Then

Then

A clear lesson for dummies..

John Deichman, one of the smartest guys I know, and our Richland, WA
correspondent sends this insight you can share when some dumbs**t says the Electoral College should be disolved in favor of a simple popular vote measure for the Presidential Election.

"Our Founders in their infinite wisdom created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet and it should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense."

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.
Trump won 3,084 of them.
Clinton won 57.
There are 62 counties in New York State.
Trump won 46 of them.
Clinton won 16.
Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.
In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)
Therefore: These 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.
These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.
The United States is comprised of 3, 797,000 square miles.
When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.
 
Share this with anyone you suspect was asleep during Jr. High School history class.  Click on the little envelop below to forward to them.

Please hold your mail.......

  My friends on the right "Corner"

Please hold all mail except that which would be earthshaking. I will be out
of the office for the next 10 days. I am donating my time to the major airlines in LA to help load the luggage of all the celebrities who promised to leave the country if Trump won! 
 
I have also volunteered some counseling  time to work with the college student babies that are ‘hurting so badly’ over the great Trump victory that they cannot attend classes! I am taking donations for crayons for these future leaders to let them learn how to connect the dots in their “fantasy life” coloring books!
 
As posted on Facebook, note: “Democrats took an early lead which dramatically changed later in the afternoon once Republicans got off work & went to vote!" 


Thanks,
Fred

Jeb speaks out,,finally.....

Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush wrote an editorial in The Wall Street Journal on Friday outlining his idea for the way forward for the Republican Party in light of Donald
Trump's election.

The former Florida governor wrote that Trump, who beat out more than a dozen established Republicans in the party's primary, "successfully tapped into the anger and deep distrust that voters feel toward Washington."


"These voters believe the American dream is increasingly out of reach," Bush wrote. "They believe our system is skewed in favor of the powerful and the connected. They believe that the politicians elected to right these wrongs have only made them worse. And they overwhelmingly voted for Mr. Trump, giving him a hard-won victory."

 You can read Jeb's full article by clicking  HERE

From the mailbox we received from one of our neighbors from Portland Oregon .

 " While I was getting a coffee, I overheard 7 young people (22-26 years old, 5 males, 2 female) who have been protesting in downtown Portland the last few nights.

I told them I was doing research and asked nicely if they would answer some questions. They were cool with it, so I sat down and went for it.  

How many of you voted? Three voted. Of the four who didn't, none was registered to vote. 

Did you do any research? None of them researched independently either candidate. 

Who did you vote for? All were for Hillary but preferred Bernie.  

Why the Democratic Candidate? "More things are taken care of." "Time to have a woman President." "Democrats aren't sexist or racist." 

Six of them live at home. All are under their parents insurance. Two have "real" jobs. Three aren't working, nor are they trying hard to find a job. Parents pay for everything in their life or subsidize it. Six get money from mom or dad every month.  Two have been on unemployment for 6+ months. One is at Portland State U, doesn't work, and parents pay for everything. 

All 7 said Trump is a racist/sexist. I asked to cite proof ... "That tape, man!"
When I asked, as a man myself, “Have you ever said anything like that when you've been hanging out with your buddies? All five males said "Yes."
Would you say it if you knew you were on tape? All five answered "No."
What's the difference? I asked. “You've all said bad stuff like that. Does that mean you hate women and are a sexual predator?" Nothing. No answer. 

None could tell me how our government works ... they didn't know how laws are passed, how the House of Representatives or the Senate work. None could explain how a bill is passed. 

  Only one could tell me the difference between legal and illegal immigration.
    One of them said, "Legal immigration is when you immigrate legally." Seriously. 

None could explain the purpose of the Electoral College or how it works.  

In 10 minutes they felt they had explained everything. Nice kids ... but so ignorant. I know some awesome, phenomenal young adults; but I'm afraid the majority are like these seven. Too many participation trophies, too much coddling by parents and teachers.

In 1944 18 year-olds stormed the beach at Normandy into almost certain death.

  In 2016 18-year-olds feel unsafe because words hurt their feelings.

Uh oh, our nation is in deep shit!"

Ain't it it he truth !

President Trump invited the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht, the Pope accepted and during lunch, a puff of wind blew the Pontiff's hat off, right into the water.
It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place.
The crew and the secret service were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying "Never mind, boys, I'll get it."
The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed onto the yacht, and handed the Pope his hat.
The crew was speechless. The security team and the Pope's entourage were speechless.
No one knew what to say, not even the Pope.

But that afternoon, NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN all knew how to cover the story and the New York time echoed the story: Their banner headlines read,

                                              
                                               "TRUMP CAN'T SWIM!"

The best Character Insight

To my golfing buddies.  As we know well, that a couple rounds of golf with someone is worth about 5 years of close  acquaintance.  Thanks  Joe.  ("Was that a whiff or a practice swing?"

