Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Smooth Sailing?

It's a DIVERSION, kids...no more than that...as Trump has reintroduced his WALL to the Tweet rhetoric this morning...bombarding the web net with his innocuous comments on the importance of it...threatening if the Democrats don't go with his idea, he would have our military build it...of course, Mexico will get the tab...ha ha...

The real deal, is that the his 'not built as yet' WALL, is already crumbling about him...signs of paranoia abound...his Chief of Staff, John Kelly, has had enough...who wouldn't?...and now, he is having trouble filling the void...rumors are that his daughter, Ivanka, and her embattled hubby, Jared Kirshner, are doing the job in an interim basis...oh my, that happens a lot, when you continuously hire, fire, and have people sprint out of the White House, often...to higher ground...

A letter to the now Senate House, from a list of 44 former Senators...was released yesterday...ie, 10 Republicans, basically saying to get things into the proper perspective...right the ship, so to speak...however, the present regime doesn't even respond to it...odd, as he Tweets about everything...there you go...he brings up the WALL, as a diversion...

Of course, this is a non-ending dilemma...and I am here to comment on it...biased?...I started off as not...but, not any more...the Republic is on dangerous grounds...be very aware, kids...watch all the twists and turns that are released, or are IMPLICATED...this interim period, before the Democrats take over the House of Reps in January, can be very explosive...as how Executive 1 may do, or try, some defensive tactics...to protect himself...

Other...

A cool win, well, it was cold...for the Seattle Seahawks, up in the great PNW...over the team, that battles hard, the Minnesota Vikings...but usually loses these tough games...but, the Seahawks lime green uniforms were truly hard on the eye balls...not sure if I liked them or not...anyhoo, keeps them in the running for the playoffs...

Remember when you bought a vinyl record...scoured the liner for the words to the songs...marveled at the pictures throughout...tried to sing along, too...then, came the cassette...boom, that what you did, was gone...alas, the CD emerged, as did the stuff on the vinyl...but, much smaller...and now....all that is history...buy the music via the web net...stream it to your devices...something is missing in the modern version of getting your tunes...the periphery...

Trump is meeting with Pelosi today, over his WALL...and if he doesn't get his way, a proposed $5 billion allotment for the building of it, he threatens to shut down the government...

Hmmm, as always, make sure you are aware...the proposal of a Trump Tower in Moscow...yet to be built....but, was a hot item prior to the election...interesting sub plots here...check out the releases of the info on the what, why and how on this item...the connections...

The name being bantered about for the Trump COS, the one and only Chris Christie...can he not make any comments to Executive 1?...or want to?...

You looking for a present for me?...and you have $20,000 just laying around...go ahead and get me a Rolex watch...naw, just kidding, but can you imagine paying that much scratch for a watch?...

'Alexa, turn the kitchen lights on'...well, we are almost there...the info is on the app...that works...but, Alexa can't do it yet...a tweak is needed...interesting, huh...

Paul McCartney is coming to San Diego next year....to Petco...that's the Padre park...oh come on, he is the Beatle bloke...the tickets are $249 a pop...egads...should we or not?...gosh, I talk about money a lot...

'Love Me Do'...

So, I walked the 18 holes yesterday...yikes...and me legs were a tad bit sore last night...I survived...not sure if it was worth it... ha ha...throw in 88 times I swung the club, hard...well, that's quite a workout...

I'll leave you with this gem...Trump has announced this...that there are 10 people out there that want to be his Chief of Staff....ten, diez, nine plus 1, yea, right...na na na na...what grade is he in?...




Monday, December 10, 2018

West Coast

You ever think this?...when we wake up here on the West Coast, Humpty Trumpty has already been up for 3 hours Tweetin' away...cuz he's over there on the left coast, right?...say what?...man, he had some doozies this weekend, and apparently, nobody is safe from his sword...well, except his immediate family...John Kelly, as expected, will finish out his time (sounds like a prison sentence) with Trump, at the end of the month...alas, he will be FREE!...just has to be the way those cabinet members feel...

Not sure who made this map, but maybe he (or she) should get Trumped, er fired...

Watched a flick last eve, starring Hannibal L and Ryan Gosling...made in '07 and you got it...new to us...I bet we haven't watched 15 movies in the past 10 years...something like that...oh yea, it was a good one, too...'Fracture'...

Seeings that the Horse has been unceremoniously dumped from the FF playoffs, I can actually watch the NFL games unbiased...the Chargers were lucky and got a W hosting (?) Cincy...the Cowboys were privy to some mighty questionable officiating and beat Philly...Miami in a crazy lateral filled miracle play to beat NE at the buzzer...da Bears beat up the Rams in da cold in Chicago...and there are a lot of teams that are in the running for the wild card in the AFL...?...well, the Titans side of the bracket...

