Thursday, September 21, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
I was listening to "Shape of You" on the way over, I like that tune, probably because the video has a boxing motif ...my bedsheets smell like you... My mother's blood was better than my father's, his was pretty-good, hers was the best, I wonder why she married him, I don't know what we'd be doing about it. I've noticed for long that women make terrible boxing judges, there's one who "The Ring" said shouldn't be doing it, and this was 6 years ago, and she's still at it. You'd think anybody could be trained to do it well, apparently-not, trying to force-feed women into everything is a mistake, sure, some of them were bribed, but for the most-part they're just bad. All of Press Row had either a Draw or Golovkin winning, any combo would have given-it to Gennady, no one had Alvarez winning except that woman-person. Women are better at knitting, men at boxing judgin'. I just came from Trump International Hotel, off the Strip, where they're having a Red Cross Blood Drive, today (more talk of blood, hey), where I donated a pint of my sweet-blood, I'm considered to have Rare Blood, they cut my pint 6 ways and give-it to Preemies. Only 6% of the adults in the U.S. donate, hardly anybody in Las Vegas, tho in the MidWest where I'm from it's 10%. Being so cowardly that you're afraid of a little-needle is a serious-problem (go see the Wizard?). I was really disappointed, a lot of the big-places that host a drive, have, say, a ballroom, a nice really-big room, where they set-up and it's a spacious, pleasant, atmosphere for donors and phlebotomists, this thing was a bloodmobile in the parking lot, a really chintzy-offering (when my brother, Bob, was a restaurant-manager, he told the staff, never do anything that makes you look cheap). And often you get a little-something from the host, say, a free lunch, the Trump International Hotel had nothing after we gave blood, sweat, toil, and tears, their contribution was space in the parking-lot for the bloodmobile, I wanna free gift, I wanna free gift
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Yesterday was Mexican Independence Day, and due to that and the Golovkin-Alvarez fight tonite at 160 lbs., the traffic in LV has been intense for the past 3 days (if you like to go-over manhole-covers, you should come to LV, all the roads are covered-with them?). This is the greatest boxing-match in the world over the past few years. Gennady Golovkin is much bigger than Saul Alvarez, and had a scare in his last fight, when many thought that Danny Jacobs had won, many thought Golovkin won, and he did drop Jacobs in the 4th Rd. This close-call was good for Golovkin, and he'll resume his knockout-ways tonite, I see him stopping Alvarez in the 10th (I could have gotten a Draw at 18-1, and was thinking about putting $500 on this long-shot, I didn't bet). My DNA revealed 0% Black blood, and 0% Indian (blood of the Americas), as my mother's ancestors first came here around 1650, and the last of them came 200 years ago, I had to wonder-some, I didn't know what these people did, ha. I'm 39% British and 15% Celtic, that is, from Wales and Scotland, her ancestry was right-on with what she had said, her ancestors were so stuck on themselves that over centuries they only bred within their ethnicity or close, and that's wonderful. On my father's side, it was sort-of within the realm of what I had imagined, all in all, I'm 99% European and 1% West Asian, that's like an Armenian or Turk, from around there (how that got in, your guess is better than mine). A couple days ago, I was in the Flamingo Library, and a familiar worded that at a nearby apt. complex some guy was up on the roof threatening to jump, and that there were 20 police cars with all the nearby streets blocked-off. I got-out a couple hours later and drove-around, and there was nothing unusual, I read in the paper, the next day, this guy jumped. He no longer has any problems, but as long as you're here, you might as well stick-around. 5 times as many men commit suicide, more of an ego to support. Pity
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
I love those Caribbean islands, great-swimming in warm salt-water, they're all Black there, usually quite-nice. Antigua and Barbuda is one country, as Barbuda is sparsely-populated, you had to buy a day-tour to successfully get-around, that included boat over and back, they drive you around to the beaches and wherever-else, do some hiking, lunch. Possibly sizing-me up as the best-tipper in our group of 10, at lunch they gave-me the biggest cooked-lobster I've seen, I'd dip it into liquid-butter, man, that was good eatin'. That was a wonderful-day, but every so often in the Carib., you get wiped-out, and that happened there (Antigua's highest "mountain" is Mt. Obama). On the 40 mile ferry boat-ride back to Antigua, some native-woman got sick, and these 2 guys were holding-her up so she could barf over the side, it's not funny. Watching at least part of "Horror Hotel" has become my Sunday nite ritual. Lamia is a vampire (I wasn't quite sure, I knew she was something), she says that it's not true that vampires have to stay inside during the day, and that she goes-out, tho, of course, she prefers the nite. The Akron-Cleveland area has a long TV tradition of camp horror films and amusing MC's, Ghoulardi often mocked the movies he showed ...This one is worse than the last... Lamia is quite-funny and cute, interspersed with old, 20 thou films, some good. Fri. nite I saw a real-good boxing-card at the Hard Rock, highlighted by David Benavidez winning the WBC Super Middleweight (168) Championship in a 12 Round Split-Decision over Ronald Gavril, a Romanian based in Las Vegas (shown on Showtime). Gavril put Benavidez down in the 12th, but it wasn't enuf, one of the judges liked-him. The undercard was great, 7 fights there, and all those boys fought like heck, Caleb Plant, a young Hillbilly from Tenn., was impressive, also at 168 lbs. The place was packed, with loud-thudding music whenever no one was fighting, it wasn't good Rock, there were some Hispanics sitting behind me, I heard one say, I was named for warm weather
Friday, September 8, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Russia has doubled-down on Hits, and I'm doubly sick of it. Standing for the National Anthem shows respect for this country of which the Browns players are likely citizens. We all have dissatisfaction with some things concerning the U.S., it's our right to grumble, and we all do. If these Browns are so unhappy here, where they're employed highly-payed, they should leave, go elsewhere. I saw "Wind River", it was okay, I'd give it a B-, some girls in it, it gives Indian actors a chance to show their stuff. Didn't Mike just go there, you women say, Mike had a lot of nerve going there for the Eclipse and not taking-me. I had spoken to one of their people at a branch about opening a certain-account, and was real-surprised that Wells Fargo had opened it for me, I had it quickly-closed, that was 6 years ago, the financial-institutions in this country have run rough-shod over the citizenry for too long. The Media has caused Rachel Shaw to lose weight and sleep, and has given-her depression (they'd give the Virgin Mary depression). Just when Trump and I thought that the Media couldn't descend any-lower. She'd like to compete for movie roles, Rachel Harriet Shaw
I just came from Mass at St. Viator, here in Las Vegas, it was a High Mass with 200 children from their school present, as well as other parishioners, requested for the repose of the soul of a red-headed Jew. Ron (Ronald Jacob Reiner), and I were good friends at Akron Firestone, nicest-boy you'd ever want to meet (put up with me), Ron could do anything, fine-tune a car, anything you could think of, he was kind, always smiling and good-humored, a Math whiz, he got a perfect "800" on the Math portion of the SAT, he didn't study for it, he walked thru the door and took the test. Never missed a school dance, always with a different-girl, Reiner wasn't far from being perfect. He went to Carnegie-Mellon, a year behind him, who he knew, was Judy Resnik, I knew her slightly at Firestone. Ron got a PhD in Math, and functioned-well of course, throughout his life, until he got Parkinson's Disease at "47", and for the last 20 years of his life. Parkinson's won't kill you outright but will shorten your life. I always had that feeling about Ron, that he'd have a wonderful-life, if only he wouldn't get hit by a car or come-down with some disease. He passed 12 days shy of turning "68". And my parents were good friends with Ron's, his Dad was an M.D., and my older brother, Bob, dated his sister, Louise, Bob said she was beautiful, and she probably was. Every 2 years I have 4 Masses apiece said for my paternal Grandmother, my younger-brother, Tom, and a couple or a few others ...Rest In Peace, Bud...
