A guy walked into a crowded bar, waving his 1911 Colt .45 with a 7-round magazine plus one in the chamber and yelled,
"Who in here has been screwing my wife?"
A voice from the back of the bar yelled back, "You need more ammo."
Just another example of why you need to own high-capacity firearms.
Subject: Why Putin envies Trump
It is pretty easy to understand why Trump enjoys going to work every day!!!
1/16/2017 03:30:00 AM | | 6 Comments
Very telling. BTW: Notice the NYC county that voted for Trump - Richmond. That is Staten Island.
These numbers should SHUT UP liberals about the Electoral College once and for all
Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2016
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?
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.
Share this with as many whiners as you can:
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.
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.
Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc) don’t and shouldn’t speak for the rest of our country.
Wow, very, very interesting. Much of this I didn't know. Good reading...see especially the last line...
* Donald John Trump, was born June 14, 1946.
* He will be 70 years old on election day.
* From the Internet, he is 6'2" or 6'3' and weighs between 195 and
* 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
* 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,
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* Trump was never a "Preppie".
* Trump never embraced any aspect of the "Hippie" movement of the
* Trump was a very good high school athlete - football, soccer, and
especially baseball. He had potential to become a professional baseball
* 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
* 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
* 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
* BTW: Trump's children don't smoke or drink.
* Trump makes it well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with
* I am unaware that Donald Trump is a recreational gambler.
* His doctor publicly announced Donald to be in excellent health.
I think that 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
* 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
* 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
* 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"
Donald Trump has reached the zenith in his careers as book author, TV
entertainer, sports entertainer, real estate developer, and currently
* 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
* 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
* 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, Saturday Night Live and more.
* Donald Trump has been co-producer of the longest running reality
* Donald Trump performed in several WWE wrestling shows.
* Donald performed in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records
and revenue records up til that time.
* In his first candidacy for public office, Donald Trump received
the most popular votes for the President of the United States out of a field
of experienced and successful politicians. And in most cases, he achieved
this with less money than any of his opponents.
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
* 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
* Donald Trump's privately held businesses have employed more than
* 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 of my 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
* 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
* 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
* 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.
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for all recipients. Please "delete" or "highlight & cut" any forwarding
history which includes all email addresses! Those of you that have had
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AMERICA! Designed by Geniuses. Now run by idiots.
Yet Muslims are allowed to go to darkened school cafeteria's at noon to recite their prayers. A high school in Michigan installed foot baths also.
Student takes on Lord's Prayer
Lord's PrayerBY A 15-year-old SCHOOL KID who got an A+ for thisentry(TOTALLY AWESOME)!The Lord's Prayer Is not allowed in most US Public schools any more.A kid in Minnesota, wrote the followingNEW School Prayer:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now I sit me down in schoolWhere praying is against the ruleFor this great nation under GodFinds mention of Him very odd.If scripture now the class recites,It violates the Bill of Rights.And anytime my head I bowBecomes a Federal matter now.Our hair can be purple, orange or green,That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..The law is specific, the law is precise.Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.For praying in a public hallMight offend someone with no faith at all..In silence alone we must meditate,God's name is prohibited by the State…We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.To quote the Good Book makes me liable.We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..We can get our condoms and birth controls,Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles...But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,No word of God must reach this crowd.It's scary here I must confess,When chaos reigns the school's a mess.So, Lord, this silent plea I make:Should I be shot; My soul please take!AmenIf you aren't ashamed to do this, Please pass this on..Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me,I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'~~~~~~~~~AWESOME~~~~~~~~~~Not ashamed. Passing this on.--"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing"Albert Einstein"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."
The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
~ Ernest HemingwayRepublican or Democrat, the article below is thought-provoking.The question is, what do we do about it?USA has become SearsAuthor UnknownMay 28, 2016
At its peak, Sears Roebuck was the Walmart and Amazon of its day.
