Thursday, August 29, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I'm gonna ask McKayla's father for her Hand maybe I'll catch him after he's eaten a good dinner and is feeling magnanimous. Congrats to Max Scherzer, I'm always glad to see a Kraut do well they've been so beleaguered over the past century. Bernard Hopkins is still one of the best boxers in the world at "48." B-Hop says that he hasn't had cake or a cookie for the past 20 years which coincidentally is true of many of my Readers. Bernard has floated the idea of running for elective office in his native Philadelphia if they would overlook his youthful indiscretions of Armed Robbery and 5 years in Prison. Everyone makes mistakes in their youth B-Hop has always acted as his own Manager, he's smart and known to be frugal and sharp with a dollar. I was in Philly last year for Bernard not to be a great improvement would be very unlikely.
The "Irish Travellers" are a nomadic group who have roamed about for centuries. They usually work semi-skilled labor jobs such as roofers, bricklayers with 10 thou in Ireland 40 thou in Britain and even 10 thou in the U.S. Devout Catholics, the girls are usually chaste at marriage when they marry into an insular gene pool which DNA Testing has shown to be the same as l000 years ago. They look the same as other Irish. The "Travellers" have a long tradition of fighting usually bare-knuckle but also boxing. There's big ships which regularly ferry people between Britain and Ireland and when I was in Europe recently a guy told me that there were Travellers on the ferryboat that he was on and they were having their little boys square off and fight each other right there on the boat (We should be safe if we stay on their good side). Tyson Fury (Luke Tyson Fury) is a Traveller whose record as a heavyweight boxer is 21-0, this past April 20 he fought the good Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden getting off the canvas in the 2nd Round to score a KO in the 7th. The 8th ranked Fury is to fight the 3rd ranked David Haye on Sept. 28 (HBO). Fury is 6 ft. 9 in. and 250-260 lbs. and while probably not all that skilled his size and strength and will to win makes him a factor against anyone, I think when he meets Haye it'll be Luke Fury's night.
In this country anybody of any influence is either bought off or hoping to be, it's like the old Al Capp Cartoons of a judge sitting in the Courtroom with his arm extended out the window while a Moneybag is being placed in his hand. Their Smiling Face belie an Evil Mind.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The State Dept.'s and the TV Media's constant warbling about this 1.3 billion dollars a year that Egypt receives in Foreign Aid from the U.S. is stupid, all that comes out to is $16 a year per person what are they gonna do retire on this? How would the prospect or getting or not getting this effect someone's behavior it would be hard to get somebody to do much of anything for $16. You'd think it would be the TV Media's obligation to interview someone whom they knew possessed Great Telepathic Powers, some of them have seen me walking down the street my whereabouts are no secret. The TV Media is manipulated by an Evil Force and this not their fault as they're only Pawns of an increasingly powerful Evil which has enveloped their weak minds.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
I went to my friends at "Tropicana Cinemas" Friday afternoon where I saw the latest "Superman" for the 2nd time, I had stuff to do I left two-thirds of the way through. "Tropicana Cinemas" on Trop and Pecos has raised their price from a buck fifty to two dollars (these high prices today) although it's still $l on Tuesdays (make their money from concessions). I have superhuman powers and nobody is beating a path to see me.
I've been to Bucharest and Romania thrice, my father's mother, my grandmother for whom I just had Masses said, was an ethnic German. Maria Theresa settled a lot of Catholic Germans there in the 1750's after the Fall of Communism all their descendants went to Germany. I enjoyed their art and their archeological museum (have seen a document signed by Vlad Tepes Dracula). I've toured their Palace of Parliament the 2nd largest building in the world after the Pentagon. Bucharest is a real nice clean city, cheap. I took a picture of the balcony where Nicolae Ceausescu gave his last speech. Romania's Communist Leader from 1965 to 1989 Nicolae ruled with an iron hand. Something of a maverick when the other Communist countries boycotted our 1984 L.A. Olympics the Romanians came. In 1989 during the Fall of Communism throughout Eastern Europe Ceausescu resisted and fired on those demanding his ouster. Also Romania was quite poor due to Nicolae's disastrous economic policies you don't lightly fool with people's pocketbooks. Arrested, Nicolae and his wife Elena were given a 2-hour trial after which guys competed by drawing straws as to whom would make up the firing squad. Unmoved by Elena's saying I've been like a mother to you the Ceausescus were stood against wall where Nicolae was shot while Elena was gunned down running around like a chicken in a barnyard. Romania was the only Communist country where its former Rulers were executed and Romanians have a guilt complex to this day......Knowing when to get out of town.....
