Ping Pong

In my younger days, I played quite a bit of Ping Pong. During my few off hours in Vietnam I practiced my abilities quite a bit. There were a few that could regularly beat me but not many. I used a lot of spin, or what some call English, though I have no idea why.

I had not one but five very mean serves. After the ball bounced on the other side of the table, it generally came up not much more than two inches before dropping off the other end. Mostly, the best way to handle it was to put the paddle under the ball and almost scoop it up in the process of returning it.

The trick was, I often put side spin as well as back spin on the ball, so, if my opponent did didn’t compensate for that, the ball went off the side of the table. Then too, even if he returned the ball, he usually hit it high enough that I could hit so hard that he’d have a hard time seeing it, let alone hit it.

Of course, this worked only half the time. My opponent did get his chances to serve too. Even so, I was generally able to put quite a spin on my return, though I didn’t have nearly the control.

I know I’ve lost a step or two at the game, which also call table tennis. However, give me a chance to practice and I think I could still give most a run for their money. Though I am not as fast, the knowledge and basic skills are still there.

A few months after leaving the Marines, I met a guy who played tennis, the real game as some might say. I had seen him play and he was good. Though I dabbled at it a little, there was no way that I was a match for him.

He was friendly and asked if I played the game. I explained that the only tennis I played was on a small table. Still, he suggested we play a few sets.

Believe it or not, the game is governed by many of the same laws of physics. The big difference is the serve. If you want to have any luck at it, you really need to put some top spin on the ball. It causes the ball to curve down, which allows you to hit it harder and still get it inside the lines. In ping pong, I almost always used back spin as mentioned earlier. However, I did have an effective top-spin serve.

Surprisingly, I did beat him but I felt awful about it. No matter how hard I tried, I went back to my spin methods. Surprisingly, the spin has a big effect on tennis balls, more for the bounce than the flight. He would rare back and hit one of his serves and it was all I could do to hit it back. As I said, he was good.

However, my reactions would take over and I gave the ball a hard spin one way or the other. The ball almost seemed to float to the other side and he’d set up… ready to return the ball with vigor. His problem was that once the ball hit the ground, it went off in a direction he didn’t expect.

In some cases, he swung and missed. In other cases, he didn’t bother trying.

I felt horrible about it. To make matters worse, in spite of every effort not to, I laughed. I understand that sort of thing is bad etiquette for tennis. I don’t know. As I said, I never got serious at the game. It was rare I could find an opponent.

At any rate, after it was done, I apologized and told him that by all rights, he was the better player, which of course he was.

Since that day, I haven’t played tennis and I rarely played ping pong. It’s not that I didn’t like the game, I just don’t have an area or any opponents as I did. However, if I continued to play tennis as I did that day, they would likely bar me from the courts.

As any aside, I did prove some physics. A ball when flying through the air with a lot of spin will curve. I know. I’ve seen it. It is far more noticeable with a ping pong ball than a baseball but they all do curve. It is not some kind of optical allusion.

Also, the spin I put on a ping pong ball falls far short to the spin the dems put on the truth. It’s not even close. They are experts at throwing curve balls. REALLY!! CAN YOU BELIEVE BIDEN IS TRYING TO TAKE CREDIT FOR THE CEASE FIRE?!! Now that’s spinning it.

The Ultimate Coward

One thing any marine learns early in boot camp is that no one can tell who will be the cowards and who will be the heroes. Sometimes the big strong man will cower, not because he wants to but because, no matter how much training he gets, in his heart, he’s a coward. In such cases, the only way to tell is to expose the man to enemy fire.

On the the other hand, some men are cowards by design. When the shooting starts, he grabs the nearest child and hides behind him, knowing that a good soldier will not kill the child in an effort to kill the kid.

Then there is the ultimate coward. That is when the so-called soldier builds his shield and defenses based on the civilian population. And when children get killed, all the better. It makes his enemy appear horrible… killing babies, destroying hospitals and annihilating schools, All the time, it is the ultimate coward that causes that death and destruction. When he stands before God he will have to give his account, not the one who fired the weapon. God will know him for what he is, the ultimate coward, no matter what the media has to say on the matter.

Also a suggestion. It is suggested that we rebuild Gaza. Fine. Sounds like a good idea but on three conditions. First, an official apology from the Palestinians to Israel. Second, an official recognition of Israel as a nation. Third, that they will never again hide behind the children.