You find this amazing?...the Ducks get penalized by the NCAA for over-practicing and the Arizona Wildcats, with their hoops coach ON TAPE offering CASH to a recruit, gets nothing...no penalty...so, the coach of the Zags, Mark Few...says this....'let's clean up the hoops and see who is really in the race  for the top'...in reference to the schools who were CAUGHT cheating...

We have been altering, painting, and preparing our condo...for?...well...and now, we are going to be 'Alexa' based for much of the electrical thangs we have...TV, Sound, Heat, and now, Lights...let's see, sit on the couch and ask her to do purnt near everything...the only thing we don't have are electric shades...

Amy Grant's Christmas CD is absolutely wonderful...such a pleasant voice...and just perfect for the season...trust the Horse...

It's a 3 cup of coffee morning...as I hit the links today....gonna hoof it, too...

I'm confused...somewhere in the mess, is this dude Whitaker...the acting AG...but, Donny has appointed a bloke named Barr to take the spot...what?...co-AG's?...coagulate...let's see, who gets the job to fire Mueller?...

Hey kids, let's have a wunnerful week, OK?...


Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time Stands Still

Morning, kids...we have 16 days 'til Christmas...just in case you are delaying your shopping...seems to be a crucial time, if you are using the web net...well, probably have this week to get the order(s) in...right?...as you know, I am listening to Holiday Music as I am writing this am...makes me thinks this...

Isn't it wonderful this music thing?...from years gone past, for many of the songs...as Time Stands Still...some of the singers are no longer in the living...but, their voices are!...they left us with those treasures, and their ability...product, may be a better description...in the past (weird intro) I have listed my favorites...but, not this time...just a generic idea...do what I am doing, and it will brighten up your day...at least, start your day off right...

The same can be said about movies...think about all the ones that the pixels play from like the 30's on up...if made well, puts you right back into time...in that particular era...so cool...I'm not really getting nostalgic, just stating a neat part of life...who says 'neat' anymore?...I digress...so, too, find a good flick for this evening, and get lost in time...as yes, Time Stands Still...

Just came thru my Beats, was a song by Bobby Vee...remember him?...didn't recall him making an Xmas song...'A Christmas Wish'...see what I mean?...my fav song of his was 'Take Good Care of My Baby'....

Odd how the day seems so much nicer, when you play a good round of golf...the sun seems warmer, the people appear to smile more, the food tastes better, and the beer seems colder...I dunno, maybe it has nothing to do with it...but, yesterday, I played well, and the rest of the afternoon was grand...neat...

Got back in time to see the 2nd half of another thing that happens to be floating in near animation...the Army/Navy football game...each year, a classic...both teams run antiquated offenses...the triple option...as the Black Knights won their 3rd match with the Middies in a row...it is always fun to watch the pomp and circumstance of the game...and get this...at the conclusion of it all, each school plays and sings their alma mater...and BOTH teams go and stand at the opponents side while that happens...does that happen anywhere else?...

Not sure why, but I am finding myself NOT pulling for the Lake Show...for all of the abilities of LeBron, I also find him disgustingly absent, when it comes to defense...if you want a kick, when watching the LaLa Lakers, focus in on James when they don't have the ball...standing around and well, you get me drift...

I noticed last nite, there were so many more trees lit up surrounding our building...guess they are just slow moving getting in the mood...back to back 'ing' is called what?...and should not be written like that...geez...anyhoo, there are loads of units with Xmas lights on...neat...

So...here is the real deal...what do YOU want for Christmas?...you gonna wait for someone to get it for you?...or, are you one of those, who go out and get it for yourself?...I mean, it's all about YOU, right?...OK, I am jesting...YOU really are trying to get the perfect gift for your family...and it's better, if it is a surprise, right?...

Finally, are you one of the few (apparently) who still get the newspaper delivered at your door?...we do...the Trib's sport page is a good one...but, the Sunday edition has the Super Suduko, too...which I have NEVER been able to solve...and it is the trigger to my keeping the paper...ha ha...just as soon, as I master it, the subscription will be terminated...

Neat...

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dumb as a Rock

There you go, the current inhabitant of OUR White House...calling out his, get this, kids, HIS Secretary of State...that he hired and fired...Rex Tillerson...like so many of his former cabinet members...they were the best, and then the worst...imagine...working for the bloke...his chosen words for him, 'he is dumb as a rock', and follows up with 'he's lazy as hell'...Trump...aren't you proud of him?...

