Friday, August 21, 2020


Didn’t watch the Dem convention at all. As a matter of fact, I’ve never wasted time on any of them since Kennedy, way back when. As a practical matter, anyone who needs a poorly run self-aggrandizing commercial to determine what the issues are and who stands for what, is too ill informed and malleable to be allowed to vote. Unfortunately for the nation, that sad situation applies to about 95% of the electorate.

The reason for today’s entry goes back to a point made here several weeks ago regarding Biden’s basement recluse act and a suspicion it fostered. At the time, my theory was that the forgetfulness and indications of senility were a ploy to establish an innocent plea when charges are brought by Attorney General Barr regarding the millions of dollars extorted via abuse of power when Biden was Vice President to Obama. At the time, what was taken from Ukraine was the major theme.

Within weeks of a Biden visit to Ukraine, son, Hunter Biden was doing business there, as a participant in a firm called Bohai Harvest RST. The corporation formed a novel Chinese-American investment partnership that involved such Chinese state-owned firms as the Bank of China. Reports at the time said they sought to raise $1.5 billion.

According to Peter Schweitzer  in the New York Post back on January 18th: “The Biden family’s apparent self-enrichment involves five family members: Joe’s son Hunter, son-in-law Howard, brothers James and Frank, and sister Valerie.

"When this subject came up in 2019, Biden declared, “I never talked with my son or my brother or anyone else — even distant family — about their business interests. Period.”

Schweitzer goes on: “Consider the case of HillStone International, a subsidiary of the huge construction management firm Hill International. The president of HillStone International was Kevin Justice, who grew up in Delaware and was a longtime Biden family friend. On Nov. 4, 2010, according to White House visitors’ logs, Justice visited the White House and met with Biden adviser Michele Smith in the Office of the Vice President. Less than three weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as an executive vice president. James appeared to have little or no background in housing construction, but that did not seem to matter to HillStone. His bio on the company’s website noted his “40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally…”

“James Biden was joining HillStone just as the firm was starting negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, the firm announced a contract to build 100,000 homes. It was part of a $35 billion, 500,000-unit project deal won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received a $22 million US federal government contract to manage a construction project for the State Department.”

There are quite a few more similar situations, adding up to hundreds of millions of dollars, but by now we all have the gist.

On another side of Biden, we now have evidence from reports that his convention performance last night was flawless. Michael Goodwin of the New York Post writes: “He did it. Joe Biden got through the biggest speech of his life cleanly and coherently, without stumbling or mumbling or getting that far-away dazed look in his eyes.

"That sounds like an incredibly low bar because it is, but it reflects the honest and serious debate about Biden’s fitness. His age, 77, past health problems and the obvious signs that his faculties have been diminished raised the unprecedented possibility that he would not be able to carry out one of the routine performances of a major party nominee — give an acceptance speech.”

So, which Biden is it? The one that can’t remember who, what or where he is to avoid almost certain upcoming indictment for abuse of office as he enriched his clan or the obviously qualified, articulate, seasoned executive proving his capability to become President of the United States?

That’s it for today folks,


Monday, August 17, 2020


Attempting to make a point in yesterday’s entry, a seemingly complex governmental funding issue was reduced to simple English. It was then that the realization hit that if the president, or any other politician, desires the highest probability of being understood by the highest number of potential voters, the more fundamental the explanation, the better the chance the message will be grasped.  

Therefore, in the most basic of terms, as touched upon yesterday the question needing asking by Trump regarding the Democrat platform is that, although the entire scope of promises sounds marvelous, particularly to those needing financial support most, where will the funding come from?  

And that brings us back to rudiments having nothing to do with political philosophy whatsoever. While progressive change sounds particularly appealing to those having financial need by chance or by choice, without some form of income redistribution it simply can’t be afforded. Which is the point that growth and development practitioners, such as typical Republicans, much less conservatives, have to constantly hammer home in order to prevail. Because the entire cost of whatever is extended to any recipient for any reason comes directly out of the pocket of those earning any form of income that is taxable. What’s more, the Democrat platform not only makes no effort to disguise their “wealth” redistribution premise, leaders such as Cortez and Sanders proudly promote it.

Thus, barring some kind of presently unknown event or calamity, the probable outcome of the presidential election can reasonably be assumed. Are there more actual voters earning income that wish to have the government raise their taxes thereby redistributing their incomes, or less?

