Friday, September 30, 2016


The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank spent a night there (on Jeff Bezos’s tab) and in his room ($856 plus tax) he found one all-American product: a “small package of milk-chocolate Trump gold bullion ($25).”  Here was his description of what the room otherwise contained: “a Trump logo bathmat and towels from India, bone china from Japan, Italian cutlery and tiles, two telephones from Malaysia, a Swiss refrigerator, German coffee cups, Trump soaps and lotions from Canada and, from China, all four lamps, the coffee machine, the bathroom scale, the valet stand, and the shower cap.”  Milbank adds, “The hotel’s managing director is from France. Most hotel workers I met during my stay had Caribbean or African accents.”

This is copied from a Tom Dispatch but gives you an idea of how Trump will make America Great again.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Drug and health insurance costs year to year are rising rapidly, pricing lots of folks out of the drugs and or health insurance we all need.  These crooks have shown total disregard  for the welfare of those they are supposed to serve.

We spend twice as much for healthcare as other industrialized countries and get less better care then most.  A family of four in the US spend 23,215 annual insurance costs.  1 in 3 have difficulty paying their medical bills and it is the single biggest cause of bankruptcies. It's time to take action.

It would appear by all  economics that can  be applied to health insurance  costs  that going to a single payer system would save us tons of money..  How much money?  Well that is a hot topic and you will see all kinds of outcomes predicted good and bad.  What's the truth?  I will attempt to give you some facts to apply to the problem.

We spend 3.1 trillion dollars in annual heath care costs.   Estimates of how much we would save or how much it would cost to implement this plan wonder all over the place.  Multiple arguments surface on why we can't do this but they are mostly without fact.   So I will use just one set as an example to help you decide.

Some estimates of savings run as high as 591 billion a year. (476 billion  of that is admin  costs. There are all sorts of numbers out there pro and con but the bottom line is quite easily figured out for us common folk.  From a high of $23,000 a yr for a family of four to nothing for the 41 million people who have no insurance.  A side note many of us with Cadillac high plans don't have eye or dental coverage and if you have had dental work lately you know they can break your bank without breaking a sweat.

So how do we pay for this transition ?
Here's how!
For those making less than $53000 or less  will pay $900/yr
                                            $100,00 will pay $6000/yr
                                            $200,00 will pay $1200/yr
In the article most of these numbers came from the costs above are all paid by the employee.  I think it would be fair to have the employer pay half that cost , most likely a huge savings for them too.

There is a big problem in switching to single payer ,"What do you do with all the insurance company workers.  Some would be working for the government, some would seek other employment and some would have to be retrained.  Hardly a reason to not go to single payer. Nobody was concerned when our corporations shipped jobs overseas.  I don't know how many insurance company employees are now actually  overseas jobs but you can bet a bunch.

Now for the big argument " I DON'T WANT GOVERNMENT INVOLVED IN MY HEALTH CARE"  .  The government is already involved in Medicare and there are few complaints of quality of care provided.  I ask you to ask yourself a simple question, what does my health insurances compny really do.  Quite simple they simply pay the bills at some highly reduced rate than you or I would pay without insurance, they provide no health care, and in actual practice  they interfere with the quality of care.  Ask most doctors how insurance companies cost them time and money and force less care than the doctor wants to use.

Here's a little personal opinion on quality of care using Medicare for the last 15 years.  I have never had a procedure denied or even questioned.  If Medicare covered dental and eyes I would have no worries over health care.  So do your homework.  And if you live in Ca look up prop 61 on the ballot this November that would limit drug costs to no more than paid by the VA.  A huge savings estimated at saving Californians 9 billion a year.

Sunday, August 28, 2016



Equality is bullshit. Hierarchy is essential. The races are different. The sexes are different. Morality matters and degeneracy is real. All cultures are not equal and we are not obligated to think they are. Man is a fallen creature and there is more to life than hollow materialism. Finally, the white race matters, and civilisation is precious. This is the Alt-Right.

Certainly not my cup of tea , but those who are flocking to the Alt-Right as an answer to our problems should read the above mission statement copied directly from the opening page of the Alt-Right web site.  Just saying if that's what they believe what would their policies be like?? 

