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The American Condition Politically, Culturally, Economically

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Raised in rural Greenbrier Co. WV, BS Chemistry WVU, PhD Chemistry, GA Tech,Chemistry Faculty, GA Tech, 1965-1969, Dir R&D BASF Fibers 1969-1982,Sr.Exec. R&D, Burlington Industries, 1982-1986,Owner/CEO Mann Industries (formerly BASF fibers)1988-1995, CEO/Owner The Mann Group Consultants, 1987-2009, wife Carol, daughters Leigh, Susan

Friday, November 18, 2016


Nov 15, 2016
The election of 2016 is now a week in the rear view mirror of our nation. It is over but for the wailing and gnashing of teeth, rending of garments, blame sharing and recriminations. Following the example offered by the current incumbent, Hillary Clinton is blaming everyone but herself for her unpredicted loss. So let's let some daylight into the swamp, shall we?
Mrs. Clinton, it is not the fault of Comey, Limbaugh or Fox News that your attempt to gain the presidency failed. As is generally the case with us humans, your worst enemy looks back at you from your mirror every time you look into it . BTW, I am calling you Mrs. Clinton and not using any of your honorifics since if you were not Mrs William Jefferson Clinton, you would not have attained any of these, nor had even the chance of a one legged man in an ass kicking contest of seeking the highest office in the land.) So let's examine your failure, eh?
The first problem is you personally. You have shown yourself to be a rude, unpleasant person whose record when objectively analyzed is one of serial failures. Your arrogance is abrasive and annoying. Your dishonesty is a matter of record, as is your disdain for ethics. This record reaches back more than four decades, to your termination from the Watergate investigating committee for dishonesty and unethical conduct. Your dishonesty is of the most stupid variety, as you habitually lie when the truth would serve you better. Default dishonesty is not a recommendation for the person who sits behind the desk in the Oval Office. Incidentally, your alleged brilliance was not manifested when you failed the DC bar exam. Your failures of judgment and policy stretch from your failed health plan during your husband's tenure, which resulted in the DP debacle in the midterms elections of 1994 which restored the House to RP control. They run through the recommendations of some the worst candidates to appointed office in recent history. Probably the most egregious of these appointments was that of Janet Reno to AG, in which office she directed the killings of the Weaver family on Ruby Ridge, the wholesale incineration of 86 live men, women and innocent children in the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX, and the Gestapo tactics used to thuggishly remove the seven year old Elian Gonzalez from his family's home. It culminated in the worst performance in American history as Secretary of State, overseeing the abject weakening of relations with Russia and China, enabling ISIS, destabilizing the entire Middle East and Muslim Africa, and laying the groundwork for the woeful agreement with Iran.
The second major problem is the Democratic Party which you typify so clearly. The DP abandoned any pretense of representing working class America decades ago. The contempt in which you hold working class Americans is best exemplified by the acceptance with which the party and its media hacks and water carriers greeted your candidate's deeming us "deplorables." I would suggest that the DP power structure, composed of elitists and white collar criminals, comprises the true "deplorables." How long did you think that you would be able to con the majority of Americans that you were on their side, or that you had any intention of even making a minimal effort to represent our interests? You represent an ever diminishing minority of career politicians, lobbyists, corrupt leadership of the unions that have progressively lost power due to their failure to represent anyone of than their own interests, professional race baiters, illegal aliens, and irrational or venal environmental extremists.
The third problem is the recent track record of Barack Obama and his minions in the Congress. Did Democrats really believe that the recent increases in health care insurance, after the promises that costs would go down, with a concomitant reduction in promised services and benefits, would go unremarked by the American people? Did they really believe that the citizens would not see through the criminal behavior of their candidate, abetted and covered by the corrupt AG Loretta Lynch? Did they truly believe that the voters would not realize that corruption and cronyism were rampant among the DP leadership? That the voters would not figure out that the Clintons could never have gone from zero to +/- $300 million honestly and ethically in just twenty years, or that the increase in Speaker Pelosi's net worth from $8 million to $35 million during her short tenure was suspicious? Were they so utterly arrogant that they thought that the smug, dismissive hubris of John Koskinen would not be noted, or that the stonewalling of Lois Lerner did not indicate criminal abuse by the IRS and other executive branch functionaries would not be construed as the criminal behavior it was? Did the DP power structure really think the American people so stupid or compliant as to permit such behavior forever?
My lifelong activist Democrat father, who was honest enough that he would be appalled at what the party he loved and for which he worked for decades has become, frequently quoted the great Democratic President, Harry S. Truman's guidance to "Trust the people." It garnered Truman a victory in 1948 which was almost a model for Donald Trump's recent victory; against the odds and in the face of all "learned" prognostication. The Democratic Party, and its woefully flawed candidate, not only ignored this advice from one of its great representatives, but treated the people with total disdain. These factors, not the machinations of the forces arrayed against her, resulted in the defeat of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.

