"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...



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 -


life goes on...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ad - worth watching


Please click it on - start it - widen it to full screen - and just enjoy

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:

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:
Aren’t you grateful our computers don’t/can’t send or receive odor?  Well watch this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHMLGVJPwEw