A Thought About Ice Cream

Picture this, a boy, 8 to 10 years old. You can chose your own age. He sits in front of a big banana split with lots of sauces, whipped cream and nuts on top of it. As he digs in, in between bites, he complains about how horrible it is. Then, when done, he stomps off and shouts how horrible it was, though he left very little behind.

Now, let’s shift things a little. Maybe we are talking about a professional athlete. Maybe we are considering a wealthy actor. On the other hand, maybe we are just speaking of a wealthy person, a self made millionaire. All the time they enjoy their freedoms and privileges as an American citizen, they complain about the nation in which they lives Come to think of it, we might be referring to a US representative, one who came from a third world country, one which is dangerous to live in and knows no freedom, especially for women.

He or she, all the time while enjoying one of the most highly prized citizenships worldwide, they simply complain about this and that and the other thing. Unlike the boy, they do not go away. I wished they would. Instead, they hold onto all that is theirs, all that this county has provided for them.

Do you see any similarity?

A Whole Lot of Disseminating Going On

Something to remember about disseminating info.

When someone is disseminating accurate info, or likey accurate info and you keep them from disseminating it while claiming it is not accurate, in effect you are disseminating a lie. In some cases, this might involve the lives of people.

Well, let’s see, the FOCs and their social media refused to let out the info on the lab production of the China virus, for over six months. They derided the Hydrocortisone only to find out it was effective in the early treatment of the virus. It would seem that one cost a few thousand lives. Then again, they don’t care. It was all about making the president look bad. I mean, how can they win the election when President Trump is doing such a good job.

Then there is the mask theory. Personally, I believe they do a little good, though I suspect it is hard to prove. There is no way a mask will stop a virus 100 thousands of an inch in diameter. Occasionally one will get caught on a fiber but if the virus is in the air it will go through that mask as if the mask isn’t there. The only way it might work is by catching droplets that contain the virus. I have no idea how effective that would be.

Let’s not forget the thing about Black Lives Matter. Sorry, the statement elevates African-Americans above all others, including Latinos Indians Israelis and Asians. (Sorry if I left any out.) Moreover, the statement has holes in it. No one in the organization seems to mind when one Black man shoots another, even if the other is only 1 or 2 years old. If some ninety year old black woman is killed, it doesn’t matter because she was not killed by a white policeman. If Black lives matter, then they matter, and they do, why don’t they matter when abortionists kill them, at the beginning of life.

These social media, AKA Big Tech, have a lot of blood on their hands. People genuinely try to save lives and big tech destroys these people, thereby disseminating bad info, thereby , in effect, killing people. We are not talking two or three lives. We are not talking hundreds, but thousands.

But then their lives matter not, no matter what their color they are. It is truly about the power. When it is discovered that the social media made a mistake, there is no apology. There is no one who pays a price. They simply make the change so that people can again make posts about the virus starting in the lab.

There is to be that there is one person who has truly disseminated bogus info for over a year and in a criminal way. Why is Fauci not in prison yet? Why isn’t he wearing an orange jumpsuit?

The Epitome of Efficiency.

When Biden was elected president, I knew the stock market would turn south. Being as I do have a 401k I had hoped it would take 2 or 3 years maybe.

He did fool me. Looks like he has managed it in about 6 months. I guess he really knows how to do some things fast and efficiently. Now I shall have to rely much more on my Social Security. Maybe I need to rephrase that. I just might have to go back to work. I don’t know if that will be enough.

My guess is that I am not the only one in my situation. Anyone out there need a computer operator? I suspect I may have to settle for flipping hamburgers. I did it a fore. I suppose I can do it again. Just is, I will have to settle for shorter shifts at my age.

A Rash Decision

Nothing political or religious this time. Indeed, most folks have no interest in this. Just kind of a personal note for the right people.

My wife fought a skin rash for over six months. We went through two doctors of internal medicine and three skin doctors. They tried this and that and the other thing but nothing seemed to help

Some of the doctors thought it was something she ate. One doctor thought it might be a medicine she was taking and she suggested discontinuing meds for a while. That did not sit will with my wife. She has high blood pressure and diabetes. Not a good idea to discontinue any of her meds. It would send her blood pressure sky high and/or her blood sugar.

None the less, as I said, she and the doctors piddled around with all sorts of things.

Then, I made a rash decision. We changed laundry detergent. We switched from Tide to another. Within two weeks, the rash went away.

