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


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

“How Long Can America Keep Borrowing?"

Folks we borrowed the several words above from… https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-long-can-america-keep-borrowing-11624220760

The article is worth gettin’/accessin’/readin’!  That’s simply how facts – fundamentals – are not only missin’ in most all media NOnSENSE today but how important the simple repetitive reality of history that’s now underway in this country we love so much…

… that we simply owed to our kids and their kids… is missin’!!

We simply ain’t doin’ it!   Pls read these few added borrowed words:

“Beyond the numbers, the biggest difference between then and now is that in 1994 both parties worried about deficits and debt. Today, neither Democrats nor Republicans seem to care.”

We call the two party participants and many other hanger ons – nincomPOOPs.  They simply smell to high heaven.  Butt, ask yourself this question and answer it – who are our kids and their kids goin’ to hold accountable?  Got a mirror?

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day

Pls go to and read, yes it’s kinda humorous…  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/18/joe-biden-urged-take-mental-cognition-test-14-house-republicans/7743927002/

We offer two simple facts:

·         Biden, 78, is the oldest president in American history

·         Moi – c’est me – is a few weeks older – tee hee hee 👴

We now close with a few more words borrowed from the above and our question:

Biden’s doctor released a medical report...in which he described Biden as “healthy, vigorous” and “fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency..."

What do the last several words in quotes above really say/mean about America today… huh?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Worth readin'...

Pls go to:  https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-breaking-of-stephen-colbert/ ...

... and this one which we glanced at and will reread:  https://spectatorworld.com/topic/identity-crisis-politics-race-wreck-america-charles-murray/

 Are we just addin' to the question, "What the heck is really goin' on, huh?"

Monday, June 14, 2021

An example mostly missing in America’s advertising/media buffoon balloon

Pls go to:  https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/06/10/please_let_biden_endure_until_2024_145907.html

Per usual Mr. Kass speaks/writes da’ obvious but mostly press ignored issues of today.  In three (3) words he pretty well wraps it up…

...Please God, no.

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood explains three fundamental differences between being a Conservative and being a Progressive

Ms. Wood simply does it thoroughly - pretty quickly (3+ minutes) - we simply suggest - pls watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_n91jY2KxM&t=130s 

One more suggestion - free of charge - not sure but don't think Ms. Wood mentioned it.   Pls spend a few minutes searching and learning about citizens access to suing federal governmental nincomPOOPs aplenty.  Compare results with what can and is used in the private sector vigorously by lawyers who write/vote/approve laws.   Does anyone tell us, we da' people, what we are paying extra for products/services as lawyers collect muchos dólares (many dollars) from companies they successfully sue?  Dare we say, "There oughta be a law?"

 An Observation by Sandra Day O'Connor
"There is no shortage of lawyers in Washington, DC. In fact, there may be more lawyers than people."

The Hundred-Dollar Bill.
        Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, an honest lawyer, and an old drunk were walking along when they simultaneously spotted a hundred-dollar bill laying in the street. Who gets it?
        The old drunk, of course, the other three are mythological creatures.

A Reasonable Fee
        A man phones a lawyer and asks, "How much would you charge for just answering three simple questions?"
        The lawyer replies, "A thousand dollars."
        "A thousand dollars!" exclaims the man. "That's very expensive isn't it?"
        "It certainly is," says the lawyer. "Now, what's your third question?"

Lawyer Cartoons Stock Illustrations – 171 Lawyer Cartoons Stock  Illustrations, Vectors & Clipart - Dreamstime

Thursday, May 20, 2021

REALity v. NOnSENSE

B4 proceeding if you don’t have an accurate understanding of the two words in our title pls go to: https://languages.oup.com/google-dictionary-en/  and learn…

There is a notion—repeated throughout the media and implied sometimes even by Supreme Court justices—that Americans are too “polarized” to decide the abortion issue through the democratic process and need the court to do it for them.   Source:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/democracy-is-the-issue-in-the-mississippi-abortion-case-11621442926?mod=hp_opin_pos_3

Let’s make our version of “reality v. nonsense” simple – if America has reached the point in time where we're too “…“polarized” to decide the abortion issue through the democratic process and need the court to do it for them…”  Well folks besides gigglin’ almost to the point of wettin’ my pants I must pose this question – what form of Homo sapiens historical awareness can factually offer even one – ONE – fact based reality of courts/judges/attorneys having even a particle of the simple wisdom and intelligence of those of us who actually work and grow and build and fix and invent and harvest and help others every day of our life??

Our founders and fighters did not use nor “... need the court to do it for them!” 

“what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.”

