07/5/24

In Bed By 8 Is Not The Solution, America

After the dumpster fire that was the presidential debate last Thursday, acting President Joe Biden (come on, man, it’s an act) has promised to get more sleep and not to schedule events after eight o’clock in the evening. Further, he has promised to be in bed by 8. Sheesh.

[Joe, WTF is Plan B? For the record, these are not effective treatment protocols for dementia. Just saying.]

Also for the record, my youngest granddaughter — 18 months old — also “promises” to be in bed every night by 8, but she’s up by 7:00 AM every morning, sharp as a tack, eating scrambled eggs, and ready to rock and roll.

Take a step back, take a deep breath, now ask yourself if that utterance — in bed by 8, more sleep, no events after 8 — comforts you that the man holding the reins of the most powerful military force on the planet, the nuclear football, and the strongest economy in the planet is actually in charge or not? Continue reading

06/30/24

Presidential Debate No. 2 — A New Plan

I watched the presidential debate the other night and went to bed aghast that the future President of the United States may be elected based on — wait for it — a candidate’s golf handicap.

“I’m a six or an eight. I used to be really good and I turned down the Naval Academy,” sayeth Joe.   “I’m a two and won several club championships,” said Don.  Total nonsense.

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06/23/24

The Tee Ball, Special Olympics Presidential “Debate”

On Thursday, 27 June, at 9:00 PM Eastern Time, the country will be treated to a faux “debate” between two old white guys vying for the job as President of the United States (neither of whom have been formally nominated by their parties yet).

Let me tell you what this “debate” will NOT be: a rigorous discussion of the comparative policies and track records of two men, both of whom have held the job.

It will not be a comparision or display critical thinking on immigration, the open Southern border, taxation, the deficit, crime, law enforcement, race, foreign policy, terrorism, domestic policy, climate change, election security, poverty, education, the military, the economy, government spending,  Ukraine, Russia, the Middle East, China, global trade, the environment, electric vehicles, or crypto. Continue reading

06/7/24

The Texas Stock Exchange

The creation of a new “CEO friendly” and “un-woke” stock exchange to challenge the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ has been festering for some time, but TXSE Group recently announced publicly its plans to apply to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to operate a stock exchange in Dallas with a launch date in 2026.

The United States formerly had a number of regional stock exchanges, but since 2000 most of those regional exchanges have been bought up or merged with the NYSE or NASDAQ. The Texas Stock Exchange (founding CEO James Lee, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2001, President Houston Symphony Endowment, financial advisory guy, a financial player, nobody’s huckleberry) would be a new entrant in what had been a collapsing industry. Continue reading

06/6/24

Donald J Trump – Prison Time?

Having blown the call on the verdict, I now bring coals to Newcastle and ask, “Does the Judge give Trump prison time?”

Chastened as I am about the shortage of common sense in New York, I am inclined to believe the judge plays out the entire Get Trump string and gives him a stint in Rikers.

[To be sentenced to Risker Island — one of the shittiest prisons on the planet — a felon has to receive a minimum sentence of one year.] Continue reading

05/31/24

Ukraine War Escalation Or Not?

The Biden admin recently announced it would no longer compel Ukraine to limit its use of American supplied long range armaments (capable of flinging hot iron 190 miles down range) to its own country. Translated: Ukraine can now use American ATACMS to strike targets — only certain targets — inside Russia.

Russia, of course, has no restriction on using their weapons to strike Ukraine anywhere and everywhere.

MGM-140 ATACMS firing M-39 missile with range of either 103 or 190 miles from an M270  MLRS launcher.

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05/28/24

Trump Trial Verdict

Today the closing arguments will be completed in the New York City show trial of Donald J Trump, former President of the United States and current presumptive nominee of the Republican Party as its candidate for re-election to his former job.

An innocent 4 year old Donald J Trump

After closing arguments, the judge will instruct the jury as to its charge to deliberate and decide the charges against Donald Trump.

Then, the jury will begin and conclude its deliberations. Continue reading

05/17/24

Is Everyone In California High Or Stupid?

This is one of those blog posts that writes itself — free government-provided, taxpayer-funded alcohol for homeless alcoholics — but first I had to confirm what I had heard was correct. Let me launch into it.

Homelessness is not a pretty picture, especially in California and San Francisco. San Francisco claims it is now enjoying a 10-year low in homeless sleeping unprotected on the streets.

That statistic is subject to a lot of conjecture and ridicule, but meanwhile the stats for California writ large are an increase of 30,000 homeless. Even the governor admits to that.

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