Monday, August 22, 2016


Taking just one of Donald Trumps pet themes the deportation of all illegal workers it shows at least to me a complete disregard of fact.  The estimated cost of deporting all those folks would cost as estimated 400 to 600 billion dollars.  

The problems such an approach would make are in Donald's words huge.  
Just for the hell of it think what his deportation army would cause.  Picture (the worse) little children afraid to answer their doors because the deportation army is after them.  

To end on a positive note what could you do infrastructure wise with 600 billion. All those out of work folks would probably get a job. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016


A republican in congress has filed a bill limiting this and future presidents from negotiation with Russia as Mr. Trump has suggested he would do as president..No doubt that's why this bill has appeared. The president is granted those powers  by various means but he does have the right.

As many of my latest posts have pointed out the powers that be are busily preparing for a war with Russia with China being thrown in as an extra.

The military industrial complex is hard at work egging us on to bigger and better wars.  Never mind we have not come out as winners since WW2.  An unbiased look at the military capabilities of all the involved might give you pause to reconsider this boondoggle.

When I point out to some that this would not be the cake walk those planning it think it is.  W closer look says quite possibly we might have our asses handed to us again. If Iraq and Afghanistan haven't proved we are not invincible on the ground (even with superior air power ) then what makes them think they can win this one.

When talk of surviving a first nuclear strike surfaces you have to wonder where the pentagon is buying their weed.  They must have got a huge discount on the junk they are smoking.(Oh wait they never get a discount).  Now we even say we never had a NO FIRST STRIKE POLICY makes me wonder if  I was being lied to the 11 years of submarine service packing missiles around the oceans just waiting to strike back if we were ever attacked.  Now they tell me that , that policy never existed.

It matters little I suppose , just because we had a rule not to use a nuke first, I have little faith we would stick to that if we actually started a confrontation with Russia on the ground.  It took us six months to gear up for Iraq, how long would it take to put enough men and equipment on the ground in the EU to take on the Russians.  Let's look at past history to see just what we were facing.  At the peak in both Iraq and Afghanistan we had 150 thousand troops on the ground.  We took down the Iraq forces with ease but in trying to hold the ground we did not do so well.  Afghanistan has been a clusterfuck from the git go, after trillions of dollars and 13 years both countries are out of control.

Point being we had to call up the reserves to allow for rotation of the troops on a yearly basis, which did not apply to all.  In engaging in these efforts we burned out a bunch of troops, destroyed many families, created a huge c

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Thom Hartman in a rant the other day called out all of the news networks for their lack of any policy discussions and for that matter any news that did not call or or show bloodletting.  It has gotten so bad at my house that we don't even turn to the network news like we used to..We might watch an hour here or there but in general they are not worth your time.

When news networks got gobbled up by conglomerates and were forced to make money or else and of course we got the or else.  Politics, politics, politics that's what we get 24/7. If you have wondered
why you saw so much of Trump in the beginning is simply because he got ratings.  Why still makes me shudder that the populace bought his act.

In fact the whole of TV is at it's worse possible year to date.  5 or 6 days of the week there is absolutely nothing to watch. I participated in a  survey for a rating company and was surprised at how few entries I could actually make.  Outside of the news there is one day a week where there are 4 or  shows that we watch.

When you stop and look at what we are offered you can soon tell what you are going to be offered and if it is a hit you know you are going to get 10 more shows just like it.  As an example consider what happened when "NAKED AND AFRAID" was a hit, soon we had show after show of naked butts and horrible conditions. OK , I confess I watched the first season but not after that.  Another example are the game warden shows.  One or two aren't bad but soon they stretch it out to they end up with weak shows that don't get ratings.  One more example are the surviving above the  Artic Circle, interesting in the beginning but after a time it's gets so receptive you ask why your are watching.

Current TV bill is over $200 and if you count the 3 or 4 streaming companies it gets worse.  On top of that I live in the boondocks where our DSL delivers a whopping 1 meg.  So I have two satellite services , two because of download limits on one of them and sometimes one or the other satellite services is not delivering at a fast enough rate to stream a movie.