Source:  https://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

A suggestion about uncertain “whatevers”…

We watch/read the offerings of two fellas – one recently left and one very much here.   Both are available for those with some concern about what we Homo sapiens are doing and have been doing and possible repetitive “whatevers” that may have some future applicability.   Here are the two men:

·         Winston Groom (1943 – 2020)  https://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary.aspx?n=winston-francis-groom&pid=196822274 

o   Pick one of his works at your library… very worthwhile

o   You may end up gettin’/buyin' several… we sure did

·         Thomas Ross Keene (1952 –     )  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Keene_(radio_host)#:~:text=Thomas%20Ross%20Keene%20CFA%20(born,Bloomberg%20Television%20and%20Bloomberg%20Podcasts.

o   This good man has been around a while – we watch/listen to him each weekday morning early on Bloomberg TV

o   In an uncertain time… worthwhile time spent

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The repetitiveness of history as governments repeat self destroying NOnSENSE

Our main purpose at thefundamentals has been to attempt to do our share to avoid the several words above.

As a young fella – in the spring of 1964 – I witnessed at my college degree attainment gathering one more government fella showing up to announce his plan for a “great society.”   This fella got his job because the guy who picked him needed help winning TX...  and then... November 22, 1963.  Vote buying… a real problem now, repeated over and over again and again by politicians.  Raising a question – who’s the nincomPOOP?  Candidates, politicians… or voters…?

Most of us flush POOP – today we the people sell our votes and get something massively smelly – unflushable, nonrepayable piles of… DEBT.

Our founders/fighters flushed the POOPs of their time.  We simply sell our votes to them and stick our kids (are they havin’ any… ?) with DEBT!

Freedom requires one needed thing… 

…RESPONSIBILITY!

Anyone you know to hold accountable for the mess we are in?

Perhaps those of us who sell our votes to nincomPOOPs… build DEBT… and repeat history… ?   History repeats itself, folks.    Pls read a book... or two.

 

 

 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Perhaps, worth reading, if…

… you too speak a few words now and then that simply are what’s on your mind and not, perhaps, on others minds…

… if so,  pls read:  https://www.golfdigest.com/story/players-2020-scott-piercy-speaks-for-the-first-time-since-being-dropped-by-sponsors-for-offensive-instagram-post

ps – the guy apologized… wake up America… we all make mistakes!!

pps – a few words from the above link… “But the damage was already done. He was soon dropped by all five of his sponsors, including Titleist, FootJoy and J Lindeberg.”

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cinco de Mayo

Celebration

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. Wikipedia

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Performance over time… and its fundamental value

This overview re: two older fellas who have performed over time and their few words of what’s called wisdom are worthwhile for those of us with kids and their kids.   This time on our wonderful turf of earth will get back to a few basics (i.e. fundamentals*) – yes history tells us the buffoonery of the “you know who’s” we vote for, pay, etc. ain’t gonna last.   Pls ponder and perhaps buy, borrow or read at your library…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-buffett-set-to-discuss-pandemic-markets-at-berkshires-annual-meeting-11619887342?mod=hp_lead_pos3

 

*  An example – “…investors interested in long-term gains.”

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Accountable

One of the most important needed and missing requirements – a fundamental need of freedom – is “responsibility”.  And its awareness, its recognition… its performance and its accountability.

The politicians, bureaucrats and those hanging around now in dc and many of the large states, cities, counties and courthouses are of course as you must be aware…  Democrats (yeah, and lots of “lawyers.”)

Democrats offer and deliver one consistent vote buying fact of history and life – they start spending taxpayers money (add to it by printing $$$ and creating unrepayable DEBT) for their various political bureaucratic and nonproductive forms of voter buying nonsense.  Voter buying nonsense often contains no user selection or competition – stuff that we the people mostly need or want and make choices.   Chevy or a Ford – a Pepsi or a Coke – the local college or schools that queens, kings, politicians and bureaucrats attended.  Yes there are some needed community  things that must be done occasionally and well – like building a road or getting a driver’s license – a voting system with specific time, place and identification.   Oh, one bigger one that history addresses constantly – military capabilities that kill enemies before smelly enemies kill us, we the people.

America has been around for several centuries.   Other places also come to mind.  America has not only survived, we’ve moved way ahead of others who have been around for many centuries – thousands of years.  That’s a fact!  One more simple fact – a basic fundamental – most of us Americans today are an American because some time ago a relative of ours simply got on a large boat (or were dragged on) and came here expecting nothing other than the chance to be themselves… be responsible for themselves… live each day free to show up and learn and work and have children who learn and develop and then work and have children.   Are you starting to get the facts about America – yes or no?  Please answer that simple basic fundamental question ‍♀ or ‍♂.  