I’m not so sure that any of it will work, especially the third item, but at least it would put it on record as to who they are, both as aggressors and cowards. For sure, if they are not willing to meet these conditions, then they don’t need their country rebuilt with our tax dollars.

If they refuse to meet the requirements, this tells us something about them too. To be sure, if they don’t need or want our help then why should we offer it? Maybe it will be good that they fully suffer for their foolish and cowardly attacks.

Debate Points

It’s as I have said all along. It is all about the power.

People are being killed in Israel and the Gaza Strip and the Dems have decided to debate the mater, to decide who can draw the better news reviews. Bottom line, the dems don’t care about the loss of life, as long as it furthers their cause.

They keep crying out for a cease fire, cease fire! This when they were very much responsible for the outbreak. Some can’t wait to take advantage of it. They say they want peace. Then just why did they take part in financing the war that the Palestinians are waging to destroy Israel. In deed, if the Palestinians succeeded at their efforts, they would kill over 7 million Jews. That is more than Hitler killed.

The truth is that the dems don’t want peace. The loss of life means nothing to them. And by the way, why did the dems encourage aliens from Central America to trek thousands of miles, risking their lives and the lives of their children. It’s not a walk in the park for them and the dems know it. Their goal is power and they don’t mind the suffering and the loss lives. Any time the subject is brought up, they quickly change the subject. Invariably they will not answer the question asked but the one they want to answer. It is their methods. It is the way they debate.

A little note. I would suspect an airplane ticket from Central America to to the US cost around $800 to $1000, about the price they pay to walk. If the aliens did it legal, they could ride in a nice comfortable airplane seat, which would be far safer. But that would not fit the dems purpose.

That would not give the dems their precious debating points.

So…. While the dems debate, people die and they don’t care.

Just Who is it that’s Racist?

Sometimes, people have problems with definitions.  Sometimes folks like to redefine words to suit their purposes.  If things keep going the way they are, the dems will have the entire dictionary rewritten before the beginning of the next decade.

First off, we are no longer permitted to use the term illegal alien, even though that is the legal term.  They might not be documented, but they are definitely illegal if they enter the country illegally.

Now, it would seem that something is bipartisan if they can perform a survey and find one republican in favor of one of their harebrained ideas.

Over the last few years, they have found a favorite term, racism.  Indeed, they have found it and a few other words you might find in your thesaurus.  They throw the words around to the point that the words have become meaningless.  On the other hand, they just might mean anything.

Therefore, for those interested, let me provide some proper examples.

  1. Certainly, Hitler was racist.  The fact is; though, that Stalin killed at least as many Jews and his name is rarely brought up.  After all, to the communist, Stalin is a hero.  Indeed, the Russians were racist toward the Jews long before Hitler arrived on the scene.
  2. An obscure woman by the name of Margaret Sanger was in favor of aborting all black babies.  If you look up the word infanticide, you just might find a picture of the woman.  She was the one who established Family Planning for the sole purpose of ridding the world of “the inferior black race.”  Today, they deny such ideas but they locate 70% of their clinics inside predominately Black neighborhoods.  I don’t think that is by accident.
  3. Anyone who uses people of other races as pawns is clearly a racist.  To them, people are simply objects to be used and cast aside until they are needed again.  This is a good description of the dems.  They not only use and abuse African Americans but also Hispanic and Latinos.  I assure you.  If it did not suit their purposes to leave the boarder open, they wouldn’t.
    Because they want the votes, and because they believe that the Hispanics and Latinos will vote democrat, they have no hesitation using them as pawns.  The fact that some die on the way does not in the least bother them.  The fact that most of the women are raped on the way is no concern of theirs.  The millions that go to work in sweat shops and brothels do not even register on their empathy meter.
  4. The worst of all, every time they don’t like someone for anything, they call him a racist.  That dilutes the word.  It changes the meaning.  It makes it so the true racist is ignored.
  5. And now, even now, people are making every attempt they know how to eliminate the Jewish homeland and the Jews are being painted as the guilty party.  The Jews are called racist and a few other names I’d just as soon not repeat.

Just maybe this would be a good time for the African Americans, the Latinos and the Hispanics to open their eyes and see that they are being used as pawns.  I assure you, if and when the dems do away with The Constitution, they will no longer have any need for minorities and then it will be too late.  They will secure their power and establish something that looks very much like Venezuela.  Then, they will complete the border wall and use it to ensure that no one leaves.