Monday, November 14, 2016


It's absolutely maddening to see the media doing all possible to discredit any possible Trump appointee with smears, charges of racism, and other demeaning terms now the major part of their vocabularies!! CNN even called Sheriff David Clarke, a Conservative Democrat, a "terrorist." A black Conservative, almost as revolting to "Progressives" as a conservative woman. All of this hatred and scurrilous behavior after being totally in the tank for arguably the most corrupt candidate in modern times. OK, I know what some are thinking. "Not convicted of anything." Four most used words in her investigations, "there is no evidence." Intellectual integrity = zero. What the hell have we come to?


The media completely discredited themselves in the Nov. 8 election with leftist bias and promotion of Hillary Clinton while smearing Donald Trump. And they continue. Pundits were/are not only biased, but many are just plain unintelligent and uninformed. Start with the NY Times and Washington Post.....and continue across the nation.

THE MEDIA WERE THE OTHER BIG LOSERS ALONG WITH HILLARY CLINTON IN THE NOV. 8 ELECTION. It is time for media to cease endorsing candidates, especially for President, but probably for Senate and House of Representatives as well. Their blatant leftist bias and dishonesty in promoting Clinton and smearing Trump (it continues) instead of reporting objectively disqualify them from claiming any credibility. It is beyond hypocrisy to now claim they will correct their actions! Time to turn out the lights at many, if not most, newspapers and turn off the broadcast from the TV networks. Shutter the studios! CNN should close forever and MSNBC as well. Even Fox has gotten off the rail, and Megyn Kelly demands $20 million/year for a new contract!!. What the hell have we created in the media world? Punditry?? Hardly a one is credible. Shut down and start over with true journalism and journalistic standards, if you know what standards are. Do you!!

Arthur Sulzburger made an absolute fool of himself by claiming to admit abject dishonesty In reporting while averring that he couldn't run his paper without his readers. Dumb and dumber. So, make his words come true. Cancel the NY Times!

Monday, November 7, 2016


It is now necessary to claw back all of the enormous extraordinary campaign expenses paid by taxpayers for Obama's and all others' paid government funds for their disregarding their jobs and spending millions from the people's Treasury on Clinton's election. Disgusting and will only get worse. Some Americans deserve what they get, but millions of innocents DO NOT DESERVE TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. And, we're incurring debt every day to pay for these excesses. STOP!!

ALERT: When the election is over, I want to demand an accounting of all taxpayer funded campaigning done for Hillary Clinton, starting with the enormous expenditures of Obama using the citizens' Air Force One to crisscross the country at nearly $200K per hour operating expenses just for the airplane. Then there are the millions for aides, transportation and more. And, that's just a start. How about Obama and others giving back to the people's treasury all money paid to them for campaigning. The Clintons, as well as Obama, must be made to pay these expenses. After all, they have the Clinton Foundation to fund them. It is a travesty that the Clintons and Obama are given a pass on this and a travesty, as well as a violation of charter, for the Progressive-sycophantic media to nonchalantly ignore it. It has been clear for many years that the media, all forms, are sycophants, acolytes and minions for "Progressive Democrats" but never so blatantly obvious as in this election. They've abridged all semblance of ethics. Investigative journalism, a la Woodward/Bernstein, is dead with 90+% of media now "Progressive." We will be in for corruption not foreseen as Clinton becomes president. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016


2016 ELECTION IS EPOCH: If Hillary Clinton is elected president, 7 decades of American decline into societal decadence and, now, loss of supremacy in world affairs will continue as Americans march onward to perdition. Harsh, unrealistic? Read and comprehend this analysis and the next one to come to supplement this one. Clinton is not qualified by proven success (in spite of opportunities for success by experience), integrity, service-before-self, character as evidenced by her vulgar language and to and treatment of her Secret Service protectors and her staff, avoidance of self-enrichment as Harry Truman advocated to avoid corruption....and more. Positives aren't measurable.  

The 2016 presidential election is illustrative of how far we have strayed from our founders' vision that the most accomplished people would lead the nation. They would lend themselves to the masses, give of their knowledge, their skills and talents, their wisdom, then pass the job to another of like attributes – the best, most honorable among us. Sadly, no longer is this true. If there are such leaders today, none are in top government positions.