Girls and boys… women and men… American voters… do you ask yourself before voting for someone… is that person seeking my vote… offering me something in return for my vote… or is that person simply offering me the open opportunity to work and live and compete and accomplish in an environment not run and dictated by the millions of people we simply call buffoons (i. e. bureaucrats… lots of nonproductive attorneys… others)?  Pls answer… now. 

Our parents and grandparents… and their parents and grandparents… simply could not poop flush (vote) so they left to come here to become turd free... and RESPONSIBLE (i.e. accountable).

Folks we can’t write simpler or more basic… easier to understand.    We cannot be even a tad more fundamental – America exists because our now gone family members moved on and turd flushed (voted) as needed and taught us to do the same.  The simple daily requirement of freedom – responsibility.

A closing request –  pls visit an American military cemetery.  Pls take your kids.   Look at the ages of the young men… gone.   Please.  A good day in this wonderful country of ours occurs in late May every year – Memorial Day!  Monday. May 31, 2021.   Pls take your kids and their kids… please.

 

 

Friday, April 23, 2021

The simple (fundamental) reality of what is goin’ on in America today

We are simply self destructin’ – just as the history books since the beginnin’ of the first few of us droppin’ out of trees simply seekin’ a life based on NOnSENSE – let’s call it “fatso heaven” – versus a world of freedoms needing just one basic (fundamental)... daily (24/7) need – here, may we simply write it… huh?

RESPONSIBILITY

It’s gone folks – MIA!!  Been replaced by our (da’fundamentals) simple awareness flowing from the missin’ wisdom and commitment – yeah, the simple reality of 24/7...

…IRRESPONSIBILITY!!

Friday, April 9, 2021

A view about our – we the people – situation

Pls start here:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbisnoff/2021/04/07/jpmorgan-chase-ceo-jamie-dimon-gets-political-in-letter-to-shareholders/?sh=497be2b82da1

And then go here:  https://reports.jpmorganchase.com/investor-relations/2020/ar-ceo-letters.htm

We borrowed these few words from Mr. Dimon’s link above:

“China’s leaders believe that America is in decline. They believe this not only because their country’s sheer size will make them the largest economy on the planet by 2030 but also because they believe their long-term thinking and competent, consistent leadership have outshone America’s in so many ways. The Chinese see an America that is losing ground in technology, infrastructure and education – a nation torn and crippled by politics, as well as racial and income inequality – and a country unable to coordinate government policies (fiscal, monetary, industrial, regulatory) in any coherent way to accomplish national goals. Unfortunately, recently, there is a lot of truth to this.

Today, the United States and other countries around the world are grappling with many other critical issues. To name just a few: capitalism versus other economic systems; access to healthcare; immigration policy; the role of business in our society; and how, or even whether, the United States intends to exercise global leadership. Many Americans have lost faith in their government’s ability to solve these and other problems – in fact, most people would describe government as ineffective, bureaucratic and often biased. Almost all institutions – governments, schools, media and businesses – have lost credibility in the eyes of the public. And perhaps for good reason: Many of our problems have been around for a long time and are not aging well. Politics is increasingly divisive, and government is increasingly dysfunctional, leading to a number of policies that simply don’t work.”

And then we’d simply like to offer our brief few words – freedom is wonderful… and has one simple needed 24/7 action from we the people who live/die for it…

… RESPONSIBILITY!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Comprehendin’ what’s really goin’ on in America today – simply stated... a repetitive history lesson

I write and offer the fundamentals for simple basic (fundamental) reasons.  The most significant of which is the historical repetitiveness of Homo sapiens behavior.   Over and over, again and again, we the people allow others to behave in repetitive routines leading over various time periods to various forms of self destruction.  

Now before continuing this observation we ask that you borrow or buy a copy of the book entitled 1942* written by Winston Groom* (1943 - 2020) with the subtitle The Year That Tried Men’s Souls.

Author Groom on pages 90 – 100 of 1942* offers various historical facts and possibilities about the Japan attack on Pearl Harbor and  America’s entrance into World War II.  Worth reading in my view for a simple basic (fundamental) reason – history changes in fashion and location; events and individuals, but the outcome and responsibility of events bare repetitive occurring end results.   That simple statement is why I am concerned about our future – America’s future – and why I offer these words.  I am well aware of the unlikely occurrence of a wake up call before it’s too late.   History simply repeats its lessons as displayed in our title words above. Events, occurrences and participants are somewhat different – end results repeat similar outcomes.