Friday, September 1, 2017
I've been doing the Yin Yoga, of late, where you stay in your pose for a real, long time, and I think it might be better than the constant quick movements. True Freshman, Tate Martell, from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, was high school player of the year, I wonder if he'll play this season at Ohio State, only 5'10", but the DB's say they can't tackle him in the open-field. Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal's (Robert De Niro in "Casino") house at Las Vegas Country Club is on the market, 3-bedrooms, bullet-proof doors and windows, 700 thou furnished, sounds pretty-good. For the longest-time I wanted to see a big-time soccer game, and as soon as I got to England I started asking, I found-out that mighty Manchester United was going to play Crystal Palace, the last game of the season at Old Trafford, in a couple days. Guys looked at their hand-device and said, the cheapest available is 185 pounds, blah, blah. But I knew from getting Chargers Tickets in San Diego, that tickets come back the day before the game for various-reasons, so that Sat. I took the tram to the stadium. They said, we have some tickets, but we're not going to sell you one unless you join our Club, so yes, I belong to Man Utd. I took the Museum and Stadium Tour, and that was very fine (maybe 10 days prior, I took the Juventus Museum and Stadium Tour, in Turin, and Man U's was much-better). I bought the best-seat available, and tho it wasn't all that good, generally-speaking, both goals (Man Utd won 2-0) came my way, I saw the action-unfold perfectly. Josh Harrop, a new English lad, scored his first goal ever in the Premier League, and Paul Pogba, whose signing before the season had set a world-record, but who had been disappointing, had a goal. This was Wayne Rooney's final-game at Old Trafford (the entire game lasted 1 hour 50 mins, I thoroughly enjoyed-it, and their footballers look so much more lithe and agile than ours in American Football), after 13 seasons, and he played the entire-game. Wayne had some good defensive-stops and had a beautiful-goal if only a foot lower, the fans applauded, he bowed
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Eerily, the UNLV cheerleaders have done it perfectly. Conor McGregor did a lot better than anyone would have thought, thoughbeit Floyd is old. From Dublin, his name and the way he looks, and ...I'm sending in auditors to account for every last dollar... isn't he Scottish? On the way in, I heard "Found Out About You" on the radio, a rolling rockin' tune (1992), boys from Arizona State (Gin Blossoms). Written by lead guitarist Doug Hopkins (April 11, 1961 to Dec. 5, 1993), he couldn't shake the demons, suffering for his art, he was fired from the band due to his alcoholism (say, had a hard time standing), he shot himself I found out about you oo oo oo
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Mike was at Wind River, Wyoming, last Monday, and said that Totality was very-impressive tho quite-short at 2 minutes. Here in Las Vegas, I didn't see anything. Probably some of those glasses for the event were defective with a bunch of people complaining that they're now semi-blind, too bad. There's a lot more hate than love in the world, just the way it is, the U.S. Congress trying to legislate hate out of existence, stems from minds weakened by lengthy-indulgence in heavy drugs. The movie (2003) "Gods and Generals" shows well the decisive-movement at the Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 to May 6, 1863), when on May 2, General Lee, expected to retreat from a superior Federal force, instead risked-it-all by dividing his Army, sending Stonewall Jackson to attack an exposed Federal flank (the Rebels double-timing thru the woods, emerging with startled Federal troops leaping to their feet). This was called "Lee's Perfect Battle". Why, today, few Americans know how to do the "Rebel Yell", a series of quick, high-pitched screams, and it's fun to do
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Robert Lee and the other Rebels were much-admired throughout the North as a valiant foe. Despite inferior-manpower and vastly under-resourced, the South almost won their Independence, had Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson not been killed 2 months before, the Rebels probably would have won at Gettysburg. The Rebels' statues never bothered anyone who bled fighting against them
Sunday, August 20, 2017
On Friday, I went to Tropicana Cinemas on Trop at Pecos ($2, a buck on Tues.), and saw "The House", a better than average comedy, some good yucks, then I went Katty-Kornered to Wal-Mart to buy groceries, whatever, I often do this. Dick Gregory passed at "84", a good man, I read his autobiography. I stayed on Las Ramblas a couple years ago (See My Blog for Nov. 12, 2015), a beautiful-strip, great things to see, I notice that the next day it was packed, I wouldn't be there so soon, the Europeans are pansies with weak laws and weak punishments, tho they have brave tourists. So they found the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis (See My Blog for Aug. 9, 2009), wonder why it took so long. They should quit bugging Trump so he can govern the country, with this economy he's heading to a 2nd Term, easy, every one of those who voted for him would again, plus he's gained some converts
Thursday, August 17, 2017
On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee, CSA, resplendent in dress-uniform, rode to Appomattox Courthouse to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, USA. Arriving, Lee presented his sword, the humble Grant, who wore a private's uniform, refused. Grant introduced his Staff to General Lee, one of whom was Lt. Col. Ely Samuel Parker, a full-blooded Seneca of the Iroquois Nations, Lee looked surprised to see a man of color there in such a high position, but accepted Lt. Col. Parker's offered hand, graciously ...I am glad to see one real American here... to which Lt. Col. Parker replied ...We are all Americans... Ely Samuel Parker (l828 to Aug. 31, 1895) was a Renaissance Man who seamlessly transversed the worlds of Indians and Whites. Considered the brainiest of Grant's Staff, it was he who penned the Surrender Agreement, Grant's friend before the War, Ulysses put this talented-man to good use. From a youthful-age, Ely represented the Senecas in treaty disputes, and was invited to dine with President James K. Polk and Mrs. Polk at the White House, at only "18". In 1848, he became a Mason. In 1851, he became Grand Sachem of the 6 Nations, the chief representative of the Iroquois in dealing with Washington. A civil engineer, in 1857, he was appointed Superintendent of lighthouse-construction on the Great Lakes. Having risen to Brigadier General, Ely remained on Grant's Staff until 1869, resigning to become the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. He remained an accomplished leader throughout his life
Many of the people who work at the 24 Hour Fitness SuperSport at 5035 W. Tropicana in Las Vegas, are rummies, a couple can't read or write. The mentality of someone who'd be all worked-up about taking down the statues of people long-dead, thinking this would do themselves some good. Under the Constitution, you can hate all day if you feel like it, the ones advocating the taking-down of the statues seem rather hateful, don't you think? Should Trump maintain this low-unemployment and high Dow Jones, he'll get a 2nd Term in a landslide, people vote with their wallets
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Kelly Pavlik was sentenced to a 6 month suspended sentence for shooting that guy with a pellet gun, he can't drink for a year otherwise he goes to jail, and apparently he hasn't (See My Blog for March 11, 2013). He had to retire as he was experiencing "brain seizures" and that's not good. Only "35" now, he's into weight-lifting and claims to be 235 lbs. of solid-muscle (6'2.5", he fought at 160), he says lifting makes him feel good, this'll help repair his damaged-brain. His wife and children, girl "11", and boy "9", have returned to him now that Daddy is no longer drunk and making a fool out of himself. He has a lot of money (beer is cheap), and doesn't have to work, he has continue to stay-off the sauce and find something to do with his life. Strangely, he says that Edison Miranda is the strongest and hardest-puncher he fought, as Pavlik had his way with Edison, that was brutal, a bad ref let it go too long, Edison was spitting-out his mouthpiece for respite, it's been 10 years. Bernard Hopkins is retired and looking-real good in a suit and hat, at "52", Bernard has set a real-good example for almost 30 years, is worth 40 mil, and would like a Presidential Pardon for his 6 Felonies and 5 years in Graterford Prison. He's spoken of seeking public-office should he be allowed, and would give Philly an honest and capable administrator (his own manager, negotiating huge purses for himself). And Jack Johnson still has no Pardon after all these years (See My Blog for Dec. 26, 2008), despite John McCain's recent effort with Obama. Convicted in 1912 under false-charges of violating the Mann Act, Jack spent a year in Leavenworth. A sympathetic Warden left his cell-door unlocked, and Jack spent his time working-out and giving boxing exhibitions. A bright, well-spoken guy, Jack invented and patented a wrench during his prison stay
Her appearance declined precipitously due to her decadent lifestyle and remains such, it never bothered them. Under the U.S. Constitution, you can legally experience all kinds of emotions, Hate amongst them, Hate has been outlawed, I don't think it has. Due to Obama's tyranny (thought he was elected Emperor), the Klan has gained an upsurge in Membership, and some of the Klan groups are quite-numerous, just so long as they don't wear concealing-garb, burn Crosses, and stay inside the Law. Robert Lee was a big hero to a large segment in this country, the South's position in the Civil War notwithstanding. Many today admire his qualities and achievements, considered the greatest-battlefighter in U.S. History, the statue stays
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
McKayla Maroney is madly in love with Ed, and wants to be Mrs. Ed and have little Eds and eventually have GrandEds. But McKayla went-down the wrong path, and a Pureman such as myself would never give her his hand. I did the best I could for her, when I think of how hard I worked with that girl, but there was no straw for my bricks. Tho she'll never have me in the usual sense, she might remember me in her Will, I don't want to seem hard, but we can all use some more money, and I'll think of her when I spend it