I often think of George Washington who, when approached to be president, is reported to have asked (perhaps paraphrased) “have I not yet done enough for my country?” However, he relented and did much more as the “father of America.” Admirably, he refused to be king. Then there's John F. Kennedy who said, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”-- antithetical to vote-capturing promises of Hillary Clinton. Americans would never have built the greatest nation with such pandering patronage and leadership void. My 2008 quote is even more true today -- “The best among us no longer present for elective office and American voters willfully elect the worst who do.” Absence of strong, honorable effective leaders is a major problem.

Our national condition is critical. Some say we are at a “crossroads.” No! We arrived at a crossroads long ago. We took the “Progressive” left fork and a destructive cultural revolution began which, with minor interruptions, has continued for about seven decades, producing societal decadence that is now like a metastatic disease affecting every American institution and more recently a loss of supremacy in world affairs. Hillary Clinton has been at the fore of this journey toward perdition.
The revolution has all but destroyed “traditional America,” defined by sense of family, sense of community, faith in God, honor, love of country, absolutes of morals and ethics and of right and wrong. The revolution can be defined, in part at least, as anything that diminishes the tenets of “traditional America.” Abrogation of absolutes of ethics and morals, with reliance on whatever can be deemed legal, is a major result. Hillary Clinton, shrouded in fogs of scandals and corruption her entire public life, epitomizes this character, her e-mail scandal her most recent. Clearly, she was guilty of malfeasance in using her private server, but she has not been held accountable. Four words were most common in the investigation – “there is no evidence,” legal that is. Clinton's exoneration exposed a more serious problem. It's wrong to ignore the complicity of AG Lynch and Bill Clinton in FBI Director Comey's not recommending indictment. It's reasonable to assume higher level involvement, but “there is no evidence!” Our vaunted FBI is but one more Clinton victim.

All Americans are victims in some ways. Our 1st World status is being threatened by the Clintons' actions. A primary requirement of 1st World status is a functioning Rule Of Law subordinate to a governing constitution. Rule of Law is all but absent in 3rd World nations.
Department of Justice's ignoring Clinton's violation of critical national security policy is very 3rd World-like. Another characteristic of 3rd World is that top government officials often amass
immense wealth. The Clintons have enriched themselves by hundreds of millions of dollars with fees of 200K to tens of millions of dollars from a range of institutions from academia, to Wall Street banks, to Mid-East governments and even by capitalizing on the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Hillary and Bill are antithetical to the Honorable Harry Truman, who refused to enrich himself from his national service.

America is broken, irreparably so if the status quo is maintained. We desperately need a qualified leader as president, one with management acumen who will appoint the best people to key positions. Donald Trump did that by appointing Mike Pence as VP. Hillary did not. Societal decay and corruption must be stopped. Hillary is a party to it and won't stop it. We absolutely must have a balanced Supreme Court. Trump has vowed to have such. Hillary has not. We must have a healthcare policy to take care of those in need, not the atrocity we have now. Trump promises one. Hillary? There's immigration reform and national debt that require in depth discussion. And more.

This election is an epoch one. Elect Clinton and Kaine and continue the destructive course. Elect Trump and Pence as the only option to reverse it. With more appointees of the quality of Pence, they can right many wrongs of our current government.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


The American Condition is more critical day by day.

FRAUD AT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT: Now FBI Director Comey is being charged with fraud, violation of the Hatch Act, when he does the right thing. We're seeing the worst of the Obama-Clinton-"Progresssive" machine as they try to hold onto power. Folks, those who don't see this as 3rd World have no knowledge of 3rd World or are in denial. My friends and associates know that I am slow to accept conspiracy theories or create them. However, I will now yield to the thoughts that anything could happen in the next 10 days. Control of America is critically important to people whom we don't even know. To give the Clintons, as well as Obama, access to the US Treasury is a critical issue.

Google more references. Former AG Mukasey speaks of criminality in the DOJ and with Clinton(s) and hardly a mention in the media or print press. NADA!

Saturday, October 29, 2016


More of Hillary Clinton deliberately ignoring the truth

Hillary Clinton has difficulty telling the truth on any issue. She announced yesterday in a press conference that the FBI had notified a "bunch of Republicans" of new e-mails that might have importance vis a vis the decision made by FBI Director James Comey earlier not to indict her. Perhaps the case will be reopened.

She didn't bother to inform listeners that the "bunch of Republicans" were all committee chairs of various pertinent Congressional Committees. She cares not a bit for the truth and/or thinks all to whom she speaks are dumb and ignorant or just don't care about the truth. AND SHE IS CORRECT. Clearly millions of voters are in that condition, an American Condition that is part of the decline into societal decadence led by "Progressives" like Clinton. She should never be president!!