Obama Era is Over


Big thanks to Joe, in Columbine for getting this "good read" to us from Dan Greenfield , a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, and a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
 
"Obama and his supporters loved talking about history. His victory was historic. They were on the right side of history. History was an inevitable arc that bent their way.
The tidal force of demographics had made the old America irrelevant. Any progressive policy agenda was now possible because we were no longer America. We Were Obamerica. A hip, happening place full of smiling gay couples, Muslim women in hijabs and transgender actors. We were all going to live in a New York City coffee house and work at Green Jobs and live in the post-national future.
 The past was gone. We were falling into the gorgeous wonderful future of dot com instant deliveries and outsourced everything. We would become more tolerant and guilty. The future was Amazon and Disney. It was hot and cold running social justice. The Bill of Rights was done. Ending the First and Second Amendments was just a clever campaign away. Narratives on news sites drove everything.
 Presidents were elected by Saturday Night Live skits. John Oliver, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee were our journalists. Safe spaces were everywhere and you better watch your microaggressions, buddy. No more coal would be mined. No more anything would be made. The end of men was here. The end of the dead white men of the literary canon. The end of white people. The end of binary gender and marriage. The end of reason. The end of art. The end of 2 + 2 equaling 4. This was Common Core time. It was time to pardon an endless line of drug dealers. To kill cops and praise criminals. To be forced to buy worthless health insurance for wealth redistribution to those who voted their way to wealth.
 This was Obama's America. And there was no going back. We were rushing through endless goal posts of social transformation. The military fell. Then the police. Now it looks as quaint as anything from the 50s, the 70s or the 80s. A brief moment of foolishness that already appears odd and awkward. And then one day nostalgic. It wasn't the future. It's already the past. It's history
.Scalia died. Hillary Clinton was bound to win. And she would define the Supreme Court. Downticket races would give her a friendly Senate. And then perhaps the House.
But there is no right side of history. There is only the side we choose.
The Obama era was permanent. It was history. Now it is history.
Its shocking ascendancy has been paired with an equally shocking descent. The Obama era is done. It's gone. It's over. It was wiped from the pages of history in one night that left Congress and the White House in Republican hands.
 It would have been bad enough if Jeb Bush had succeeded Obama. That would have been inconvenient, but not a repudiation. Instead Obama's legacy was dashed to pieces. His frantic efforts to campaign for Hillary did no good. The public did not vocally reject him. What they did was in its own way even worse. They brushed past him. They sidelined him. They gave him passable approval ratings while dismissing his biggest accomplishments. They forgot him. They made it clear that he did not matter.
 And that is in its own way far more brutal and wounding. They didn't just destroy the Obama era. Instead they dismissed it as if it never existed.
 Obama didn't make history after all. He wasn't a teleprompter demi-god standing athwart of history. He was Carter and Ford. He was there to be forgotten. He didn't change the world. He wasn't the messiah. He was merely mortal. Just another politician who will sag and age. Who will, in the end, be photographed like Bill Clinton, lonely and lost in a world that has passed him by.
The Obama era ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. With a national consensus that maybe he didn't really matter so much after all. And those to whom he mattered the most were his enemies determined to undo everything he did. 
 
Obama once thought that he belonged to the ages. Now he belongs in the rubbish bin.

TRUMP IS ALREADY DESTROYING ARIZONA’S ECONOMY

TRUMP could destroy the local AZ economies.  Illegal immigrants are boycotting Arizona by the thousands and moving elsewhere showing their outrage with Donald Trump's proposed law of sending illegal immigrants back to their native countries. 
 
In the small town of Guadalupe , AZ, south of Phoenix , Manuel Renaldo is one of those who are vowing to punish Arizona by leaving.      
 
As he loaded his stolen car with his taxpayer-furnished belongings and family of ten, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter:  "It's a matter of principle; I refuse to be supported by a state that treats me like a criminal!"      
 
The effects of the exodus are already being felt by some Arizona retailers, who are reporting dwindling thefts and sales of beer, tequila, spray paint, and ammunition.  Also hit hard are the state hospitals, which have reported a dramatic decline in births and emergency room visits of non-revenue patients!.             
 
State welfare agencies are preparing to lay off staffs that distribute food stamps and unemployment benefits.  Tattoo parlors are in an absolute state of panic!        
 
Renaldo told a reporter, through an interpreter, that he and his family are moving to Canada , with a new Liberal government under Justin Trudeau and new higher taxes and hardworking people who will better able to support him and his family with dignity!  
 

Ben Stein’s Diary How I came to cast my vote against Hillary

 Ben Stein is a local hero in our lake country because of his frequent visits to  
enjoy our Northwest jewel. Therefore it is easy to pass to you his recent article after the Trump victory....especially because of his, as usual, simple explanation. Picture was from one of his visits at the famous Hill's Resort on the lake. It was an exchange of autographs !!!

"Tonight I got an email from a super successful, extremely pleasant Southerner. He’s a Democrat and was a major Hillary backer. He asked me for some words of comfort about the stunning upset of his candidate, Mrs. Clinton. Here is what I told him, word for word:

During the American Revolution, in about 1777, after the Americans humiliated the British Empire at the Battle of Saratoga, a young nobleman went to Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, considered the wisest man in England. The young nobleman said to Smith, “Dr. Smith, this will be the ruin of the nation.”

Adam Smith, a genius such as comes along once in a thousand years, answered, “Young man, there is a lot of ruin in a nation.”

By this, he meant that a great nation takes a very great deal of damage to be ruined.

“We are nowhere near this point. Our democracy is stronger than ever. More people of more races and economic classes and sexes are involved in the political process than ever before. We are a rich, vibrant, alert, powerful nation. Mr. Trump is obviously wildly inexperienced but he will be surrounded by people with experience. He is a loud, sometimes boorish person, but he is no despot. Above all, he wants to be liked and loved. Not worshipped. Liked and loved.