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Recently they had the "Elephant Crush" in Central Park, where contraband ivory from 100 illegally-slaughtered elephants, was crushed to powder, wonderful, everybody loves elephants (except those engaged in this). Unlike yourselves (no spirit of adventure), I've ridden an elephant, May, 2005, I did the 3-day Jungle Trek outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, and this began with an hour of elephant-riding, 2 to an elephant. I bought the trek there, and partially due to the lack of tourists because of the Dec. 26, 2004 tsunami, which killed 1000 tourists at Patong Beach (I stayed there 4 months later), the entire thing cost me 40 U.S. in Baht, this included 3 meals a day and 2 nights in two-different Karen villages. Tourists are cowardly, especially the Americans, the chances of a tsunami hitting Chiang Mai are slim. There were 16 beginning the trek, I was the only American. After we all had ridden the elephants, we were told that we could feed the elephants, that is, buy stalks of maybe 20 bananas. Strangely, I was the only one who did this, and the stalks were very cheap. I held a stalk in one hand, and the elephant would come forward, maybe 10 yards, curl his (or her), trunk around the stalk and put said stalk in his mouth. I fed the elephants several stalks, then I got all excited, and rushed-forward to pet an elephant, the Thai guys said, no, no, it probably doesn't make me sound too bright, trying to pet an elephant, if you have no food for him, it's a dangerous-move, and would he even feel it? And half the time during the 3 days, it thunder-stormed, it was rough trekking, believe you me. We spent the first night in a Karen village which had electricity, our meals were heavy on bread and noodles, pretty-tasty and filling, good meals. At the end of the 2nd day, 13 left, they had only bought a 2-day trek, 3 were left, me and 2 young English blokes, who were experienced trekkers, to do the 3 day trek. I had never done anything like this, I wear a size 12 shoe, and they were light with little goats'-feet. The young English guys were pretty-good company, and so was our guide, a Thai who went by the pseudonym of, Jackie Chan, and we addressed him as Jackie. We 3 and Jackie spent the 2nd night in a Karen village with no electricity, sleeping on straw, as in the first village, turning-in at 8 P.M. as you get tired of candle-light. Slept real-good both nights. The 3rd day was real-rough what with the thunder-storms muddying the trails, and at one point we had to cross a ravine on an extremely-narrow ledge with death below should one slip, I said, I'm not doin' it, you can get a helicopter to get me out of here, Jackie explained, you have to do it, yeah, I did it. At the end of the trek I tipped Jackie 7.50 U.S., he complained, it's too much. The entire thing ended with one hour of rapids-rafting, and I was so stiff from that 3rd day, that I could only just sit there on the raft, and we were constantly getting tangled-up, I pushed-our raft away from these rocks, I said I pushed us away, a big Australian girl who was in the water and had done a lot of the work of getting us untangled said Shut the .... .. I'm sure that you're now upset to learn how disrespectfully I was treated at the end of my thrilling adventure
I see where there's growing-zeal to thrust a Class Action Lawsuit against Citibank, for cheating hundreds of thousands of Senior Citizens out of their "Rewards" when they used their evil MasterCard ("Rewards" purported to be worth a lot, aren't worth anything), See My Blog for July 15, 2017, count me in. I was at the 24 Hour Fitness SuperSport at 5035 W. Tropicana, in Las Vegas, yesterday, and some fat broad walked-in with a cocker spaniel dressed in an outfit that spelled SERVICE DOG, they were allowed admittance. It's only a mile-away but I gotta find some other health club, even if much further, whattadive. I'm at, yes, the Flamingo Library, which seems to have quieted-down, I often see a friend of mine from the old gym, in here, he's been a bartender on the Strip for decades, lately at Harrah's, he walks-out laden (the alcohol-dispensing bookworm)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
I was recently in Europe, and unlike in the U.S., very few of the European girls have tattoos. A lot of guys, me, don't like tats, they're a turn-off, I think a lot of those European girls are going to swoop-down on this country and carry-off the best men, there'll be plenty left. I'm at the Flamingo Library (See My Blog for July 11, 2017), and it's the usual chaos. On Friday, July 21, 2017, at 1:30 P.M., at the bus-stop in front of the Flamingo Library, one of the Homeless stabbed another of them to death over Vodka. All of you have been to Las Vegas, and have ridden-past Flamingo, a main-drag, at Maryland, the entire-world is going past that location at this time, and all of these tourists observed either this happening or the aftermath, that is, people's little daughters looking-out the window and seeing this guy lying-there blood-soaked, with his life-fluid splattered on the sidewalk, trickling into the curb (it's not funny, you, this is a grave matter), and I don't think this speaks very well for Las Vegas
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Congratulations to Jeff Bagwell on his well-deserved induction, today, into the Baseball of Fame (See My Blog for July 6, 2009). I was watching an episode of "The Little Rascals", their young, pretty, well-liked, teacher is engaged to be married. Her fiance, wearing a coat and tie, arrives at the school at lunchtime to see her. The little rascals, afraid that if she marries him, that she'll no longer be their teacher, tells him all these horrible lies about her, the fellow leaves. Learning of this, sobbing, ...How could you children do this to me?... We should try to have no regrets about what we say
I've had a boatload of Hits from Japan, of all places, Abe, get off your fat butt and hire me. Billy Walters was sentenced to 5 years in prison, now "71", he'll have to serve about all of this as it's a Federal sentence. Billy profited an illicit 43 mil on Insider Tradings tips from Tom Davis, over 6 years. A gambling-legend, who had a segment of "60 Minutes" about him, Billy boasted that no year wasn't he ahead on his Sportsbets, in 2013, his various businesses took-in a half bil, so this was relatively chump-change to him. U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, preceding sentencing ...Billy Walters is a cheater and a criminal, and not a very clever one. The crime was amateurishly simple... Billy comes from humble Kentucky roots, rising-up to fine attire and luxurious surroundings, but he was still a malevolent, dumb, tobacco-chawin' Hillbilly. There was a good movie in 1989, "Johnny Handsome", due to his mother's drug-use, a guy was born facially-malformed, he turned to a life of crime, while in prison, a plastic surgeon (Forest Whitaker), said that Johnny Handsome's problem was his appearance, and that when righted, so would his actions. So Johnny, after his operation, looked much better, well, he looked like a young Mickey Rourke. Released from prison, he resumes his life of crime, leading to a bad-end, with the overseeing Police Lieutenant (Morgan Freeman), noting ...What that Quack didn't realize is that you can change the outside, not the inside...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Scott told me to not send him any more postcards. On this past trip, I sent him 3 postcards, and he only got the one from Corsica. Of the other 2, one was sent from Ben Gurion Airport, also 2 years ago, I sent a friend of mine, Al, the Filipino Minister (worked as an electrical engineer on U.S. Air Force Bases, maybe 20 years ago, he got a higher-calling, as he puts it), a postcard from Ben Gurion, and he never got his (for sure they got to this country). I've been talking-about the drug-addled U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas for years, with no improvement
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Flip Wilson (Dec. 8, 1933 to Nov. 25, 1998), was perhaps the best of the Black Comedians, he was amongst the best of the Comedians, and had a wildly-popular show on NBC, from 1970 to 1974, reaching 2nd-highest rated on TV. In his skits playing "Geraldine", he's now remembered as "her" trademark being "What you see is what you get", well, it wasn't that at all (why would it be, not funny), what "she" actually said, while, say, flouncing down the stairs was "What you see is a lot more than what you're going to get". Not some one who took himself overly-seriously, he was playing cards with these guys, with Flip's bid being ...One Spade...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Now, so far as double D's, this wasn't the SD paper talking about some local guy, he was based in St. Louis and had a big national reputation, that wall would know more about doing good investments than him. Jimmy Swaggart is still on TV, he'd be so full of the Spirit, that he'd preach 4 hours without notes. The Emperor Commodus began persecuting the Christians of Alexandria after hearing that they had laughed at him
Saturday, July 15, 2017
See My Blogs for June 21, 2015, Oct. 8, 2015, March 24, 2016, and Dec. 21, 2016, on the "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau". See the editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, for July 12, 2017, "Arbitration dispute" ...While arguing that "everyone has a right to their day in court" sounds persuasive, arbitration can be a reasonable tool for dispute resolution, speeding the process and lowering costs for all involved ... ...In fact, Mr. Cordray's diktat is a sop to the trial lawyers, a key Democratic constituency that contributes millions to the party's coffers ... "This bureaucratic rule will harm American consumers but thrill class-action lawyers", noted Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who chairs the House Financial Services Committee... Why is it that I would be expected to take-on Citibank and MasterCard, who have ripped-me off for multi-thousands of dollars, on my own, instead of seeking and finding redress through the Federal Branch of the U.S. Government per the U.S. Constitution? And it's not just me, but hundreds of thousands of Senior Citizens, Obama is gone, time to get this going
I was once in San Diego, reading their newspaper, the "Union-Tribune", I turned to the business-section and saw a big picture of someone I had known well and long. It was the same as turning to the business-section, and seeing a big picture of Donald Duck, with an accompanying-article saying that he knew a lot about investments. He and I had been involved in a Futures operation, and the last I had seen him in the flesh, he was so on the downslide, that I had wondered, ha, ha, if he was dead. As long as he has a moving-mouth, he'll hang in there, you don't sell the steak, you sell the gristle. Scott is going to San Diego, where he's from, for a week. Supposedly, amongst others, he'll be seeing Joe. Friends since 7th Grade, 9 years ago, Joe was living in Scott's house in Las Vegas, but they had a disagreement, and layed hands on each other. In such instance, there is no friendship, and you go separate ways. But just recently, Joe reached-out to Scott, and they'll be seeing each other yet again (can't we all just get along?). I don't know why I'm weighing-in, it's no concern of mine