Herewith is a link that I hope can be opened. If not Google the subject.

Letter: Comey Explains Why He's Reopened The FBI Investigation Into ...
23 hours ago - FBI Director James Comey announced Friday afternoon the criminal investigation ... In a letter to a number of House and Senate Chairman, specifically on ... I need a hint: what could possibly be in the "new" emails that would change ... case that dozens of highly classified e-malis were found on Weiner's

Friday, October 28, 2016


Well, maybe not.

When I heard that "the investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mails had been reopened, my first thought was to doubt it. After a couple of hours, the new information suggests Director Comey may be waffling again. He had not actually declared a "reopening," rather he'd written a letter to congressional committee members. We will wait for further information before making a final assessment of the "news." I am sure, beyond doubt, that the pressure from Clintons, their acolytes, their hoodlums and their enforcers is intense.


Clintons and Tim Kaine dishonor the honorable Harry S. Truman

Tim Kaine is being interviewed and is "justifying" the Clinton's vast wealth accumulation by saying "they deserve it, most presidents do well when they leave office." I have written in other documents that Clintons are antithetical to the Honorable Harry S. Truman who vowed to never enrich himself by using his national service, his office. AND HE HONORED THE VOW. Kaine is unqualified byhis ineptitude and now has proven himself to be dishonorable. Clinton-like.

There is a high probability that Tim Kaine will become president if Hillary Clinton's health condition is as some report. How low can America go?


3rd World America is a possibility, even probability with a Clinton presidency

The 2016 election is an epoch one. If Clinton is elected, which is a high probability, the
nation is not likely to recover, ever. The cultural revolution that's created
societal decadence now like a metastatic disease affecting every American
institution, loss of primacy and now loss of supremacy in world affairs will
march on to perdition. Destruction.

The corruption of Hillary and Bill Clinton and the abrogation of The Rule
of Law by the administration's Department of Justice  make our nation 3rd World-like. But, to understand this, one must think analytically and rely on facts. Non-thinkers and those who vote reflexively for the "D"/"P" will never permit themselves to see the truth.
Reminds me of "Music of the Night" in "Phantom of the Opera." "Close your eyes for your eyes will only tell the truth," And, the truth isn't what you want to see..." True with too many.

I know I'm angering some people, perhaps many, but when you elect an incompetent and corrupt president, you condemn all Americans to the same 3rd World hell that some apparently want. I've seen the cultural revolution creating the conditions we experience today and know that the corrupt people we elect are working for the benefit of people and nations of power that we do not know. Clintons epitomize this phenomenon.


Old-time Liberals are all but gone along with "traditional America. An answer to a question of a friend asking if there are any honest Liberals.

In the past, yes! The true Liberal Democrat of "old," prior to the "Progressive" parasites taking them over, respected the truth. Honor was high on their list of defining attributes. They are gone today. Their elimination started in the 1950s, increased in number in the 1960s, and is now about complete.

So is "traditional" America gone. And, the "new" America is in critical condition with the metastatic disease of societal decadence wrought by the 7 decades of cultural revolution of the "Progressives," not old-time Liberals. A Clinton presidency will make this condition permanent and America will, in due time, complete the march to perdition we've been on for the 7 decades. America is likely to be 3rd World by then. Before reflexively rejecting this notion, think about the DOJ's abrogation of the Rule of Law and the fact that top government officials enrich themselves immensely for doing nothing but selling their offices. Then think of all the lies we are told. Obama is on TV at this moment lying about the ACA. It never stops.

Sunday, October 9, 2016



Examples Hillary Clinton's character that the media won't recognize and surely won't report. Also, there are first person reports from officers in her Secret Service details opining on the same character flaws as in this report. Media bias and disservice at it's worst. Most have no integrity at all.