The great novelist and essayist, Tom Wolfe, wrote some years ago that America could never go off the tracks because we were a nation on two tracks, and so we are.

Mr. Trump was far from my first choice. But he is a lot smarter than many people thought. He has many checks and balances hemming him in, especially Democrats in the Senate and a powerful media.

It will all be fine. More than fine.

As Mr. Nixon said in 1974, when he resigned, “Our best days lie ahead.”

Love, Ben

My offering today:


We all have our reasons why Mr. Trump won. Mine have a lot to do with race. This is a nation which gets along remarkably well for a racially heterogeneous people. But there are plenty of troublemakers among whites and blacks. Mrs. Clinton made the mistake of allying herself with too many black troublemakers. She was a spectacle preaching about love trumping hate as she was surrounded by black men and women cursing her opponent with the most vile words and gestures. Some white people are sick and tired of being pushed around by black people who claim a moral superiority merely because of their race.

To see the rap stars surrounding her using the foulest language while Mrs. Clinton talked about how holier-than-thou her side was became a recurrent and repellent atrocity.

News flash of the day: Black people don’t like to be mocked and pushed around and neither do white people — especially by pure trash. Many white people still have some self-respect and Mrs. Clinton forgot that. White people are not guilty of any crime because they are white. This is worth bearing in mind. The racial guilt card worked for Mr. Obama and he wrung a lot of guilty votes this way in 2008 and 2012. It might work in Beverly Hills. It does not work in Wilkes-Barre. Not anymore.

Just for my own bad self, I had not decided whether to vote for Mr. Trump or whether to write in Senator Graham until the night before the election. Then, while I was in a makeup room at a news network, I saw Mrs. Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton on TV sashaying up onto the stage at a rally, as usual surrounded by black stars.

Mrs. Clinton was literally dancing for joy. Mr. Clinton was wearing his patented “paterfamilias, Norman Rockwell, small town father bashful Jimmy Stewart” smile, looking as happy and confident as a lark.

I said to my makeup artist, “This man is shameless. He seduced a college-age girl intern. In the Oval Office, he put a cigar in her vagina. Then he licked it and smelled it and smoked it. Then at a later date he had her give him oral sex while she knelt under the desk and he talked on the phone to a Congressional Committee chairman.

“Then when the intern came forward with the true story, he had his agit-prop machine smear her and call her the most horrible names, threaten her, drive her to near suicide. And even when her allegations were proved to be correct and true, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Clinton continued to bully her and threaten her. And to this day, neither of them has ever apologized to Monica Lewinsky. And there he is onstage preening like a peacock. I will not do anything at all to help that family.”

When I got home that night, I discussed all of this with my wife, a genuine goddess. She’s from a military family and she has never forgiven Hillary for Benghazi. She said to me “You’re right. We have to vote for Trump.”

And so I did.

No one was more surprised than I when Mr. Trump won. But happy surprised, not bad surprised.

Last night, after an incredibly fine meal of Korean BBQ beef, I watched the local news here in L.A. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of students were trying to set LAPD vehicles on fire, blocking a major freeway, the 101, keeping tens of thousands of workers from getting home to their families. This was duplicated in many other university towns across the nation. The kids carried signs saying, “LOVE TRUMPS HATE” and “NOT MY PRESIDENT.”

All of this while screaming horrifying foul language so loudly the news reporters had to turn off their sound equipment. In a way, I understand these kids. I also thought I was morally superior to my elders and to people in Scranton or Houston and tried to end the war in Vietnam by demonstrating in DC and New Haven and New York. But there was one big difference: My father-in-law, the hero, Col. Dale Denman, Jr., back from a year of combat in Vietnam, had urged his daughter and me to demonstrate against what he saw as a hopeless “meat grinder” of a war.

That was a reason to march.

The anti-Trump demonstrators are anti-Constitution, anti-free elections, anti-free speech. They are against everything that’s great about America. They are pretentious little creeps. I understand their wish to go out and have fun and get high and have sex. That’s youth. I get it. But to block the freeways that hard working people need so they, the kids, can show off their pompous, hypocritical, fake claims of moral superiority — that’s nauseating. Hey, kids!!! Some poor devils have to work late and need to get home and get some sleep before they work again tomorrow. Go demonstrate on your campuses and leave the working people alone.

Those people have your number, by the way. Bear it in mind.

I’ll have more tomorrow.

Meanwhile, stay cool.

Ben
 




A German's view on Islam

Fred's Corner is posting this simply to emphasize the point about Online bullshit and how

things you might read can take root as something "real" and make its way into millions of inboxes and presented to be something believable.  This particular piece not only is attributed to the wrong author...the suspected author is nothing but suspicious also.

The writing may agree with your personal positions...so there is an impulse fire up your forward key and join the crowd to spread fiction.  This article may strike a note in your belief system.  Go ahead and read it...but at the end I have added my point to beware of bullshit.
                                     ***************************

 A German's view on Islam - Consider this in light of our Politically Correctness.

"This is an excellent explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation.. These references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read. The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist."

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.

My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people..

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

(Added by your editor:)      In addition to the above list, we must add 1.5 Million, 60%, of all Armenians slaughtered in Turkey, and in Cambodia 1975-79, Pol Pot, had over 2,000,000 executed. ... Ex-soldiers were killed along with their wives and children. Everyone suspected of disloyalty to Pol Pot.)