Don’t get the wrong idea. I am not a doctor. If you have a rash, I likely can’t treat it. In order to confirm it was the detergent, I would need to go back to Tide for a little while. I didn’t much care for that. Once the rash was gone, I was thrilled regardless the reason.

I will say this, however. It has been years and the rash has not returned. Moreover, I noticed that Tide has come out with a new milder version. I’m glad for them. It is sort of admission of guilt. However, if they think we are going to return to mild Tide, they can forget it.

I do have a word in favor of tide. Their detergent was effective and none of the rest of us had any problems with it. To me, it would appear that not many have any problems with it.

However, if you or anyone you know is having a stubborn rash problem, you just might try making a rash decision and change laundry detergent. Or, if you are reluctant to do that, you might add another rinse cycle or two. Just a guess.

Maximo Alvarez

After a brief look over the Web, I think most agree with me that Maximo Alvarez had the best speech so far during the Republican convention. He said he saw it all before. He knew the pattern. To be sure, he spoke many of the same words I did, but he spoke from first hand experience. He fought back tears as he saw the history being repeated.

It is proper to make sure that your realize that his parents escaped Spain during the civil war there. Then he escaped Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He said he saw people around him suffer and die before he left the island nation. At the end of his speech he said, “There is nowhere left to go.”

Now, may I add my words?

I have seen people become indignant because we dare to call Biden a communism. Well, when he speaks the words of a communist, in my book, that makes him a communist.

New York tried socialism and it didn’t work. California is trying socialism and it isn’t work. At one time both states had massive successful economies. By the day, their economies are crumbling. The worst part is that they aren’t satisfied with that. They expect to force their communism on us all while expecting us to bail them out.

They cannot manage their forests, so now, the California governor begs us for money to help them fight their fires. Because New York could not manage their medical supplies, the governor begged for money and supplies from the rest of us. Then he blames the president for the problem that came from a communist country. Tell me that makes sense.

If you want to know what the soviet union of the United States would look like, look at what New York looks like now. People are leaving the state in bunches. New York used to be the most populace state. Now, it follows California and Florida. If things continue, they could end up with less people than Mississippi.

Then as Maximo Alvarez said, where do we go when all the states resemble New York. What do we do when the US resembles China or Russia. What do we do when we go to the store and can’t find a loaf of bread? What do we do when there is no gasoline at the stations? What happens when they turn off the electricity as they do in California?

Right now, it only happens in other countries. Right now, it only happens in other states. What do you do you do when it happens here? What do we do? Where do we go?

We all make mistakes, small and great. Most of our mistakes we can recover from. Letting Biden and his friends take over would be a major mistake that we would never recover from–ever.

Experience

Without a doubt, we can say that the wise person learns from his experience.  However, as for me, I like to profit from the experience of others.  Mostly, it costs me less.  Then again, maybe I am wrong.  After all, I am hardly one to give advice.  I am basically living off my Social Security at 72.  (Some retirement)

Nonetheless, I have no bills other than insurance, utilities and taxes.  Unless some unforeseen disaster comes along, I’ll do just fine.

Then I look at all these cities governments that want to do away with their police.  OK.  Fine.  I don’t think it is such a good idea but if that’s what they really want, it is their decision to live with.  Even so, I suggest they hold off for a month or two.  When the other cities meet with disaster, then the cities that hold back will be able to learn from the mistakes of the others.

On the other hand, if your city officials launch right out and do away with the police right away, then the other cities will learn your mistake and so will you.  Then, all the police you did have will be gone and reorganizing a new department will take far too long, not to mention the time it will take to replace all the police officers.

By the way, in this case, the cost of the experience might be more than money.  It will very likely cost lives as well: black, brown and white.  It will likely hit the blacks worst of all.  That would make the lesson very expensive for you and even more for your constituents.  Then again, I have been wrong a time or two.  It just might cost you far more than you would ever have ever thought.

Then, we all will be able to file this under dumb ideas.  The tragedy is that still won’t learn.  It is the nature of dummycrats.  They keep trying the same old things and expecting something different.  The fact is, there are some folks who are bad and need to be locked up, for their good as well as society.  To do this, we need police, district attorneys and courts.  Without them, even some honest people break the law.

An Instant Change In Direction

I have been told a time or two that nothing can make an instantaneous change in direction.  For Instance, consider a baseball thrown at 100 mph.  After it is hit by a bat, it goes 100 mph in virtually the opposite direction.

The ball takes some time to make that change in direction.  Moreover, at some instant in time, the ball stands still.  I suppose, for a fraction of a second, the ball must decelerate to nothing.  Then, it spends, likely about the same time accelerating to 100 mph, but in the opposite direction.

