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


Friday, March 30, 2018

Rest in Peace

George "Dan" Daniel Lanphear

JANUARY 24, 1938 ~ MARCH 23, 2018 (AGE 80)

Dan Lanphear passed away on March 23, 2018 at the age of 80 surrounded by his loving family and friends. A graduate of West High School, Dan excelled in Football and Track & Field, holding the shot put record in the state of Wisconsin for many years. He went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a local football hero. In 1959, he was selected for the All-American Football team and made television appearances on the Ed Sullivan and Perry Como shows. In 1960, he played in the Rose Bowl (Wisconsin Badgers vs Washington Huskies). He was inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and the University of Wisconsin Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Dan graduated from the UW with a degree in Business and later went on to play for the Houston Oilers winning an AFL championship in 1960.
After playing for the Houston Oilers, Dan took a sales manager position for SBC, a division of IBM (later known as Ceridian) in St. Louis. He transferred to the Chicago location in 1974 as Sales Manager, then Regional Manager developing a thriving branch which became the company's largest. Dan was a legend among his coworkers, from his business expertise to his encouragement of community among the employees. He made it a fun and productive place to work and he recognized the skills and equality of all. It was during his career with SBC that he met the love of his life, Alice, his wife of 28 years. Together they enjoyed trips to Hawaii and Florida and spending time with family and friends
He was a devoted father of his two daughters, Danya (Kenneth) and Andrea (Dana)from his first marriage to Ann Marie. He was proud of his artistic grandson and his musical granddaughter. Dan was also close to his younger brother, Charles. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret, and his youngest brother, Philip.
Dan was famous for his football achievements but to his family and friends he will be remembered for his witty sense of humor and his generosity to all.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 31st, from 10 AM until 2 PM at Davenport Family Funeral and Crematory, 941 Old Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, IL.  His Celebration of Life luncheon immediately to follow visitation.
Dan passed due to complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. In Lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation at www.michaeljfox.org.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Worth watchiing...

https://twitter.com/marchmadness?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

FOLKS - IT'S ONE OF THE BEST SECOND HALF BASKETBALL GAMES EVER!!!

Sure, our team won - but folks - Houston could well have won also...

...Go Blue...it just gets tougher and.....

...got a few minutes...

...if so maybe worth viewing and maybe even pondering the below -

http://noirishpub.com/

life goes on...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

There are times when even…


…this guy writing these few words this morning and who voted for the guy Trump wonders if the guy Trump is as big and as fat an old nincompoop as most of the other 435/100/9 nincompoops who claim and pretend to have a fundamental basis of why America exists and what it darn well will require if it is to so continue.


A good man has left complements of the Trump.   More to the story?  We’ll see.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

A market view of what used to be – The Big 10


Pls read:  https://nypost.com/2018/03/03/michigan-or-michigan-state-the-line-provides-the-clue/?ref=yfp and then ask yourself – self, why would the Big 10 or whatever it pretends to be today – this moment in passing time – even waste one second of time moving their basketball tournament before the big tournament to New York City?

Got an idea – if so, pls share – meanwhile Big 10 or whatever you now pretend to be, pls answer this, “Why ain’t many attending the show?”   Meanwhile we say ------- GO BLUE!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2018

When will this nonsense end?


Ever think that title thought or maybe a few somewhat different words that nevertheless ask about the same question based on a few facts or what we – thefundamentals – usually refer to as FUNDAMENTALS?

What be the nonsense?  Well if you don’t know (we do find that hard to believe) we will now tell you but folks if you were born 50+ years ago then you have some good things working for you and here they are:
·         Most important a lot of the nonsense now underway 24/7 was just beginning
·         You also probably got an education and pretty much obey the law and care about others – most certainly about those who are your responsibility (a lot of younger folks still do this even while they are doing some pretty dopey things)
·         You probably also watch what you spend and – well one more important thing – you hold yourself accountable to repay any debt you incur, which brings us to our title…

…what on earth is the simply lack of knowledge and wisdom and basic human responsibility of people to themselves and their loved ones – their kids and their kids/kids not yet even conceived that allows them to act and live and behave as if they are not the all-time top American piles of smelly “you know what” who don’t address the following:
$20,855,671,542,905.95

