Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Baton Rouge vs Chicago??

There have been protests the last several days in Baton Rouge about a black man shot by police. I am not even going to discuss those shooting details now. It is not relevant to my question.

While the Black Lives Matter people are turning out in droves in Baton Rouge, none have been spotted in Chicago recently. To be fair, a few months ago, they did gather in Chicago to protest the shooting of a black man by police.

So far this year in Chicago, 257 blacks have been murdered. Why are 257 in Chicago, not as important as one in Baton Rouge? The number murdered in Chicago is more than twice as many blacks  as have been killed by police in all 50 states so far this year.  If you believe that Black Lives Matter, what are you doing about the situation in Chicago?? Where are the demonstrations about these murders??.Why aren't there riots and looting when someone is murdered in Chicago? Where is the money coming from to fund these protests?

Here is the obvious observation. It is clear that the issue is not the killing of blacks, it is who does the killing. A killing by another black is not cause for demonstration, killing by a policeman is cause.

If Black Lives Matter, you need to get busy in Chicago to get that message out to the blacks who are killing each other. Until that happens, I will continue to believe that  these protests are being staged by left-wing radicals to destroy the nation.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Smart? Phones

I was just reading an article about people who die while taking selfies. The problem is growing at an incredible rate.

How many will die before we get serious about this issue? There's nothing in The Constitution about a right to smartphones!

Let's start doing background checks on smartphone purchasers. Let's restrict ownership of smartphones to those over 21. Why do you need a phone that can take that many pictures?? Are there limits on how many smartphones you can purchase??... Are there people with multiple smartphones? Do we need to start training people in how to walk and operate a phone? How many innocent people will die before we do something about this?? Why are we letting children use these phones?

If we could just save one life by eliminating smartphones, wouldn't it be worth it?? Let's sue all the manufacturers for not warning us about the potential for getting killed while using a smartphone. It's time for the Department of Justice to take on BIG Smartphone. Obama needs to issue an executive order for everyone to turn in their smartphones.

Then again, maybe the people who are dying are just proving that Darwin was right. Forget that I said anything.

The FBI and Hillary

The FBI has set a new standard for justice in the United States. It doesn't matter what you did, it's whether you intended to break the law.

David Petraeus should be at the courthouse today filing to have his conviction overturned. Was it his intention to give Paula Broadwell access to secret documents? No, his intention was to sleep with her. The access to secrets was a byproduct. Yet, the FBI recommended a felony charge against him which Eric Holder reduced to a misdemeanor.

Did Hillary get special treatment? The FBI Director says that Top Secret Emails were handled improperly. He said that the State Department has a problem with handling of Emails. He described the handling of Emails by Hillary Clinton as "careless". Hillary doesn't get charged, Petraeus pleads guilty to a misdemeanor. Double Standard??

Let's put this into perspective so that even the liberals among you can understand it. You leave the house tonight to meet a few friends for drinks. On the way home, you get pulled for DUI (driving under the influence) and are taken to jail. Now, based on the FBI standard for Hillary Clinton crimes, you should not have been charged. According to the FBI, unless you left the house intending to drive drunk (and who would), you should not be charged. Can you imagine a judge buying this idea??

Let's look at the timeline of this investigation. It all started in March of 2015. It has dragged on for months. Last week, the Attorney-General had a "chance" meeting on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport with Bill Clinton. On Saturday, July 2, Hillary was interviewed by the FBI. On a holiday weekend? Then on Tuesday morning, the FBI Director took the unusual step of publicly announcing the results of their investigation. This announcement came just a couple of hours before Hillary boarded Air Force One to fly to Charlotte for a campaign appearance with Obama. Like everything else in the history of the Clintons, this is an incredible streak of coincidences. Does anyone believe this whole thing??

It is obvious to even the slow among you by now that there are two sets of laws in this country. One for the Clintons and the political ruling class and one for the rest of us. This is how the Communist Party operated in the old Soviet Union.

Monday, June 13, 2016

HBO - History By Obama

Yep! You heard it here first. Yesterday I watched Obama's live address to the nation or those left alive in the nation about the slaughter in Orlando over the weekend.

Unable to address any situation without attacking gun owners, Obama stated that the Orlando tragedy was a reminder about the easy access to firearms. What if the killer had set the building on fire? Would Obama have spoken about the easy access to gasoline and matches??