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The 24 Hour Fitness SuperSport at 5035 W. Tropicana in Las Vegas, is a refuge for big drug-dealers and pimps, they're allowed to use the facility as their safe-harbor. On an upbeat athletic-note, yesterday, I took-in the NBA Summer League, I saw 16 teams play, yeah. The Thomas-Mack seats 19 thou, while across the hall is Cox Arena, which seats 5 thou, and seeing a game there, you're really on top of things. A game begins in Cox, while a game begins in the T-M, a half-hour later, 4 games in each. When a game ends, the next 2 teams rush-out. I'd see a half in Cox, then a short-walk across the hall to see a half, I was there from 1 to 9:30 P.M., I had no food, I hope to soon recover. The teams are young guys, with brief or no NBA experience, there's the prized-rookies, but most are hungry-fellows trying to win a job, some will. The caliber of ball is very-high, just to be allowed to go-out for an NBA team, you have to be very-good. De'Aaron Fox showed-us why he was the 5th pick in the recent NBA Draft, and I'm telling-you that D.J. Wilson, "21", 6'10" and 240 lbs., who only started one year at Michigan, is an absolute-steal for the Milwaukee Bucks as the 17th pick, he shoots 3's, he handles the ball-well, I wish the Cavs had him. There's a lot of former players in attendance, you see many very-tall guys in their 40's and 50's, all looking pretty-good having kept themselves-up, the tickets are all general admission, grab a seat where you can, $33
I'm at the Flamingo Library in Las Vegas, which is very-nice, physically. But the Staff allows people to yell, use bad language, the Homeless wheel large-carts in filled with their worldly-possessions, a lot of normal-people won't come here, which is supposed to be a source of information in pleasant-surroundings. And they have ample Security Guards, some of whom wear a Glock 9 mm., they just walk-around. San Diego has cleaned-up their public libraries, with no one allowed to bring in a bag over a certain small-size, going to the library should be an enjoyable-experience for everyone
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
4th of July, bye and bye, heh. Most of my Hits, a ton, are from Russia (their minds are in the gutter), so pay-me, Vlad, you swinish old bastard. Us boxing-fans had a real-treat on Sat. Nite, with the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn, WBO Welterweight Championship on the ESPN. What a robbery, the Australian, Horn, only connected on 15% of his punches, before 55 thou, at Brisbane, called the "Battle of Brisbane" in remembrance of the actual (See My Blog for Oct. 5, 2010). It looks bad for the home-country, for a foreign-contestant to be so blatantly "jobbed". Like when Germany's Axel Schulz fought George Foreman at the MGM on April 22, 1995, seen on the HBO, for the first 6 rounds it was even, the last 6, Axel punched George's eyes out, when the decision was announced, the people of Bad Saarow, who were watching in the wee hours in the town-square, pelted the screen. Before he became Muhammad Ali, he was Cassius Clay, 18-0, and fighting British journeyman Henry Cooper (May 3, 1934 to May 1, 2011), (55-14-1), at Wembley on June 18, 1963, before 35 thou, a prelude to his Heavyweight Championship Fight with Sonny Liston. Prior to the contest, Cassius said that Henry was ...a bum... and no one to be concerned-with, Henry said that he didn't mind. Towards the end of the 4th Round, Henry, known for his left-hook, connected on Cassius' jaw, with a punch that Cassius later said ...My ancestors in Africa felt..., Cassius falling-into the ropes, and saved by the bell. Cassius' trainer, Angelo Dundee, in violation of the rules, led Cassius back to his corner, and applied smelling-salts, also in violation, then he told the referee and judges that he had "discovered" a split in the right glove (Angelo later said, that he had created the split). The time it took to put-on the new glove gave Cassius the opportunity to recover from the punch that had taken-him off his feet, and in the 5th Round, Cassius renewed, vigorously attacked, with the scar-tissue bursting-above both of Henry's eyes, the bout stopped at 2 mins. 15 secs. Henry knocking-out Cassius would have been disastrous for Cassius' career, the last I heard, Sir 'Enery's gloves were hanging in a London pub beneath These gloves didn't split
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sometimes, in Western Europe, I'll stay in a hostel, to save on expense, and, you can meet people, say, girls. I did this in Paris, I was there on Sunday, May 7, when they had their Presidential Election, with absolutely no excitement, from talking to people, I knew Macron would win, I wouldn't have guessed by that much. I stayed in an 8-person room, both sexes, but different bathrooms, down the hall. There was an American girl, Sally, "25", she looked younger, in there, a RN, she was a beautiful, natural-blonde. Soon, after meeting, I told her, you're very good-looking. And she was a good-dresser, both casual, and to go out. Sally had 3 weeks vacation, and was making the most of it, she had been in London, and I don't know where else. She was sort-of Country, and to be in Paris for the first-time was a big-thing to her. The previous-year she had been in Thailand. She worked with Preemies, which is intensive-care, and high-tension, and she was in there 2 of the 3 days I was there, going-out to see the sights, and seemingly sleeping 10 hours a day. Sally was so enthralled with the Eiffel Tower that she went up it during the day, returning at night so she could see it lit. On the last morning of her vacation, she finally got-up to go to breakfast, as she had to fly-out that afternoon, back to the States. Sally was a loner, but in a good-way, I liked her, and the woman, Asian, about 5 ft. (Sally was 5'7.5"), she went to breakfast with, liked her, she was trying to give her things. This was the last-morning of her vacation, and in talking to me, I was in a lower-bunk and she was in an upper, across the room, seemingly up on her perch, and she was coming-apart. She said that she worked with these grungy old doctors, who made her work a 13 hour shift, then she got 11 hours off, then she had to return to work yet another shift, it sounded dreadful. What Sally wanted to do was keep-on seeing the sights and being up on her perch, knocking-off Z's. I said, I'm sorry, doll, I wish I could help... Had this been, instead of me, any male-member of the American Media, it would have gone-differently, she would have awakened with him, naked, a-top her ...I saw the way you looked at me, I know what you want... ...You're Insane!... ...Get away from me, you filthy beast (she screams)...
Monday, June 26, 2017
I'm back in Las Vegas, they do a criminal-background check where I have a real-nice 1-bedroom, great TV, everything included, the check weeds-out three-quarters of the applicants. I developed a sprained, swollen left-foot, during the last 2 weeks of my trip, which is always long and very-gruelling, carrying a heavy-bag over a good portion of the Middle East and Europe, Yoga really did it, and I was limping for a long-time, I had 3 X-Rays but nothing intrinsically-wrong tho I heard something snap. Extensive Icing was a big-help. I'm always breaking-down physically at the end of my trips. A Black friend of mine is Ollie, who is all distraught over the death of his Coach at Arizona State, Frank Kush. Both were from Pennsylvania, where at that time was especially-good football. Frank was well-known throughout the country for his harsh-workouts (Kush's Mountain, say), in the blistering desert-sun, Ollie said, he was tough but he did some good things, I said, he was a father-image, and he agreed. Frank was from Polish coal-mining people, he said that he never missed a class at Michigan State until he was a junior, for fear he'd have to go-back and do that, 6-1 in Bowl Games, he was "88"
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Greg Gianforte was absolutely-right when he supported a lifetime-ban on Congressmen becoming Lobbyists. About all Congressmen are "for sale", only interested in lining their own pockets, they are no-good bastards. So far as Ben Jacobs, he brought-that on himself, Gianforte was only trying to beat some sense into him
Friday, June 23, 2017
Trump was laughing at my recent comment. Now, I have to file a Complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, citing Trump for Job Discrimination. The offense has to have occurred over the past 180 days. My ability was well-known to Obama, fortunately he's long-gone, and it is Trump who has most-recently disregarded my being the most-qualified to be hired to work for the Federal Government in Mental Telepathy, much-less qualified people have been hired, but not myself. My Complaint has to be accepted prior to filing a lawsuit against the Federal Govt. I'm 2% European Jew, they must be proud the spit don't lie
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
As of Nov. 13, 2016, Prop 67 went into effect in Ca., whereby a plastic-bag in a supermarket, costs. It varies, at Vons it's .10 a bag, and you're always asked "Do you want a bag"? I say, do you think I'd carry these 4 items, including this gallon of milk, out of here in my arms, like a dweeb? Well, you know how cheap are some, eh, quite a few people, so, out of curiosity, I asked the cashier, have you ever seen someone carry-out 10 items in their arms? ...yes... Then I asked, 15? ...not yet... Recently, while traveling on the train in beautiful Sardinia, I spoke with an African refugee, one of those who braved the Mediterranean, in a boat, his reached Italy safely, and he was assigned to and is staying at the Refugee Camp in Cagliari, where he's bored to tears. Orike Chuks is a nice-looking young man from Nigeria, born Feb. 15, 1987, an Anglican, he spoke of the terror-inflicted on those of his faith by the Moslems, saying he'd rather take his chances with the sea than them. Orike speaks English and is well-spoken, I liked the guy. Orike has made his living, thus, far, entirely playing football (soccer), and he must be pretty-good to be able to do this, even if it's just in Nigeria. Orike says, there's no jobs and nothing for me in Italy, I want to be able to work and save-money. What Orike wants is a sponsor, to get him out of the Refugee Camp and to elsewhere in Europe, and employment. I'm sure that even tho Orike has worked as a footballer all his life, that he can learn most jobs, as he comes-across as being pretty-bright. Should you wish to help Orike achieve a livelihood and situation other than a Refugee Camp, you may contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org, with his phone number being 393510445303