I was around when TV became first available,  even in the early days there were quality shows on most nights.  In fact there were a few shows that people actually stayed home or rushed home to watch.  Milton Berle and ED Sullivan shows come to mind.  There seems to be a lack of creativity in the movie making business, it's hard to figure out why this is so , it just is, and all you can do is hope that next season will be better, I am not holding my breath waiting for a good season.


I know I am beating this war drum a lot of late and feel compelled to alert you to the possibility of  a coming war with Russia and maybe China at the same time.  Since a lot of folks get a majority of their news from the TV they might not have a clue what is on the drawing board.

In this post I will put a few links detailing what the nutjobs running this county are planning.  We have been  positioning Nato troops on the Russian borders, missiles there too, plus missiles in other surrounding countries all supposedly to counter Iranian intent. (which doesn't exist) .

At the same time we are tweaking the Chinese tiger by challenging their moves into the southern ocean. Some of the same nutjobs think they can fight both Russia and China at the same time.

The above has to be the dumbest idea yet but the halls of congress and the Defense Department are full of these NeoCon types some held over from the Regan Era.  The troublesome part of this is if a Hillary is elected president you can bet on a war with one or both of the above mentioned.

While Hillary claims on the campaign trail she will not send more ground troops into Syria her potential cabinet are planning larger ground operations in Syria ,yep more boots on the ground and with the goal of throwing the dictator out will but right up to Russian and Chinese assistance to Syria, whose goal is to keep Assad in power.

So who is pushing all these war plans?  Well you need not look any further than the Think Tanks supported by both parties.  They apparently haven't seen a war they don't love.  Never mind we have not won a war since WW2 and to be fair got our asses kicked in every conflict we engaged in.

I am anything but anti military having served 27 years in the Navy both active and reserve.  I do object to the kinds of wars that we have engaged in of late.  ie, take Iraq who we attacked on faked evidence.  Or going on the ground in Afghanistan having viewed the Russian defeat and retreat from that county.

Our defense budget (the stated one is 600 billion) the real one is unknown but estimate put it around a trillion or so.  That's about half of our income and more than our 10 closest competitors.

A lot of this money is blown of new systems 4 of which have been less that a success and way over budget (the F35 ) is the best example .  Topped only by the new carrier 2 years overdue and double the original cost.  Plus 4of the major systems don't work.

It's time to reign in the Military Industrial comlex to save our nation.


The Saudi's last week bombed another Doctors Without Borders site in Northern Yemen, killing and wounding some.  This is the 12th Doctors site bombed in Yemen this year and has forced Doctors to pull out of some sites in Yemen.

While this is disturbing enough , now we find out we have had 50 advisers on the ground in Saudi advising them on their bombing campaign.  We find that out after this last hospital was bombed and as a result we withdrew 45 of those advisers.

Lord knows we have destroyed most of the middle east in the past decade and it looks like we won't be satisfied till every nation over there is destroyed.

Keep in mind our most favorite nation Israel will be left surrounded by hostile forces who are being shoved into desperate acts to try and survive.

And yet we are pursuing wars with Russia and China.  Yes, seems to be the answer and the fools in charge are once again believing they can pull off a first strike nuclear event.  THEY CAN'T!

Friday, August 12, 2016


If you thought while reading the title of this blog means you are probably a young whippersnapper who has never heard the phrase.  For a very long time dating back  to my nuclear sub career that is the doctrine we operated with.  We were always told that the US would never launch first, if we ever got a launch code we could feel secure in the knowledge we were only getting ever for someone else launching their nukes.

Well scrap all that , we are right back to our good ole M,A.D.  with a slight twist , we now beleive we can use battlefield nukes as a first strike weapon.  Really are we actually that stupid?  Well check out the links provided inside this post. Read the first one at least for a tasted of current thinking.