Folks we didn’t make this up – we snatched it from this website:  https://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current  just this morning.  Anyone can snatch it – send it to your kids – your neighbors – you Mom and Dad – hey, maybe even a better idea – see what you think – send it to the fatsosaplenty – all of them if so inclined but for sure the ones coming from your “homeland” – state, city, whatever and also include all of the last nine on the below list for this simple basic fundamental – we thought the judges were supposed to demand the basics when the elected smelly ____heads don’t:
435/100/9
Aren’t you grateful our computers don’t/can’t send or receive odor?  Well watch this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHMLGVJPwEw


Monday, February 26, 2018

Adult Male Human Avoidance of Responsibility



One of the basics this guy knows and has had some firsthand experience with is the basis on which the above title was prepared.  But its presence today has to do with the lower links and yet in offering it as such this guy also knows this one simple fundamental fact – read the news – watch the news – occasionally pay a little attention to the vast and costly accumulations of overpaid unneeded governmental “employees” or whatever other descriptive words come to mind and unfortunately watch or listen to some of the many piles of meaningless words flowing from our 435/100/9 top all-time nincompoops and then know this – our founders and our grandma’s and grandpa’s and a good chunk of our mom’s and dad’s dealt with this nonsense and some died to prevent us from ever having to face it but we are simply not smart enough or have the “balls” today to stand up and shut the plentiful dopes down:


Is he investigating himself…or what…and what else should be going on?????  If government does not equal responsibility then what?????


Worth Reading

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-billy-graham-changed-my-life-1519427900


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Please - PLEASE READ


Pls read the following - http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-cnn-town-hall-guns-kass-0225-story.html

Here is why we encourage you to so do - this one man - Mr. Kass gets it and speaks it and writes it and is lost in the pile of the smelliest ever media/press and government nincompoops ever - ever anywhere in our brief history.

Friday, February 23, 2018

This one GUY is just plain GOOD


As much as the guy writing these few words this am knows that we in America are simply lost in the biggest fattest pile of smelly “you know what” to ever attract a gathering of simply overpaid, overfed, underworked and just plain dumb human beings ever to walk the face of the earth bar some others who come to mind but are now gone.

And then, just as we are focused on our special group that represents many many millions of useless fatsos – the 435/100/9 top dopes of all time – what happens?  Do you know?  Well we do – we read this one GUY – ONE GUY – who is just plain good in the way he writes and has fun while so doing – oh, and one other thing – he sticks his written verbal capability smack up the “you know what” of the many nincompoops that now not only dominate our TV and media and internet crapaplenty but do one more thing to us – they up the cost of most everything we buy.

Read him if so inclined – he is one GUY who for this one guy simply says – folks America still might have a chance – doubtful but who knows?  Pls go to:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-winter-olympics-kass-0223-story.html

Thursday, February 22, 2018

“It’s the same thing every day!”


Folks – we don’t know this lady – all we know is she and we see this thing the same and you may wish to figure out if you too are on our path – pls go to:





Friday, February 2, 2018

Worth reading? Perhaps. Who knows?



Use your head – try to not follow the politicians – or the bureaucratsaplenty – after all – all we do is pay them and then we get back to real work – real jobs – real responsibility – real life – and then we pass “GO” and someone else takes over and life goes on…….

We do offer this above reading for one reason other than its obvious value to an “investor” and here it is – who do you think will be blamed (held accountable) when the following occurs…"...although the U.S. market could continue moving higher and bring in more investors who want to join the party they’ve missed, the odds are good the worst is yet to come.

Who?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The decline of the Democrat Party…


Here is a one year listing of articles* examining and explaining and simply offering facts and some fundamentals about our title subject – the decline of the democrat party:


We offer the following several words from the last link listed above:

 If the Democrats have one thing in common, it's their shared hatred of President Trump. His shocking win over Hillary Clinton and the subsequent madness of his rule have galvanized the party in a way unseen in at least a decade. Yet their unity in opposition masks lingering and deep fissures in the party.
Yet even the left-wing is divided about the best way forward. Should it follow Elizabeth Warren's lead and promise a return to the trust-busting ways of the early 20th century? Or should it emulate the more sweeping, Nordic-style politics of Bernie Sanders? Or perhaps the Democratic Socialists of America are right and something even more extreme is needed.

