"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27,2010

Friday, September 7, 2018

Q and A – politicians (q) and one judge (a) – anything missing?

Well this old guy must be honest – he is one of perhaps many who spent a bit too much time perhaps over the last several days getting way too much input resulting in the lengthy title above.  And it’s closing two word question – anything missing?   Here the old guy goes again offering his two cents worth:

·         One group apparently gathered together with one seemingly ongoing repetitive line of motivation – do everything we can to make sure we are running the show and picking the judge candidate and end result next time
·         This group is anchored in mostly brief questions and issues and situations and circumstances that apparently appeal to big fat chunks of their electorate every two or four or six years
·         Best thing they apparently can do is saying/repeating not a word about possible approaching financial bankruptcy or something akin to that chosen world of someone else’s problem offered free of charge to those who somehow or another want/desire/seek/live in/for something free of charge
·         In other words – buy votes
·         We – this old guy – still seeks someone – some teacher or some educator – some historian – some wise older human being – someone somewhere in our wonderful land and country that so many have given all for – to flush the costly ongoing do something for me logic and motivation of this group
·         So, is this why this old guy writes these few words asking the above question…
·         …”anything missing?”
·         NO, it’s not.
·         What is missing from this lengthy repetitive form of mostly old men (yeah, we know, the gals are movin’ on in to the group) doing this and that over and over again?
·         Do you know?
·         Well we do and we offer it HOPEFULLY free of charge.  We did not hear even one of the other group – the group barely hangin’ on to leadin’ us – we the people – in this “freedom” or whatever nonsense of theirs – did not once hear one of ‘em asking the hopeful judge about our responsibility to not only repay the money we borrow but in so doing not – we repeat – NOT stick our kids with…
Simple question Mr. Wannabe Judge – is it okay for these ______to stick kids with DEBT?  Is that what you do with your kids?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A Simple Suggestion

We, thefundamentals, once again suggest and encourage reading Mr. John Kass as often as possible for many reasons – each and every one of ‘em best decided by each and every one of us – we the people.

If that doesn’t get it for you – well do a little searchin’ – we think that’ll work.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

John McCain (1936 – 2018)

On Oct. 26, 1967, Sen. McCain was on his 23rd mission and his first attack on the enemy capital, Hanoi. He dove his A-4 on a thermal power plant near a lake in the center of the city.
  As he released his bombs on the target, a Russian-made missile the size of a telephone pole blew off his right wing. The lieutenant commander pulled his ejection-seat handle and was knocked unconscious by the force as he was hurled from the plane. He came to when he hit the lake, where a mob of Vietnamese had gathered.
  With both arms and his right knee broken, he was dragged from the lake, beaten with a rifle butt and stabbed in the foot with a bayonet. Then Sen. McCain was taken to the French-built prison that American POWs had dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton."
  So began 5 1/2 years of torture and imprisonment, nearly half of it spent in solitary confinement. During that time, his only means of communicating with other prisoners was by tapping out the alphabet through the walls.
  At first, his family was told that he was probably dead. The front page of the New York Times carried a headline: Adm. McCain's Son, Forrestal Survivor, Is Missing in Raid.
  The North Vietnamese, however, perceived that there was propaganda value in the prisoner. They called him the "crown prince" and assigned a cellmate to nurse him back to health. As brutal as his treatment was, Sen. McCain later said, prisoners who lacked his celebrity endured worse.
  Shortly before his father assumed command of the war in the Pacific in 1968, Sen. McCain was offered early release. He refused because it would have been a violation of the Navy code of conduct, which prohibited him from accepting freedom before those who had been held longer.
  "I knew that every prisoner the Vietnamese tried to break, those who had arrived before me and those who would come after me, would be taunted with the story of how an admiral's son had gone home early, a lucky beneficiary of America's class-conscious society," Sen. McCain recalled. "I knew that my release would add to the suffering of men who were already straining to keep faith with their country."
  His lowest point came after extensive beatings that broke his left arm again and cracked his ribs. Ultimately, he agreed to sign a vague, stilted confession that said he had committed what his captors called "black crimes."
  "I still wince when I recall wondering if my father had heard of my disgrace," Sen. McCain wrote.    "The Vietnamese had broken the prisoner they called the 'Crown Prince,' and I knew they had done it to hurt the man they believed to be a king."
  In March 1973, nearly two months after the Paris peace accords were signed, Sen. McCain and the other prisoners were released in four increments, in the order in which they had been captured. He was 36 years old and emaciated.
  The effects of his injuries lingered for the rest of his life: Sen. McCain was unable to lift his arms enough to comb his own prematurely gray hair, could only shrug off his suit jacket and walked with a stiff-legged gait.

In his final book, reflecting on his life as it came to an end, McCain wrote: "It's been quite a ride. I've known great passions, seen amazing wonders, fought in a war, and helped make a peace. I made a small place for myself in the story of America and the history of my times."

Friday, August 24, 2018


Please read John Kass.

For sometime this old guy has made a very simple statement about this wonderful country of ours – we must repay DEBT. No one with even a tiny brain and a few still working brain cells sticks their kids – heck, any kids – with DEBT.

Kass gets it – almost all the rest of our press smelly ones don’t.

Folks America was built by good women and men – many of the men gave all for us – who simply refused to expect others to do something for them. They most certainly did not want government nincompoops doing anything but a few basics – yes, we call the few basics our military men and women and maybe – MAYBE – one or two more.

The bad ones that our politicians now actually seek votes from – well folks both the politicians and the bad ones need to be flushed. No different than what we the people do with our waste each and every morning.

We have no clue if Mr. Kass would agree with the above suggestion – frankly he does one heck of a lot better job of speaking/writing than this old fart does but know this – we the people are self destructing. Quickly self destructing.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Discount trump…

…and pay the price.

One of the several things at least half of our overpaid politicians – their supporters including bunches of government “nonemployees”  and attorneys and the media fatso dopes aplenty – may not quite be getting is described possibly in the above article.

Have you noticed that this guy trump – #45 – always seems to be a step or two ahead of the overpaid fatsos listed above (yes, we are fairly certain the fatsos behavior and other forms of their ongoing physical and mental ridiculousness may well be a current human version of the British fatsos our founders flushed some 250 years ago or so) – huh?

Well we’ll see.

Why do so many of us put up with the Donald?  Huh?

To which we offer a very simple answer – in the paradise of the fatsos even a guy or gal with just an occasional moment of humanity is pretty much a-ok!

What next?   May well be best to get caught up a bit on history – we appear to be flirting with a repeating mode of self destruction (read the words at the top of this page.)

One last comment/suggestion – read John Kass – he gets it!