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Yesterday, in passing, I advised a girl that she had just sneezed on her arm, I sneeze on the floor, find it big and suitable. Luke Heimlich is a "21" year-old junior at Oregon State, sharp with the books, and was the best-pitcher on the # 1 ranked Oregon State baseball team this season with a record of 11-1 and an ERA of .76. Sure to be selected very-high in the recent Baseball Draft, Luke wasn't selected at all, as just prior it was revealed that he was a "Registered Sex Offender". When Luke was "15" he pled-guilty to having molested a very-young girl, a family-member. Major League Baseball markets itself as family-entertainment, and we can see where they might be loath to have a RSO on one of their teams. However, Luke was quite-young when he did this, and received counseling, he completed the terms of probation avoiding being sent to a youth-prison. And he has to register as a Sex Offender for the rest of his life, his category being that of the least-likely to reoffend. Somebody will give Luke a chance to pitch in the Minors and he'll probably make it to the Major Leagues, and I'll pay to go see him pitch
I was scheduled to have a colonoscopy under local anesthetic (an IV of joy-juice, if they said they were going to shove-you out the window, you wouldn't care), it behooves-me to have these as my father expired from the effects of colon-cancer at "63". The doctors wanted me to have another, my 5th, a year later, and it's been 3 years. It used to be that afterwards they had you stay-around for an hour or 2, then you could leave on your own, but now they insist that you have someone drive-you to your appt. at the San Diego VA Hospital in LaJolla, wait around a few hours for you, and then drive-you home. Like a lot of people these days, I live by myself, and I have no one to do this, which would be a tremendous-imposition, I wouldn't ask anybody. The VA Hospital told-me when I scheduled this latest colonoscopy that they had a program where someone would pick me up at 8 A.M. on June 19, drive-me to my 9:30 appt., then after I was finished, drive me to where I was staying in Pacific Beach. On Friday, the VA notified-me that the money for this program had run-out, and that there would be none of this. So, my appt. was cancelled. Mind you, the VA has a budget of 186 bil for this year, what they'd be spending in one year, and there's plenty of money for graft and other corruption, the VA could be run twice as well for half as much, honestly and efficiently. I did a lot for Trump during his campaign, as I'm very-influential, he's an ingrate. If you want to see a picture of my Dad, Google bob preusse, goodyear wingfoots . No, his neck was proportionate, ha, maybe the picture's angle made it seem so long. But I'd bet that his hands were more impressive-looking than the bigger LeBron's, once they got the ball, it was his
Sunday, June 11, 2017
San Diego has had these old, torn-up streets, with big-holes, for over 20 years, their younger-people were born into this and think those are supposed to be that way (?) San Diego is playing the Merry Widow, everyone was tired of the Chargers and their losing-ways, Qualcomm has the 2nd largest parking-lot in the country, and surrounding-land, in a halfway-decent area, it'll be a multi-bil development. Last Sunday, I asked a real-cute girl to the ballpark, with the Padres being 3-hitted by the Rockies. Petco is beautiful, and in the Gaslamp, otherwise the Padres themselves would-be asked to leave. Yesterday, I went to the fair. I enjoy communing with the animals, the many types of wonderful-sheep, the beautiful cows, sort-of light on pigs this year, I love pigs. For the bull-judging, a strong, graceful, gait, and impressive testicular development, wins one points. I look at all the products being sold, nothing gets into the Del Mar Fair, without it being quality. I'm out there all-day, 12 hours. And I saw someone who'd I'd been dying to, for a long-time, Toby Keith. Toby was unduly ruff on the Dixie Chicks, he's never done nuthin' to me, the big fella is an American institution. It was a dinner-show, optional, packed, at Bing and Pat's racetrack. I've long-admired Toby's songs, singing, and videos, he and his 9-member band, played for 2 hours, and boy, were they good. "Whiskey Girl", "As Good As I Once Was" (epitome of a Country song, the mournful lilt), in the video he thinks he might be making-it with twins, and takes 2 Viagra. It was a 30ish crowd, but there'd be
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Rachel Shaw is a 5'6", green-eyed, natural-blonde, enhanced, with the warm, cheery, smile and friendly-manner of so many of the Northern English. Rachel graduated from the Univ. of Manchester with honors, since has been in many theatrical-productions, and is now acting in her first film, Bollywood's "1921" (she plays the maid, a speaking-part). This lovely gal would like an agent
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The San Diego County, Del Mar Fair, 2017, 4th-largest fair in the country, is this year celebrating "Unemployed Day" on June 14, any unemployed-person showing official proof of this, will be awarded 2 free tickets at the box office. On "The Simpsons", Homer lost his job and was sitting-around at home, watching Channel WLOAF, the channel of the unemployed, the program was "How To Win the Lottery"
Thursday, June 1, 2017
For a period in 1942, the entire world's gaze was upon a dusty, railway stop, El Alamein. The war in North Africa began on June 10, 1940, with British Commonwealth troops facing the Italians, who did so poorly that the Germans reinforced in Feb., 1941, with Erwin Rommel and the vaunted Afrika Korps. A daring, aggressive, commander, who led from the front, exposing himself to danger, Rommel's maneuvers culminated in the capture of the port city of Tobruk, Libya on June 21, 1942, forcing the Commonwealth to retreat into Egypt. The Commonwealth took-up the last possible defensive position before Alexandria and the rest of Egypt would fall to the Axis, but revitalized by reinforcements and the leadership of Bernard Montgomery, the Commonwealth prevailed in the 2nd Battle of El Alamein (Oct. 23 to Nov. 4, 1942), aided in part by Rommel being in Germany for medical-treatment, and his 2nd in command, General Stumme, dying from a heart attack early in the battle. On Nov. 8, 1942, 60 thou Americans under Dwight Eisenhower landed at Oran (Ed's Old Man), Algiers, and Casablanca, turning the balance in favor of the Allies, the Axis being forced continually westward, until they capitulated in Tunisia, on May 13, 1943, surrendering 230 thou. In Alexandria, I got a taxi and driver for 10 hours and did a cursory tour of the battlefield, that is, I visited Ruweisat Ridge, to tour properly, and the only way it can be done, you're out there camping for 2 nights, and with an official-guide, as there's many landmines. There was much chivalry, a building for railway workers, known as "the Blockhouse", was used as a hospital, with German and Australian doctors working side by side on the other's badly-wounded. I visited the War Museum, run by the Egyptian Army, it's very impressive, lots of ordnance. At the Commonwealth Cemetery, there's 7000 tombstones marking the graves of soldiers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, and elsewhere, starkly, no grass. The German War Memorial contains the entombed remains of 4000 German soldiers, on a beautiful stretch of beach. The Italian Memorial is in a beautiful tower, engraved with only the names of the dead, and there's a museum. On the way to the Italian Memorial is a large rock, on which is inscribed, Manco la fortuna, non il valore ...We lacked good luck, not courage...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
On Monday, May 22, 2017, I left Manchester at 7:20 P.M., from close to Manchester Arena, 2nd largest in Europe, Leeds, the next morning, I turned on the TV and shed a tear. On Sunday, I had seen Manchester United play Crystal Palace, before a sold-out 76,000, the last-game of the season at Old Trafford, Abedi was a huge fan of Man U. I had a friend in the area that night, my only solace was that she worked until 11 P.M., then rushing-out, giving comfort to the dazed concertgoers
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
There is no such thing as "Time", you're born, you die, everything in between, is a jumble, and I can prove it, I should be nominated for a Nobel in Physics. Yesterday, on "CBS This Morning, Saturday", they had Annie Jacobsen, who wrote "Phenomena", about the long-time extra-sensory-intelligence race between the U.S. and Russia. ...For the past 40 years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception... ...The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army, and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff... (Amazon Review). The book states that many Psychics are employed by these agencies, why the best-one, and a U.S. citizen (ancestors first arrived around 1650), would not be begged (we beseech you, kind telepathist), is beyond-weird
I worked with that girl. I'm interested in going to St. Petersburg, been to Moscow, but would have to go thru a lot of rigmarole and pay a lot of money to get a visa. If I'm a personal-friend of their president, why do I need a visa at all (half my Hits lately are from Russia), why can't I just show-up with my passport? Why is Vlad treating me so shamefully? A friend of mine, went to Nicaragua to rebuild their national-library after the 1972 earthquake, and their president, Anastasio Somoza, wrote an entire page in his passport, stating to give this man everything he wants. The line is N. Carolina by 2, if Oregon hadn't shot so miserably, they would have won going-away. Gonzaga has those 2 good bigs they can shuffle in and out, having them relatively-fresh, and not as worried about fouling, both had 4. And G even had an extra 4 hours, where they could shower, relax, chow-down, and watch the 2nd game. Gives us something good to look forward to, Gonzaga by 4
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
On the PBS, was a biographic of Nicolaus "Klaus" Barbie, the highly-successful commandant of the Gestapo, in Lyon, France, from 1942 to 1944. Responsible for the deaths of 14 thou, Barbie would personally torture and kill them. Protected and paid after the War for his intelligence-expertise, by the Americans, then the W. Germans, spirited to S. America, the Bolivian Government, rising to Lt. Col. Deported to France for trial as a war criminal in 1983, when a democratic-regime came to power, Klaus' trial began in 1984. Some old Jew who had witnessed Barbie's actions in Lyon, said that he smirked then as he was doing at his trial, "laughing at the world". Sure looked that way. In Sam Peckinpah's 1969 blood and guts classic, "The Wild Bunch", the outlaws are thinking of their next endeavor ...Fort Supply gets their payroll the end of the month... ...Information like that is mighty hard to come by...
