The Biggest Union Strikes

I am not one hundred percent positive that unions have the best interest of their members at heart. There is a local history of industry shutting down as a result of union greed. One strike too many has ended many a well paying job around here.

The president has never indicated that he was anti union, however his opponent was pro union at all costs. So politically, the unions were in on her behalf. That brings us to the controversy de jour. Football and patriotism. Dressed in racism and freedom of speech I see instead another unspoken conflict, unionism. Or simply one strike too many.

Unhappy with the results of the election, it seems anywhere there is a union allegiance, there is protest. In my view, unfair protest. So I bring up the weekends NFL actions. First disclosure is I personally do not care about football. So I have learned about all these recent events second hand. However I would like to point out that the members of the players union must be amongst the most highly paid union members. Not only that, the NFL is a nationwide union that is the beneficiary of many taxpayer dollars. Many stadiums that they play in are funded by taxpayers that don’t even go to the games. I actually don’t have a problem with that in this case. However, when unions involve themselves in politics it can be inferred that they may be trying to gain an unfair advantage. A politician that accepts union money will probably work on behalf of the union. Unfortunately that is the way crooked politicians work.

Throw down the flag, this demands a review. I believe the NFL involves itself in politics both on and off the field. I will call that two strikes against them. Remember Donald Trump was once involved with the United States Football League. He ended it. The USFL no longer exists because of him. The NFL expects they will not meet the same fate? Yes the flag is a symbol, remember a couple weeks ago.

So has the biggest most powerful union taken on President Trump? Unhappy that their probably corrupt political ambitions have proven unsuccessful, they behave like a children having tantrums. Thus they have unwisely gone on strike with respect to the symbols of the nation. Call it freedom of speech if you like.

Just remember this, One, Two, Three Strikes, and your out of the old ball game.

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Rocket Man and the Dotard

I may wish I was a rocket man, though I probably have more than a passing resemblance to a dotard. These resemblances come to me because I write. It is the power of words that raises us above, and provide reflection.

With the power of the word, you are able to judge who is the rocket man and who is the dotard, you may even infer the meanings of the words. Now for my interpretation. Three generations have preparing for the final battle, recently endowed with the power of the atom they believe they are ready. Simple deterrence? Or a prelude? The consequences can be catastrophic.

Prayer. Isaiah 2:4 to be more specific. There is a way out, space tourism. Little Kim-Un could take the road less traveled. A society obsessed with the exploration of space, at peace with the world. Yes, Lil’ Kim, you could be the Rocket Man. With a little work, you could be greater than Musk or Bezos. An aspirational goal for you to pursue, or you may perish the moment you finger touches the button.

In a way, we are all responsible for our own destiny.

Mowing The White House Lawn

Unsurprisingly a few of my friends have recently raised the concern of the White Supremacy problem. Such is the power of the media. With one of my friends, after discussing the rates of fire of various weapons, I declared that the White Supremacist problem could be solved with a few minutes and a Gatling Gun.

Now I actually have no clue on how many people self declare themselves as white supremacists. I have read that there is one person down in Keene that fits the description. Personally I have never knowingly met one. Maybe they avoid me because I had black friends as a child. I don’t know, so I decided to ask Google. Google replied that the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified 917 groups of white supremacists, and the 63 Million people that voted for Donald Trump are white supremacists. Still curious, I attempted to find out more about the 917 hate groups. On their website, the SPLC had almost no information about these hate groups. As far as I could tell they only existed because they claimed that they exist. Thank you for your diligence Google. Using your numbers it will take considerably longer than a few minutes with a Gatling Gun to wipe out all the White Supremacists.

I am saddened that Google search results seem to have the same credibility that the fake news at CNN has. For I believe CNN lies to be able to justify violence against those who do not agree with their agenda. MSNBC then celebrates and glorifies the lies and violence against those who do not agree with the CNN approved dogma. Finally NPR recruits those who approve of, and will do violence against those who fail to approve the celebrated dogma and approved agenda. Now Google will prove as fact the celebrated dogma of the approved agenda. There will be next respite.

That brings me to Facebook. Facebook is in trouble because they have not always followed the celebrated dogma and approved agenda. The have allegedly been compromised by the Russians and have passed fake news to the masses.