Taking the most elementary approach to predicting the likely victor, historic preferences will most probably apply. As of May 2020, Gallup polling found that 31% of Americans identified as Democrats, 25% identified as Republican, and 40% as Independent. Meaning that only 31% of voters comprise the most probable maximum attainable for leftist candidates. However, according to Pew Research, while 47% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters identify as liberal or very liberal, 51% identify as moderate, conservative, or very conservative.

That means in actuality, whereas approximately half of the reported 31% Democrats identified themselves as being moderate, conservative, or very conservative, the hard left’s probable maximum voter target reduces to somewhere around 15% of all voters.

Therefore, were it not for the hard-core left-controlled major media influencing what, how and where so-called “news” is disseminated, in actuality the more the Democrat redistribution is promoted, the more their electoral chances sink.

Returning us to today’s fundamental premise that the more things are reduced to easily understood fundamentals, the higher the probability of their being understood.

That’s it for today folks. 


Sunday, August 16, 2020


Absorbing published probabilities of the Democrat platform spurs a combination of frustration and pity for what is apparently a majority of those on the left. Primarily because they haven’t the knowledge, education or exposure to appropriate information to understand that what they are being “sold” by their party representatives can’t possibly be delivered.

And the reason for non-deliverability has absolutely nothing to do with political belief, party affiliation or any other philosophical aspect of government. Non-deliverability predicates from nothing more than simple affordability. In the same way that a husband and wife sit at the kitchen table with a listing of their incomes, available cash from other sources and whatever other funds are available to them, they determine whether or not they can afford a new car, home or any other major expenditure.

Thus, someone like Trump whose primary expertise stems from managerial experience doesn’t approach the nation’s budgetary requirements by assessing which expenditures will please the most voters. His background, education and intuitive business sense quite naturally lead him to spending analysis as the primary consideration. While something like free health care for illegals might sound wonderful to an entire segment of voters, it might also be perceived as enormously humane. However, to a realist, the first question arising would be “how will we pay for this?”

If nothing else, Trump understands that the United States budget is huge by itself paralleled by enormous existing debt. At the same time, funds are needed for myriad additional expenditures. So, question one becomes: “where’s the money going to come from?” In that way, the decision to lower corporate taxes had nothing to do with political bent or favoring the “rich.” The decision was made because lower corporate tax rates permit higher corporate profits, which in turn drive investment and business expansion, leading to overall growth and development, ultimately increasing cash paid in taxes to drive and support the entire economy.

While the complexities of the nation’s budget management and tax regulation are enormous, no financial expertise is required at all to grasp the positive impact of Trump’s economic rationale. Lower taxes and decreased regulation stimulate business growth, which in turn promotes expansion thereby increasing hiring opportunity across the economy. Increased hiring provides opportunity for individuals of all types and persuasions regardless of ethnicity whatsoever. And what is the result? Every minority in the nation saw an increase in job opportunity, not because Trump appealed to those individuals within their particular ethnic or religious persuasions, but because metaphorically speaking, rising tides raise all boats.

What’s more, is that without having to sit down and specify funds be allocated toward any particular interest or endeavor, overall economic growth is far more likely to provide required financial wherewithal across the board. Therefore, instead of politicking against the evil, greedy business community, allowing and supporting their growth is a far better means toward attaining budgetary success. While those on the left might prefer to close their eyes, ears and whatever intellect they perhaps possess to the simplest of financial premises, the nation’s only alternatives to a stifled business sector are either additional debt or a huge Lottery win.

Bringing us back to the unfortunate basis for today’s stream of thought and the enormous differences between unrealistic, undeliverable political promises to an uneducated electorate versus practical realities managed by individuals capable of the task.

That’s it for today folks.


Saturday, August 15, 2020


Reviewing yesterday’s entry spurred myriad thoughts regarding continual vilification of the president by Hollywood types and the celebrity left. And while these zealots employ their fame, images and followings for constant defiling, demeaning and disparaging Trump in any way possible, a notion arose regarding exactly who these defamers are and what credential or endorsement they possess providing them their all-knowing perspective of the president’s actions, performance or rationale.

For example, while the likes of Rob Reiner hammers Trump every chance he gets, can any truly rational individual imagine Archie Bunker’s son-in-law to accomplish an equivalent to: “Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a landmark accord sealed by President Trump on Thursday that could presage a broader realignment in the region as the two agreed to “full normalization of relations,” as reported by The New York Times."