Hillary Clinton's Vulgar Mouth

Posted by Selwyn Duke
This is from a post in a forum at GOPUSA.  Read it, then ask yourself if you want this kind of a woman as your leader.  Feel free to copy this and spread it far and wide.
"Where is the G-damn f***ing flag? I want the G-damn f***ing flag up every  f***ing morning at f***ing sunrise."
(From the book 
Inside The White House by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 - Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day, 1991.)
"You sold out, you mother f***er! You sold out!"
(From the book 
Inside by Joseph Califano, p. 213 - Hillary yelling at Democrat lawyer.)
'F**k off! It's enough that I have to see you ****-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.'
(From the book 
American Evita by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 - Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good Morning.")
"You f***ing idiot."
(From the book 
Crossfire p. 84 - Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.)
"If you want to remain on this detail, get your f***ing ass over here and grab those bags!"
(From the book 
The First Partner p. 259 - Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)
"Get f***ed! Get the f**k out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!"
(From the book 
Hillary's Scheme p. 89 - Hillary's various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)
"Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!!?"
(From the book 
Unlimited Access by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 - Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail.)
"Where's the miserable c*ck sucker?"
(From the book 
The Truth About Hillary by Edward Klein, p. 5 - Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer)
"Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!"
(From the book 
Dereliction of Duty, p. 71-72 - Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.)
"Son of a bitch."
(From the book 
American Evita by Christopher Anderson, p. 259 - Hillary's opinion of President George W. Bush when she found out he secretly visited Iraq just days before her highly publicized trip to Iraq.)
"What are you doing inviting these people into my home? These people are our enemies! They are trying to destroy us!"
(From the book 
The Survivor by John Harris, p. 99 - Hillary screaming to an aide, when she found out that some Republicans had been invited to the Clinton White House.)
"Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can't f**k her here!!"
(From the book 
Inside The White House by Ronald Kessler , p. 243 - Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female at an Arkansas political rally.)
"You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being?" - Hillary Clinton
(From the book 
The Case Against Hillary Clinton by Peggy Noonan, pg. 55)
"We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices. Government has to make those choice s for people."
(From the book 
I've Always Been A Yankee Fan by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 20 - Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hastert in 1993 discussing her expensive, disastrous taxpayer-funded health care plan.)
"I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe.
(From the book 'I've Always Been A Yankee Fan' by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 76 - Hillary in 1996.)
Even with all the bad words, the one I highlighted is, to me, the most serious/dangerous.

Monday, September 26, 2016


Hillary Clinton has proven to be a consummate liar, even pathological. Her shills and pundits are trying hard now to brand Trump a similar liar to take focus off of Hillary. It's blatantly obvious, terribly wrong and dishonest -- Clinton-like.

I believe that most intellectually honest people know that Hillary Clinton is a prevaricator, extraordinaire, pathologically it would seem. Trump may have stretched some truth, but I don't think he can, in any way, be declared a pathological liar in the image of Clinton. It would be absolutely wrong. YET, THE THRUST OF EVERY APPEARANCE OF DEMOCRAT SHILLS AND MOST PUNDITS THE LAST FEW DAYS HAS BEEN TO DO ALL POSSIBLE TO BRAND TRUMP A LIAR. While this is wrong, disgustingly so, it is sad to realize that this kind of dishonesty is now an American Condition, one more example of the nation being "broken," a result of the sub-cultural revolution of 7 decades. The only way that I can see to try to correct the condition is to rid ourselves of as many government representatives who have been, or are a part of this decline, as possible. Hillary Clinton has been one of the cultural revolutionaries responsible for the decline her entire public life. She must not be president of the USA.

It is accurate, and not unfair, to note that Hillary Clinton has been shrouded in fogs of scandals and corruption her entire public life. The way she and Bill Clinton have built enormous wealth by selling influence, much to Middle East governments, even appears 3rd world-like. Clinton must not be put in charge of America and must not have access to the whole US Treasury.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Thought for August 23, 2016  -- Come clean on the Clinton Foundation. NOW! 

It is high time the American people are given the complete unvarnished, un-redacted, un-scrubbed truth about the Clinton Foundation. It is only appropriate, and necessary, to give a complete accounting of contributions, who and from where, an accounting of expenses, percentage of funds to administration, salaries, to charitable endeavors, to Clintons and friends and operatives. Total fund distributions!!!

If the Foundation is legitimate and Clintons have not committed illegal acts, then what do they have to lose. It is absolutely fair and appropriate to assume the worst until they give the full accounting. A Google search reveals attempts to minimize criticism, even scrub them, and avoid complete accounting.

How did the Clintons become so powerful and what do the get and give for their influence? They have virtual control of the media. They are never held accountable for improper acts whether illegal or unethical.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Thought for August 16, 2016

America is in critical condition from decades of cultural revolution and mismanagement of foreign affairs. A major change in direction is absolutely necessary, making the 2016 election an  Epoch one.

The upcoming presidential election is being treated by media and the electorate as just another election, as in the past, albeit distant past, pitting people of different philosophies, liberal vs. conservative, as to how best to solve problems of society. It is not typical! While elections were once just that, it has been a long time, several decades, since that's been true. Since the 1960s, even 1950s, America has been experiencing a cultural revolution. In fact, it is legitimate to say that the sub-culture has, for a long time, led the revolution. The result is societal decadence with measurable declines in many, if not most, of American institutions. In fact, traditional America, that those of my generation learned to love and respect at an early age, is no more. She's deceased. And unfortunately the “new American Condition is already critical. Sad, even sickening, but it is what it is.