America is not the answer to the world’s repetitive historical nonsense.    We need commitment.  We were given commitment by our founders/fighters.  It's called "responsibility."  Encouraged to avoid various forms of unneeded and repetitive forms of historical nonsense.   Today here at home its 24/7 news/opinion/government/politician/bureaucrat irresponsible NOnSENSE = aka DEBT!!

We – the fundamentals – are simply suggesting a bit of history to possibly provide a wake up call before it’s simply too late and Homo sapiens stupidity repeats!

  • Folks that’s all for today in this “wake up call”
  • The lesson(s) of Homo sapiens repetitiveness
  • We the people versus…
  • … the buffoons (aka 435/100/9/1++++000,000’s more – nincomPOOPs) enroute to self destruction
  • We the people simply ain’t doin’ what our founders and fighters did when needed
  • Freedom simply requires “RESPONSIBILITY” and...
  • ... occasional POOP flushin’ (aka votin’) – TJefferson said/wrote it – used different words; pls go to: https://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100


*  This book is worth your time to read... as are Mr. Groom's other offerings

 

Friday, March 26, 2021

America today – lots of “media” – lots of “advertising” – lots of issues – lots of discomfort – and a few more “lots of things”… we’ll close with just one of ‘em – LOTS OF DEBT

We like to offer an open view.  Speak your mind – share your view – as we are about to do.    Pls fill in the many government “employees” names who you vote for and/or pay who speak about… no, not the normal letter sized title items offered above but the capitalized three words… LOTS OF DEBT.   Pls write their names:

______________________     ________________________   ____________________

We gave you three blanks above for a simple reason – when it comes to DC each of us gets to vote every two or six years for a nincomPOOP – oops we mean one rep or two sens.    Why would anyone with a brain and let’s just say 5 or 10 years of real adult working experience vote for a nincomPOOP?   One who simply doesn’t do what this fella was taught long ago by good people?  His Mom, dad, brother, family, neighbors, even teachers and attorneys back then – they worked!  They volunteered.   They did not complain.  Well, not too often.  They repaid every penny they borrowed!

Lets close with one more question and a few facts – didn’t our founders and fighters (some gave all) teach us a simple lesson by factual performance of what is needed to be free?    Not endless smelly DEBT POOP droppin’s we know are not repayable?  Did anyone teach you that the required 24/7 need of liberty and freedom is… sit tight folks…

...RESPONSIBILITY?

The 435/100/9/++++others are stealin’ freedom.   POOPs + unrepayable DEBT get the theft job done!   Read a history book - no not one from today's media POOPs - from a founder/fighter!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sister Jean's team

This article is well worth reading – pls go to:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/sister-jean-loyola-ncaa-tournament-101-years-old-11615855459?cx_testId=3&cx_testVariant=cx_17&cx_artPos=3?mod=WTRN#cxrecs_s

What dare a fella say when his own team made the 2021 Sweet Sixteen and yet he kinda wants Sister Jean’s team to keep up the good work?

Friday, March 19, 2021

Why bother writing www.thefundamentals.us – ??

Here is the link to one we wrote and published on Thursday, January 30, 2014:  https://thefundamentalsus.blogspot.com/2014/01/gettingtaking-good-advice.html  we entitled it… Getting/Taking Good Advice

 

And one more recently published on July 24, 2020:  https://thefundamentalsus.blogspot.com/2020/07/over-and-over-again-and-again-aka-hss.html   we entitled it… Over and over, again and again (aka Hss)

Now we simply ask ourselves the few words just offered as our title above… Why bother writing www.thefundamentals.us – ??

Our answer – writing simply does not work – DOES NOT WORK!!

We ask you… pls answer… what works?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The moist DEBT dreams of politicians, bureaucrats, attorneys/judges... others... aka nincomPOOPs

Look below - the national debt of America over the years –  including the 1940’s when our young men supported by the toughest hardest working ever gatherings of women and men from America and mostly free countries occupied by mostly responsible citizens flushed at great cost the POOPs of their time on earth:

Skyrocketing US Debt to GDP: This Is What Giving Up Looks Like -  GoldSilver.com

https://goldsilver.com/blog/skyrocketing-us-debt-to-gdp-this-is-what-giving-up-looks-like/

Please answer two questions about the DEBT facts above (source: https://goldsilver.com/blog/skyrocketing-us-debt-to-gdp-this-is-what-giving-up-looks-like/) over the years – the past and now – what the POOPs have done since 1980 and have added massively to it now – today:

·         What does one call the decline in debt after the Wars – look up and see – Revolutionary, 1812, Civil, World War I, World War II – what word(s) – one is really adequate – come to your mind about what was done after the wars?