In the early 1970s, in a fit of hubris, Sears built the 100-story Sears Tower in the Chicago Loop. The Tower became the swank headquarters for its brigades of overpaid bureaucrats, fat cats, supernumeraries, paper pushers, and second-guessers. Separated physically, emotionally and culturally from customers and the rank-and-file, those at the top of the steep hierarchy looked down on their inferiors who shopped and worked in neglected Sears stores in the hinterlands.
In 1970, a company headquartered in a humble building of their first store in Rogers, Ark., went public. Its name was Walmart.
In 2000, across the Loop from the Sears Tower, Sears’ rival Montgomery Ward went out of business, 128 years after its founding. At the time of its demise, Ward’s was owned by—this is hard to believe—General Electric. Like Sears, Montgomery Ward also was headquartered in an office tower far removed from customers and the rank-and-file, albeit in a building that wasn’t as tall or grand as the Sears Tower.
In the year of Ward’s demise, Walmart’s revenue hit $165 billion.
Today, Sears is on its deathbed.
It’s a story that has been repeated hundreds of times in corporate America. It’s also a story that has been repeated in nations, states and city states throughout history, whether they were empires, republics, democracies, monarchies, or dictatorships. It’s a story of birth, growth, maturity, decline, demise, and, rarely, rebirth. Someday Google will fall victim to this natural cycle. Walmart is already falling victim to it. And so is the USA.
As difficult as it is for companies to avoid decline, it’s an order of magnitude more difficult for a nation to do so, especially a democratic nation as large as the USA, where voters and interest groups aren’t keen about upsetting the status quo and inflicting pain on themselves. Also, corporations don’t have to bear the expense of armies and don’t have the ability to print money to temporarily mask their financial problems as the problems grow worse.
Yet three major causes of decline are shared by both corporations and nations alike, as follows:
Cause One: The Sears Tower Effect
As already alluded to, this is the natural tendency for power, prestige, pay, perks, and authority to agglomerate at corporate headquarters or in a national capital or in government in general, where decision-making metastasizes into bureaucracy, where accountability is replaced by self-interest, where hubris and arrogance replace humility, and where the wealth produced by those in the hinterlands is consumed by bigwigs, apparatchiks, lawyers, and regulatory specialists—most of whom have little talent to produce wealth but great talent at consuming it.
The bigger and swankier the headquarters, the quicker the decline. Likewise, the bigger and swankier the capital, the quicker the decline.
Metro Washington, D.C., which began as a swamp, now has seven of the ten wealthiest counties in the nation. It’s hard to imagine today, but when the nation’s capital was moved in 1800 from Philadelphia to its current location, all of the government’s records fit on one horse-drawn wagon.
You don’t hear much about the “Sears Tower Effect”, because it is largely ignored by the press, pundits, politicians, and professors (aka The Four P’s). The Four P’s ignore it because they don’t see it. And they don’t see it because they reside in the same socioeconomic pod. Most are physically, culturally, emotionally, and intellectually removed from where real work is done and real value is produced, such as in a mine, in a factory, in a lumber mill, on a farm, in an oilfield, on board a fishing boat, at the controls of a diesel locomotive, at the helm of a Mississippi River tugboat, at a construction site, in a cubicle in a technology company, in the minds of entrepreneurs and innovators, and in thousands of other places that are largely out of the sight and out of the mind of the peas in a pod.
The Sears Tower Effect explains why universities have become bloated and expensive purveyors of curricula of questionable value, sold to snookered students buried in student debt. And it explains why Washington, D.C., has become a rich, distended, fat, flatulent, and fetid nest of lobbyists, bloodsuckers, overlords, lobbyists, and bureaucrats.
Cause Two: A Sense of Entitlement
The second cause of the decline of companies and nations is that pay, pensions and benefits granted during the good times of high-growth and little competition morph into entitlements as the business or nation matures and competition increases.
Judith Bardwick, a psychologist and fellow business author and consultant, described the phenomenon as “Danger in the Comfort Zone,” in her best-selling business book of the same title.
A sense of entitlement dominated at Sears, GM, AT&T, IBM and hundreds of other companies, where employees were rewarded for breathing instead of performing, regardless of how the company was doing.
