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!!

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Greedy Stupid Lawyer

This just in !!!!

When you thought that it just couldn't get any worse, you find out that you are wrong.

In Gulfport, Mississippi, attorney Paul Newton Jr. is suing Popeye's because they did not include a plastic knife in his dinner box. According to his lawsuit, Mr. Newton was then forced to eat the chicken by picking it up and biting into it. He choked on the chicken and needed emergency surgery. Does he not know that you are supposed to chew your food? Can you trust a guy this stupid with a plastic knife? What if he slashes his wrists? 

First, this guy takes any idea that lawyers are greedy and stupid to heights never seen before. Billions of times a year, people pick up a piece of fried chicken and eat it. A small child can do this and millions do everyday. Ever seen a kid with a chicken leg??  Apparently, Mr. Newton lacks the physical skills to pull this off. Where did this guy learn to eat? Does he bite a banana or just shove it down his throat? Watching him wrestle corn on the cob must be some kind of family fun fest.

Second, this guy has no pride, no ethics, no brains. Who will be his next target? Will Krispy Kreme have to include knives and forks with donuts?? Will Baskin-Robbins have to give you a spoon with your cone?? Will pizzas come with steak knives and forks?

This guy should be barred from any event where "finger food" is being served. He should not be allowed to buy potato chips or Fritos. I would suggest that he become a vegetarian, but he would probably sue me when he chokes on a corn cob. How does this moron eat a sandwich?

The court should dismiss this suit based on the fact that Mr. Newton is obviously mentally incompetent and move to have him disbarred.

Who wants this guy as their lawyer??

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Is Huma Abedin a Saudi spy??

While you are waiting for game 7 to start in the World Series, here are a few points to ponder.

There are reports that Huma Abedin had 650,000 emails on the computer she shared with her pervert husband. Who has 650,000 emails archived and forgets about it??  Huma claims that she does not know how they ended up on a laptop in her home that she claims belongs to her estranged (or just strange) husband.

An even better question is, Why does anyone have that many e-mails archived? Are they all about Chelsea Clinton and yoga lessons?? Are they all updates from Hillary about her granddaughter?

I am not much of a conspiracy theorist, I still think that Oswald killed Kennedy. Huma Abedin was an intern at the White House working for the First Lady, Hillary. She was with Hillary at the State Department and has been her assistant during the Presidential campaign. Her wedding to the Weiner King was officiated by Bill Clinton, former President. he has been a close member of Clinton's staff for twenty years.She has enjoyed access to the highest levels of American government.

Is Huma Abedin a Saudi spy??  If not, why is she archiving a mountain of Hillary's e-mails?? Look at her career path. This is how the most successful spies have worked throughout history. They work their way into the system. Maybe Weiner knows if she is a spy. I would hate to be him. He is likely to kill himself or die in a freak accident any day now.

Turn on the news and watch as Hillary, woman of compassion, throws Huma Abedin under the bus. Maybe those 650,000 e-mails were Huma's life insurance policy??

You heard it here first!!

Monday, October 24, 2016

"Fact Checkers" = Pure B.S.

The most overused phrase in the media this year is "Fact Check".  The networks are all "fact checking" some one's statement. Newspapers are telling us that they "fact checked" Trump's words. I don't see many headlines where Hillary is "fact checked".

Let's be honest here. I think that media "fact checking" is just crap. Since I am pretty sure that all of the fact checkers make extensive use of the Internet, let's start there. I will bet that there are days that Al Gore wishes that he had never invented the Internet. I am just going to look at Google and Yahoo search engine results. I searched a few phrases that seem to be popular.

I am going to list the phrase searched and the number of items available on each search engine.

Phrase                                                              Yahoo                               Google
Hillary Clinton + Benghazi Attack                     1,840,000                       492,000
Donald Trump + women                                    22,700,000                      221,000,000
Donald Trump  + nuclear weapons                    4,300,000                        1,670,000
Hillary Clinton + nuclear Weapons                    2,120,000                        1,650,00
Hillary Clinton + lesbian                                    4,640,000                        719,000
Donald Trump + homosexual                             1,510,000                        1,420,000

A quick look at these stats tells me two things. First, if you are going to research these subjects, you can not possibly examine "ALL" of the facts available. You can't even examine all of the information available online. This doesn't even  include those things that the old guys among us like to use, books. Second, apparently there is much more data on Trump and women than there is about Trump and nuclear weapons. I guess that we all have our priorities.

So are fact checkers actually checking all of the facts? NO!! They are examining only a small portion of the information available. The problem is that on the Internet, there are probably a million results that can all be traced back to one statement. Then the question to ask is "How credible is this source?" Here's the harsh reality about "fact checkers". They will find the facts that substantiate their point of view and stop. Every "fact checker" has an objective and a time limit.

My only hope is that on November 9, the phrase "fact checker" disappears from use.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Trump and Media Bias, Really??

My son and I attended the Trump rally in Greensboro on Friday afternoon. It was a first hand introduction for my son into the bias of the mainstream media.

We arrived at 11:00 AM and waited a few minutes for the gates to open for the 2:00 PM rally. As we waited, we talked to the folks around us and enjoyed their company. Trump arrived around 2:30 PM. A few minutes into his speech, some protesters in the lawn area were escorted from the rally. A few minutes later, we saw a guy carrying a United States flag upside down and dragging the ground. He was shouting something.   Trump pointed  and said "Get him out." The protester started up the stairs and a young man was behind him. The young man had his hand out towards the demonstrator's back. As they came up the stairs, a scuffle ensued. My son had the seat on the aisle and said that the protester started swinging at the other guy. As they passed us, the man behind us stepped out to help. Just past our row, the police met the protester and the others. The scuffle continued as the protester knocked the police officer's body camera to the ground. Trump continued his speech.