…only time will tell…meanwhile 90+% of American media is simply lost…and the Washington DC nincompoops aplenty hang on for dear life…and a lot of us simply need to think about and maybe deal with this question – what meaneth this for me and mine?

* we have not read all of these…


Monday, January 22, 2018

"...our Nation can count on you."


MEMORANDUM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
SUBJECT: Guidance on the Government Shutdown
Our government will shutdown at midnight tonight. We in the Department of Defense will continue carrying out our fundamental responsibility to defend our Nation and the American people.
We will continue to execute daily operations around the world – ships and submarines will remain at sea, our aircraft will continue to fly and our warfighters will continue to pursue terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. While training for reservists must be curtailed, active forces will stay at their posts adapting their training to achieve the least negative impact on our readiness to fight.
I recognize the consequences of a government shutdown. You have my personal commitment that the Department’s leadership will do our best to mitigate the impacts of the disruptions and any financial burdens to you and your families.
Steady as she goes – hold the line. I know our Nation can count on you.
(handwritten)
STAY ALERT
(signed)
Jim Mattis,”


The above is worth reading – now, today, any day

Shutting down

We cannot help but mention something brief and wise learned over centuries – the best thing that ever happens to “we, the people” is when government shuts down.

For a week, say – well it’s a beginning

For a month, say – a start

For a year, well now – now we may be on the road to good change

For a decade or more – folks this is exactly what happened for many decades beginning in the late 1700’s – we moved on with the one thing we need as a “people”  – good men fighting and getting rid of the endless piles of smelly ____ that build when governments are not shutting down routinely.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Another New Year? Maybe – maybe not.

Before we write these several words pls know this – we don’t write out of some form of hope or anticipation that things continue on the crap path we have been following for some time now.  We also know that historically – a long time ago – new year was quite a different idea and practice than currently occurring and in many places/groups didn’t occur at all.  So be it.

Our day as have been the past several could have been lost in the endless TV nonsense occurring today – football from every and in every form and location and what we get a particular kick out of are the dumbo’s with some form of massive opportunity limitations slightly offset by televised football games about which they can chat endlessly and accomplish absolutely nothing but cause one to almost prefer the never ending cost rising ridiculousness of our televised advertisements for everything from the cars we may drive to the toilet paper we use to the pills we may take and to the various foods now offered at darn near every corner unless one is able to get the he** out of our large cities and suburbs run by overpaid and completely unneeded useless nincompoops called sometimes – government employees*.

How on earth did we – we the people – remember the basic use of those three simple words – WE THE PEOPLE – how on earth did we the people ever fall victim to this ridiculous nonsense?  May be best to not even raise the question.

We always come back to a basic – a fundamental – one of two basic fundamental reasons why this old fart occasionally writes these unread pieces of brevity that apparently are not quite in line with our wonderful country existing today.

One fundamental is – anyone who borrows money must pay it back or flush themselves with or without assistance.  No worthwhile human being sticks a kid – their own or others – with piles of nonrepaid debt growing astronomically now in our country and several of the most ridiculous states/county’s/city’s falling apart as you read these few brief words.  Our recent top military man spoke about our problem not all that long ago – it’s at the top of this page – and what happened?  Well, we the people voted in a top guy from a craphole state/county/city who darn near doubled the debt – this dumb IL farthead is now missed by our media fartheads (well just 90+% of ‘em) and the hollywood fartheads (smelly oscars-a-comin’) and then our 1,000,000+ group led by nine of the most gaseous no-brainers ever who never say a word about requiring DEBT repayment.

The other fundamental has to do with the good men who died for us.  That this old fart of a guy has not earned the right to do or say anything other than – thank you men – God please care for them – we are simply not worthy of what they and You have done for us.

Merry Christmas – 2018, can’t wait!