Thus, while this insufferable clown, Reiner, childishly spouts vile anti-Trump rhetoric across the media, Trump himself is bringing peace to the Middle-east.

As the likes of an Alec Baldwin dons a wig in demeaning parodies of the nation’s leader, the leader in question is sanctioning Iran to reduce its access to products needed for the oil and energy sectors, prompting many oil companies to withdraw, causing  a decline in oil production due to reduced access to technologies needed to improve their efficiency.

Similarly, while totally uncredentialed personages such as Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Moore, Cher, Madonna, and Robert DeNiro spew continuous anti-Trump venom, can any one of them produce an iota of the sample of accomplishments that Kathy Worth posted in her article in the Greenville News showing why Trump deserves reelection.

According to Ms. Worth: “President Trump’s accomplishments in his first term are the reason I will be voting for him again in 2020 to continue with his policies. My most important issue in 2016 was the continued spread and incredible brutality of ISIS. Because of decisive actions and leadership, the caliphate was destroyed in his first year in office.

Under this administration, veterans have been given some long-overdue support. This includes

·         forgiving veteran student loans

·         allowing vets to visit doctors outside the VA

·         allowing incompetent VA employees to be fired

His other achievements include, but aren’t limited to, the following and deserve America's continued support:

·         "Right to try" medical legislation for terminal patients.

·         As of February 2020, at least 38 Americans held hostage have been released

·         The lowest unemployment rate in history for blacks, women and Hispanics.

·         By the end of 2019, NATO contributions increased $100 billion.

·         More money has been spent on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) by this administration than any other.

·         On July 22, an executive order is signed to lower drugs prices and allow the purchase of life-saving drugs, such as insulin and EpiPens, from other countries at a much-reduced price.

·         The U.S. in now energy-independent and the largest exporter of oil, ending the threat of extortion from other countries.

·         No new wars have been started under this administration.

·         Partnering with the private sector to accomplish objectives more quickly and with better results.”

Friday, August 14, 2020


Today’s entry results from a twofold reaction to some truly incredible news. In what can only be described as a totally shocking development: “Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a landmark accord sealed by President Trump on Thursday that could presage a broader realignment in the region as the two agreed to “full normalization of relations,” as reported by The New York Times."

The unexpected world-changing event took place during a time when most reporting pertained to the upcoming presidential election. Now that a Democrat vice presidential candidate selection’s been made on the Democrat side, hard core mud-slinging’s begun. And that’s where significant reaction stimulus occurred, whereas in typical fashion, while two Democrats are now running for the nation’s two highest offices little to no substance has been offered by either one as defamation, degradation and disparagement of Donald Trump maintains as a primary focus.

The premise of deprecation stirred another thought regarding opposition to the president by numerous others having little to no substantive underpinning whatsoever. While certainly true that Trump was previously known to embellish, overstate and exaggerate quite often, those actions are commonly found among those relying on self-promotion as part of their occupational endeavors. However, in Trump’s case, he’s moved on to a completely different level, managing the future and fortune of an entire nation. While at the same time, significant numbers of detractors remain mired in their close-minded, blindfolded, utterly childish blathering’s reflective of the basest immaturity.

While the likes of Robert DeNiro, Cher, Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna and Alec Baldwin spew inane Trump drivel to equivalent juveniles, “In a surprise announcement at the White House after a three-way phone call with Israeli and Emirati leaders, Mr. Trump said the deal would lead to greater cooperation on investment, tourism, security, technology, energy and other areas while the two countries move to allow regular direct passenger flights, open embassies and trade ambassadors for the first time.

“If fulfilled, the pact would make the Emirates only the third Arab country to have normal diplomatic relations with Israel along with Egypt, which signed a peace agreement in 1979, and Jordan, which signed a treaty in 1994. It could reorder the long stalemate in the region, potentially leading other Arab nations to follow suit in forging an increasingly explicit alliance with Israel against their mutual enemy in Iran while taking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s explosive annexation plan off the table, at least for now.

“This deal is a significant step towards building a more peaceful, secure and prosperous Middle East,” Mr. Trump told reporters in a hastily arranged event in the Oval Office. “Now that the ice has been broken, I expect more Arab and Muslim countries will follow the United Arab Emirates’ lead.”