A sense of entitlement also dominates in the USA, where entitlements now consume 70% of the national budget, and where over 60% of households receive some sort of government entitlement, handout, subsidy, or government paycheck.
To turn the country around, politicians would have to allow market forces to transform the nation from a takings culture to a producing culture, a culture in which citizens would have to earn what they receive. Instead, remarkably and alarmingly, politicians are doing the opposite: Responding to voter demands, they are strengthening the entitlement culture and expanding the comfort zone to more people.
Examples abound: free medical care, free child care, the movement to eliminate grades and rankings in schools, another movement to excuse student loans and to make college free, still another movement to eliminate the SAT and other quantifiable entrance requirements for college, new labor rules that would make millions of employees eligible for overtime pay, steep increases in the minimum wage, and corporations accommodating the desire of Millennials for more free time—all of which will have the opposite of the intended affect. Over time, incomes and full-time employment will fall instead of rise, as they have in France, where it was believed that cutting the work week would result in full employment and prosperity.
Such suicidal lunacy is happening in the face of billions of industrious Chinese, Indians, Mexicans and other nationalities willing to work long hours for little pay. It’s a sobering economic fact that even if border walls were built and container ships were denied entry to U.S. ports, Americans would still have to compete with foreigners and work harder, longer, and smarter to maintain their standard of living.Cause Three: Value-Subtracted Jobs
A value-subtracted job is the opposite of a value-added job. It is a job that reduces wealth, innovation and productivity instead of adding to wealth, innovation and productivity.
Value-subtracted jobs have grown in lockstep with the growth of the regulatory state, with the growing complexity of the tax code, and with the growth of the entitlement culture. They are also a manifestation of the Sears Tower Effect; that is, pay, power and prestige have accrued to the supernumeraries and bureaucrats at corporate headquarters or in the nation’s capital, at the expense of the producers of wealth in the hinterlands.
There are millions of private- and public-sector lawyers, accountants, managers, technicians, and clerks who specialize in the tax code, in OSHA regulations, in environmental regulations, in labor law, in National Health Care, in fair housing laws, in SEC laws, in the Dodd-Frank law, in equal employment laws, in food labeling laws, and in thousands of other laws and regulations.
Every law, every rule, every regulation, and every new entry in the Federal Register spawns hundreds if not thousands of such jobs—a scary thought given that a new regulation is born every three hours.
Incumbents holding value-subtracted jobs are both Democrats and Republicans, most of whom are college graduates and white-collar. They form a massive and massively powerful interest group that will protect its rice bowl.
They also are well-paid.
For example, the median salary of a corporate environmental manager is $107,011, not counting benefits. Other examples: $135,357 for a senior tax manager, $71,444 for a government relations manager, and $58,275 for a HIPPA privacy officer. (Think about this the next time you complete a useless HIPPA privacy form in a doctor’s office.)
The career ladder in regulatory compliance has many steps and pay grades. Typical titles and salaries range from compliance coordinator ($36-$52K), to compliance analyst ($44-$66K), to compliance specialist ($40-$62K), to compliance manager ($58-$96K), and to chief compliance officer ($61-$195K).
Compliance managers for the Dodd-Frank monstrosity of a law are in high demand in Chicago, judging by their average salary in the windy city of $206,000. But that is not as much as the $316,962 earned one year in a signing bonus, salary and incentive bonus as vice president of community affairs at a Chicago hospital.
Since the per-capita income in the USA is about $29,000, it would take the income of eleven little people to equal that pay and perks.
There are millions of other supernumeraries across the nation being supported by tens of millions of other little people, thanks to Democrats, in cahoots with many Republicans, have dramatically increased the number of regulations. For example, the cost of complying with Dodd-Frank is an estimated $24 billion, a staggering amount that is equal to the average income of 827,000 little people.
It’s no wonder that the cost of all levels of government has increased from about 12% of national income a century ago to nearly 50% today.
The little people paying for all of this waste are the same little people who used to shop at Sears before it declined but now shop at Walmart and elsewhere. Unfortunately, their government has become Sears, but they don’t have the option of choosing another government and putting the current one out of business.