If making plans to go to war with Russia is not enough for you , then add China to your bucket list.  The Rand Corp has conducted studies on the effects of conducting a war with China.  One  note : as far as I am concerned this study was flawed from the git go as they" concluded that no other nations will enter the conflict".  Really given all the agreements signed by Russia and China linking the two countries in many way would indicate to the least informed could conclude they would come to each others aid.

Alex Jones ,hardly a liberal, calls out that our plans for a war with Russia and or China (and you better figure a war with one is a war with both) will be a major disaster .  If it escalates beyond control nukes would certainly be used by all that had them.  Which could very well be the end of civilization.

It's now official NATO doctrine IT'S WAR 2.0
One major difference is today we believe that we can use battle field nukes in the opening of a new war.  Now how could that go wrong.  Put yourself in Putin's shoes, you have an enemy attacking you with nukes , what do you do as Putin.  Tit for Tat as long as you can hold them you won't use your big guns first.  Will we, my current feel that if we were not being successful we would launch our big nukes and if you were already left this world you could hear our crazy bastards screaming "WE WON"  Yeah you surely did, most likely I won't hear you screaming from your heaven where you will reside with all the other crazy fundamental types, while I  sit and enjoy your God's problem sorting out the good from the evil.  Seems he needs a bigger place for the bad guys.  

Saturday, August 6, 2016


As Thom Hartman noted the other day, he and his wife watched 6 hours of CNN and MSNBC and not one issue of the day was discussed.  Thom would be really shocked if he tried watching them for a week and would end up seeing no issues discussed.

There fore it is time for the US to reinstate their NO FIRST USE OF NUKES back into use.  Some dit from the AF said the other day we never had such a use policy ,well I am here to call bullshit on that statement , because during my 7 patrol on a missile boat that was the policy.

In the past few weeks I have read at least 10 lets have a war articles by both sides of the aisle.  They are not only gearing up to take on Russia they include China in their plans. Being a sub sailor I have great distrust for those who say yeah we can do that ,not taking into considering what we who would have to fight the war would give up.

A little reading will quickly inform you that Russia and China are not sitting on their hands waiting patiently for us to attack.  I have been following the progress of both countries in beefing up their military and attempting to analyze our chances of defeating them.  In Russia's case they view the missile attack to be their main concern and their response to that threat is to build weapons system to counter that threat.  They have added new missile defense systems, updated aircraft , new subs , new combat ships and more.  In China's case the view their main threat is from the sea, with their eye on the Straights of Formosa as the most likely for an attack they have built a large fleet of  new , very quite subs.  Our most likely plan for China would most likely be a Carrier based attack and long range bombers, both of which would have to defeat any new systems that come on line.

The scary part of all this is the bare fact that in times of economic strife (think the Great Depression) we resort to a war to stimulate the economy.  Our back room boys are gearing up to take on Russia and China an  impossible task if you consider that Russia and China would come to each others aide a defeat of them would require a miracle.  Or perhaps as the back room folks are saying we can use battlefield nukes to even the odds.








Yep , I am beating war drums another yet again because as we are entertainer by  the Trump Hillary sideshow war is being planned , equipment and troops are being put into place, just waiting for a chance to pull the trigger.  Never mind that it would most likely be the end of mankind to start that war our brilliant military and planners believe they can pull it off.

Now I offer every war and confrontation we have been in since WW2 and had to walk away not the winners should be enough evidence that if we can't whip nations like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and others.  The use of aerial devices to win wars has always been known to now be a way to win a war, sure you can destroy the country but unless you have troops on the ground you haven't won.

I will keep banging the war drums till the cause goes away or I end up walking toward the nuclear flash.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Over the past couple of weeks I have been accumulating stories of war and threats of war coming from the US and their friends at NATO.  I will include all those links at the base of this post.  The purpose of this post is to warm you that a vote vote for Hillary puts us one step closer to war.  With her it is not an unknown , there is a reason a lot of the old right wing neocons are flocking to her, they know that with her a war will be much easier to start.  Which tells me (although I am not for Trump) that the neocons don't think they can move him to a war with Russia and or China or both, but they beleive along with me Hillary is champing at the bit for her own private war.  I mean after all look what a war with Iraq did for W.