Further importance underpins the impact of Trump’s accomplishment whereas the positively influenced article was written by Peter BakerIsabel KershnerDavid D. Kirkpatrick and Ronen Bergman, all of the vaunted Times writing staff, known for continual Trump disparagement.

Thus, while primarily due to the president’s efforts and skills, major steps are taken toward peace in the Middle-East, the nation continues its rebound from the Covid virus setback as the major stock exchanges persist in setting records, isn’t it about time that these cadres of juvenile  detractors acknowledge Donald Trump’s growth and accomplishment and decide to accept reality by finally shutting the hell  up?

That’s it for today folks


Monday, August 10, 2020


Whereas a theory of mine has been festering for quite some time now, the time’s come to put it on paper. Although doubtful that readers will find anything particularly brilliant or discover matter not seen elsewhere before, the overall rationale is approached from a slightly different direction.

Regardless of particular political persuasion or personal belief, if the truth be told by anyone with an IQ above single digits the Biden platform is undoubtedly the absolute opposite of anything and everything good for the nation. Some of the particularly ridiculous positions exist because they’re traditional of liberals while inclusion of others occurs simply because they’re in direct opposition to Trump.   

One such anti-Trump tenet is Biden’s claim that “while he won’t tear down President Trump's much-touted wall along the United States’ southern border with Mexico, he also won’t continue construction of the barrier if he’s elected president in November.

Then in a June 21 post on Facebook “Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says American taxpayers are obligated to pay for health care for an estimated 12 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Biden: "I think that anyone who is in a situation where they are in need of health care regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see to that they're cared for."

“The immigration plan promises to reform the asylum system, surge humanitarian resources to the border, end Trump’s Muslim ban and review Temporary Protected Status for those who have fled a violent country. It would also end the Trump-declared “national emergency” being used to redirect federal dollars to build the border wall. 

He “also pledges to reinstate the DACA program, which would immediately protect and expand opportunities for DREAM'ers — or adults who migrated to the U.S. as young children. He will also search for “all legal options” to protect their parents, a move activists have previously blamed him and Obama for initially causing family separation. Last week on the campaign trail, Biden said he would look to revive the PAPA program even though it was struck down by the court.

“However, it would require legislation to pave a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the United States.”

Then, in a much publicized decision it was announced that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force on climate change, adding progressive credentials to the platform. Further fueling Biden support of the climate farce is that John Kerry will be the panel's co-chair, in a group that also includes Varshini Prakash, the executive director of the Sunrise Movement, the youth-led champions of the Green New Deal.

Other task forces will cover health care, the economy, criminal justice and education, include a lineup of progressive leaders and top Biden campaign aides and allies, such as Bernie Sanders who revealed plans to form the advisory panels when he dropped out of the presidential primary.

Then there’s former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke — “who promised in a September debate to take away legally purchased assault rifles if elected." Biden recently "promised to name the Texan as his point man on gun control.”

To be sure all the bases are covered, Biden also promised on CNN that he will "completely shut down drilling for oil and natural gas on day one of his administration."

“Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has unveiled a USD 2 trillion proposal to boost investment in clean energy and combat the global warming as he pledged to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change if elected in the November elections.

He'd also focus on the top 1% of earners, those making more than $400,000 a year. Raising taxes on ordinary income above $400,000 by returning the top marginal rate to 39.6%—where it was before the TCJA lowered it to 37%. Other tax rates would stay the same.”

“As for businesses, Biden would raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% and enact a 15% minimum “book tax”—a levy on income, net of expenses, for corporations with income of $100 million or more.”

Employing all of the above as background for today’s premise, it’s more than likely to assume that someone as politically astute as Nancy Pelosi certainly not only grasps the magnitude of harm the progressive agenda will do to her party, but that It’s doubtful any but the hard left would cast a favorable vote at the polls.

However, what if she sees this as a way to clean house? In Biden’s case, he may not truly be really aware of what the platform contains, but AOC, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts continually press for an extremely progressive agenda, as does Elizabeth Warren.

And now, by allowing the radical left to gain party prominence, feigning ignorance, Pelosi will sit back as the nation’s electorate provides Trump with the hugest landslide in the nation’s history thereby rejecting the hard left altogether.

Which will permit Pelosi when it’s over, using the tremendous loss as proof, to pick up whatever pieces remain of her former party and start all over again employing more centrist traditional positions as the hard core left disintegrates and disappears, just as she expected all along.

That’s it for today folks.