Friday, February 25, 2022

Putin’s Tyranny

Russia has invaded the Ukraine, in a wanton act of pure tyranny and aggression.  Just like in the 1930s, bad actors seek the control and dominion of other nations for purely selfish reasons.  They want what others have and mean to take it by force.  

Putin, the leader of Russia, will go down in history as just another thuggish dictator like Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln.  There is a nasty impulse in people that makes them want absolute control of others, and they are adamant that their desires are sacrosanct and holy.  This lust for power is the ugliest of human impulses and how to control and contain it is a perpetual problem of those who seek liberty.  

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Eat a Frog

Mark Twain once advised:  If you have to eat a frog, do it first thing in the morning.  If you have to eat two frogs, eat the biggest one first.

Mark Twain was using a metaphor to describe how to handle unpleasant tasks.  Take care of the worst tasks first and the rest of the day will seem nicer by comparison.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Meandering Thoughts

Lately the weather here in Northern California shows warming tendencies.  Soon my skeletal persimmon tree will break out in green buds that will later erupt into leaves.

I’ll be glad when it’s warm or even hot.  I love sitting at the teak table in our backyard, presiding over our plants and flowers as I puff on a fine cigar.  Maybe then I can finish Mollie  Hemingway’s book “Rigged,” all about the 2020 election.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Democrat Kamikaze Attack on Donald Trump

For months now, Federal Prosecutor John Durham has been investigating the Russian collusion hoax and Democrat spying on the Trump campaign and presidency.  This past week he released some of his findings and they paint a picture of Democrat criminality and treachery.   White House computer servers were compromised by paid-off server technicians to both hack into and spy onTrump Organization and White House servers to acquire info that could be used against Trump and lead to his impeachment.  There was an attempt to associate Trump servers with those of a Russian bank, further giving false evidence of a Trump-Russian connection that was broadcast far and wide by the execrable mainstream media.

In short, it was a massive effort to frame and defame Trump for misdeeds that never occurred.  

It was worse than Watergate, an extreme abuse of power, and Hillary Clinton was in on it and may be in danger of prosecution.  She loves pants suits, let’s get her one in bright orange.

The left’s hatred of Donald Trump is both irrational and puzzling.  It has led to fanatical attempts to defame and discredit Trump with an almost kamikaze-like fanaticism.  

Joe Rogan: the Two Major Questions

On one of his podcasts Joe Rogan described the two major questions of mankind:

1.  Is there life after death, and
2.  Are we alone in the Universe?

The answers, as I see them, are yes and no, respectively.

Quote of the Day

“To trust the God of the Bible is to trust an irascible, vindictive, fierce and ever fickle and changeful master.”
Or put another way, man made God in man’s own image.  

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Biden’s Unfolding Paradise

Inflation hit 8% this week.  It cost $68 to fill up my gas tank, the highest fill up cost in my lifetime.  A year ago I paid about $45.  

Meanwhile Joe Blow may get us into a war with Russia, as the latter is posting thousands of troops on the border of Ukraine.  It appears a Russian invasion is imminent.  

Go Bengals!

I don’t care much who wins tomorrow’s Super Bowl, the Rams or the Bengals, but I favor the Bengals.  Why?  Because they’re the underdog and have never won a Super Bowl.  I’d like to see them do it.

Friday, February 04, 2022

Football, Politics and Mindless Tribalism

Politics and football have something in common:  they both attract true believers who devolve into mindless tribalism.  For example, I’m a 49ers fan and really wanted them to beat the Rams and progress to Super Bowl 56 —but they lost.  Now I have nothing to gain or lose by this; I don’t get any money or rings or any tangible reward.  It’s just a matter of pride, go team!  

Politics also has its mindless tribalists.  Instead of supporting those who make our lives better, we mentally associate with one party or the other because that party is “our tribe.”  Trump helped create the best economy in 50 years, achieved energy independence and border security, helped create 7 million new jobs, end the Korean War and got several Muslim countries to make peace with Israel.  But to many Democrats, that doesn’t matter:  he’s not their tribe and his achievements make their tribe look bad.  So they hate him instead.  How foolish.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Slow Day at the Office

It’s February First and it’s still early for tax preparation.  So I sit here waiting for my last client of the day.

What would I rather be doing?  Laying in a warm bed, cuddling with my dog and cat and watching TV.  Oh well.