I've now accrued 9000 points in "Rewards" on my Citibank "Diamond Preferred" MasterCard, one point being-regarded as worth one dollar. It was only a couple of years ago, that I found out that all those points are "good" for are a bunch of 20% discounts on things that you could easily buy elsewhere for less, with no discount. (See My Blogs for June 21, 2015, Oct. 8, 2015, Dec. 21, 2016). Thus far, Citibank has succeeded in cheating me, and there would be a lot of other trusting-senior citizens in my situation, thousands. I still have and use this card, as I'm quite sure that Citibank will transfer my points into the card I thought I had, that is, qualifying me for nice gifts. You lowlifes have been cognizant of Citibank's skullduggery, for long, with no attempt to right this obvious-wrong. Now, when I have the time, I'm going to have the expense and effort of suing Citibank, for their criminality, when the Federal Branch, defying the Constitution, shirked their responsibility, of redress and reparation, due a U.S. Citizen. It's almost as tho, none of you have a moral-conscience
Vladimir Klitschko is fighting Anthony Joshua on April 29, at Wembley, before 90 thou, and a turnaway crowd of 37 thou, all this on the first day of sale. In Europe they embrace boxing much more than in the U.S., you people have no respect for anything. Luke Tyson Fury is beset by mental and drug-problems, and has frittered-away his fortune, a basket-case, I doubt if he fights again. Luke's cousin, Hughie Fury, is "22" and is also a big-heavyweight, he fights Joseph Parker, a Maori, in Auckland, on May 6. Luke's and Hughie's trainer, Peter Fury, has been denied a visa by New Zealand, due to his being incarcerated for 10 years for drug-offenses, so Hughie will be standing-there without his father and the trainer who has guided him to 20-0, I'd take Parker. The Irish Travellers are rather different from everyone-else, they're secretive and even have their own-language, there's maybe 10 thou in the U.S.. And one of the ways they make money here, is by insuring each other's lives (no kidding). Their life-expectancy is short, and well-known to be this, the insurance-agent can't say, you're an Irish Traveller and statistically won't live long, if they qualify in the usual-ways, they have to be insured
Sunday, March 26, 2017
I got a Hit from Turkmenistan (istan is Persian for, land of). I just told some guy his sniffling was driving me nuts, and to blow his nose, I often do this. Vitali Klitschko has been the mayor of Kiev since 2014, he says that politics is much-harder than boxing (45-2, 41 KO's). Also being successful, Kiev's budget has almost-doubled during his tenure. Vitali named Corrie Sanders as being the hardest-puncher he encountered ...I've never faced anyone who hit as hard as Corrie... Saying he only prevailed as he had learned from Vladimir's disaster (See My Blog for Oct. 21, 2012). Easily the best Rock was from the late 60's and the 70's, it was all drug-induced. On the PBS, I just saw a biographic on Janis Joplin, one of my favorites, better'n to burn out than rust
On Thurs., I went to the 24 Hour Fitness on W. Trop (See My Blog for Mar. 19, 2017) at 8 A.M., and the place was swarming with Cops. Ha, when I first started there 4 months before, the management claimed all these celebrities went there, none do, the reality is it's full of big drug-dealers, and in-passing you often hear them discussing their transactions. The management is either too cowardly to confront-them or complicit, when it's going "right", it's a drug safehouse. They drop weights and other anti-social activities, I'm going to find another Health Club, that roost is for the birds.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Due to the happenings, a trial-judge calling a cessation for the day, interrupting a prosecutor's rebuttal ...hmph, hmph, hmph ...M'Lord, M'Lord... The costs of medical-care in this country are so outrageous primarily due to the costs of medicines. In 2008, I flew to Cairo, with an 8-hour stopover in Brussels, naturally, I wasn't hanging-around the dull airport, I took public transpo into the center. I had no coat, and was wearing a ban-lon, and it was quite-cold, an older lady commented ...You'll catch pneumonia... I did, even tho I had been vaccinated 9 months before. Saw their cathedral, nothing, and their very-good art museum. By the 2nd day in Cairo, I was coughing every few seconds, and did this all night. This didn't stop my activities at all, I saw what I wanted, pyramids, Egyptial Museum, and so on, in and around Cairo, and did this in Luxor (at the 3-star I stayed-at, the lady who was the housekeeper, molded the bath towels, into swans and other pleasing-shapes). Back to Cairo, and bought a ticket at a Copt Travel Agency (oldest Christian Sect), for Kuwait, never been there. My 2nd day in Kuwait, I went to a pharmacy, and these were also Copts, husband and wife pharmacists, and they had their little boy in there, Sat., and the lady was showing him how to keep the books. The lady said, ...boy are you... No, the symptoms of my malady were evident, and she brought me 2 Swiss Pharmaceuticals, and some Egyptian cough-syrup, and said follow the instructions. The total cost was 36 U.S. I took the 2 types of pills, the cough-syrup was inconsequential, and was cured in 4 days. Whenever I've encountered the Coptics (the women stand-out as usually or maybe always wearing a crucifix around their neck, in a Moslem world), I've found-them very good people. I wanted to send-them a thank you card, but somehow lost their address, probably due to being so bad-off. Like Don, I too, am a germaphobe, every morning I take a long, hot shower, and instead of toweling-off, I spray-myself with 91% alcohol from top to bottom and let it dry, takes but a few minutes (now, he'll do this). Born dirty, die clean
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Yesterday, I did Pilates with the other girls (ballerina crunches). I've belonged to 24 Hour Fitness for almost 22 years, and since my old gym closed-down, I've been going to the SuperSport at 5035 W. Tropicana, in Las Vegas, 89103. It's a real-nice facility, but the rule they have posted in Capitals on the wall in front of the free-weights isn't obeyed DO NOT DROP THE WEIGHTS. Weird-guys, none of whom are very-strong, try to get attention by dropping say, a barbell with 200 lbs. on it, from waist-level, and it produces a thunderous-crashing sound, which is very-bad for the Members' hearing, as well as being disruptive to their concentration. This happens all the time, even tho I've sent a number of emails to the local headquarters concerning this gross-violation of their rules, it continues. Instead of ordering the scum-management to abide by 24 Hour's posted-rule, they do nothing. I've been in a lot of 24 Hour's Clubs over the years, and only at this SuperSport on Trop is dropping the weights allowed. And, I've even written, sent thru the Post Office, a letter to 24 Hour's national-headquarters in Carlsbad, Ca., that their purported-purpose of uplifting the Members' wellbeing and their own rule, is being disregarded by those in charge of enforcement, this with no result. So, they're all a bunch of dumb bastards
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
87 and blue skies, our Eastern "brethren" are getting cabin-fever, they eye each-other hungrily. There was a certain romance to the old record-players, the smell of burning-wax ...Heavenly shades of night are falling, it's twilight time, out of the mist your voice is calling... And "The Platters" had eloquent lyrics. I see where Kent State beat Akron U. for their conference championship, it hasn't always been this way (See My Blog for Dec. 19, 2008), Akron U. defeated Kent State 32-28, a slowdown-game back then with the center-jump after each basket, my Old Man had 22 points. Eventually machines will take-over and rule, humans will be regarded as useless and done-away with, except for the few which they'll keep in zoos with the other animals. For the present, I see all these people on TV who make a lot of money, while I live in near-poverty, the attitude is that Ed is inferior and undeserving, au contraire, the opposite is true
Friday, March 10, 2017
I saw Emma Watson on GMA, which is generally-weak itself. La La Land is no great movie, an extremely-simple storyline, and weak-dancing, Emma creakily-gyrating about. Another from years ago was "Mystic River", which garnered 2 of the big Oscars. That chick who got killed was dancing on the bar at this neighborhood tavern, there is nowhere this is done as it violates all kinds of Health Codes, and drunks would be flying-off into the liquor, nightly, the place would be sued out of existence. I'm a liberal-grader, I'd give both a "B". I must admit to being disappointed at not being offered work in the current Federal administration, whatsamatta?
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Don and I are no spring-chickens, and he often looks tired (National Sleep-In? We can handle it), he must husband his strength so that his beautiful-message continues, and as much as he loves-life, that too. Don has said, that if you want to keep correspondence private, use a courier. Anything on the Internet is there for everybody, I especially put nothing on it that I would deem privy. Most of Don's criticisms are well-founded, and are well-appreciated. I'm sure that Obama did bug him. Obama desecrated a great American and President, William McKinley (See My Blogs for Sept. 1 and Sept. 8, 2015), no low-deed is beneath one capable of such sacrilege
You're always hearing ...Prostitution is the world's oldest profession... I heard it on the idiot-box yesterday. What, before Man became hunter-gatherers, they were doing this, prostitution is a profession? I understand that all illegal aliens use fake ID, and some nut in yesterday's R-J justifies ...Some people, including illegal immigrants, still have morals. They may use someone else's Social Security number because they must in order to work and feed their family... Prior to last Sat's bout, Danny Garcia's colorful father and trainer, Angel ...He ain't from Philly! He ain't got a big ....! ...
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Billy Cannon suffered a stroke a few years back, but is still at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, where he's the head of Dentistry, known to the inmates as "the Legend" (See My Blog for June 21, 2009). Dr. Cannon's mention begs the question, can anyone today do the "Billy Cannon Double", that is, run a 9.4 100 Yards on a dirt and cinder track, and put the 16 lb. shot 54 feet, this he did as a college kid. Billy is past his youth, and I don't think anyone today can do this. Last year, I sent Scott a postcard from Mongolia, I put it in the postal employee's hand, he looked it over and nodded. 2 years ago, I sent Rev. Al, a Filipino minister friend of mine, a postcard from Israel, mailing it at the post office at Ben Gurion--neither received their cards, as in Las Vegas, many of the postal employees are on drugs, and will just slop the mail in anywhere, if they bother to deliver it at all. I think it's only in Las Vegas this big-problem exists in this country. I've mentioned this before, nothing changes. Pricewaterhousecoopers has worked the Academy Awards forever, and that should change. I haven't watched them for many years (I saw on the news, that one year, when the "Best Picture" was announced, it turned to Michelle Obama in the White House, who called-it, like they should dominate every aspect of our lives, what they thought). I'm sure PWC has a continuing contract, and this breaks it. CBS threw us a major-fight last night at Welterweight, between the undefeateds, Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, Thurman gaining a split-decision in a tremendous fight, featuring beautiful techniques. Thurman won the first 2 Rounds, the rest were close. In China, 30 mil live in caves (cheap)
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Heh, it's been 15 years this month, since I was at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, the only Olympics to which I've been (See My Blogs for Jan. 13 and Jan. 14, 2009). I sometimes stand in awe at the beauty of my old Blogs, as you've surmised, I don't put as much effort into them anymore, as people like you don't deserve to view-them, if I could somehow stop you, I would. Belarus defeating Sweden is considered the 2nd greatest Olympic Hockey upset ever, only surpassed by the USA defeating Russia in 1980 (like in the movie, Brooks did say before they played ...Russia would beat us 9 out of 10 games, this is that 10th game...). I still have a picture, inside my mind, of the puck hitting-high on the Swedes' great-goalie, Tommy Salo, and trickling over his left shoulder, with Salo whirling-about only to see it in the Swedes' goal. It's considered to have gotten inside Tommy's head, he never was that good after this. Don can relate ...Every 'dog has his day...