·         One more question – pls answer – what on earth is going on – what one or two words would our founders/fighters/Moms/Dads/Grandmas/Grandpas – what word(s) comes to mind that they might use to describe the DEBT nincomPOOPs of today?

In case more than one word comes to mind, please just write it below – thank you:

__________________      ___________________     ____________________

___________________    ___________________     _____________________

 

That’s almost it folks – not quite.  Pls ask yourself and answer…did you share the above numbers/graphs with your kids if you have any – to their kids if they have any – to neighbors and relatives and others who you want to love/support you?   Did you vote for POOPs…those who accept smelly DEBT instead of... sit tight.... one word... RESPONSIBILITY?  Pls answer… huh... didn't hear you... what'd you say?

 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

The simplicity of basics… fundamentals… now MIA

This fella started writing about one basic fundamental long ago – I was taught if one borrows money… for good reason only… it must be repaid – on time – 100%.  There is no such thing as a responsible person (citizen of the US of A) behaving differently.  One exception… mentioned perhaps by WChurchill as he did his best to save his country.   He said, we think, the heck with DEBT if we the people die fighting for our country.  

Here is the link to what this one fundamental citizen cannot describe – it is so ridiculous (not defined) – most certainly not needed (read it yourself, please) – there is no objective/purpose/result clearly/specifically defined.   It’s simply wasting ridiculous (massive amounts) of dollars we the people don’t have.   Our kids… their kids… stuck with unrepayable DEBT...

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1319

Folks, it ain’t new – read history – overpaid nonproductive fatsos – seek power via DEBT/war/nonsense (NOnSENSE).   This old guy writes these few words – hopes a few responsible citizens read them – and possibly locate/vote for a person with at least one fundamental – LIMIT DEBT – PAY IT BACK!

Here’s what one of our founders told us we would need to do… so far, we ain’t – https://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100

 

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

“…minimal efforts.”

The above words – pretty nondescriptive in this world or ours today – were used recently to describe one person’s activities with respect to one other person’s needs and desires in a rather negative descriptive and brief offering.   Yes that one person so described is the fella now writing these few words.   Words he offers because he was taught them – over and over again daily, weekly, annually, etc.   And because he not only accepts the words he lives his life by the words…well for the most part.

Minimal efforts – not so much is he inclined to spend brief remaining time assessing or describing much less even giggling about the rampant Homo sapiens stupidity of those who use the words negatively – yeah that’s most of us fatsos – overweight overfed overindebted and undereducated nincompoops who vote for fatsos in the hope that more and more will come each day as the current unrepayable amounts of DEBT continue to accelerate a repeated trip to hell on earth aka personal, medical, financial, economic and societal bankruptcy.

That’s about it folks – all she (well he) need write about factual history and repetitiveness of fatso Homo sapiens disregarding “minimal efforts” and seeking crapaplenty instead of what history and genetics and biology and long lasting animal lives behavior teach us with even a tiny brain about survival and existence.

Monday, February 22, 2021

3D’s: Dopey democrats – massive DEBT – their destination... self Destruction

When I was growing up – just a kid – hollywood was offering some make believe versions of 3D viewing for our entertainment.  Here is a link to that land of fantasy – pls go to:  https://www.listchallenges.com/most-successful-3d-movies

YouTube offers the top 10 – go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPz9FfdSWbs

And the bottom ten – go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJOJ4hJGQb8

Now to our title and a question, “Are there any history books – good ones of course – covering the endless media/government nonsense (NOnSENSE) about dopey democrats, debt and their destination of self destruction?”   Not 3D’s as we title above but 5d’s and 1s… dopey democrats debt destination self destruction… and available today?   Well, just for the heck of it we went to Amazon and asked for     government debt   and we got: 

872 results for “government debt”

Folks I don’t think I’ve read any of ‘em – I may be wrong – but I’ve got a pretty good idea/thought/wisdom/knowledge/history/awareness/etc. that unrepayable debt = DEBT. DEBT enjoys a well traveled destination… an accelerated trip to the smelly place… the road to…      

…self DESTRUCTION.

Lets close this offering with a few words…underway right now…this minute…

All told, this generous definition of Covid-related provisions tallies some $825 billion. The rest of the bill—more than $1 trillion—is a combination of bailouts for Democratic constituencies, expansions of progressive programs, pork, and unrelated policy changes.   

…borrowed from here:    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-non-covid-spending-blowout-11613937485?mod=trending_now_opn_3  and now our own few words:

Many of the towns and cities – the states and counties that are going to get “bailouts” are 3D (Dopey Democrat Destinations) or 5d and 1s and folks they need something in their fat behinds (butt) it sure ain’t the DEBT trip they’re on, tee hee hee!