Stop for a minute and think about this point by Obama. Here's a chance for him to start a whole new career as an alternative historian. He can start pointing out the real causes of historical events.

In History By Obama, Pearl Harbor was not caused by Japan's imperialistic goals but by a surplus of airplanes and aircraft carriers. If the Japanese had not had so many warplanes, they would not have attacked the United States. It's a whole new way of thinking, it's not a human mistake, it's a supply situation.

In History By Obama, Hitler didn't attack Europe and Russia because he was a power hungry madman. He did it because he had all those Panzer tanks sitting around. It was a manufacturing error!! Suddenly, "The Arms of Krupp" makes more sense. The Hitler wars were their fault.

In History by Obama, the American Revolution was probably started because there were a bunch of British soldiers in Boston with nothing to do. So a Royal Governor with easy access to British soldiers, sent them to Lexington and Concord. There's a lesson for President Obama in this one however. The Governor sent them out to eliminate the easy access to firearms by the Americans. That was the start of the First American Revolution. Write that down, Barack!!

In History by Obama, when Obama's Arab buddies attacked Israel repeatedly, it was not a hatred of the Jewish people or even a desire for their territory. It was about easy access to gasoline. The Arabs had all of that gas sitting around. They had no where to go, no grass to cut, no weedeating to do. They had to do something with all of that gasoline. Let's just fill up the tanks and the jets and go destroy Israel!!

I can't wait for the HBO mini series on the "History" channel!!!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Facebook and free expression??

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago and posted it on Facebook. My original post disappeared from Facebook a few hours after I posted it. I didn't get any notification from Facebook, it just disappeared. Who says they aren't censoring things??

Earlier in the day I posted a comment that disappeared from Facebook this afternoon. I will try again. What is missing in this whole furor over bathroom usage is a logical discussion on the whole concept of transgenderism. Why are we rearranging the world to accommodate this group of people? How many are there? What percentage of the population are they? What is the driving force behind this whole LGBT thing anyway? Where's the money coming from to finance all of this? Transgenderism is not a physical disorder, it is a mental issue. If we are going to accommodate this disorder, what other mental sex disorders are we going to celebrate? Pedophilia, necrophilia, and bestiality are all mental sex disorders. At what point will these behaviors become acceptable? In the drive to make our society all-inclusive, we will destroy our society. A society without standards of behavior is a failure

I did not say that transgender people should not receive respect and compassion. But to encourage them to use restrooms of the other sex and to get surgery is enabling their disorder. If a person thinks that they are a dog, do we encourage him to run in the street chasing cars? Of course not!! But my question still remains. Why, all of a sudden, is this so important? Who is pushing all of this? What is the goal of all this? Societies rarely suddenly collapse. They go by the wayside, piece by piece. I believe that this is what is taking place right now. Did we not learn anything from the Romans? At least the Romans had enough drive to walk to the Coliseum. Today all you need to do is turn on the TV to get your fill of depraved behavior in the comfort of your home. Sorry, but I think that we are doomed. Abraham Lincoln spoke in 1838 to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, IL. He said ". As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." As much as I dislike quoting Lincoln, he was right!!

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Open Letter to Richard Dreyfuss

Open letter to Richard Dreyfuss:

Dear Richard,

I see that Sunday on Twitter, you wrote,
"The saddest people aren't Donald Trump's supporters. They're really struggling. It's Donald Trump's celebrity supporters who are whores,"

Here's a little wisdom from the real world , Richard....
I liked your performance in "American Graffiti". On our first real date, my wife and I saw you and Marsha Mason in "The Goodbye Girl." Great movie.
Having said that, I disagree with your claim that Trump supporters are "struggling". I am also sure that some in your community object to being called "whores". 

Let me break it down for you, Rich. I don't give a rat's ass what some whiney-assed entertainer says about the issues facing our nation. Actors spend their careers pretending to be someone else. I would consider your grasp on reality to be tenuous, at best. There is nothing in your acting experiences that gives you any knowledge of our national situation that is any more meaningful than my humble "struggling" opinion.

If you want to stop belittling me and have a meaningful conversation, call me. If not, please shut up.
Gilbert Jones

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Somebody emailed this to me. I don't know the source, but I love it.