Now Islamic prayers have been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?) The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.

In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts -- the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.

And we are silent...... "

This is an opinion piece that appeared on the blog of Paul Marek, on February 21 2006, under the title of “Why the Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant.” The article was picked up by the Israel National News and appeared the publication in March 2007.   Dr. Emanuel Tanay, the son of  a Jewish dentist, was born in Russian occupied Vilna in 1928, which is now part of Lithuania,  according to the personal account of his life in a Polish ghetto during the Holocaust  Marek’s article was apparently altered and posted on several reader and comment boards on the World Wide Web. Some altered versions include Marek as the author and cite Tanay as the original forwarder of the story.    Posted  07/30/10   Updated 08/14/14

SEE WHAT I MEAN?? 
FRED.

Peggy does have a way with words...




Peggy's message to Wimpland:




Need a speaker for your next sales meeting....

Thanks Brother Stott....

Get to know your new President...

THIS IS A VERY GOOD SHORT COURSE OF HISTORICAL INFORMATION RE: REGARDING OUR 45TH PRESIDENT.  COMPARE THIS WHAT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE FORMER WRECKING BALL, AND EVEN WHAT WE KNOW TODAY AFTER 8 YEARS OF THE REIGN.

Try to compare the facts in this bio to what has been in the Oval Office for the last two terms.  We "hired"an educated deadbeat who had done nothing workwise, military or any other position that even hints any skill as a world leader.  The only adeptness was a wonderful  rhetorical skill at weaving bullshit into a pretty fabric that suckered the uninformed, entrenched  and unalert.  His performance in the job was just as empty.  There is not room here to chronical his trail of failure but compare it to the trail of Donald Trump.  Obama surrounded himself with trash and ended up trashing the United States of America.  We CAN make it great again.
F.

 * Donald John Trump, was born June 14, 1946.
* He was 70 years old on election day.
* From the Internet, he is 6'2" or 6'3' and weighs between 195 and 200 lbs.
* He has a full head of blond/brown hair (which is long and elaborately combed) and blue eyes.
* The Internet tells us he wears a size 12 shoe.
* Donald Trump was born the fourth of five children who were born over eleven years.
* The oldest, Mary Ann, was born in 1937 and is currently a Federal Judge.
* His older brother, Fred Jr, died in early adulthood as a result of complications from alcoholism.
* He has another older sister, Elizabeth and a younger brother, Robert.
* Donald Trump has been married three times.
* Trump's first wife, Ivana, was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia
and a divorcee who has been married 4 times in her life. She is a lifelong avid skier and worked in design at the Trump Organization.
* Marla Maples, Trump's second wife is an actress and model
* Trump's third wife, Melania is an immigrant from Slovenia (born in Yugoslavia) and has been a super model.
* Two of Trump's children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, have gone to Penn. Son Eric, went to Georgetown.
* Donald Trump tells us that he is Presbyterian.
* Donald Trump does not appear to have had any interest in occults, mysticism or exotic mythologies.
* Donald Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three children are Jewish.
* Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, is married to Jared Kushner who is, among other things, a newspaper publisher. The Kushner family is very successful in New York City area real estate.
* Donald's grandmother, mother, first wife, and third wife are all immigrants.
* Donald Trump was born and raised in Queens NY.
* Though his family was very wealthy, Trump's boyhood home in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens was not a grand mansion. The Trump home was a larger version of the homes Fred Trump was building for his tenants.
* There are no indications that the Trump family lived among the wealthy elites on vacations or country clubs.
* Queens is the largest of New York's five boroughs and the most ethnically diverse.
* Trump attended a local private day school, the Kew Forrest School, in Queens until about 8th grade.
* His secondary schooling was at New York Military Academy which is about 60 miles north of NYC in Cornwall on the Hudson. He was the class of 1964.
* Trump was never a "Preppie".
* Trump never embraced any aspect of the "Hippie" movement of the time.
* Trump was a very good high school athlete - football, soccer, and
especially baseball. He had potential to become a professional baseball player.
* Even in high school - Trump liked women and women liked him.
* Trump was generally popular in high school.
* Trump's boarding school room mate liked him.
* He attended Fordham University in NYC for two years and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
* At that time, the Wharton School offered a rare program for Real
Estate Business.
* Though he was of age, Donald Trump did not serve in Vietnam.
* He was not drafted due to bone spurs in his heels (4F) and also student deferments.
* Ultimately, in the draft lottery, he drew a high number.
* By all we know, Donald Trump does not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. He'll be the first President in more than 25 years who hasn't smoked weed.
* BTW: Trump's children don't smoke or drink.
* Trump makes it well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with women.  
* I am unaware that Donald Trump is a recreational gambler.
* His doctor publicly announced Donald to be in excellent health.

To really know Donald Trump, you must know his family
background. The Trump family story is a very American story. 
 