Of course, we humans see it as instantaneous.  It all happens so fast we can’t follow the change.  Even the mathematician would have a difficult time with it.  Determining just how long it took the ball to make the turnaround would be very difficult with even the best slow-motion camera.  I don’t know.  I don’t know if it could be measured or calculated at all.

One thing I do know.  The change in direction is slow compared to those dummycrats when it comes to determining if a woman has been sexually abused or not.  Consider, the Clintons.  He admitted guilt and lying about it.  Then, his wife and all the dummycrats got behind him and said, “It’s okay.”  …and of course, any other woman that made any accusations were instantly turned into trailer-park trash.  Hillary simply waved her magic wand and the threat to her husband disappeared faster than that homer I was considering earlier.

Then, Judge Cavanaugh is accused of all sorts of sordid things with absolutely no evidence…

BANG!!

The ball instantly stops and heads the opposite way.  The man is, of course, absolutely guilty and should never be allowed to be dogcatcher.

Then Bidden is accused with some evididence…

BANG!!

The ball reverses again, this time faster.


I’ve figured it out.  Justice is far simpler than I ever thought.  If the man has a D after his name, he didn’t do it.  Even if he did, it doesn’t matter.

If the man has an R after his name, he is automatically guilty and should be hung from the nearest tree.

That settles it.  If I am ever accused of anything, I will make sure there is a D after my name.  That will result in a short trial, if any, even if I’m guilty.

I figure that a D after my name would give me a license to do all sorts of things.

Then again, I wouldn’t be the first to use that tactic.  Somehow or other, I don’t think I would be the last.

If you don’t think it works, consider the Keeting five.  In this case, McCain and four dummycrats got caught with their hands in the cookie jar.  The result was the downfall of the savings and loan system.  Had it not been for the four dummycrats, McCain would have gotten what he deserved, prison time.  Then again, they could hardly throw him in jail and let the others go.  So they let all five go.

Unlike most, I remember the incident.  I was in my mid-twenties. I had money in Lincoln Savings, one of the institutions McCain robbed.  (only he used no gun or mask)  I thought sure that they would all go to jail.  It was the first time I got a good look at how things really work in politics.

The way things are today, they would have still let the others go free.  However, because McCain had an R after his name, he would have gone to prison, or at least he would have lost his seat in the Senate.

A Bargain Book

Recently, I was going through “My Author’s Page” on Amazon and discovered a couple of wrong entries.  One of them didn’t belong at all; and I was able to have it removed quickly.  The other was a copy of my book, “Mitch,” though the cover was all wrong.  After three frustrating days, more-or-less, I managed to find out what was going on.  It seems, if someone has a copy of my book, he can sell it on Amazon.com as a used book.  It is sort of a way you can buy my books at a bargain.  I don’t mind so much, but the book is automatically listed on my author’s page and I have nothing to say about it.

I guess it’s not really my page after all.  Not only is the used book listed on my page, but now, after all I went through, the new copies aren’t, leastwise not that I can find.  So if you want to buy a new copy, you can’t.

Well, I guess that’s okay.  At least you can get the book at bargain.  The book sells new for $6.39.  Think of the bundle you can save by buying the new one at over $30.00.  That’s right. They are selling the used one at 3 times the cost of the new one!  Go figure.  In the meantime, the thirty dollar figure is scaring readers away from the new books, maybe from my books altogether.

Another interesting fact, an aside.  The used book is “Currently unavailable.”

If you can figure that one out, let me know.

In the meantime, if you want the book, send me an E-mail.  (KAAY@att.net)  I’ll try to have one sent to you for $6.39 + shipping.  No promises.  The way things are going, even that might be a trick.

For those who have your books listed on Amazon, an additional note.  You might want to manage your own copyrights.  I found out that that the dates listed by Amazon are years later than mine.


I wonder…

If the book is worth $30.00, maybe I under priced it.

Not likely.  I think those who have read it will say it is worth $6.39 but not $30.

Chocolate Taste Horrible

One day I was making a cake, chocolate of course.  The cake was already done and I sat it aside to cool.  Then, I started on the icing.  I had combined cocoa, butter, salt and water when, for some reason I had to pause and leave for a short time.  I can’t even remember what it was, but a child was watching me.

Before I left, I cautioned the child not to eat any of the chocolate.  I told her she wouldn’t like it anyway.  In a while, I returned and saw the expression that told me everything.  It was obvious that she didn’t listen to me.  Clearly, she just had to taste the little bit of dark chocolate in the bowl.