Not such a good day for Trump yesterday...as two of his formers got some devastating legal news...Manafort and Cohen...recommended that they both get extensive prison time...the Mueller reports are one thing...but, more devastating was from the NY Federal Court...siting so many penalties for Cohen...and 3 of those, implicated the one and only, number 1...alas, Trump...

More fodder for the incoming House of Reps people...the 'I' word is imminent...IMPEACH...listen, there are to be more releases prior to the end of the year...and I think things will get very, very messy...an attempt to fire Mueller will be a probability...buckle up and feel this bumpy ride...

Other...

The Stock Market has been shellacked!...fuggit about looking at your amounts that you have...too depressing...blame who you want on this...hmmm...try the bloke who took credit for the surge...the positive one...Tariff Man...I thought you'd like this subtle slam...in our meeting yesterday, as the 'board' was presenting their case for the assess' my ass' ment...the leader suggested that he put his stocks in less volatile areas...he is so much smarter than moi, apparently...

The meeting at the home...'I'm not rich either, I have to have reserves set up for my car, or airplane, that may need unforeseeable expenses'...something to that effect...man oh man, Pacific Gate is looking better and better...

Sounds like I am hammering the rich...but, I have some very huge reservations about the way some of the NBA players conduct themselves...as they get paid in the double digit millions of dollars a YEAR!...and then act like they are 12 years old...

You out there who are Republicans...fill me in on this...the Senate called in Comey for a closed session...and then asked repeatedly about Hillary Clinton's emails...hasn't this ship sailed?...is this a camouflage for the real issue?...

Grub and out to the course....

Friday, December 7, 2018

The Days of Reckoning

Are the walls a tumbling down around the present inhabitant of the White House?...as today, we have another Mueller release, a probable 10 sheet report, filled with redactions...ha ha...who knew what redactions were, until a few days ago?...I digress...anticipation of what will be recommended for Manafort and Cohen, too?...

Trump had a bevy of his Tweets hit the web net...this am...wonder who proof reads what he sends out?...grammatical errors make me wonder, just how smart this bloke really is...using 'bye' in lieu of 'by'...however, the point really is...he is trying to fend off any 'arrows' shot his way...Injun talk...I think (he thinks) if he throws enough crap out there, something's gotta stick...

Hidden item this fine morning, is that his Chief of Staff, John Kelly...is to abandon him...er, resign...before he gets fired by Trump...the memo that has been leaked, is that the two haven't talked, er, communicated, for awhile...the hits keep right on a coming...

We have a vacancy in the State Department...really?...the revolving doors are such a shame...to all of us...I blame YOU...you must have voted for him...anyway, Trump filled the void the country had for it's United Nations Ambassador...Heather Nauert...heard of her?...a FOX person...you must read about her, as I just can't make up her comments on the US/Germany relations...in her past...

Prognostications...kind of what I do...there are innuendos that perhaps, indictments are on the horizon for either Donny Jr or Jared Kirshner, or both...and if that happens, Donny Sr would step up and do the ultimate...fire Mueller...think we will have the eruption of Congress that that deserves?...imagine the public reaction...

I will end this part of the Horse blog today, with this...stay tuned to your favorite pixel channel to see what transpires today...it will be a doozy...

Other...

Right here in the home, we are embroiled in our own political situation...as there are the leaders of the building who want to increase our 'reserve fund'...in case of catastrophes...I suppose...I call it an
assess 'my ass' ment...significant amounts of cash, they are asking for...so, to get their point across...are having 'coffee sessions' to discuss the rationale...ours, is this am...this morning is combustible...think about this...the stock market has been dismal, the selling of property in the area has gotten stale, and they want MORE cash from moi?...give me a break...

All the while, we ventured over to a new condo that was built in our fine city...took a look see...Pacific Gate...when you compare to what we have now...it's kind of hard to...it is NEW...but, they did it right...and here we go again...sniffing...makes our minds wander...I was completely enthralled with their wraparound windows for unbelievable views...tick tick tick....

The mighty Titans just could be playing themselves back into the playoff picture in the NFL...a convincing 30-9 whupping of the Jags...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hope

Hey, kids...how are you this fine am?...well, the winter has hit San Diego...we had lots of the rain stuff...cold and windy, too...really...more of the same today...egads...was on the 8th hole out at Sycuan and then BOOM!...thunder to our north...and very dark skies...er, sky...we decided, smartly, to quit after 9...and got out of there...for those who know me, I am terrified of the thunder and lightning...

Spent much time lately talking about the dang Stock Market...and there are rumblings about that the opening bell is going to be BAD...this after the day of mourning for Prez George HW Bush...when the market was closed...BTW, the most uncomfortable front row of the eulogy...where the living Presidents and their wives sat...when the current one, Trump, arrived...there was extreme tension...just a guess, but he has to be one of the most disliked people on the planet, including by the formers...