Trump family history - concise version.
  *Donald Trump's grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Alsace
(Kallstadt, Germany) which throughout history has been alternately French and German. The Trumps are German, originally speaking the same German dialect as the Amish of Lancaster County, PA.
* His maternal grandparents lived in Scotland.
* Freiderich (Drumph) Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 19th Century in the mining boom towns of the American Northwest.
* He returned to Germany to marry his childhood neighbor, Elizabeth Christ.
* The newly married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY.
* Freidrich was establishing a real estate business in Queens when he died suddenly at age 49 (1918).
* In 1920, at the age of 15, Fred Trump (Freiderich's son and
Donald's father), started a business partnership with his widowed mother called Elizabeth Trump & Son.
* This business was built upon the real estate holdings that his
father, Frederich, had amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today's dollars).
This is the original "seed money" of the current Trump organization.
* Elizabeth & Fred remained close business partners her entire life (she died in 1966).
* In 1936 Fred Trump (age 31) married Mary Ann MacLeod (age 24) of Stoneaway Scotland.
* During the depression, Fred Trump built and successfully operated a supermarket (a new concept at the time) which was sold to King Kullen Co. and operates this day.
* Fred Trump made a lot of money building housing for the military
during WWII.
* Fred Trump was investigated by the Justice Department for making "excessive profits" from government contracts.
* All (or nearly all) of the building of Elizabeth Trump & Son's non-government building was residential property in Queens.
* Fred Trump died in 1999 (age 94) - beloved and worth between $250 million and $300 million. His wife died a year later.

"The Donald's" career:
Donald Trump is the greatest career achiever of the "baby boomer"
generation.

Donald Trump has reached the zenith in his careers as book author, TV entertainer, sports entertainer, real estate developer, and currently politician.
* Donald Trump has authored more than 18 books. At least one of them, "The Art of the Deal" was a top seller.
* Donald says that the Holy Bible is his favorite book. "The Art of
the Deal" is his 2nd favorite book. And "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale is his third favorite book.
* He likes golf. Donald Trump has developed more than 11 golf courses which bear his name.
* Donald Trump has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award
* Donald Trump has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
* Donald Trump has been inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
* Donald Trump has appeared in more than a dozen movies such as "Home Alone 2", "Zoolander", and "Little Rascals".
* Donald Trump has been a guest actor in more than 6 TV shows such as "Fresh Prince of Bel Aire", "Days of Our Lives", "Sex and the City", and others.
* Trump has been the executive producer of 7 TV shows.
* Trump has been the guest host of 5 TV shows such as Extra, Larry King Live, SaturdayNight Live and more.
* Donald Trump has been co-producer of the longest running reality TV show.
* Donald Trump performed in several WWE wrestling shows.
* Donald performed in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records and revenue records up til that time.
* Keeping in mind that 90% of start up businesses fail, Trump's record of enterprise is nothing short of amazing. Trump has enjoyed success in at least 11 very different enterprises: Professional football, ice skating rinks, fragrance, ice, steaks, wines, model management, airline, blenders, men's wear, bicycle races, world class beauty contests, and many others. In some of these, such as model
management, his firm has risen to the top of that particular industry.
* There are 31 buildings that bear his name.
* The largest private real estate development in New York is Trump
Riverside. Drive down the Henry Hudson Blvd. - you can't miss them.
* There are at least 12 Trump Towers
* There are at least 6 Trump Plazas.
* There are at least 11 Trump Golf Course developments.
* And much, much, more in real estate.
* Trump Entertainment, Casinos and Resorts was recently sold to Carl Ichan.
* Donald Trump's personal managing of the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project in the early 1980's is the quintessential case study for MBA students in Wharton, Harvard, and other business schools. His performance there was phenomenal.
* Donald Trump's privately held businesses have employed more than 200,000 people.
* In the casino business in Atlantic City, Trump had to do business
with known mobsters - and he stayed "clean" and alive.
* Aside from his personal investments, Donald Trump has never been a Wall Street "player".
The Political Trump:
about 1967 - 1987 - Democrat (he was a supporter of Ronald Reagan)
1987 - 1999 - Republican
1999 - 2001 - Reform Party (he supported Ross Perot)
2001 - 2009 - Democrat
2009 - 2011 - Republican
2011 - 2012 - Independent
2012 - Present - Republican
Donald Trump was openly supportive of Mitt Romney's candidacy.
Donald Trump does not seem to hold political party organizations in high regard.
For the most part, his political involvement has been for practical reasons.
Donald Trump does not appear to be held to political ideology.
 

Some take aways:
   
   Trump has an extraordinarily energetic central nervous system much like Teddy Roosevelt but more targeted to industry and enterprise.
* Trump's presidency will be very energetic, transparent, and
communicative.
* Trump will be a very hard working President.
* His interaction with his older brother (who everybody loved) tells
me that he thinks that everybody is like him - or wants to be - or should be.
* His relationship with his older brother was a hard lesson in
tolerance for him.
* Trump is the Babe Ruth of career achievements.
* He is dumb like a fox. When you think he just said something
stupid - he didn't. It's just that you were not his target audience.
* Trump knows the people - the folk.
* His son, Donald Jr. is right. Trump is a "Blue Collar Billionaire".
* More than anything, his TV show, The Apprentice, was his passion. He wants all Americans to have confidence (like he does) to venture.
* Donald Trump is attracted to and marries smart, high achieving women.
* The highest levels of a Trump Administration is certain to have many women - and they will be bright and assertive.
* Donald Trump's children are very important to him. And it shows.
 

PS. And we know almost nothing about our current president with 2 terms in office. 

Thomas Sowell's Supreme Court Pick.

"Another very high priority for the new administration should be trying to fill the great void on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. It is not just a quantitative void but, above all, a qualitative void.