Billy Cannon suffered a stroke this past Feb. and we wish Dr. Cannon at "76" a full recovery. When Billy Cannon was a college kid at LSU at 205 lbs. he could run a 100 yard dash in 9.4 seconds on a crude dirt and cinder track as well as put the 16 lb. shot 54 feet I'm wondering if any man today can do the Billy Cannon Double. Egypt is in a permanent state of total chaos I've been in 115 countries and easily the best for a tourist would be Egypt. I've been to Egypt 4 times and have been all over and it's fabulous. I doubt if Egypt is ever stable enough again for me to visit, a real pity, much worse would be if any of Egypt's antiquities were harmed, say the Pyramids at Giza just outside of Cairo, the beyond superb Egyptian Museum in Cairo easily the best museum in the world, the Valley of the Kings at Luxor and much more. These must be safeguarded. I just happened to turn to the U.S. Gymnastics Championship as McKayla Maroney finished on the uneven bars and when she felt my gaze she puffed her cheeks and looked angry. I hadn't seen McKayla in a year since the Olympics when I just happened to turn on the TV, I didn't know the schedule, as she was about to do the vault and I could tell that my gaze made her nervous so I turned away only turning back after she had finished. I had inadvertantly broke her concentration japping her out of her rightful Gold Medal in the vault as she was the best ever. Everybody was mad at me, well, I have 2 broad feet and can stand a lot. I want McKayla for my girlfriend she's real pretty and I like her hair, I'm appointing the TV Media, making rare good use of themselves, as my emissary telling McKayla I'll be waiting for her approving reply.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The TV Media is a continuing bad influence they often put me in a bad mood and rightly so. Anybody who'd sneeze in their hands I just sneeze on the floor. Recently I was at the bank and I pointed out to the teller that she had sneezed on her arm she went in the back and washed it off. Caroline Kennedy being appointed ambassador to Japan shows that the mass thinking in this country might eventually approach that of apes. She follows a long line of distinguished men and Steve Chapman in his column says that his efforts to find out if Caroline has even been to Japan (common, me thrice) have gone unanswered. Things are quite bad. When I was in Malta I saw an office of "Air Libya" so I went inside and said to the 2 well-dressed men and one woman...I want to buy a ticket to Benghazi.... I was told that I would first have to go to Tripoli, I think they knew that I was kidding, eh maybe not somebody must be going there. I had Masses said for the repose of the soul of Chub Chionchio a friend of mine back in Ohio. I found out a few months back that Chub had passed away a couple years ago I've had little to do with Ohio since I left so I only recently learned this. Chub's wife, Mary Jo, was the Academic Advisor to St. V's Basketball Team when LeBron was there so LeBron quite possibly knew Chub. Chub was a really good guy who would stick up for you when you weren't around and that goes far with me Rest in Peace, Buddy.
