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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Going to church? Wonder who...when...much less why? What is going on?

We borrowed the following from - https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/

Only about one-in-three Millennials say they attend religious services at least once or twice a month. Roughly two-thirds of Millennials (64%) attend worship services a few times a year or less often, including about four-in-ten who say they seldom or never go. Indeed, there are as many Millennials who say they “never” attend religious services (22%) as there are who say they go at least once a week (22%).

Large generation gap in American religion

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Got a minute or two…………….

Why do we suggest the above?  Well folks we are not going to give you our answer.   The reason we make the suggestion is simple – the answer is pretty obvious to this guy.  Is it to you?

Thursday, December 12, 2019

What is occurring in America today?

Our ongoing basis for existence – thefundamentals – is fairly consistent and in normal places like our home – our neighbors homes – actually most every home – is simple fundamentals...live within your means; care for others; pay your bills; obey the laws (yes, we know, this one is getting dopey and difficult and way beyond thefundamental of good behavior coupled with individual exceptionalism) and follow the top 10 (commandments); and one more simple basic thing – every penny you borrow you MUST BE PAID BACK ON TIME IN ACCORD WITH THE BORROWING AGREEMENT!

If you’re still here, pls reread thefundamentals separated above by semicolons…and know this….most all of the many many various forms of governments in America today SIMPLY ARE NOT DOING THEM.

We the people are now beset in very simple, costly situations.  Example pls:  this old  guy avoids watching tv programs that are paying people doing athletics – not growing or building or fixing; inventing, teaching, harvesting, healing or any of the other basics that are part of being a responsible educated working responsible homo sapiens (see above semicolon examples.)

So ask your self – self what is going on (really occurring) in America today? 

And here is our answer – we didn’t read the article, we heard about on the tv that was turned on in the background while writing these few words above – https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/11/gerrit-cole-agrees-to-historic-324-million-deal-with-yankees-reports.html

Folks we sure don’t know who or what Gerrit Cole is or why he got his “324 million deal with yankees…” – what we know is these guys below did more in their brief life for America than this guy writing these few words (i.e. thefundamentals) has done.   He also knows they didn’t get paid much did they? 

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We simply ask…what is really goin’ on in America today?

Friday, December 6, 2019

Once again, a simple question to the American voter

If you borrow money – for this reason or that – needed reasons and not so needed – is it okay to stick your kids with the DEBT – huh?

As far as this old guy can tell – based on his upbringing – his Mom and Dad – his good Brother and most all of the good women and men he has met or knows or even to this day chats a bit with – well their answer would be….are you nuts?  Of course you must repay it!   Every penny!  On time!  If you don’t, you’re a nincomPOOP!!

Got a mirror if you are an American voter?  If so, this morning take a look and ask yourself – should I keep votin’ for POOPs who don’t pay back debt?  Even better, why do I smell like POOP – huh?

Monday, December 2, 2019


The full Week 5 AP Top 25 ranking is below:

1. Louisville (48)
2. Kansas (3)
3. Maryland
4. Michigan (9)


5. Virginia (5)
6. Ohio State
7. North Carolina
8. Kentucky
9. Gonzaga
10. Duke
11. Michigan State
12. Arizona
13. Oregon
14. Auburn
15. Memphis
16. Seton Hall
17. Florida State
18. Baylor
19. Dayton
20. Colorado
21. Tennessee
22. Washington
23. Villanova
24. Butler
25. Utah State

source:  https://www.si.com/college/2019/12/02/college-basketball-rankings-poll-louisville-michigan