This is one of those situations where caution may be the most dangerous course. Too many Republican Supreme Court nominees in the past have been chosen to avoid a confirmation fight in the Senate — and the country has paid a huge price in bad Supreme Court decisions for decades thereafter.

If you wanted to pick someone whose nomination to the Supreme Court would send a clear and unmistakable signal that the Constitutional values so well represented by the late Justice Scalia were paramount, you could not do that more convincingly than by nominating Senator Ted Cruz.

Whatever one thinks of Senator Cruz’s political career and tactics — both of which have been criticized in this column more than once — no one can question his commitment to Constitutional principles that are in jeopardy today.
His uncompromising refusal to go along to get along, which has made him controversial in politics, is desperately needed in the Supreme Court, where too many “conservative” justices, over the years, have wilted like delicate flowers in the Washington heat.

Senator Cruz’s unpopularity among more moderate Republican Senators can even be an asset in gaining Senate confirmation, since they would be unlikely to be sorry to see him leave the Senate."

From our mailbag: "So, What has Trump done??"

Last night a friend claimed that Donald Trump wouldn’t make a good president saying,"He is brash, he is racist, he is a loudmouth" .... the normal things people learn to recite, after being programmed by television news. The one I loved was that, “Trump is arrogant.”
My friend questioned if one man could make “that much difference in the world today.” To my friend's credit, she was respectful enough to let me respond when she asked, “SO Really, what has Trump done?” I replied:

“In June of last year, Trump entered the race for president. In just a little over a year, Trump has single handedly defeated the Republican party.

He did so thoroughly. In fact, he did so in such a resounding way that the Republican Party now suffers from an identity crisis. He literally dismantled the party. Trump even dismantled and dismissed the brand and value of the Bush family.

Trump has Obama petrified that Trump will dismiss programs that weren’t properly installed using proper law.

Trump has single handedly debunked and disemboweled any value of news media as we knew it—news now suffering from an all-time level of distrust and disrespect.

Trump has leaders from all over the world talking about him, whether good or bad. Trust me, powerful men who have been president before weren’t liked by the global community. I doubt Mikhail Gorbachev liked Reagan when Reagan said, "Tear down that wall."

Trump has expressly disclosed the fraud perpetrated on the American public by Hillary Clinton. He has, quite literally, brought Hillary to her knees—if you believe that nervous tension and disorders offer physical side effects and damage.

Trump has unified the silent majority in a way that should be patently frightening to “liberals.” As the press accuses Trump of being a house of cards, Trump has proven the press is the real house of cards. He has whipped up the entire establishment into pure panic. Trump has exposed them for who they are and worse, what they are. George Clooney was right when he said Trump draws live news coverage of his podium that he’s not yet approached. Thanks, George, you were perfectly correct.

What we see as headline news today are actually the last bubbles from the ship that is now sunk—meaning the standard news media, as a propaganda machine, has been exposed. They have no more value.

In the same way Trump asked the African-American community this question, I asked you my friend, ”At this point, what do you have to lose?” We have mass cop shootings, riots in our streets, ambushed cops, double digit inflation, bombs blowing up in our cities, targeted police, a skyrocketing jobless rate, no economic growth, privately owned land being seized by the federal government, the worst racial tension in my lifetime, no God in schools, more abortions than ever, illegal aliens pouring into our country, sick veterans receiving no care, and a debt that doubled in seven years to $19 trillion. Are you really happy with the condition of the current system?

One man has done all of this in one year—one guy, and on his own dime. And with everything I’ve written above, you believe Trump hasn't done anything? You claim that you are afraid of Donald Trump? No wonder we’re in trouble.

You can say that Trump is a lousy presidential candidate. That’s your right. Just don’t ever say he’s not effective.

That Megan Kelly, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, Rachel Maddow, the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Raleigh’s News and Observer, the AP, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, and many more, failed to implement their collectively orchestrated lie on the American people against Trump, is actually a massive testament to Trump. The press colluded pure propaganda to accomplish his demise … and they have collectively failed and miserably.

Here's just one example of how badly America is injured right now. There are high school football players on their knees during the national anthem simply because the press used as propaganda to program those kids to do that very thing. But, these kids are mimicking NFL stars the same way the same kids choose which brand of football shoe to purchase—they're overtly brain-washed to do that very thing.

Now, we have a generation of children who hate America.

America’s problem isn’t that little children are on their knee in collective disrespect of America. Our problem is that America is on her knee from collective disrespect by Americans.

You can disrespect America all you want. But, it’s high-time you respect the silent majority. Because they’re not simply the “silent majority” as you’ve been trained to believe when Hillary calls them “deplorables.” The fact is, they are simply the majority. And now they're no longer silent either. Donald Trump changed all of that, single-handedly and within one year

Hey liberals...GET A GRIP !

To my liberal friends who shudder at the thought of a Trump presidency, let me offer a simple bit of advice: get a grip! Understand the system we have. We elected a president, not a king. US presidential candidates have made campaign pledges for 200 years, on both the winning and losing sides. And their supporters and opponents have misinterpreted those pledges and overestimated what the incoming president could really do.

Presidents are actually quite limited in their range of powers. We do not have an imperial presidency – yet. And I don’t think we will. Obama thought we did but with his crumbling "LEGACY" he was obviously mistaken.  We have a system of checks and balances. The stellar staff that will be surrounding President Trump are not likely to fall over backwards at every idea thrown at them.