Billy Cannon won the Heisman Trophy in 1959 while at LSU. Billy didn't come from much, his father was a one-armed guy who LSU gave a job as a janitor so they could get his son on their football team. An excellent student Billy became an orthodontist in Baton Rouge after an illustrious and lengthy pro career once scoring 5 touchdowns in a single game for the Houston Oilers. People couldn't get enough of Billy and he was earning 300 thou a year from his practice but due to bad investments and gambling Billy partook in counterfeiting and in 1983 was sent to prison for two and a half years. After being released Billy was a pariah amongst the same people who had once worshipped him, a deranged woman was witnessed screaming at Billy "Jailbird, Jailbird," Dr. Cannon noted "Does she think that I don't know that I was in jail?" I would watch Paula Deen for maybe 10 seconds during her long stay on TV I knew who she was. Paula Deen was thought to have used a racial slur, why would anyone care about this triviality I've heard Blacks using the term quite a bit. Besides I guess one held a gun on her this would lead to umbrage in anyone. Those who Crushed Paula Deen and for no good reason must not like themselves very much if they would unload on someone for this trifle all they accomplished was to lessen themselves.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
The TV Media has made unimportant criminal trials into huge extravaganzas to inflate Ratings due to their weak minds' inability to boost Ratings via skillful reporting on significant World Affairs. Once on a Greyhound trip heading to Louisville the lady sitting next to me said "He's playing with himself" I look over and some White Guy about "35" driving a real nice car was alongside the bus and doing this while gazing up at the passengers (or maybe the bus). The tone wasn't of shock or outrage but that this was stupid some guy said "He must not have much to do" this reminds me of the American TV Media. Oh, I was denied entry into Serbia due to my passport showing that I had entered Kosovo from Montenegro the way the Serbs have it is if your passport shows that you entered Kosovo from Montenegro, Macedonia or Albania then you will be denied entry into Serbia (?).
Russia and Vladimir Putin's defiant stance towards the U.S. regarding Edward Snowden (the beleaguered sow Bear growling on its hind legs determined to protect its cub) taking a swing at the big bully on the block while most of the other countries are shoving each other out of the way in order to prostate themselves and kowtow to the United States has gained them a lot of International Respect.
Friday, August 2, 2013
I took a taxi, just me, from Tirana to Podgorica, Montenegro the Capitol, Montenegro has a population of 630 thou and Podgorica has l56,000 three-quarters Orthodox and 17% Moslem. The agreed upon price for the taxi was 14 Euros and he understood that once we arrived at the Podgorica Bus Station he said 40 Euros. He had gotten me through an international border and where I said in Podgorica I gave him 17 no more than I would have. Where you find Moslems you find thievery and stupidity. The lst hotel I stayed at in Tirana tried to charge me for 2 nights although I had stayed one I didn't pay the supposed 2nd night and left. There's nothing to see in Podgorica but picturesque and nice people by reputation tall yeah they are I just walked extensively and enjoyed my brief stay in my 110th country. I took a bus to Pristina, Kosovo my 111th. Kosovo has a population of 1.8 mil Pristina has 200 thou. Kosovo was under Moslem control from the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 when the Ottoman Turks defeated a Christian coalition until 1912. Kosovo declared Independence from Serbia in 2008 some countries recognize this some don't for sure Serbia doesn't. After the dissolution of Yugoslavia there was much conflict between the Moslems and Serbs concerning Kosovo with many bad things happening from 1996 to 1998 and especially during the War from Feb. 1998 to June 1999 but all bad things end and I found my time there quite enjoyable.
I enjoyed the Museum of Kosovo, the Neolithic terracotta "Goddess On the Throne." They also had some nice Mosques, Pristina is a pleasant laid-back place and I enjoyed just walking around. I just wanted to head North I asked the ticket-seller at the bus station if I could successfully try to go to Belgrade, Serbia where I've been twice, I told him the Great Book said that Serbia wouldn't allow you to enter from Kosovo (also Macedonia and Montenegro) and he said it would be "no problem." So I buy a ticket get on the bus and am turned back at the Serbian Border. It cost me 20 Euros to take a taxi back to the Pristina Bus Station. A big place I talked to the guy in charge and asked for a refund on my ticket he said you used it I said I didn't get to Belgrade. I was yelling at them Plan B was to head North via Bucharest, Romania (Plan A cost me a wasted 50 U.S.) they quickly got me on a bus heading to Skopje, Macedonia where I waited 5 hours and got on a bus to Sofia, Bulgaria where after 3 hours I took a train to Bucharest where I already had been twice, I was in 4 countries in 26 hours.