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
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
I've had a ton of Hits, and a lot of them are from--Poland, which we can presume is Russia yet again. Vlad likes girls exclusively in the attraction-sense (that gymnast, in the picture I saw, she looked unimpressed, he didn't), but has a man-crush on Ed in the fraternal-sense, at least somebody likes me. I don't want to seem mercenary, but I'll work for anyone who pays me a whole-lot. I've been extremely-restrained in my telepathy, but can unleash-it to do amazing-things of great-value to whomever. My life is boring, I take a big-trip every Spring, which I really-enjoy, but would rather distinguish-myself and make money, I'm deserving
Monday, January 2, 2017
William Christopher was on all 11 seasons of M*A*S*H, playing the gentle Father Mulcahy, very well. Lawrence Linville, Major Frank Burns died in 2000, a memorable-character. The series theme song was "Suicide Is Painless" (...it brings on many changes...). In WW 11, my father was in N. Africa and Italy, an officer in tank-ordnance, during Korea, he was officer-in-charge of the Brook Park Tank Plant, also called the Cadillac Tank Plant, outside of Cleveland, the BPTP being the sole-producer of the M41 Walker Bulldog, which one-upped the tanks used by the N. Koreans. My friend, Greg's, Dad, was an instructor stateside during WW 11 (told his son, going-out with the same woman twice didn't make any sense), but during the Korean War was part of a bomber-crew which flew many missions, Greg nodded smilingly, I guess that made-up for it, guess so. For kindergarten (I was the first of my race ever to go to kindergarten), I went to "Our Lady of the Elms", which was a Catholic girls school from 1st thru the 12th Grade, but for kindergarten they also had boys, thought they could handle us at that age. It was just a half-day, I learned hardly anything. At the conclusion of the school-year, they had a big graduation ceremony for us kindergarteners, with the little boys wearing white suits, and I suppose the girls were also in white, eh, sure of it. And we had a commencement-speaker, to give us a talk before we went-out into the world, and he was a priest who had just gotten-back from Korea (the nun said ...Where they have machine-guns...). I went to St. Sebastian's Grade School, for 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades (3rd, 4th, and 5th, I was in Germany), and in those days, the nuns would hit the kids, just the boys, maybe a third of them who the nuns thought might have the devil in them, they really did nothing to deserve this other than, and no, Ed wasn't among them, maybe you're surprised. I saw Cyndi Lauper on a talk-show and she said ...The boys got the hell knocked out of them... The targeted-boys would get smacked-around and then made to kneel before the statues of saints for a long time, looking chastened. My fore-mentioned friend who was in the Italian branch of organized-crime, his father was an under-boss, and he was done this way ...I was always getting-it... I wasn't surprised, the attitude was, this is our school, if you don't like the way your child is treated, you can withdraw him. The nuns didn't care who anybody's father was, they didn't give a hoot about anything