All executive branches of the government have been jealous of the power and prerogatives of the legislative branch, as have been every Majority Leader and Speaker of the House since the Republic’s inception. Plus, they have to herd a room full of cats who have their own ideas about how things should go. Presidents can lead, but they cannot dictate. The simple fact is that no matter what Trump would like to do, 90% of the things he proposes have to be approved by Congress. 
Further, look at the people he has appointed to run his transition team. Some of my liberal friends will shake their heads and say “Exactly.” But these are not wild-eyed, trash-the-system conservatives. They are thoughtful, and they recognize the importance and respect the majesty of a change of order in the Republic. This is a new brand of conservative!

Newt Gingrich, who is now vice-chair of the transition team, considers himself a Reagan Republican. And in some ways, maybe he is. But he’s also a conservative who wrote the book Breakout, about how we need to replace the Prison Guards of the Past. As he argues, it’s not a battle between the left and the right but between the past and the future. Newt is not someone who wants to take us back to the good old days, and no one on the transition team does, either. They are looking to the future and understand the transformation and the challenge that is coming at us.

Some of a letter from our Priest Lake friend, Ben Stein

" No one was more surprised than I when Mr. Trump won. But happy surprised,"

Last night, after an incredibly fine meal of Korean BBQ beef, I watched the local news here in L.A. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of students were trying to set LAPD vehicles on fire, blocking a major freeway, the 101, keeping tens of thousands of workers from getting home to their families. This was duplicated in many other university towns across the nation. The kids carried signs saying, “LOVE TRUMPS HATE” and “NOT MY PRESIDENT.”

All of this while screaming horrifying foul language so loudly the news reporters had to turn off their sound equipment. In a way, I understand these kids. I also thought I was morally superior to my elders and to people in Scranton or Houston and tried to end the war in Vietnam by demonstrating in DC and New Haven and New York. But there was one big difference: My father-in-law, the hero, Col. Dale Denman, Jr., back from a year of combat in Vietnam, had urged his daughter and me to demonstrate against what he saw as a hopeless “meat grinder” of a war.

That was a reason to march.

The anti-Trump demonstrators are anti-Constitution, anti-free elections, anti-free speech. They are against everything that’s great about America. They are pretentious little creeps. I understand their wish to go out and have fun and get high and have sex. That’s youth. I get it. But to block the freeways that hard working people need so they, the kids, can show off their pompous, hypocritical, fake claims of moral superiority — that’s nauseating. Hey, kids!!! Some poor devils have to work late and need to get home and get some sleep before they work again tomorrow. Go demonstrate on your campuses and leave the working people alone.  Those people have your number, by the way. Bear it in mind.

How could Donald NOT have kicked ass....

 Anyone with a clear and uncluttered mind not muddled by poltical biases would have predicted, and some did, that Trump would become the President Elect. Few minds are truely so clear and neutral. Those that seem to be are most likely merely confused.

Truth be told, Hillary actually carried Obama on her back. In fact, had she been intelligent enough, she would have distanced herself as far as possible from harnassing herself to his "Legacy"!! She slogged through his rhetorical offerings and the more he bragged the further she was pushed into an undercurrent of unavoidable defeat. Consider what, across our nation was observed, felt, were victoms of and subjected to:

"A failed health care law, non-existent economic growth, serial zero interest rates, near record labor non-participation rates, $20 trillion in national debt, a Middle East in ruins, failed reset and redlines, and the Iran deal were albatrosses around Democratic Party’s neck. Obama divided the country with the apology tour, the Cairo Speech, the beer summit, the rhetoric of disparagement (“you didn’t build that,” “punish our enemies,” etc.), the encouragement of the Black Lives Matter movement, and a series of anti-Constitutional executive orders.

In other words, even as Obama left the Democrats with ideological and political detritus, he also had established an electoral calculus built on his own transformative identity that neither had coattails nor was transferrable to other candidates. Indeed, his hard-left positions on redistribution, social issues, sanctuary cities, amnesty, foreign policy, and spending would likely doom candidates other than himself who embraced them."


 I have read analytical view of Victor Davis Hanson for years.  He never
failed to make amazing insights into political evaluations.  The link below to his yesterday article in the Hoover Institute article will probaby be the best summation and understanding in the election earthquake  that you could possible find.   It is long but easy reading. 

 If the whining rioteers dirtying up our streets and the institutional structural officals carrying their toilet paper as they offer them psychological guidance would wise up...they would go back to class and their jobs and be a patriot instead of a panhandler.

Reading Victor's article should be work 3 hrs. credit in any college course...if they could read.
CLICK HERE for full article.





The Art of the Deal...

I am not sure if The Donald has ever read the biographical tripe written by Obama in his early days of believing he will  be the 2nd man to ever walk on water, as well as the first black man to do so!

I do feel that if our soon- to-be ex-President had read the President-elect's book, "The Art of the Deal" he would not have left behind one of the worst natural, or unatural national disasters in a couple centuries.  Fortunately, or unfortunately, however you may view it,  the wide spread pieces of failure and wrong decisions contributed to the crumbling of the Clinton dynasty.  That demise has prevented and even worse decline had Hillary ascended to what she thought was her well deserved throne.