I don't know who wrote this but it is fantastic! This is WHY Trump has such a following. Many have asked me if I support the Republican party? Here is a letter someone sent to the RNC. You be the judge.
Dear Representative...
From the time I was able to vote I voted Republican. I am 80 years old now and have a great deal of respect and influence with hundreds of senior ball players who also network with thousands of others around the
I received your questionnaire and request for money and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected. Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: What have the Republicans done for
the American people? We gave you a majority in the house and senate, and you never listened to us. Now you want our money.
You should be more concerned about our votes not our money. You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line
your pockets. Well guess what? It's not going to happen. You may shake in your boots when I tell you that our movement is for TRUMP, and he hasn't asked for a dime.
You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the state of New York.
If you really want to know how the majority of people feel (and this applies to both Democrats and Republicans), then read below... it says it all.
Here's the situation:
You've been on vacation for two weeks. You come home and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have taken-over your basement. You want them gone immediately... You call the city and 4 different exterminators but nobody could handle the job. But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them, so you
hire him. You don't care if the guy smells; you don't care if the guy swears; you don't care if he's an alcoholic; you don't care how many times he's been married; you don't care if he voted for Obama; you don't
care if he has plumber's crack... You simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He's the guy. He's the best. Period!
Here's why we want Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass; yes, he's an egomaniac; but we don't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck. The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and illegals are
everywhere. We want it all fixed! We don't care that Trump is crude; we don't care that he insults people; we don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary; we don't care that he has changed positions; we don't care that he's been married 3 times; we don't care that he fights
with Megan Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell; we don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist.
This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hassid is a special group with special rights to
a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in, "AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED." And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.
We're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money controlling him; he
doesn't have political correctness restraining him; all you know is that he has been very successful; a good negotiator; he has built a lot of things; and, he's also not a politician... he's not a cowardly politician. And, he says he'll fix it. And, we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.
Also, we don't care if the guy has bad hair. We just want those raccoons gone. Out of OUR house. NOW!!!
You are welcome to pass this on.

Monday, April 18, 2016

NBA Bias??

The NBA Board of Commissioners will meet today to discuss the NC HB2 and whether it will impact next year's NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. The NBA has said that the law is discriminatory.

So the NBA thinks that we are discriminating in North Carolina? Lets look at the facts about the NBA. Is the ratio of white and black players reflective of the nation's ethnic makeup? How many players are of Hispanic and Asian ethnic background? How does the ethnic makeup of the head coaches compare to that of the players? Does the NBA have an affirmative action plan in place to help those under-represented ethnic groups?

Want to talk about sexual discrimination? Quick, name an openly gay NBA player!! There are many openly gay lesbians in the WNBA, but no gay men in the NBA. Given the law of averages, how does this happen? How many transgender players are in either league??

Here's some advice to the NBA lords. Shut up and play basketball!! Your own record on discrimination is abysmal. Call me when you want to have a factual discussion

High School Memories #1

To my Class of 1971 classmates. The biggest issue regarding restroom use in 1971 at Leto High School was fighting your way through the cigarette smoke and hoping there was toilet tissue in the dispenser in the stall. I miss the simpler times
Today Ringo Starr cancelled a concert in Cary, NC. Do you think that these stars use the same restrooms that the rest of us use?? No, they have some private spots backstage. Probably use Perrier in the flush cycles. I doubt that the toilet tissue has the texture of recycled newsprint and that the paper towels are recycled sandpaper.

I have been to a couple of Kenny Rogers concerts. Never met him waiting in line at intermission. How many entertainers have you met waiting in line at the restrooms?? Entertainers are like politicians. Politicians don't think you need guns. However, they are guarded by people with guns. Entertainers are all upset about the restroom issue, but they have private ones to use.

If you had told me 45 years ago that restrooms would be the national controversy for this year, I would have had you committed. But here we are.

Here's a simple solution. Put a picture of a penis on one door and a picture of a vagina on another door. Look at your equipment, if you must, then match it up with the drawing and use that door.
I understand that this will not sit well with those in the LGBT crowd, but that's the way it goes.

Mom said it best, "You aren't always going to get everything you want. Get used to it!!"