A series of op-eds will be written on this condition. But, for now, let's simply be aware that the America that was defined by sense of family and community, faith in God or a power beyond themselves, a nation that had the wherewithal to develop primacy in so many aspects of society, of life, has lost much of her identity. That same nation gained supremacy in the world, supremacy needed and wanted by most people of the world. That supremacy is being diminished, rapidly so in the past 7+ years with Obama as president.

As a “Progressive Democrat,”(to be differentiated from a traditional Democrat), Hillary Clinton has been a participant in the cultural revolution and the resultant societal decadence. Her performance as Secretary of State can only be called a failure. Her actions in North Africa epitomize failure.

I wrote about her failure in Egypt and Libya in real time and it can be found by searching “Egypt is Not a Democracy.” There is more and another post specifically on her performance will be forthcoming.

Election of Clinton as president will not only continue the societal decadence and the loss of supremacy in the world, it will accelerate and compound the problems. All Americans will be the losers.

Unfortunately, Republicans did not nominate the best opponent to go against Clinton. But, Clinton must be rejected. Trump can be expected to place credible people around him as he has shown with Governor Mike Pence, an excellent person. Trump is a difficult choice, but America is critical and change in who is at her top is very necessary. We need a leader. We do not have one now and Clinton is surely not a leader either.

Monday, August 15, 2016


August 15, 2016 -- Thought for the day

Four words used so often to defend Hillary Clinton against the many charges of malfeasance and what is obviously corruption - flagrant violations of government policy as Sec. Of State, cronyism, use of The Clinton Foundation for personal funding with minimal contributions to charity. Then there is the money laundering, as well as the use of the Clinton Foundation for tax avoidance by contributing income to the foundation, which is reported to fund them personally as well. Selling of access to many in business, politics and governments, especially in the Mid-East Islamic countries. Of course, Bill Clinton is complicit, as well, in most of these acts of corruption.

She has received tens of millions of dollars from businesses, largely Wall Street ones and Mid-East governments for access to our government. Of course, there are others such as the Russian uranium deal and more.

"There is no evidence" is so descriptive of the Cultural Revolution, the revolutionaries of which now control government. How? The abrogation of absolutes of morals and ethics of right and wrong with dependence on whatever can be deemed legal is a major part of the 6-7-decades long revolution. This now defines the once-honorable Democrat Party -- "Progressivism." The American way now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


AUGUST 10, 2016

America shows more 3rd world characteristics day-by-day.

On July 15, 2016, I posted comments suggesting that America could lose 1st world status with certain activities that now have become “normal.” Abrogation of The Rule Of Law, the foundation of 1st world nations, is one indicator that 1st world status is being violated.

The exoneration of Clinton in her e-mail scandal is a prime example of abrogation of law. The once vaunted FBI have now been “shamed and tarnished” by Clinton scandals.

Another characteristic of many, if not most, 3rd world nations is profound corruption with huge wealth accumulation by those at top government levels. Another is absolute corruption in control of election processes and of governance by one faction, one “party,” one dictator.

Hillary Clinton epitomizes the wealth accumulation factor and the Democrat National Committee is clearly guilty of election process control, undoubtedly with Clinton the beneficiary and, undoubtedly, complicit in effecting the corrupt process control. The Clinton Foundation is more corruption – apparently a money laundering operation. More on this in next “thought for the day” post.

With all of this, and more later, Clinton is still the most likely to be elected as our next president. What does that say about us, the American electorate? See the last post.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016



9 AUGUST 2016

"The best among us no longer present themselves for elective office and American voters willfully elect the worst who do."(jam 2011)

Oh how far we have strayed from our founders' vision that people of high achievement, the most accomplished among us, would be elected to lead the nation. They would lend themselves to the people, give all the benefit of their knowledge, their skills and talents, how they achieved success and more, then pass the job on to another one of like attributes. The best among us. Sadly, no longer is this true. The 2016 presidential election is proving that the worst among us can be elected.

Friday, July 15, 2016


If Hillary Clinton is elected president and combines her machine with Obama's, along with a compliant DOJ, we can expect The Rule of Law, the primary requirement for 1st World status, to be abrogated as it was in the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. 3rd World is in sight!

It is legitimate to think of the combinations of Obama and Clinton machines, with the DOJ now a compliant servant, abrogating the Rule of Law, the prime requirement for a 1st world nation. The decline has already started with the Clinton exoneration a prime example, yet not the only one. Anyone who contends that the exoneration of Clinton was just an honest assessment of the FBI and the whole DOJ, should give up any claim to an IQ over 80. While there is "no equation of intellect with wisdom and judgement"(JAM), that person can lay no claim to either wisdom or judgement as well. The November election is not, in any meaningful way, a matter of differing philosophies. It is a matter of survival of the USA as a 1st World nation. Obama has already paved the way out and the Nov. election can complete the exit.