Plausible?

Most of my books are pretty unbelievable. A couple of them are just almost plausible. There there are those that are simply, well, let’s just say even a young child would know it’s not much more than a modern day fairy tale. In one of the books there is a sub plot, one I thought ridiculous, though maybe a tad plausible. In it, there are people that turning teenage gangs lose on certain areas in the attempt to drive the property prices down.

Then, at the right time, the intention was to go in and buy the bargain property. Then, they would make sure the gangs would get rounded up and either jailed or sent out of town. Plausible? I guess, not likely.

Now, I am having second thoughts. Did some of the dems read my book and get ideas from it. I mean, there have been a whole lot of rioting going on and I am sure the dems are behind it. Anyone with a brain in his head can see that the property values are plummeting, some of which is prime real estate.

Now, once the rioting is over, I really would like to know who will be the ones who took advantage of the bargain real estate deals. Do you suppose some speculator will dive in and make some big investments? Do you suppose they will all have D s after their names. One or two just might be members of the House or or Senate. On the other hand, they might hide their possessions by keeping their names hidden in the corporate documentation.

Now, wonder. Is the plot so far-fetched after all. Makes me suspect I should have never written the book.

But it is a good book. It was called excellent by my agent. Thing is, I guess not so many agreed with him. My best selling book is “The Prepper,” and I don’t think it is nearly as good. It shows what I know.

Cruise Ships

From time to time, I’ve looked at a few of those cruise ship things where they tout how nice it would be to go on a cruise ship. I also looked at a few of the river cruise videos. I think I sort of like the river cruises a little better but I do have something of a problem with them all, especially the river cruises.

It seems that no matter what the cruise or where they go, there is wine involved, at least twice a day. I mean, why would I need to board a ship to drink wine. Besides, it would be much less expensive if I just sat at home and drank it.

Actually, I don’t drink wine, or any alcoholic beverage. Also, whenever I can, I discourage others to do so. Therefore, my question is purely hypothetical. (I guess that is the word for it) The thing is, even if I did drink wine, it does add a substantial cost to getting drunk. I mean most of those cruises are a grand for each passenger.

It seems to me as if the people that put these shows on TV can’t think of anything else to do on the cruises. They go here and they go through some ancient city followed by a glass or two of wine. Then they go over there, where they sample the local wine. Then of course, it is over to this wonderful place where everyone enjoys a toast with this wine.

I don’t get it. Isn’t the purpose of these cruises to see the sights and get to know the people.

Even if I did enjoy wine, I don’t think I would want to go on any of these cruises. I mean, it would be nice to see the Eiffel Tower and the pyramids of Egypt. However, the question I have is, “Do they have any regular food?” I mean I like hamburgers, french fries and Diet Coke. Maybe I would need to notify the cruise line that I’m not too keen on the fancy stuff. Every now and again, I like a baked potato with a medium well steak, usually sirloin. And oh yes, I like my fish actually cooked, without the eyes looking back at me.

I guess that is why I will never get rich. I would never survive in the environment. I’m not one who likes fancy stuff. If I ever became a billionaire and bought a 150 foot yacht, It would have no bar or Jacuzzi. Also, I think I would want to make sure the chef would know how to make hamburgers and hot dogs.

I would guess any guests that I would have along wouldn’t like it so much, but it is my boat, my imagination. If they want raw fish, they need to use their imagination to get their boat and their chef. Then again, why would a person need a chef to cook raw fish. On the other hand, I suppose they could freeload with the billionaire they know.

To be sure, if you are one of those go green types, you might not want to go on those cruises. Even the imagination ones burn diesel like you wouldn’t believe.

Floaters vs Controllers

In one group of books that I have written, I pit “floaters” against “controllers.” The floaters are the good guys who have some fantasy abilities. The controllers are the bad guys and are passionately and ruthlessly seeking power. They let nothing get in the way, including each other.

In truth, there are no floaters. They are from my imagination. I dreamed them up all by myself. I got the idea from all the detective shows where the bodies are discovered floating in some body of water.

