Friday, February 03, 2017

Immigration Ban??


Buried at the bottom of a Yahoo story about the judge's ruling in the travel ban issue today was the truth about the whole issue.
"Washington-based businesses Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft support the state's efforts to stop the order. They say it's hurting their operations, too."

They need immigrants to come here and work for less than American citizens. Either that or there are not enough American citizens with the education level to do some jobs.

The failure of American education is the stuff of which legends are made. Public schools are run by administrators who cater to the teachers unions. If the schools try to discipline students, parents sue. Schools try to protect students with laws prohibiting violence. Unfortunately, criminals, by definition, do not obey laws. We schedule school years based on routines that date from a time when we had an agrarian economy. The list goes on. I will give you a break and not go into the NCAA, the fraud of big time college sports, the billions of dollars involved, and the insanity or the stupidity of the Federal government in education.

Betsy DeVos is being ripped by Senators in her confirmation hearings because she thinks the system is broken and needs to be changed. Many Senators are more concerned about appeasing the people who have destroyed the educational system rather than trying to improve it. Apparently, the Senate believes that votes are more important than whether the voters can read.

Why not institute a special tax on companies for hiring foreign workers?? That will probably clear up that demand for those H1-B visas.  Democrats will consider that discriminatory, but let's take that chance.

We need doctors and computer programmers. Colleges are cranking out lawyers, athletes, and women's studies grads. It reminds me of the early 1970's. Colleges were cranking out 50,000 marine biologists with a market for 500. It's great to learn. It's even better to learn something that you can use in life.

In closing, several years ago I had a conversation with the local school superintendent. I told him that I sent my children to a private school. He went into great detail about some of the "fabulous" programs they had in the local schools. When he finished, I told him that all businesses are judged by the quality of their product. I explained that I had several students who were current students and many who were graduates of his system. I finished by telling him, "The quality of your product is not good."

We need to stop bringing in hordes of immigrants while Americans go unemployed. Businesses that cannot deal with this need to be encouraged to move to other nations.
We need to change our educational system to produce graduates who have useful knowledge.
The system is broken. It is time to fix it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The RMOL 500

Twenty four score and nineteen posts ago, I brought forth upon this Internet, a new blog, conceived in sarcasm, and dedicated to the proposition that some people are just stupid.

We are now engaged in a great civil war, testing whether this blog, or any blog so conceived  and so dedicated, can long endure. If by now, you don't recognize this as a spoof of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, turn off the computer and go back to sleep.

We are engaged in a civil war in this nation. The liberals, having failed to elect Hillary Clinton, believe that they can demonstrate and riot their way to leadership. They are so out of touch with Middle America as to preclude belief. They continue to cite poll numbers as some sort of left wing Scripture. This despite the fact that the most discredited source of facts in the 2016 election were the polls. Liberals think that breaking windows and starting fires in the streets will bring the average citizens to heel. Nothing could be farther from the truth. All they are doing now is pissing people off.

On the news last evening, Senator "Two Buck Chuck" Schumer, announced that the firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and described it as a "Monday Night Massacre".  Here a few pointers for the arrogant and incredibly stupid Senator Schumer. First, a "massacre" almost always involves a death. It also indicates more than one death. Who died? If you are trying to connect it with the incident during the Watergate investigation, you are grasping at straws. Like everything else in the last couple of months, the liberals have exaggerated this out of proportion.

In the real world, and not in that fantasy land  that we call the government, here is how things work. The Attorney General heads up the Justice Department. The Justice Department is part of the Executive Branch. The head of the Executive Branch is the President of the United States. This is a similar structure to almost all businesses. The government should be no different. If as an employee, you release a letter to the press announcing that you will not do your job, you are going to get fired. That's just the way it works. Learn to love it!!

Let's be honest. Sally Yates is a leftover liberal from the Obama Administration. This is just another political ploy by liberals to damage the Trump Administration. In the end, Trump demonstrated that the US government is the biggest business in the world, and that he is going to run it like one.