Monday, June 27, 2016


Election of Donald Trump as president is vitally necessary to stop the decline into societal decadence brought on us by the counter-cultural revolutionaries over the last 6+ decades. Clinton personifies the revolution. She must be stopped.

Today our beloved America can be compared metaphorically to a bleeding artery that, if allowed to continue bleeding, will bleed out with resultant death. In fact, “traditional America” has already met her death under the pressure of the counter-cultural  (sub-cultural) revolution of the past 6+ decades. Hillary Clinton has been a part of that revolution her entire life. In fact she personifies the sub-cultural revolution, surrounded by fogs of corruption and scandals her entire public life. 

Stopping Clinton must be viewed as putting a tourniquet on a bleeding artery until full repair can be effected. 

Traditional America was defined by sense of family, sense of community, honor, faith in God, personal responsibility and the sense that truth was all-important to one's integrity. The “Progressive” movement has abrogated much of those tenets and they've captured control of the Democrat Party. Hillary Clinton shares the “leadership” of the “Progressive” movement now and seeks to be the top “leader,” a term I use with reservation. She must be stopped. The November election will be the only chance to do so.

The counter-cultural revolution and its abrogation of all of the major defining factors of traditional America must be stopped! Again, I view it as a bleeding artery. Let the bleeding continue by electing Clinton and America will bleed out as we march to perdition. It's that simple, yet so serious, even critical.

Yes, the American Condition is critical. She is broken, perhaps irreparably, all but guaranteed if Clinton is elected to continue the societal decadence created by the revolutionaries, of which she is one.


Saturday, June 11, 2016


By Michael Wilson

Mr. Wilson is a veteran of Viet Nam, significantly disabled, and a strong proponent of the military and service therein. I post here his commentary to me for all readers to see and I write this to inform readers of Mr. Wilson's unimpeachable character. He wrote the note below in response to a comment I made that Ali was a "dodger." I now subordinate my thinking to that of Michael Wilson, one who has far more credibility on this issue than do I. I've long admired Ali's talent and with Mr. Wilson's opinion so convincingly expressed, I will remember him as an honorable man. RIP Muhammid Ali

Michael Wilson's Comments

Joe, Ali did not run off to Canada or Europe. He stayed here to face the music. The music in his case was a 5 year prison sentence, $10k fine, and banishment from boxing. While he never actually served time as a result of the sentence, he did lose 3 years from his career during what should have been his most productive period. While he might have been used by the NOI, he took responsibility for his decision, as we all should.

If I, who served 2 year in country and have a 20% disability as result of wounds, can find it my heart to forgive him and allow that his subsequent behavior expiated whatever sin he might have committed in his youth, why can those who never served there either not put his behavior of a half century past behind us? It would seem that for some Marc Antony's words at Caesar' funeral are still true: "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is often interred with their bones..."

Where was, and is, the outrage at Jimmy Carter's blanket pardon of all the draft dodgers and traitors who ran away rather than serve or stay here to face the music? Ali was prepared to pay whatever price was necessary as a result of his decision. These people weren't, and the one thing for which I will never forgive Carter is his allowing them back into the country with no penalty whatever. I will credit Ali for his life after his decision and reserve my bile for Carter and those whom he forgave, and whom I have not forgiven and never will forgive.

Friday, June 10, 2016


That Hillary Clinton can be, and likely will be, elected president of the United States is testimony to the state of decadence we have arrived to after decades of the sub-cultural revolution. Americans vote out of ignorance, reflexively for the "D" and more unjustifiable reasons. 

At times I try to think that I am too pessimistic about the condition to which the great America that I've known and loved for a full lifetime, with an abundance of blessings, has come. But, when I see and hear Hillary Clinton, and Bill as well, and realize that more than half of Americans support her and many still lionize him. Both have fed unscrupulously at the federal trough and have used their offices to enrich themselves beyond any reasonable expectation. Both have been shrouded dense fogs of scandals, some undoubtedly illegal pursuits, yet they are never held accountable. Now she purports to be the best to lead our nation and the free world. She has no achievements to qualify here, claims to the contrary notwithstanding. Are American voters ignorant, willfully duped, foolishly supporting her only because she's a woman or simply reflexively supporting "Ds?" Yes! To all.

Thursday, June 9, 2016


The Democrat/Progressive machine is now in control of the country. If not stopped in the 2016 election, they will control the nation for generations. We march onward to perdition.