On the other hand, in a sense the controllers do exist. If I were asked to point one out, I’d have to say that Cuomo is close to the perfect example of what I had in mind, about ten years ago when I started the series. Unfortunately, I could not use him as as my typecast. At that time, I hardly heard of the man, let alone all the horrible things he has done.

I must say that he does have quite a few competitors for prime example. The democrat party is full of them. Control is far more important to them than the good of The United States of America and its citizens. For that matter, their plans for the world at large are awfully bad too. I guess I should add a number of rinos to the list as well. It is easy to spot them. They are the ones without a spine. They are the ones with their fingers in the air to see which way the wind blows. They want all the glory without paying any of the price for sticking their neck out a little.

Crooked Politicians

Occasionally, in the old days, a democrat said something well worth repeating. FDR said we have nothing to fear but fear itself. JFK said ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Nowadays, of course, the democrat invents all sorts of things the country can do for everyone. They have become the giveaway party, which ironically began with FDR. It about reached its apex with Johnson and his Great Society. That went over like a lead balloon. We had a higher percentage of poor after than before.

Truman had a pretty good saying, one which few quote. I don’t know the exact quote but it goes something like this. It is easy to tell the honest politicians from the the dishonest ones. The dishonest ones begin their career poor and retire very rich. (By the way, he did not retire rich.)

I know Biden likes to say he started his career as a poor man. I wonder just what his net worth is today. Seems to me that he has two very large homes in very exclusive neighborhoods. Hunter has at least one house that I wouldn’t be able to afford with four life long earnings, even if it were completely dedicated to the house. It sounds to me that they both have a ton and a half of net worth. I wonder where they got it all. I wonder how he plans to build on it.

It sounds like they has all the earmarks of crooked politicians to me.

It is bad enough that he used his office to make his fortune but Biden has also turned the helm of the country over to the squad. That’s not just bad. It is disastrous. Those communists have no intentions of letting us have it back- ever.

The 4 Phases of Socialism

It all starts with division. As with any battle, it is easier to win when the opposition is divided. However, it works even better when the opposition fights amongst itself.

So, when the socialists want to take over, their first step is to divide those their oposition. In many cases it is field labor against the land owners, the poor against the rich and of course the Blacks against the whites. (Actually, any two races work just as well.)

In the case of the US, they had their choice of how to divide and they decided to use all them. They didn’t have to raise the complaints; they were already there.

On the other hand, they did have one thing they needed to overcome, a middle class. It is difficult to cause anger in a middle class so they started doing what they could to destroy it. Since WWII, the middle class is smaller than ever. This is primarily the result of democrat and their leadership.

At any rate, they now have just about everyone against someone, even when they have no reason.

The second phase is chaos. People now think they have a reason(s) to riot. Even if they don’t someone will gladly provide them with a bundle of money to show up at the so called demonstrations.

Before too long, if the riots are not controlled, it will result in chaos.

When there is enough chaos, then it is time for the third phase. A new authoritative leadership will bring the riots under control with a firm hand. It brings safety and stability, but at the cost of freedom. The socialists, what I call the controllers, now have control. This the forth phase.

The forth phase is the purge. (no relationship to the movie) During the purge, the controllers go about removing all opposition, even to the point of killing. In Germany, it rusulted in 10 million people dying. In the Soviet Union, it resulted in the loss of 20 million lives. I am not going to try to guess at how many died at the hands of Mao. I don’t know if anyone has any idea.

In each case, even with Hitler, it was done in the name of socialism. (NAZI is a form of socialism, thought the socialist will vehemently deny it.) In each case, there was no real socialism, though that is what they called it. It was out and out rule by one central authority. And, of course, there were very few who were part of that authority. They lived like royalty. The rest, not so much. The idea of widespread wealth simply did not exist.

If you doubt any of what I have written, look it up. Please read it for yourself. It is in the history books. The thing is, you might want to read it before they take it out of our written history. Doing that, of course, is part of the purge. If the pattern holds true, that will not be long from now. Even now they are in the midst of destroying statues and monuments.

It is likely the one reason they hate President Trump so much. He stands in their way. He is keeping them from gaining their control. If he manages to win this next election, it just might put the controllers decades back on the schedule. That just might be a good reason to vote for him. It is also a good reason to vote for republican senators and representatives. It might also be a good time to remove some of the dummy democrat governors and state attorney generals. If we don’t, the pattern will hold true and this republic and The Constitution will fade into obscurity.