If you don't believe that this is how business operates in the real world, tell your boss tomorrow that you refuse to do your job. Let me know how that works for you!!

I think that Trump was actually fairly patient with Sally Yates. It took him a few hours. I once had a manager who stood up during a staff meeting and disagreed with something I had said. I fired his ass on the spot. Memo to morons: Don't try to embarrass your boss!

In regards to the title of this post, this is my 500th post on this blog. I think that this has taken more than  eleven years. The term "prolific writer" would not be linked with my name.  The title has nothing to do with NASCAR. Thanks for reading!!




Sunday, January 22, 2017

Memo to Ashley Judd

Memo to Ashley Judd:

Hey Honey!  I saw your performance in Washington yesterday on the news. In a march that was alleged to be about women's rights, you included an attack on the Confederate flag and a reference to "white privilege". How exactly do these issues relate to the Trump Administration or women's rights?

In short, you followed the leftist line straight down the list. You remind me of a girl who used to work for me years ago. I looked out in the parking lot one day and saw that she had a "Hate Sucks" bumper sticker on her. I queried her about the sticker. "Pardon me, but isn't it hateful to tell others that they suck?"  She responded, "I hate haters." I tried again, "So doesn't that make you a hater, a part of something you say that you hate?" She replied, "Of course not, it's okay to hate haters." Unwilling to spend the day in a circular conversation, I changed the subject. That was just another tribute to the insanity of liberalism and the failure of public education.

Before your next "Women's Rights" performance, please read these notes I made after watching your recent performance.

1. Sorry that you aren't a big celebrity. I had to Google your name to find out who you are. I am decidedly unimpressed. Maybe this is part of your senseless anger? I will point out that for a minor celebrity, you seem to have done pretty well financially in this country.
2. Now that you have finished attacking Trump and almost all other Americans, based on your own family history, I suggest that you employ a mental health professional. It appears that you have some serious family issues.
3. If this doesn't work, pack your stuff and find a country that you can love!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Circus is leaving town and not coming back!!

Ringling Brothers announced that this is their final season and they are shutting down after more than 140 years.

While the circus has lost a lot of appeal to new audiences, the final straw was the removal of the elephants last year. This caused a dramatic drop in attendance. Somewhere, Phineas Taylor Barnum is rolling over in his grave. He started the elephant thing with Jumbo. Of course, Jumbo also lost to technology when he was hit by a train.

Despite winning a lawsuit against the Humane Society and other animal rights activists, the circus could not survive the endless attacks by animal lovers and their friends in government who tried to regulate the circus out of business.

Our society has advanced so much that children are no longer entertained by watching wild animals who have been trained to do tricks. Our children are so accustomed to "virtual reality" and video games that actual reality cannot compete.

Or have we advanced? Now we spend billions of dollars a year to watch humans who have been trained to do tricks. We watch humans try to throw a baseball past a guy trying to hit it with a stick. We watch men skating on ice trying to hit a puck into a net. Of course, that's when they aren't fighting each other. In basketball, a man 7 feet tall is applauded for cramming a basketball through a net that is only 3 feet above his head. WOW!!  In football, we scream when someone kicks a ball between 2 posts. There is thunderous applause when a man takes the football and runs five yards as others try to stop him. In golf, they walk hundreds of yards trying to hit a small ball into a small hole in the ground. That's a waste of acres of good pasture land.

While the Humane Society and the ASPCA raise and spend millions of dollars to end cock fighting and dog fighting, maybe we need a HUMAN Society in this land. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent  every year watching events like boxing, MMA, UFC and other similar events. Crowds attend these live events while others watch on Pay Per View. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent to watch men and now, women beat each other until one can no longer compete. WOW!! We can't bear to watch an elephant stand on its back legs, but watching two guys punch each other until one is unconscious is entertainment??

Maybe we have not advanced?? This is just a modern version of the old gladiators in Rome.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Booker, The CBC, Fox, and other losers

The snow is still with us, but after a period of more than 3 days, the temperature finally rose above freezing. It is supposed to be in the 60's on Friday. WOW!