I submit to you, what I'm quite sure is now reality, that the Democrat/Progressive machine which controls national Democrats, hence the country now, is as powerful, or more so, than Tammany Hall ever was. Yet, Tammany had complete control of New Your City and NY state for decades. The Democrat machine now dominates the internet, of which the top management of all are Democrats. The financial industry, that now controls our economy, with aid of the IT guys, and has enormous political clout, is run largely by Democrat CEOS and other top managers. They fund Democrats overwhelmingly.  When Hillary Clinton occasionally mentions "reigning in Wall Street," she is only posturing for voters and her WS people know it.

Those who will reflexively disbelieve this and yell "foul" should do some research. It is entirely probable that the Clintons are the patron saints of this vast network, the Democrat machine. The question is, where does Barack Obama sit?" The nation is now set up for long term control by a fraudulent machine, not at all unlike Tammany Hall, rather with Tammany the model. They will make Tammany look amateurish. We are now beyond the turning point, which was 2008 when Obama was elected largely because he was black, articulate, charismatic and represented the machine well. In spite of Obama's and his sycophantic media's and others' rhetoric to the contrary, America has declined dramatically in the last 7+ years and the decline will continue if the Democrat machine maintains control by electing Clinton. Odds favor Clinton's election. 50% of American voters are either reflexive "D" voters, ignorant of The American Condition or both. Or, sadly as I have learned the hard way, want the decadence we're declining into.
Their opposition, aka Republicans, must get unstuck from stupid to stop the march to perdition that we are on.

Thursday, June 2, 2016



When I think of Hillary Clinton, I'm reminded of my own tenet in managing people and operations: "Being in a job/position is not qualifying, doing the job correctly and commendably is the only qualifier."  When I think of Obama and Congress, I'm reminded: "No organization or group can be effective without strong effective leadership. Clinton epitomizes being in-the-job but not doing the job. She is not a leader.

The United States of America is the largest "organization" in the world today with NO strong effective leadership." I just analyze people and their results, folks. It's maddening but true. 

Friday, May 27, 2016











Tuesday, May 24, 2016



North Carolina High Schools Will Stop Naming a Valedictorian ...

Wake County Schools (North Carolina) doing away with Valedictorian and

In the past I have written and spoken of “Breeding Mediocrity in America" with focus on declining education standards, primarily at the college level, and also our political system. Given the less-than-top people we've been electing for decades now, politicians at large long ago met  the low“standards” for mediocrity. Many, if not most, have exceeded mediocrity and now deserve the recognition of inferiority and ineptitude. Leaders and statesmen/women are all but absent from elective offices.

Colleges and universities are no longer sanctuaries for learning and research rather are now havens for political activism – left-wing.” Students are indoctrinated in the ways of leftist politics. Some, even many, exit college with no useful knowledge and degrees for which there are no jobs.

Now high schools!! School boards in North Carolina have agreed to do away with the top class title of valedictorian. Excuse? It discourages students from cooperating. How wrongheaded can people be, people in whom we put our trust to teach our children that achievement, superior learning, knowledge, etc. are all positive?  And necessary. The effort to bring everyone to a common level defies all tenets of achieving superiority. True in all of life.

Pardon me for personalizing, but I was valedictorian of my high school class – a few decades ago but remember it well. I have no memories of being isolated from other students or of their isolating themselves from me. In fact, it was just the opposite! Most of us serious students worked closely together. Another fact is, our home was often the meeting place for many students to gather and do homework and other learning exercises.

I have no memories of working deliberately toward being valedictorian, rather my parents expected the best my sister and I could do – and be. She was salutatorian and legitimately could have been named valedictorian. Then, we had excellent teachers who pushed us to do out best. Our high school principal, a totally dedicated man, worked with us. He, Mr. Dominic Gaudino, followed me all the way through college, graduate school and even 4 years on the faculty of chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology. When I left GA Tech, Mr. Gaudino was, once again, in contact. Wanted me to take a position as Chairman of Chemistry and a WV college where he had moved on from high school days. No, I'm not boasting, but reminiscing somewhat sadly. Just telling the truth about outstanding teachers and how  they took care of us in those days! The way they did their jobs. Do we have people like them now? Would they dare, or want, to do what Mr. Gaudino did? A memory is coming to the fore. He, Mr. Gaudino, even had me teaching math occasionally in my senior year. I supposed he'd be fired in today's dysfunctional political atmosphere of “breeding mediocrity.”

I would beg North Carolina school boards to back up, reassess what they are doing. Mediocrity today, inferiority tomorrow. Onward to perdition! This is just not acceptable!