One point I would like to make flat out.  Another World War will be the last and the earth will return to cockroach control.  A vote for Hillary moves us one step closer to the end.  DO WE REALLY WANT TO GO THERE???


Friday, July 8, 2016


As we are being entertained by the Trump Hillary show the same ole bunch of Neocons are in the process of preparing for war.  They started with the bullshit show they put on in the Ukraine and most of the US bought into to propaganda being served by the Obama administration.  They were not even phased by some of the public able to see through the bullshit and found some very disturbing people were pushing their totally fake evidence as the real thing.   Even today a lot still believe in the fantasy that Putin was behind this Ukraine mess.  You bought into the propaganda and refuse to date your thinking into the real world and not to concentrate on the bullshit being put out by our government.

For a realistic look at what the results would be if we are dumb enough to attack
Russia read this link carefully ,I think you will have a different view of the outcomes.

Story after story the past couple of weeks lay out the planning for a Nato attack on Russia and lately they added attacking China to their want lists.  From the lack of outcry from the public or MSM leads into this post.  Starting right below this will be a series of links taking you to the stories that have raised my concerns.

1.State department employees sent a letter to Obama urging him to put boots on the ground in Syria.
2. Foaming at the mouth State Department personnel want war.
3. NATO now believes it has grounds for a war with Russia
4.US PLANNERS working on a  plan to attack China
5. NATO buildup to counter a Russian escalation along it's borders to fend off an attack by NATO forces is a dangerous game being played by the US .  It's a risky adventure that has a lot of folks saying "ARE YOU SHITTING ME"  Along with this buildup the US is placing a missile defense system right on the Russian borders ( to of course counter missiles from Iran).  Everyone knows this is total bullshit and some in NATO think it's  insane.
6.HERE ARE SOME OF THE DISSENTING  VOICES against this nonsense are:
1. Putin looses it wondering what he has to do to get people to wake up and sotp this nonsense.
2.ALEX JONES TRIES TO WARN HIS AUDIENCE that MSM and the administration has been lying their asses off in regards to Russian intentions.
3. US is trying to start WW3  and they plan to use a first strike nuke force to pull it off.

Many times over the last few weeks story after story appear damn near every day but the above should give a starting point to do your own investigation.

In the pursuit of this story I researched arms capability of both NATO and the US comparing them with Russian capabilities. It would appear that they are capable enough to successfully thwart our attempt to destroy them.  The belief by our military leaders that we can pull off a first strike is based with them having their collective heads buried in the sand and I will just point out they have been wrong in every war since WW2.  We got our asses kicked by Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Why would we think they got this one right.

If the population of the US  doesn't get their heads out of their asses this could very easy be the end of life on earth.  The first nuke that explodes will trigger a total release of all nukes and bring about the end for all of us.

We are lied to about wars and the need  of wars.  We sit here and watch an election being stolen by both side although the democrats were more blatant in the crooked stuff they pulled. It's over for those of us backing Bernie giving us a Hillary and a Trump.  While Trumps take on all this is all over the board and we  do not really know how he would deter this crazy operation.  While their is little doubt where Hillary stands.

The sad part of all this is that Bernie gathered a bunch of supporters who now are being asked to vote for Hillary.  I know they feel betrayed and I admit to that feeling myself.  The question is what will his supporters do now.  A huge percentage says they will vote for her and if they do I would suggest you start digging your bomb shelter now, or of course you could just sit on your hands and wait for the flash.


As we are being entertained by the Trump Hillary show the same ole bunch of Neocons are in the process of preparing for war.  They started with the bullshit show they put on in the Ukraine and most of the US bought into to propaganda being served by the Obama administration.  They were not even phased by some of the public able to see through the bullshit and found some very disturbing people were pushing their totally fake evidence as the real thing.   Even today a lot still believe in the fantasy that Putin was behind this Ukraine mess.  You bought into the propaganda and refuse to date your thinking into the real world and not to concentrate on the bullshit being put out by our government.

For a realistic look at what the results would be if we are dumb enough to attack
Russia read this link carefully ,I think you will have a different view of the outcomes.