Obama's total inablility to recognize any pulse other than his own made him an intractable idealogue uable to realize that he just might try something other than  eating the entire pie. The 2 + minutes of this video displays his nature.
Fred.

Trump's first task...

Good Point from Joe...


Follow the emails and don't miss the closing video.


Fred,
Have you ever noticed that conservative and libertarian folks seldom cry;  demonstrate violently with vulgar actions and language; pay professional violent demonstrators to disrupt events of their opponents; put up road closure barricades; drown out speakers of other opinions; try to impose PC actions, allow grieving losers to skip scheduled tests and create special safe haven areas on campuses; riot, loot and pillage, and so forth?
While democrats/liberals do this it is only when they lose or are losing, feel the need to falsely confuse issues or when someone has an opinion that differs from their own.
Joe

Hey Joe...
If they had the brain power, or the character, or the understanding of history and economics they would not be a liberal/progressive/Democrat in the first place.  Like what the Scorpion said to his life saving turtle: “That is what scorpions do !!”
F.


Fred,
That's true, but it was a frog and not a turtle.  

Nevertheless it is germane that the same people who claim to be for peace and civility are the most psychotic, prejudiced, violent anarchists' whenever faced with opposition, or whenever they lose an election, argument, slight or any other perceived disagreement/setback.
Joe


Joe,
Agreed!!  and:  There are no frogs in scorpion habitats.
Fred

Trump's victory, Obama's legacy

Here is an interesting article from The Federalist on why Trump defeated Hillary, and what might now occur.
 If anyone should be angry after The Donald's stunning win it should be Hillary.  Had she ignored her relationship with the legacy obsessed President she would have had a better chance of winning. It could have made a difference, This analysis explains with obvious clarity.

For my undisclosed BCC'd liberal friends who are also getting a copy of this and are still grieving.....I would suggest that they might feel better if they check the balances today in their 401-K's !!!  Jot it down and peek at it occasionally over the next few years.  Our nation has ducked a very deadly bullet.
Fred.

5 Ways Donald Trump’s Victory Is Barack Obama’s Legacy

What most people haven't realized yet is the extent to which Donald Trump's election victory is the unintended legacy of President Obama.
"When a party loses a presidential election, especially one as eminently winnable as this, the primary blame has to go to the candidate. Hillary Clinton was a deeply flawed, uncharismatic, scandal-plagued candidate who ran a lackluster, uninspiring campaign where her main strategy was simply to run out the clock. After this, Democrats are going to have to retire “Dukakis” as their byword for electoral failure and replace it with “Hillary.”"

For full article click HERE

Our nation 's Supreme Court rescued by the Donalds life jacket.

The political earthquake that hit Tuesday night has enormous consequences for the Supreme Court, swallowing up Judge Merrick Garland’s ill-fated nomination and dismantling Democratic hopes for a liberal majority on the high court for the first time in nearly a half-century.
In the short term, Republican Donald Trump’s victory means that at some point next year, the nine-member court will be restored to full capacity, once again with a majority of Republican-appointed justices.  For the full story click HERE

From the mail bag....

It doesn't matter what party you belong to this is good natured political humor from a show on Canadian TV, where a black comedian said he misses Bill Clinton.

"Yep, that's right - I miss Bill Clinton!"

He was the closest thing we ever got to having a real black man as President.
He played the sax.
He smoked weed.
He had his way with ugly white women.
Even now? Look at him ... his wife works, and he doesn't!

And, he gets a check from the government every month.

Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America 's shelves this week with " Clinton Soup," in honor of one of the nations' distinguished men.

It consists primarily of a weenie in hot water.

Chrysler Corporation is adding a new car to its line to honor Bill Clinton.
 The Dodge Drafter will be built in Canada.

When asked what he thought about foreign affairs, Clinton replied,
"I don't know, I never had one."

The Clinton revised judicial oath:

 "I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know."
Clinton will be recorded in history as the only President to have sex in the Oval Office . . . . ​ between the Bushes. 

Early voting in Chicago !!


When you watch this you realize the disaster it would be to allow Hillary Clinton the power of the presidency for four years. She would do real harm to our great nation.

Clinton directed her maid to print out classified materials



SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

"As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton routinely asked her maid to print out sensitive government emails and documents — including ones containing classified information — from her house in Washington,..".

This is not internet bullshit....it is hard facts from the Wikileaks bundle...seen by the FBI...an yet she is out of jail!!!  Click HERE for the full story.

Your Sunday "Football" smile...

Our Scottsdale, AZ Correspondent, George Schmid gets our thanks for this story:

The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European leagues, but he couldn't find a super athlete who could ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in the West Bank .
In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Israeli soldier with a
truly incredible arm. He threw a hand grenade straight into a 15th story
window 100 yards away.      KABOOM!

He threw another hand grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney. KA-BLOOEY!

Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph. BULLS-EYE!

"I've got to get this guy!” the coach said to himself. "He has the perfect
arm!"

So, he brings him to the States and teaches him the great game of football. And the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl.

The young man is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.

"Mom," he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl !"

"I don't want to talk to you", the old woman says."You are not my son!"

"I don't think you understand, Mother," the young man pleads. "I've won the
greatest sporting event in the world. I'm here among thousands of my adoring
fans."

"No! Let me tell you!" his mother retorts. "At this very moment, there are
gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two
brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to
keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!" The old lady
pauses, and then tearfully says,..........
  
"I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago !!!!"