I looked-up Squats, to see what she might be up to, and didn't find-out anything. And Strahan is in love with her, ha, ha, ugh. Let Squats' dismal-fate be a lesson to you women, on land, sea, and in the air. I worked-with that woman, I did my best, and I'll receive my reward in Heaven, and it's gonna be mighty good. Speaking of, those 2 women who assassinated Kim Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur Apt., are in a world of .... It used to be, when you entered Malaysia overland, you'd see signs with a Noose, indicating the penalty for drug-dealing, and it's that for murder, and in Malaysia, they don't just talk about-it, they will exact this mode of capital-punishment. To do it properly, a 7-ft. drop is recommended. Hey, Fox threw-us a free to view, Heavyweight Championship Fight last nite, with Deontay Wilder, the holder of the WBC Belt, which he took from Bermane Stiverne in Jan. 2015 at the MGM, with Ed (an evening of pugilistic-pleasure), in attendance, stopping Gerald Washington. Bermane is the only-one to go the distance with Deontay, and is still highly-ranked. The dearth of quality-heavyweights is appalling, in the not-so-distant past and before, there were always plenty. Those men of yore aren't around anymore
Thursday, February 23, 2017
I've gotten no offers, I cried myself to sleep last nite. Mike is going to Japan, in March, for 25 days, he wants to see the various Cherry Blossom Festivals, and the Snow Monkeys, also go to the cities, he'll be movin' fast. Mike looks about like me, but sort-of big and rugged. Some of you women are miffed that Mike isn't taking you, maybe next time. I just got back last-nite from San Diego, sunny and kind-of cold, no rain. I had routine-appts. at the VA Hospital, I have my blood taken every 4 months, and my labs were all good. A lot of the doctors are these young, tall, good-looking guys, quite a few are this. In Derm, the doctor with whom I was kibitzing, complained that I burped in his face. Hey, I'm human, so I do this once in my life, he thought I was taking too much of his time, saying they had 60 patients to see that morning ...you're heroic... My new Primary Care Doctor, an internist who got her degrees from Georgetown, is a real-nice little gal of German descent, blue-eyed, natural-blonde. We were talking about these floods they've had in that old pile of rubble, the past few years (how often do you hear about floods in a hospital), and she said that these produced "black mold". The floods began 4 years ago, just as she started there, where's she from? Johnstown PA ...it's your fault...
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Vlad is no-longer miffed at me, he's gotten over his snit, as I've received a lot of Hits from Russia, for a change. I got my Passport and it has 52 Pages, so that's good. I wasn't real-happy that I had to get another Passport, as my previous was almost-filled, I had 4 years left on it, but 52 Pages is good. This country is a Police State, and has-been for a half-century (See My Blog for Jan. 6, 2009), Don is straightening-things out, The Truth Shall Set You Free. Don, the previous Administration, a continuation of the Police State, suppressed Me and my Telepathic Ability, and as I can provide invaluable-service to the United States, I would like to be hired
The Media griping-about a "sitting-President's attack on a Free Press" really gets me (heard this on Fox). The American Media, both written and spoken, are all bought-off, there's nothing they wouldn't say or do in order to keep their jobs (say, all of them would commit unnatural sex-acts to maintain their employment). They are Vermin, they're the lowest of Scum, if they all suddenly-vanished, the World would be much the better. Just day-dreaming about it makes me feel good
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"Watkins Environmental, Inc." has an extensive-operation in San Diego, specializing in Asbestos-Removal. I was told that altho the people running the company are White, all of the employees that they send-out on their crews are Illegal-Mexicans, all of whom have serious-criminal backgrounds, even Rape, as these are the only type of laborers they can-get to do such dangerous-work. Not the kind of Service-Employees you'd want in your neighborhood
People have been doing improprieties in Politics since those were-invented, always have always will (See My Blog for Nov. 5, 2008). Things are going very-smoothly, Don has things churning, as he points-out evil-doing that had been previously swept under the rug, people are unused to a leader who isn't bought-off, making many of them uncomfortable. This morning, I saw Jeanne Crain in "Dangerous Crossing" on TV, those old-time chicks in movies looked a lot better than the current-ones, I'm afraid. Warren Buffett's friend, Terence Crawford, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for liberating his car from a body-shop. Dissatisfied with the paint-job, Terence refused to pay the balance, taking his car off a hydraulic-lift, the lift was damaged to the tune of 3 thou. In passing sentence, the judge noted that Terence acted as tho he were above the law ...you are not... ...The people who become Boxers are different than the people who become Archbishops--Jose Sulaiman, the late President of the World Boxing Council
I thought this would be my year. Woody Hayes (Wayne Woodrow Hayes, Feb. 14, 1913 to March 12, 1987, died the same-year as his wife, Anne, long-time married-couples often die in proximity), was born on St. Valentine's Day, why he was so sweet. During his 26 years as Ohio State's football-coach, Woody had 2 outright and 2 shared National Championships. Ray Pryor was an All-American center at Ohio State in 1967. I was told by a player, that Ray was invited to play in All-Star games after this senior-year, but that Woody didn't want him to play in the NFL, as he thought that Ray should go to Dental School, instead. Woody had a fatherly-concern for his players, Ray, who was Black, found-out that Woody had with-held these invitations from him, and that confronting Woody in his office, it seemed as tho the 2 might come to blows. I saw Ray walking-around at the Dental School when I went there to have a wisdom-tooth pulled ($4), Ray went-on to become a professional-man. Woody never had any NCAA violations, and was never accused of any.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Not really fair that the team winning the overtime coin toss, should they score a touchdown, the game is over. In college, both teams get an equal chance. I never watch the half-time, but Lady Gaga and her friends really put on a show, never seen anything like it. I saw the fabled "La La Land", it's ok. This battle between the executive and judicial branches over the travel-ban, is competition at its best, it's the American Way. Those starved-for-attention airport protesters greatly inconvenienced the air-travelers, that ESPN woman said that she and the others had to haul luggage almost 2 miles, and she noted the protesters' happy expressions at their discomfort. Yesterday, I donated blood for the 47th time here in Las Vegas, 13 in San Diego, I'm considered to have rare-blood and they cut my pint 6 ways and give it to Preemies, are any of you people ever going to something like this in your lifetime, no
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Obama has spent his entire-life living off public-money, his vent was to give other people's money and things, to those undeserving, he's weak-minded. Obama's foreign-policy was an international-joke, none of these foreign leaders had respect for him or the United States, Duterte cursed him in vile language, whatshismug, the Secretary of State, was being stood-up and forced to leave the plane by the back-exit, Obama was a milksop. Don is masculine, and has already straightened things and people out, foreign-esteem for our country has risen immeasurably in the past 2 weeks. Scott seldom bets on the SuperBowl, but has gone in pretty-heavy on the Patriots, giving up the "3" at 3 different-places. I'm watching-it at his house, and will partake of his Mummy's world-famous tacos (I was "213" yesterday, probably due to all this food I've been eating, I better control myself, eh). I was at the gym, Thurs., and was on a machine outside the group-activities room, there was a huge-class pulsating to "Zumba", a woman collapsed, maybe due to the ear-splitting beat, and was hauled-away on a stretcher by 6 paramedics, the class never stopped
Sunday, January 29, 2017
For the past 2 and a half months, I've been going to the 24 Hour Fitness SuperSport at 5035 W. Tropicana, 89103 in Las Vegas. A fellow who I know from there is Rourke Teskey. Rourke is a real nice-looking, well-built, chap, of "28", who goes there every day to work-out and play basketball, personable with a smooth-voice, he reminds me of Errol Flynn. Having been dropped on his back as a baby, Rourke has been in a wheelchair all his life. He can stand and walk a few steps, pain-free, if he's holding-on to something. All the time, I'm reading about people in his situation who have rehabbed to walk thru electric-impulses-treatments, but this is costly and Rourke is impecunious, he lives on Social Security. Influential people read this, and he's as deserving as anyone, Rourke might get on a list
We all loved Mary Tyler Moore. Last nite on Showtime, I watched Leo Santa Cruz win a majority-decision over Carl Frampton, who had won the 1st time they met at 126 lbs. (Featherweight), I was in my abode, a half-mile from the MGM. I never thought I'd see someone standing-up to Mexico. For the past 50 years, it's been like, Mexico is some basket-case incapable of anything other than breeding hordes of people (Mexico's population, not counting those in the U.S., is 130 mil, in 1960 it was 35 mil, at least we know they like each other). Expectations of Mexico being responsible for it's own citizens are way-way overdue. I don't believe that I was mistaken in believing that the TV Media are no-nonsense types, who think that fun is a waste of time, and what they enjoy is work. In "The Founder", Ray says ...hearts and contracts are made to be broken...
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Recently in Henderson, a big suburb of Las Vegas, some guy tried to rob a jewelry store at the closing time of 9 P.M. The security guard accidentally gunned-down the lady who worked there instead of the culprit. Years ago, in Barstow, Ca., halfway from L.A. and S.D. to Las Vegas, a local policeman happened-upon that real-big McDonald's that's built like a railroad station, which everybody in the West has been in, being robbed. Being a dumb-hick, the Cop engaged the armed-would be robber, in a gun battle inside the McDonald's, with the only casualty, a little girl hit and killed by a stray-bullet (?). Yesterday, I saw "The Founder" at The Orleans, as it only cost $5.25 on Tuesdays, the place was packed. It was pretty-good, I knew it would be. Long ago, I read Ray Kroc's autobiography, "Grinding It Out", short, describing the creation of an empire by a guy starting at "52". Ray said ...To me, work was as much fun as playing baseball ... You people are also this way. The movie, sketchily, but well, show's Ray's struggle and persistence, his alcoholism is depicted, for a few, alcohol rather than a depressant is a pick-me-up. I've known maybe 3 like that, there's not many. Ray steals a franchisees' wife. Joan Kroc was a sultry piano-player and singer, Ray himself, played. Ray died in 1984 at "81". Joan spent the rest of her life and after, giving-away Ray's fortune. Scott's Mum, Patty, worked for many years in administration in San Diego at a Joan Kroc's Salvation Army, and they were loaded. Joan would drop-in, and yes, play the piano. This good woman was known as St. Joan of the Arches. In the movie, Joan tells Ray ...Fortune favors the Bold...
