the very least.  

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Donald Trump is lashing out at big pharma... saying the government just simply won't be paying that much for drugs anymore for Medicare, military and V.A. patients.  He's demanding the right to negotiate prices, an ability previously denied due to government regulations.  

The pharmaceutical companies have been quick to respond to criticism over their prices over the last decade or two by insisting that they need to recoup expenses for researching and developing better medications.  Otherwise, they warn, there will be no incentive to keep advancing.  

Anyone who has ever been involved in business knows that, in order to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace, you have to keep innovating.  My point here is that even if prices are rolled back for medicines, pharmaceutical companies will continue to develop new and better products in order to stay in business.  So, their argument holds no water. 

Big pharma has protected its price-gouging territory by successfully lobbying Congress and the F.D.A. to keep foreign pharmaceuticals out of the country.  "You can't trust medicines from other countries," they exclaim.  Well, if medicines from other countries were defective, people would be getting sick or dying and we'd hear about it.  Besides, I believe that American companies are actually selling their products to foreign countries at far less than what they are gouging us for. 

They may say they're not to blame for raping our pocketbooks, but the evidence clearly shows that they are. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


I have no problem with unions in general; whenever employers take undue advantage of employees, they need to be blocked and called to task.  But, here's the rub: when unions get powerful enough to prevent employers from disciplining or dismissing unfit and/or unwilling workers, that crosses the line.  

We know all too well that the Department of Veterans Affairs, most particularly in V.A. hospitals and clinics, has done a grave disservice to the American military vet.  Literally, men and women have died because the V.A. has not done its job and supervisors have consistently lied in an organized, national effort to cover their tracks.  

Something has to change.  

But, while V.A. management is attempting to get rid of the dead weight, no play on words intended, it is being met with stiff resistance from the American Federation of Government Employees.  All things considered, that appears to me to be un-American and a direct attack on the men and women who served and put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and liberties.  Shouldn't the union be the first one to say to its labor force: "Do your job and take care of these vets or we're not going to stand behind you?"  

But, that is not the case and the union itself becomes directly responsible for treating our vets like crap.  This union has every legal reason I can think of to be decertified.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


A Federal Justice Department survey found that less than 2% of criminals obtain their guns through gun shows.  That begs the question: What percentage of guns bought at gun shows are subsequently used to commit crimes?  

These figures do not necessarily correlate with each other; you'd have to know the actual counts per each category to draw any firm conclusions.  

But, I'd be willing to bet that less than 1% of guns purchased at gun shows are subsequently used in criminal activity.  By overwhelming majority, most guns used in crimes are obtained on the black market, through theft or from relatives. 

So, how can you say that gun shows are to blame for gun crime? 

Monday, January 09, 2017


What I heard over the weekend was the redundant question, "Who do you believe," as applied to "Obama or Putin," "the government or Assange," and "our intelligence agencies or Russia?"  

It's a pious admonition for us to accept that Putin, Russia and Assange must be the liars, to which I must pose the question:  When is the last time Obama or his government told the truth to us?  


Friday, January 06, 2017


Chuck the Schmuck Clown, Nancy the Poll Dancer and the rest of the flock just can't resist from making laughing stocks of themselves, can they? 

Thursday, January 05, 2017


We all know that the mainstream media and press has been guilty of slanting the news, skewing the news, manufacturing the news and hiding the real news from the American public.  The disservice they have done to democracy in this country is abominable.  

The new President Trump wants to get his message out without having it manipulated by the press and media, so he's going to do it himself... via Tweets, Facebook and Instagram.  Using them, he intends to make his major policy announcements, thereby circumventing the press.  

For the first time in recent history, the establishment media is not going to get the stories first; Americans will.  

Wednesday, January 04, 2017


The Democrats continue to dig themselves into a deeper and more ominous hole.  They've taken the posture that it is not their fault that they lost the election, and therefore they do not have any obligation to learn or adapt to the circumstances that led them to where they are.  They, in their own minds, will never be to blame. 

They can close their eyes to the fact that this country just went through a metamorphosis, a revolution of sorts in which we seized back control of a government that had round afoul of American Constitutional principles.  To the Democrats, what we did was absolutely wrong and that wrong must be righted at the earliest possible opportunity; and, of course, there is the accompanying need for retribution.  

Not once have they bothered to stop and examine the whats and whys; they continue forward in their self-righteous, elitist ways as if they are soldiers of the socialistic Obama and Soros armies of the world.  So it is that they dig in their heels and become obstructionists to the new wave of Americanism; come hell or high water, they are bound and determined to have it their way.  

Not that the Republican establishment has learned its lesson, by the way, but the plain simple matter-of-fact is that those who fail to understand the revolution or the movement are destined to be buried by it.  And in the world of politics, 2018 is just around the corner.  

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


I was reading an article over the New Year's holiday that suggests tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs may be lost to advances in technology.  In one sense, they're correct, but in the real sense they've totally missed the boat.  

The fact is, we're doing it to ourselves.  When Obama and his minions decided that $15.00 an hour should be the nation's minimum wage, a whole slew of companies which employed entry-level employees started looking for ways to cut those labor costs so that they could stay competitive in the world market.  As a result, there was and is a huge push on for labor-cutting technology across the service and manufacturing sectors.  

Some major cities such as Seattle have seen a mass exodus of restaurants moving into the suburbs where the $15.00 wage does not apply.  Some major companies such as McDonalds and Burger King are already testing vending machines that will allow customers to place their orders and have them pop out of a machine as opposed to getting them over the counter with human order-taking involved.  Technological computerized "virtual assistants" are replacing secretaries and administrative assistants;  I operate a small business with fewer employees because we're computerized.  

The problem here, as you can see, is that our cost of labor is artificially high, especially when you factor in benefits.  We've allowed the cost of labor in this country to soar much faster than in any other industrialized economy.  And when it comes to competing with Japan, China and India, slapping an import tax on their goods is very likely to fuel a worldwide inflation

The fact is, we're better off having people work a full 40-hour week at a lower wage than being unemployed or working a 20-hour week at a 50% higher wage.  If labor costs can be contained, there really is no reason to look for ways to replace it. 

Let's put the blame where it belongs.