02/23/24

The Power of Ignorance

There is incredible power in ignorance. Sounds odd, allow me to explain.

When I was a lad, I lived near the Atlantic Ocean and used to take my father’s fishing pole (he was overseas in the Army and, thus, the notion of asking his permission was moot) and walk along the sand and out onto the jetties (I was specifically forbidden to walk out onto the slimy jetties) and hurl a red and white lure (with three sets of hooks I would sharpen with a triangular file) into the water to try to catch gullible striped bass that ran along the shore.

I could really fling that lure. Continue reading

02/19/24

Don’t Cry For Me, Elon Musk

Elon Musk, whose 2012 employment agreement compensation was the largest in US corporate history, is angry that the Delaware Chancery Court invalidated his 2018 employment agreement (also the largest in US business history).

The 2018 agreement is fairly described as being a “performance based, equity compensation plan.” It contained a dozen milestones each of which when attained delivered to Musk approximately 1% of the shares of Tesla.

BTW, Elon Musk does not draw a salary.

Musk enjoying a blunt on Joe Rogan’s pod cast.

In his sophomoric anger, Musk has threatened to move Tesla’s state of incorporation from Delaware to either Nevada or Texas. This would require shareholder approval. Seems wildly childish and small, but, hey, Elon Musk is Elon Musk.

Nevada corporate law is modeled (plagiarized from) on Delaware law and has only a decade of experience whilst Texas has jury trials. You do not want a jury trial if you are a public company.

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02/12/24

Paying For The North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Article V requires each member nation to rise to the defense of any other member nation in the event of an attack.

An attack on one is an attack on all.

It is a simple alliance and it is focused on the danger created by Russia — let’s not pretend otherwise. We broke the former USSR in the Cold War and now it is time to deal with China’s gas station, the Russian Federation and its delusional leader, the medieval, brutal, Dark Ages Putin. Continue reading

02/9/24

An Elderly Man With A Bad Memory

Yesterday POTUS Joe Biden received a get-out-of-jail-free-card from Independent Counsel Robert Hur though he found:

Joe Biden “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen.”

And, Joe is pissed. Let me ‘splain it to you.

Who the Hell is Robert Hur, Big Red Car?

 1. Robert Hur (South Korean descent) was educated at Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He’s one of them “elites.” Smart as a whip.

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02/8/24

Defund The United Nations, Close It Down, Go Digital

The United Nations, a good idea at its inception in the aftermath of World War II, has now ripened into its logical conclusion: time to wind it up and shut it down. Let’s land this plane. 

The UN was a great idea in the aftermath of the greatest war in history when the world did not have the travel, communication, and technology capabilities it has today. It was a place for world leaders to come together en masse, maintain a permanent presence, and reasonably talk through their issues face-to-face. Continue reading

02/7/24

Illegal Aliens v Mexican Food

I lived in Texas for four decades and came to love Mexican food (TexMex) like one of my children.

There is a huge difference amongst Mexican food locations: Austin v San Antonio v El Paso.

With the advent of an invasion of illegal aliens (not all of whom are Mexican or Hispanic, 35,000 of them are Chinese with a lot of military age men), the demand for cultural food appropriation is high. Continue reading

02/6/24

The Quest for Stability

As I view the world today — domestically and throughout the globe — what we are engaged in is a universal quest and longing for stability.

It manifests itself in sleepless nights, a roiling gut, that sense of a tight iron band across your chest, the notion that ‘yes, it does make your ass look huge,’ and extreme flatulence. You know the feeling.

WTF is stability, Big Red Car?

Stability means a steady or consistent condition upon which we can individually and collectively base our decisions and expectations about the future. It inspires confidence and assures us that we can attack the future with a sense of balance, support, and predictability. We can live our lives in peace.

Stability allows us to marshal our energy for the future and not flame it off on the past or to constantly gird our loins for the next bit of chaos.

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02/5/24

A Word About Immigration At The Southern Border

Today comes word that the Senate Republicans and their colleagues have arrived at a “bill” to cure the problem at the southern border. All hail, Senator Lankford! Even Cocaine Mitch McConnell says it’s “Great!”

Haha, not so fast, y’all.

In the background is our President, Joe Biden, whining the Congress (the Senate and the House) has to act to give him the authority to control the southern border. He says he doesn’t have the authority to  control the illegal immigrant onslaught at the border!

Wink, wink!

Haha, like it wasn’t Biden’s plan all along to remove the southern border, eh?

“The bad Republicans won’t give me the authority to deal with the Southern border. Woe is I!”

Yeah, well, let’s chat about that, shall we? Continue reading