Sunday, January 22, 2017
What's with these huge marches? Why weren't there after Bush's or Obama's 2nd Inauguration, Bush and his antics, under Obama the National Debt is approaching 20 Trillion. Most of what they're marching-about have been issues for 40 years, so what's the point now? Who organized all this, Pickpockets? Trump is the lawfully-elected under the U.S. Constitution, President of the United States, and you can't be bugging-him, for sure, he'll be running the executive-branch for the next 4 years, and he needs a clear-mind. In 2006, Cindy Sheehan set up "Camp Casey" near Bush's Texas Ranch, in order to bug-him. This was supposedly to honor her son, Casey, who had been killed in Iraq. Casey himself seemed to like the U.S. Military involvement in Iraq well-enough, as he had re-enlisted (possibly in part to stay-away from his mother) prior to being killed. Cindy was arrested for trespassing at anti-war demonstrations, as one scribe put it ...being dragged off with a "Girls Gone Wild Smile"... It seemed as tho she was doing all this, as she wanted the attention. "Doonesbury" parodied ...Bush lied! Bush lied!... ...Cindy doesn't speak for us... Don is an old man, and is worn-down by the hoopla of his Inauguration, we were both born in June, he's a year-older. My suggestion to him is, get a 2-hour deep-tissue massage, then knock-off 8 hours of sleep, wake up refreshed and energetic, ready to begin. People who don't honor the Presidency of the United States have no honor
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I thought maybe I'd start something like the Lemmings Leap, I'm disappointed. Puerto Rico became an American possession after the Spanish-American War in 1898 (See My Blog for July 18, 2014), and Puerto Ricans have been, by an act of Congress, born American Citizens since 1917. Esteban Santiago, who shot-up the Ft. Lauderdale Airport (I've flown in and out, who hasn't), is a casualty of Bush the Younger's wild-intrusion into the Middle East, destabilizing-it forever. Even after Saddam was found to have no "weapons of mass destruction", Bush was re-elected and the U.S. is still in Iraq (?). And young Santiago, a combat-veteran of Iraq was driven-insane by the harshness, all this is Bush's and you Lemmings' fault for following him. Soon after 9-11, I was in D.C., and was taking the city-bus to Walter Reed Hospital, on which grounds was the National Museum of Health and Medicine (it was neat, had all kinds of stuff, even had skull fragments from Lincoln's assassination). While on the bus (like to meet people), I had struck-up a conversation with an Army Sergeant from Puerto Rico who worked at Walter Reed. At the gate, as this was right after 9-11, they weren't going to let me, and they wouldn't have, except for the good Sergeant telling them ...he's my guest...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
I got a whole buncha Hits, the news-media is plagued with guilt over their evil-lives, hopefully they'll knock themselves off, ha. The Chargers going to L.A. is the worst move since the Nazis launched "Operation Barbarossa". It'd be different had they gone to some new place that would really want-them, like Oklahoma City, but to go to tired, old, Los Angeles, who doesn't give a hang about them, should prove to be disastrous. They were plenty-loved in San Diego, and the NFL would have given them 100 mil outright and a 200 mil loan for a new stadium, now they've gotta kick-in 650 mil to the NFL which could have been used for this stadium, all in all it's just a big-mess for them, which they chose for themselves (?). The ultimate in retro-jerseys is that of the powder-blue "19" of Lance Alworth (Bambi). An All-American and Scholastic All-American at U. of Arkansas, Lance played 9 seasons for the Chargers from 1962 to 1970, during which time he was considered by most to be the best-receiver in pro-football. He played his last 2 seasons from 1971 to 1972 for the Cowboys, and even in his dotage caught a touchdown-pass in the Cowboys 24-3 victory over the Dolphins in SuperBowl VI. Retiring to San Diego, of course, Lance used his good-intelligence to make a fortune in the mini-storage business, of all things, and has facilities throughout California. He's alive and well at "76", having been married 3 times (he likes girls), his 2nd wife died, and has 6 children. Lance was the first AFL player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Meryl Streep has led such an exemplary-life, that she makes a big-production about someone in passing taking-note of some guy's odd-manner of thrashing his arms-about, it actually sounds sort of funny, I'd like to see it. In the "Muppets", there's Meryl Sheep. I never really thought it would happen. The Chargers began in L.A., playing one season there in 1960. Barron Hilton didn't like losing money, and wisely moved his team south, to where there were no competing-attractions, just sun and fun, and the old light-blue Chargers jerseys with the lightning bolts, were the prettiest pro-football jerseys ever. And there was a love-affair for 56 seasons, at home-game halftimes they often trotted-out their former-greats, such as Ron Mix (Ron Jack Mix, See My Blog for March 6, 2010), as about all of them were still-around, it was San Diego. Now, the rationale behind the Spanos' moving of the Chargers is, they want to make more money, will they? The Los Angeles Chargers will play their first 2 seasons in StubHub, which for football will seat only 24,500, it's miniscule. This past year, the typical Chargers game attendee spent $200, and that'll be a whole lot less of this. Plus, the Chargers have to pay the NFL, 650 mil for letting them relocate. And they'll have to compete with the Rams. It's bad-thinking on the part of the Spanos-family, they should have stayed in San Diego, pay for their own-stadium if need-be. I know the gal who cuts Dean Spanos' hair, he flies her-in, she must be awfully-good. She says she only cuts Dean's hair, as his father has no hair, hmmm, less work. eh, the only constant is change
The City of San Diego is going to raise the Guest Room Tax in order to contribute 750 mil to the building of a stadium to house the Raiders. There's already a lot of fees they charge their guests, which didn't exist years-ago. Shaking the tourists upside-down by their ankles doesn't promote fond-feelings, their resentment might take them elsewhere
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In Lowry's column, he said that all these murders in Chicago are due to the police backing-off, because they don't want to offend-anyone or get in trouble. In Las Vegas, last year set a record for homicides, I imagine it's similar throughout the country. We got police now, but who's gonna want to do this in the future? I saw Derek Carr and the Raiders play 2 years ago, and he's a main-reason they were so-good this year. Only a 2nd draft-choice, his brother, David, also from Fresno State, was the 1st player selected in the NFL Draft. And after 5 years getting-bashed with Houston, he could only make a team as a back-up. Tim Couch was the 1st player selected in the draft, by the Browns, and after getting mashed for 5 years, Tim, who I knew-of when he was in high school, couldn't make a NFL team in any capacity. When the human-body is broken-down ...All the King's horses... 50 years ago, when you went to the Browns games at Cleveland Stadium, they had this most-luscious mustard there to be spread on those dogs, guys would be reminiscing, smacking their lips all the while. For most of my adult-life I've tried to match that delicious-taste, most recently, I went to a deli in LV which sold me "Bertman Original Ball Park Mustard", which they claimed was the same as what I had in my youth. It's not, it's nothing-special at all. My quest continues. That was a heck of a game, I went to Scott's house, as he has a real-good layout, hadn't seen my friend for 3 months. He no-longer tokes, but was drinking like a fish, vodka and pineapple-juice, I had brought-him a quart of beer, that quickly-vanished. 3 years ago, he was built like a brick-outhouse, probably still-is, but there's fat over-it, I pointed-this out. If some of you ladies are interested in this diamond-in-the-rough, let me know, he needs one of the better of you. That scrawny little boy kept the chains moving all night
I just applied for a new passport, tho I had 4 years left on my current, it's almost filled-up, I wasn't allowed to get extra-pages. For this new one, you can check that you want 52 pages instead of 28, apparently for the same $110, so that's good. But in my current is my 10-year China Visa, which I got last April in Hong Kong for $280, I'm sure you just have to bring along the old one to get into China. It's only the Americans and the Brits who have to pay so much. There's supposed to be some security-measure that makes it advantageous to get a U.S. passport this year. I'd like to go to Iran, it'd be like Cuba, I was there in 2010, and tho there's no U.S. Consulate things went swimmingly. But all tourists can roam-about as they wish in Iran except for Americans and Brits, who have to be on a tour, which I'm not doing, as tours are clunky and weird and not nearly as much fun. I need to roam-about as I wish. What's with this picking-on the U.S. and U.K? Something should be done about it.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
I'll be "70" on June 25, and I only want to hang-around until "75", so that's a little over 5 more years. I've always tried to get-ahead in life, and never do, I've tried 379 times over the years. Just doing okay isn't good-enuf for me. But my body keeps on looking-better, I was never physically-mature in most ways until I got in my 50's, so maybe I'll live to be a hundred, I sure hope-not
For some years I've donated $500 to the ASPCA, I call the 800 ph. no. on their website and get thru quickly. And I like to have someone to speak-with, as I want no further asking for money or them to send me their magazine or anything-else, I say just leave me be, and I'll donate this amount every year. And I always do this on Jan. 6, which is my paternal grandmother's birthday, the Feast of the Epiphany (the wise men showing-up). My grandmother, an ethnic German from Transylvania, seemed to like animals, most people do, if fact, they like animals more than they do other people. And late in the business-week is always the best time to get thru to anyone. So I make my annual-call on Fri, Jan. 6, and I can't get thru. I try 3 more times throughout the day, with no-result. If they have so many calls, the ASPCA can easily dig-up temporary people and train them for a few hours to do this. I'm supposed to beg them to take my money? And it's no-longer Jan. 6