The Senate confirmation hearings on Jeff Sessions started today. Two protesters dressed in KKK garb showed up at the hearing and were removed. I don't know if you have ever been to the Capitol building, but I have. I am stunned that given all of the security in place in that building, that two guys were able to get in dressed as Klansmen. Really??  Maybe they put a pair of nail clippers into a pocket to distract the guards from the Klan robes? Even if they had been able to get through the security checkpoint into the building and then changed clothes inside the Capitol, were there no guards outside of the hearing room?  This whole thing reeks of an inside job!!

Coming up tomorrow the famed racist Sen. Corey Booker will testify against Sen. Jeff Sessions in his confirmation hearings. Booker purports to question Sessions' approach to race relations. Booker is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. A racist is someone who makes decisions based exclusively on race. The CBC is racist.  This group does not allow any white members. The government funds this group by allowing it to use government facilities and who knows what else. We need to end government support of this racist group. They once refused to allow a white representative to join despite the fact that his constituency was 60% black. This shows that their objective is not to advance the cause of their constituents but instead to advance their own racist agenda. A representative from this group is going to question someone else's approach to civil rights?? You're shitting me, right?

I saw some financial figures from the Presidential election and the popular vote. It seems that Hillary spent a little more than $18.00 per vote. Trump came in at a little more than $9.00. I don't have the numbers, but my inner geek tells me that if we computed the costs of electoral votes, the gap would be even more pronounced. What's the moral of this story, you might ask??  Trump was able to do this and win because "It costs less to tell the truth".

In case you don't actually know me, I love to shop at thrift stores, antique stores, junk shops, auctions, trash piles, etc. I was in a Goodwill store in Greensboro last week. I always look for pictures and picture frames that I can use or resale. So I was looking at the pictures and apparently a huge Barbra Streisand fan had passed away. There were more than a dozen high quality pictures of Streisand. There was one picture of two tickets to Streisand concerts and a couple of guys.  One of the tickets was from 1993. Someone paid $600 per seat to hear Streisand. I was stunned.

There were two other old guys standing there looking at the pictures also and we were discussing the Streisand collection. I mentioned the tickets and said, "I can't believe that in 1993 someone paid $600 a ticket to hear Streisand." One guy said, "I paid $400 to hear Rush in the 1990's." I looked at him and asked "Rush, the band or Rush Limbaugh?". "Limbaugh, of course." came the answer. I paused for a moment, looked at him and said, "Partner, I am so conservative that it should scare you that I am standing here talking to you. I won't push a button on the radio to listen to Limbaugh and that's free!!" I just turned and walked away.

This is what I hate about being a conservative. People think that all of us listen to Limbaugh and watch Fox. I hate watching Fox as much, if not more, than I hate listening to Limbaugh. Fox is schizophrenic. They claim to have the most conservative news, but their regular programming is just swill. Who can watch American Idol without their gag reflex kicking in? There's nothing on Fox's prime time programming that I would even consider watching. Newton Minow was right, television is a "vast wasteland". He said that 55 years ago and Fox is certainly proving him right.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Snow News is Good News??

The first snow of the winter was upon us this weekend. It started Friday evening and continued until Saturday afternoon. Here at home, less than a mile from historic Downtown Casville, we had about 8" of snow. I am not a fan of snow, but that's for another post, another day. The temperature has not been above the freezing mark since Friday evening and was zero degrees this morning.  Thrilled that the temperature will near 40 tomorrow, here are a few thoughts.

At another senseless Hollywood awards ceremony last night Meryl Streep and a couple of other actors took their time in the spotlight to criticize Trump. These are people who make a living pretending to be someone else. Who gives a rat's ass what Meryl Streep thinks??  She's an actor!! This is just another part in a play for her. Is this a remake of "The Idiot"??