Story after story the past couple of weeks lay out the planning for a Nato attack on Russia and lately they added attacking China to their want lists.  From the lack of outcry from the public or MSM leads into this post.  Starting right below this will be a series of links taking you to the stories that have raised my concerns.

1.State department employees sent a letter to Obama urging him to put boots on the ground in Syria.
2. Foaming at the mouth State Department personnel want war.
3. NATO now believes it has grounds for a war with Russia

Thursday, June 9, 2016


Well the primaries are done and the electorate has outdone their selves in stupidity by choosing the worst of the 20 folks vying for the jobs.  It's almost impossible to figure what they thought they were doing with their choices.

First off let's deal with the pick of Trump.  Here's a guy who for months has insulted every group out there from Mexicans, to his opposition .  All the while not laying out one plan that you could sink your teeth into to see if he had a plan..One can only assume he doesn't or he has hit on the key to getting folks to vote for you.  Has he figured out the average voter is stupid enough to vote for the man without a plan. 

I won't go into every one of his bullet points but two name two that really bother me are, 1. He will build a wall and have Mexico pay for it. Then he would round up all Mexicans and send them back to Mexico citizens or not.  Perhaps we should start a GO FUND ME PAGE to buy Donald loads of bricks to build his wall with and dump them in front of Trump Tower. 2. Insulting women after women who he deems either fat or ugly with bleeding body parts or whatever!  The electorate might even deserve a Trump presidency if they can't figure things out better than this.

Hillary winning on the Democrat side is not much better.  If you look at her positions before she started running to compare them to now you can easily see the effect of Sanders in the race.  If you want to know what to expect from a Hillary president just look at her advisers if that don't scare you enough you probably deserve what you get.

With Trump saying he would  give Japan and Korea nukes and Hillary never seeing a war she didn't like and picking neocons as her cabinet ministers it will be a damn miracle if they nation survives either.

The only hope left is that Hillary gets indicted for one of her many crimes and we can slip Bernie in the back door.   

Friday, May 27, 2016


Hillary won't debate Sanders , now trump chickened out after he said he would debate Sanders , now he won't.

In case you haven't noticed Trump seems unable to stick to a plan of his own invention.  Many times during this campaign Trump will take a stand on a issue then change his stance in a day or two.

So it would appear that  we will end up with Lying Hillary, or a I changed my mind today Trump. .Basically with either one we have no idea what they would actually do  if elected.

In my 30 years of voting I have voted many times for the candidate  that was the  lessor of  two evils.
Sure I will vote , but I will probably vote for a Greene ,or maybe nobody for president.

The sad state of the political scene in the US I'm sure has the rest of the world shaking their heads at us as we ignore the candidate that actually has an idea of what we really need to do.  Most look at Sanders programs and say it can't be done, never mind parts of it have been in place in other developed nations and Bernie lays out a full program on how he would fund his big plans.  Of course not many of you have taken the time to read his plans.  If you did you could not vote for Hillary or Trump.  Neither of which has a plan to get us back  to normal.

So if either Hillary or Trump make it to the chair , don't blame me.  I warned you..

Friday, May 13, 2016


During this long primary election season you have heard Donald Trump say many things that he wanted to do if elected president.  From his ridiculous  round up all the Mexicans and send them back to Mexico, besides being next to impossible the cost would be huge (as Donald would say). His take on changing trade deals is the right thing I would need to see some plans on how he would accomplish this trick.  There are many other areas of concern that is on record his planned actions.

We weren't privileged to sit in on Trumps meeting with party big wigs but some of the leaks from that meeting are troubling.

I wish I could believe his words could be trusted but so far I have not seen much evidence of that.  And his lack of details on his plans makes one wonder what magic wand he has.

Too date he has been able to get by on free interviews and now that he is the projected nominee
he is changing his tune on campaign financing. Which he has said all along  that he was self funding
now that he is the likely republican candidate he has pulled a reversal of his announced policies.  His take on war and the deployment  of nukes to some friendly nations.

His name calling is getting pretty old by now and it troubles me deeply that his popularity is soaring on the back of insult after insult.  His campaign of one liners must be the way to campaign nowadays as he has been successful.