It is easy to understand.  I mean, who doesn’t like the taste of a chocolate bar.  That stuff in that bowl did look very inviting, even to those who know better.  However, most everyone knows that chocolate is very bitter and it has a very horrible taste.  If you taste even the smallest bit, it will contort your face.  In her case, she rushed for the faucet, turned it on.  She didn’t wait for a glass but drank straight from the tap.

Well, there was no harm done.  There was plenty left.  After mixing it into the confection sugar, I iced the cake and we both had a piece of it.

Needless to say, though, it was a well learned lesson for her.

Sometimes I think about the incident and consider that there might be an object lesson that we might take away from it…sort of like, all that glitters is not gold.  In this case, it is more like…chocolate taste horrible.  I don’t know; maybe it is a stretch.  Anyway, I still laugh from time to time when I think about it.

I hear Pelosi likes chocolate.  I wonder if she would like it if I baked her a cake.

Location, Location, Location

I am told that the term, “old adage,” is redundant.  The word adage means, old saying.  So when we say, old adage we are saying, “old, old saying.”

Okay.  I get it.  So, I hope you’ll excuse my redundancy when I say that the old adage is location, location location.  Personally, I agree.  I am neither a professional business man nor do I claim any training in real estate.

Regardless, I think the guy who originally said it is more correct than he realized.  You see, almost every day I do business with someone.  When I do, location has a lot to do with where I spend my dollars.

Therefore, let me break down the adage.  The word, location is used three times.  Indeed, it has three meanings.  First, there is ease of access.  Second, there is security.  The third meaning has to do with parking.

Please permit me a word or two… maybe even three on each usage of the word.

As I said, first is access.  Whenever I decide to go to a store, I generally go somewhere nearby.  If there is a place within a few miles, why should I go 50.  Okay.  I’m being a little extreme, but I’m sure you see my point.

While distance is certainly a consideration, there is more to access than distance.  Do I really want to fight traffic for 5 miles or is it better to go 8 miles in light traffic.  Personally, I would much prefer to drive an extra few miles rather than face the traffic of downtown Memphis.  (Oddly, I have driven in downtown Los Angeles and I found the traffic reasonable.  Then again, that was a few decades ago.)

The second consideration is security.  Do I want to do business in an area where I feel safe or do I want to face the possibility of being mugged on the way back to my car.  I don’t know about others, but I find most downtown areas a little unnerving.  Every time that I must go into Memphis, I generally keep my head on a swivel and I remain a good distance from all those around me: black, white or purple.  In a matter of security, I am color-blind.

The third consideration, parking, can be the primary one.  If I can’t park within easy walking distance of the business, all else is moot.  In my own opinion, this is the primary reason that most downtown areas fail.  I get into downtown Memphis and then I have to pay through the nose for somewhere to park.  On the other hand, there might not be a place to park even if I’m willing to pay through the nose.

I mean, as I say, I’m not an expert; however, I do know why I don’t go downtown unless I have a good reason.

…and yet, when they built the basketball arena, when they built the new baseball park, they built them in downtown Memphis.  (in my opinion, dumb)  If there is a baseball game and a basketball game on the same day, you just might be better off staying home.

I’m not dumb.  I know why they built the facilities downtown.  It helps to bring people to the downtown area.  Then again, I used to go to see baseball games all the time.  Since they moved the park downtown I saw one game.  I have never seen the inside of the basketball arena.  I have no desire to spend an hour or more fighting traffic to get there and then spend another half hour looking for someplace to park.  Then of course, while walking to and from, I am in constant fear of some drug addict  deciding that he needs my money more than me.

I have gone to several Dodger games when I lived in Orange County.  It was quite a drive, maybe thirty miles.  However, it was almost all freeway.  Within the park, understandably, congestion was immense.  If my memory serves me correctly, the stadium seat around 50-thousand.  On the way out, once I left the parking lot, I was on the freeway, traveling at freeway speeds.  Oh. By the way; there was always somewhere to park.  Attendants provided organized assistance.  It worked very smooth.

Sometimes, people understand the location adage.  Sometimes people don’t.  It is what happens when government makes the decisions.  Dodger Stadium was built with private money.  The location was decided by businessmen, not the city council.  It was built without public money, so there was very little waste.

So, when they decided to change our healthcare, who designed it, the government… Obama and Pelosi; two people who know nothing about medicine.  Now, years later, it is still messed up.