So I was surprised to see on Facebook a story about a child named Frank that volunteered to mow the White House lawn. Talk about a child after my own heart. There was even a video of Frank pushing a lawn mower right past the president, who actually came out of the White House and was trying to shake Frank’s hand. Frank, who was about ten had made gentle arcs with the mower, arcs that were a contrast to the razor sharp lines that are typical of a seasoned professional mower.

A couple days later I was watching CNN, it is worth keeping up with the lies at times. There in front of the White House was the announcer, his mouth was moving, but I did not hear the words. I was memorized by the White House lawn behind him. Frank had made an impression, there was the truth as plain as day, it’s all about the curve.

(after writing this I checked the CNN website, and they had the story)

What Happened?

Steal This Book. Channeling the Hoffman ethos I will provide a insightful analysis with the honest disclosure that I have not read the latest blockbuster in political drama.

Her words paint a masterful high definition self portrait in brilliantly stark black and white. These are resolute words distinguishing black from white, without embarrassment to she who understands the meanings of shadowy words. Yes her words of black and white will cause her to be read all over.

Amazingly, I closely personify the subject matter of the authors obsession. Like most glorified obsessions I have been endowed with all sorts of  fanciful abilities and qualities. Unfortunately my perceived talents are far more simple than those ascribed to my self. So sorry to let the readers down.

I have no problem with grandma and apple pie, a visit to grandmother’s house can be so rewarding. Unfortunately all grandmothers are not created equally. So I have already said to much, and thereby proving my guilt I will leave it at that. The truth lies between the covers of the esteemed tome. Weaving between the sentences is justice blindfolded with a balance in her hand. You be the judge.

So this reviewer would like to point out an error in the book, it is a simple error that should be corrected. I only have a problem with a singular error found in the entire book. Clarity will be provided shortly. Mindful of all the fanciful qualities endowed on my self, a simple distaste was forgotten. A distaste for politicians. It is that simple. A distaste that is reinforced by the politicised endowment of all horrid qualities ascribed to self. Such a simple distaste trumps proven politics. That may be a revolutionary thought to some.

What was the mistake in the book? Call me a Nazi if you will, but there is a punctuation error, in the title. For I believe the author still does not understand. So I will fix her proclamation for her, with corrected punctuation. Here shall be the deepest insight into her inner muse unleashed. Thus this is the unconscious statement that was proclaimed to all the world.  What Happened?

Billy Beer

Billy_Beer_LogoThought I would say a few words on business and politics. It is a reasonable argument that comes up once and a while. The reality is most politicians are lawyers, and do not run businesses. So the idea of a businessman politician is a bit unusual. I will say that when a politician comes into office relatively poor, and exits the office wildly rich, something is wrong. However, if they leave office with a similar net worth, I see no problem with that. In am not sure how many of the founding fathers were businessmen, but I am sure some of them were.

Jimmy Carter, like some of the founding fathers was a farmer and a scientist. So I think of his peanut farm as a business. As far as I know, his business was unaffected by his time as a politician. I think most would agree with that.

Jimmy’s brother Billy Carter took full advantage of his brother’s political position. I remember that was a bit controversial at the time. Billy put his name on beer. A couple of billion of cans of beer were sold. Unfortunately the beer turned out to be a flop, and the nine millions of cans that remained unsold eventually were melted for scrap. Billy Beer was a thing for a year. 1977 if you’re interested. However you can still buy it on EBay.

I guess the moral is, even if you have an advantage. You have to have a quality product. So that pretty much sums up what would be my opinion of the Trump brand. Of course I have never sampled the Trump brand, my boss hasn’t either. Maybe just maybe some of his more prosperous customers have played on one of the Trump golf courses. Trump is way above my pay grade. My budget is more like Billy Beer. What I will say is Trump employs people to mow his golf courses and build his buildings. To be a success, they have to offer a quality product. They probably drink some beer too.

Now if his family was to open a golf course in Yosemite national park, I would be offended. That would be an unfair advantage.

Although I never sampled Billy Beer, at a different time I might of. Maybe, If things were a bit different Billy Beer would still be a thing. Was it simply a bad product? Or poor marketing, or political backlash. We’re the major beer players miffed and created a negative campaign? Who knows?

So be your glass full of Billy Beer or empty with nothing it is worth raising. Or if your glass half empty or half full of something better, raise it. I propose a toast to our common qualities and the success of all. Cheers.