I been around this planet for a long time and each election I am filled with hope that the nominees
will actually attempt the changes proposed.  Think back to 08 and the Obama tidal wave , and all the flowery promises  he made but in the end failed to implement.  To be fair with the congress he had to work with not many of his proposals made it in to prime time.

The only thing riding is the outcome of the congressional races.
With no change little will be done by either candidate.

Stop and think about the programs Sanders has put forward and his plan to pay for those changes if elected with a congressional makeup unchanged  Bernie would be hamstrung by the republican congress.  Which is probably the most dangerous part of a trump candidacy that he  could make
the congress more republican.

Hang onto your socks , we will know in two month who we will be faced  in the General election. If it is Hillary and Trump if both of them are the top of the tickets leaves us with a very ugly choices.
I personally cannot vote for either. Which just points out the sad shape our political parties have attained.  There is no choice except to pull a major reform of our system and that ain't happening with a Trump of a Clinto.

Here are three stories that are related.

Saturday, May 7, 2016


I have previously said I think Trump is certifiable and these experts agree.



For the record I am a Bernie Sanders man and have been since the GitGo.  I stand with a mouth wide open watching our electorate fawn over this loud mouth bully TRUMP.  No matter what you believe , if your thinking of voting for trump, better think again.

I personally believe most of Trumps so called fixes to make American again will never become the law of the land.  He talks like he will be a king, he must remember that he needs congress  to make any of this happen.  Good luck Donald

From a field of 17 the public has chosen perhaps the most unqualified of the lot . Trump may be a rich man but that doesn't mean he is presidential.  If that 17 was the best and the brightest of the republican party then a breakup of that party that is being talked about behind closed doors and if that were to happen there will be a third party.

Now all we can hope is that the republican party falls apart and Hillary drops out {you pick the reason) but something is going to bring about the downfall of Hillary giving the nomination to Sanders.  One can always hope.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


You have probably noticed that the MSM acted like there was just one candidate running with a small amount dedicated to Clinton.  Little mention of all the others,but particularly seldom mentioned Bernie Sanders.  Amazingly though Bernie has done quite well without them and if there were not super delegates he might be able to pass her.   He might be able to sway the super delegates but that probably is a long shot.

Even now when it was becoming clear that Trump was going to win the republican side but the news coverage remains 90%  Trump.  I was watching election returns the other night and as the votes came in most to the info was at the bottom of the screen in the scroll or a static block that out of 21 banners 20 were for Trump and 1 for Sanders.  Now this is just reporting returns as they came in but even in that they were  slanting the results to Trump.

The whole election cycle has been like that lots of Trump damn little about anybody else.  I doubt if our election was examined as close as we monitor others the election would be declared void because of media interference and media bias guiding the results to candidates they favored.

After this election is in the bag it might be time to reexamine our system and get rid of all the tools that some can use to impede the opposition.  Super delegates should go the way of other bad ideas along with rigging polling places, purging voters , harassing voters  at the polls.

It's time to bring back the equal time rule so the MSM can't favor one candidate over the other.  The bloody affair was so crooked it should be ruled invalid.  But us chumps just sit out here and give them enough eyeballs to encourage further manipulation.    It's time for a change but it won't happen till we stop watching.

Monday, May 2, 2016


I haven't written a blog in several months.  I've been waiting for the people to show which way they were going to flop.  I wrote a lot early on and said just about everything there was to say about Bernie and Hillary.  Bernie is drawing more people to his rallies than anybody and yet in states where closed voting asses out out but registered party folk.

In all the elections I have participated in I have never seen one like the Sanders campaign to draw so much interest.  The little coverage of Bernie paints you a good picture who the MSM is controlled by
and it's not us.  Donald  Trump wall to wall on the TV and barely a mention of others and very little of anybody else.  You would be hard pressed to even know Bernie was in the race.

So I have  been deliberately quite for awhile to see where the nation was.  Now I know that B a large part of our electorate is totally illiterate including so called experts.  Masses are swarming for Trump and all he has offered us is one liners that he knows are  popular with the masses .  Not one line on how he was going to pull off any of his so called programs.  Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, yeah sure.