Cher claims that every time she sees Trump, she wants to shoot herself. Yet she still lives. What's going on? Do I need to send her a Trump video? Does she need a gun? Has she tried and can't pull it off? WAIT, I KNOW!!  She is shooting herself in the ear and the bullet is just going straight through without damaging anything. That's the way it works in cartoons. Memo to Cher. Honey, call me if you need ammo!

From the "Intelligence" community of the United States government comes the news that the Russians tried to influence the Presidential election by "hacking". They purport that the Russians tried to illegally influence the election by hacking the  computer system of the Democratic Party, who it turns out were also trying to illegally influence the Presidential election. While the FBI claims that the Russkies hacked the computer system of the Socialists (Democrats), there is no evidence that the FBI has actually examined the computer system of the Democrats. This from the same law enforcement group that brought us Waco and Ruby Ridge??

Meanwhile, back at the White House, Obama is trying to get his golf wardrobe packed before January 20. He took enough time out from packing to express outrage at the Russians and boot a few out of the country. Obama claims that Putin made the decision to engage in the hacking. Interesting that Putin is responsible for everything that happens in Russia, but Obama denies any responsibility for everything that happens here?

In his rant about the Russians, Obama sounded like he was the last virgin out of Pompeii. He complained about the Russians trying to undermine a democratically elected government. Like we have never done that?  In 1952, the CIA engineered a coup in Iran that overthrew the democratically elected leader and replaced him with the Shah. How about all of the plots to kill Castro? What about the Bay of Pigs operation? Noriega in Panama?? Iraq?? South Viet Nam? The list goes on.

If we do have evidence that the Russians intentionally hacked the election process, it is because we are spying on them just like they spy on us. Our intelligence agencies are all part of the "black budget" where we spend billions of dollars a year without explanation to the voters and the taxpayers. When the folks at the NSA and other agencies tire of spying on American citizens in their home country, they check out what is going on in the rest of the world. It is way past time for reform in this department.

At the end of the day, regardless of who hacked whom, the Democrats in the Democratic National Committee conspired to see that Hillary Clinton was their nominee. No one, even Obama, denies this. No one talks about this fact. They are all too busy trying to blame the Russians. It is all just a scam to distract Americans from the real issue, the Democrats rigged their primaries so Hillary could win.

Well, I guess that released a little pent up anger. I will try to post again before the anger and disgust reaches this point again. HA! HA!





Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday, Thursday??

I don't understand Black Friday. But Black Friday is low on my list of things that I don't understand.

Let's start with Daylight Saving Time. How does one "save" daylight? If you want to get off work an hour earlier in the summer, why not work out a deal with your employer to go in to work an hour earlier? Why do we all have to go through it?

Monday holidays? When I grew up Memorial Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, and Columbus Day were all on certain dates. Now they are all on a Monday. It doesn't really matter, most people can't tell you why any of those days are celebrated anyway.

Now for Black Friday. Driven by the need to help China produce and sell goods, the retail powers have moved Black Friday to Thursday. Really?? First, this messes up the holiday for retail workers. Second, it affects businesses such as restaurants, that have traditionally enjoyed busy days on Black Friday. Nobody is out now on Friday. They were up late on "Black Friday Thursday", now they are sleeping late.

Maybe some large retailer will have the guts to break from the pack on Black Friday. What if just one large retailer starts advertising "Black Friday on Friday"? They could tell their customers to enjoy the holiday, visit with family and friends, and then come to the store at 7:00 AM on Friday.

The sad thing about all of these people whipping themselves into a frenzy about "Black Thursday Friday" is that there will still be plenty of sales before Christmas. Retailers want to sell it ALL by Christmas. If you don't buy it on "Black whatever Day", it will be on sale again before Christmas. You won't have to wait in line to buy it.

What did I do about this? I voted with my feet. First, I did not leave the house on Thanksgiving Day. Then today, I left the house at 7:30 to go to Lowes to pick up a new toilet fill valve and to see what they had on sale. When I got there, they had free donuts and coffee. I bought my $10 fill valve and then another $260 in Black Friday deals. I rewarded Lowes for being closed on the holiday. Thanks, guys!!