There is so much jargon about with the release of the Mueller recommendations...let's just wait for tomorrow's revelations...I think this regime is in for a very bumpy 6 months...especially, the next 2 months...as the Democrats take over the House of Reps...

I have to go where there is HOPE...thankful for what we have...the kids, the health of us all...and the Holiday Season...gosh, I just love listening to the Christmas Music in the morning hours...not sure if you have this one (CD), but the Phil Spector collaboration is a beaut...really him...'The Wall of Sound'...and a very hard one to find...by Chicago...really, really fun stuff...

Are you bombarded with ads in your email?...bothersome in some ways, and yet, informative in others...right?...

Funny, how areas get the same type of good play and, or,  bad play...at the same time...maybe, odd, is a better term...take Arizona...where all their professional teams are in a funk...and for goodness sakes, what are their MLB DBacks doing?...traded their ONLY star, 1B Goldschmidt, to the Cards for some OK dudes...on the other hand, LA, is brimming full of successful teams...the Lakers, Clippers, Rams and gulp, the Chargers, are all flourishing...

The upswing in the Lake Show is due to LeBron...no doubt...BUT...it is kind of a joke, too...as the NBA refs fear him...and he gets away with way too much...a bull in a china shop...whatever that means...

Now that the Horse is outta the playoffs, I don't really care who wins, scores lots, or doesn't...I DEMAND a recount, Mister Commish!...the peak of me interest will be if the teams play in snow...there you go, the only thing left...sleigh bells ringing...

Remember back when...The Skins QB, Joe Theisman, had his leg broken in a Nationally televised game...gruesome break...what's the chance that on the same date of the calendar, that the present Skins QB would have HIS leg busted, too?...and then, this past week, the 2nd string Skins QB, had HIS, broke, too!...next?...not me...

This is something to keep your eyes on...there is a Bipartisan Senatorial Group, that want to condemn the Saudi Prince for his involvement in the killing of the Washington Post writer in Turkey...this group is led by Diane Feinstein and get this, Lindsey Graham...yes, him...all the while, that Trump, is himself unsure of the connection....this goes a bit further...just released in the Wash Post this am...that Lobbyists representing Saudi Arabia, funded loads of rooms in the Trump Tower...what the he__?...

I just close my eyes when I see what the Stock Market is doing...let us all pray...I figure this...Donny is trying everything in his mini-brain to get the market to rebound...so he can say 'see what I did FOR you?'....instead of 'see what I did TO you?'....

Hope, is that all we have?...geez...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Market Swoon

Maybe that should be, Market Plunges!...aghast was my response to yesterday's total collapse of the Stock Market...the Dow dropping almost 800 points...800!...this after assurances that there was going to be a rebound prior to the end of the year...well, it has 26 days to do so...and if yesterday, is any indicator...we may be in trouble financially...

Trump...declared himself 'Tariff Man'...I can think of many other nicknames more appropriate...as the so called trade war with China continues on...seemingly, the market reacted to him and it...thus, shocking the investors in a sell off...really, it is out of the commoners hands...right?...

I speak of the 'indicators'...of things on the horizon...none bigger than what Mueller released last eve, concerning Mike Flynn...in essence, recommending little if no jail time for his involvement in the Trump Regime...the lies that he gave...as he spoke to the Mueller people 19 times...the report itself, had a shockingly huge amount of redactions...blacked out lines of information...yet, the item that speaks loudly, is that Flynn gave 'substantial' aid to the probe...hmmm...

Some said it was a release of nothing...maybe so...however, I am of the thinking that it was a precursor of things to come...another report out of the Mueller office, is this Friday...as Paul Manafort learns of his fate...er, recommendation...most believe, due to his lack of cooperation with Mueller, his sentence will be a lengthy one...

During the Prez campaign, Trump kept referring to 'taking the fifth', as a bail out for those who wouldn't comment on improprieties...of people connected to Hillary Clinton...'disgusting'...amongst other kinds words...alas, his very own Roger Stone...is now taking that 'disgusting' route himself...in a probe by the US Senate, mind you...what comes around...

All the while, we are embraced in the death of Number 41...President George HW Bush...today is the eulogy part...PBS ran a beautiful history of him last eve...I think it is a repeat...makes no diff...it was so well done...a couple of things that I had forgot...it past by me that he was but a one term Prez...however, he was the VP for 8 years prior...so, in essence, in the White House for 12 straight years...imagine...

Ok, gotta run...as I glance out me window, I see no clouds....yet the weather gal says it is a coming...THE RAIN...like by 12 or 1...must be fast moving...

Maui

Maui
2018