Old folks are flopping on Hillary's side and God knows why.  It pretty much has to be party loyalist, because they can't be looking at what she has in mind, half fixes at best no far reaching goals , just running on name recognition mostly with dam  few original ideas .

It's no secret I'm a Bernie man and have supported him throughout the campaign .  You owe to yourself to read his positions on his website and he lays out clearly how he will solve our current problems.  From the economy,, to taxes, to the military, to health care, student loans sound plans that have been in place in other industrialized nations. So all the talk from opposition candidates and so called experts that Bernie's plan can't be done are flat out Bullshit.  They will work and in the process
would free up lots of money to help boost the economy.
If you ever plan to retire your only choice is a vote for Bernie, any other choice will leave you with a dim outlook for  your older years.

So get off your ass and do your homework and then put your x next to Bernie for President.

Friday, January 15, 2016


In his State of the Union Speech the president said the economy was good  and all those that said it isn't is selling fiction.  Well log me into to that bunch because the economy isn't well and it isn't just the US that is hurting it's the whole world and the scary part of that is that often these kinds of financial times brings on a major war.

Hence as I have noted on this blog recently that our neocons have been beating the war drums egging us on to a confrontation with Russia.  Keep in mind we haven't won a war since WW2 and Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan didn't have armies as capable as the Russian forces today.  Most experts that I can find say we cannot win a land war with Russia and from our poor performance against lite weights as the three states mentioned.  That's why they start talking a limited nuclear war, trust me there is no such thing as  a limited war.  If the button was ever pushed and weapons actually launched what is you best guess as to the Russian response.

So Mr. President, how can our economy be strong when things like the Baltic shipping index is at or near all time lows, this measures the shipping volume from all producing nations.  Container ships to deal with the decreased volume have cut their transit speeds form 13 1/2 knots to 9 knows to save fuel.

Out put from China is way down and they are battling like mad to keep the bottom from falling out of their economy.  Economies of developing nations are tanking too do to the depressed commodity market from which a lot of their incomes originate.


The fact that most of our economic numbers are fiction it's  easy for the president to say all is well and flips a few false charts up to make his points.  Anybody who has studied the problem knows that the numbers used by most economist are just made up numbers created by jingling the formulas to give them the numbers they want.

Sitting here watching the Dow bounce around a -500 and down 2000 points from the top a  12% drop the question on all our minds is this THE BIG ONE.  My guess that it is.  If your in the market , get out where to put you money is the question of they day>

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Our military planners are once again planning a nuclear  strike on Russia using battlefield nukes.  They believe they can pull this off with limited nuclear response from Russia.  I think they need to be relieved of command as this is the stupidest idea in the past 50 years.

Give me the good ole day of MAD (mutual assured destruction) stood as the operational mode for all nuclear forces. We operated at the time under the premises that we would only fire if fired upon. Today that is not true.  When these maniacs believe they can use battlefield nukes on Russia and they won't retaliate in kind is perverted thinking of the highest level.

Both sides are upgrading their offensive weapons after the US started talking about being able to pull off a limited nuclear strike.  The fact that Russia has begun to upgrade all their systems which are getting recognition by the rest of the world as being of top notch design. bringing the weapons profits to an ailing Russian economy.

In a world that is getting more dangerous day by day the offensive stance of the US towards Russia and China is proving to be a dangerous model for world peace.  Facing a global economic meltdown now is not the time to be beating the war drums.  As war has been the major tool out of a depression now is not the time to be planning on war.  We need to step up now and stop this nonsense.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


In a  one hour speech on Wall street Bernie offered what his plans are for the big banks.  It's like he was reading off my laundry list of what needs to be done to put those criminals in the block for their crimes.   If he can get the congress to pass even a little bit of his program would be a good thing. Keep in mind if the right wing hated Obama they might invent a new word hate for they will surely hate Bernie.

You owe it to yourself to listen to this podcast even if you have no interest  in voting for Bernie you need to understand what needs to be done.