When we got home later, we watched the News on Fox 8. Imagine our surprise when the Fox 8 report was that a protester had been assaulted at the Trump rally. That was also the story headline on their website. My son dispatched an e-mail to the station concerning their story. No response yet.
About ten minutes after the "assaulted" protester had left, there were two more demonstrators. These were two young women who appeared to be in their early twenties. One was white, one was black. They were wearing shirts with the message "Bill Clinton is a rapist". They jumped up and down and danced a little to give the crowd time to read the message on their shirts. Several policemen raced down the steps to take them away. The rally continued without any more interruptions.

What did we learn about the media from this? Fox 8 reported that the flag protester had been placed in a "headlock". This was one of those "special" headlocks, visible only to reporters. The demonstrator passed less than three feet from us and we saw no headlock. The reporter did not report seeing the police officer's body camera being knocked off. It was on the step on the row right behind us. There was no mention of the two young women and their "Bill Clinton" demonstration. Since the media tells us that Trump has no support among women and blacks, they could not mention this.  I almost forgot the best part! The young man who was behind the flag protester, escorting him out,  was black. He was also wearing a "Gays for Trump" tee shirt. Fox 8 could not mention any of this because it challenges the media's representation of Trump supporters. So much for "fair and balanced".

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This Just In !!!! Oct 13, 2016

This Just In!!

The Wall Street Journal published an Op-Ed today detailing how the Republicans could elect Trump on the basis that he will resign and allow Pence to become President. Really? Just when you start to think that Barnum may have been wrong, you realize that there really is one born every minute.

On Yahoo news today, apparently Miley Cyrus has come out as a pansexual. According to experts, this means that she is attracted to people regardless of sex and/or gender. We used to have another word for people like this, but just in case I run for President some day, I will leave that one unwritten.

From Hollywood comes news that Chelsea Clinton has found a job NOT working for her parents. She has been cast for the lead in a remake of My Friend Flicka. Producers are now looking for someone to play the part of the young man who owns the horse.

Thank God that the election is one day closer. Today I heard a radio commercial for the Clinton campaign. In it, a man who describes himself as a Republican, tells us that he is voting for Hillary. He says that he is voting for Hillary because she can be a role model for his three daughters. This is the first time that I have ever heard anyone say that they want their daughters to be crooked lawyers. By the way, if this guy works for you, he is obviously  a candidate for the "random" drug test.

I am going to the Trump rally in Greensboro tomorrow. Looking for a protester!!  You have been warned!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I Love Stupid People- The Bicycle Version

I was outside working in the yard when my wife returned home this evening. We stood there talking while she watered some newly planted green things.

As we were talking, I heard a bicyclist coming up the road. A few minutes before my wife arrived, I had heard and seen the same cyclist go down the road. He caught my attention because he was making a lot of noise. That noise was due to his not having a tire on the back wheel of the bicycle. As he passed, I told my wife, "That idiot doesn't have a tire on the back wheel". She replied, "He can't do that, it will break." "Yes, dear".

A few minutes later, I was still outside and heard the bicycle coming past our house again. The noise was even louder. As he passed our driveway, the noise stopped almost instantly. Naturally the bicycle stopped too. I looked out and could see the mangled and collapsed rear wheel of the bicycle. The cyclist dismounted from the bicycle and looked at the crumpled wheel. He pulled out his cell phone and punched away for a minute. Then he looked at the rear wheel again, then just turned and started pushing the bicycle down the street.

The young man appeared to be in his teens. I realize that young people today lack the mechanical knowledge needs that we had when I was that age. Surely, he must know that one needs to put a tire on a bicycle wheel for it to work. Then again, he just demonstrated that he did not understand that.

What will happen to this young man? Career politician? Democratic Party Chairman?  I am guessing that their is a car chase in his future. He will keep driving even after he hits the "stop sticks" the police have put out. He will be trying to escape with four flat tires at about fifteen miles per hour. It will work about as well as his bicycle did today. Good luck, Gomer !!

Hillary, sick on Sunday???

I spent 42 years as a restaurant manager. I listened to thousands of employees tell me why they were sick and could not come to work or why they were sick and had to leave work. It's always in the details where you find the real truth.

So Hillary Clinton had to leave work early on Sunday because according to her campaign and the mainstream press, it was hot, she became overheated, and she was dehydrated. Let's look at the details.

The National Weather Service information destroyed the idea that it was hot. It was 81 or less at the time. CNN reported that Hillary overheated because she had on long sleeves and a jacket to complete her pantsuit. Look at the pictures of the men around her. The Secret Service guys were all wearing coats. Most of the "dignitaries" were wearing coats. Trump was nearby and he was wearing a coat and a tie to go with his long sleeved shirt. Has anyone checked with the Emergency Services people to see how many other people collapsed from the heat that day?? So did she really overheat? No signs that her clothes were drenched with perspiration. Let's move on.

The campaign, the media, a doctor, all tell us that she was dehydrated. Before we accept this as a fact, look at the actions of all involved. Is there a picture of anyone giving her liquids at any time  during the whole event? They are telling me that she is dehydrated and they knew it. Why didn't anyone do anything about it?? In her huge entourage, nobody could give her a bottle of water??  It's New York City!! How far could they be from a street vendor selling something to drink? Water would have been great but even a soft drink, beer, coffee, tea, would have been better than nothing. All those people and no one could even come up with a Slurpee??

I am calling B.S. on the whole story. She has some serious issues that need to be addressed. Remember, the Democrats would not let the nation see FDR in a wheelchair!!