Monday, November 5, 2018

Elections 2018

It seems obvious to me that Americans LOVE a good fight-they live to disagree.

Our whole comedy style is based on misunderstanding, fighting and making up-watch any episode of I love Lucy.

The last presidential election horrified me-less for the fact that a person won who had no qualifications for such an important job but more for the divisive nature of the event and how angry people were.

So many friendships ended over the choice of who to support and who to vote for-its obvious that people lied and said they voted for one and actually voted for the other,

If we learned anything from that embarrassment its that we need to rid ourselves of the electoral college-Donald Trump did NOT win the popular vote he won the electoral vote count-interesting that this has happened before usually to the benefit of Republicans.

No one had any sense of just how angry the American voters were and how much certain flash points would carry voters to vote in an atypical way-also they didn't understand how much the women of this country hated Hillary Clinton.

Regardless, we now have a country that doesn't know what to do-the POTUS is an embarrassing buffoon, the vice president is an extreme right wing religious nut so better to keep the BUFFOON rather than impeach and get the theocracy monger.

I suspect that if the vote goes in such a way as to have a solid democratic house they will subpoena the Tax Returns which Trump so vehemently does not want seen and that could be the start of a change of leadership.

Had we had a system where Bernie Sanders could have been elected I am fairly sure he would have taken the election-we need a Libertarian and even a Socialist voting party-what other major company or organization makes decisions with 2 votes? Where is the tie breaker?

Above all we have come to a critical juncture in the history of this planet-we must have a leader who says ENOUGH-enough fighting and grabbing and competing-we need to join with other major powers and find a sane, logical path towards social, economic and global stability.

In the next 100 years we will be facing rising water levels, contamination of our groundwater by encroaching Salt water, pollution not only of the air but of the land in general die to pesticides, industrial waste and a glut of trash from stuff we don't need but continue to make.

The job market will become a bigger issue every year as machines, computers and robotics replace humans in the work place.

The United States which used to be a major player in the production of goods is now pretty much a service based organization-countries that used to have economies based on minerals, wood or fishing now are changing to tourism-if people don't have jobs how do they afford travel and leisure?

We still have not settled issues of colour and sexuality-its ridiculous that we can't manage to get along with someone whose skin color or bedroom choices are different - we need to strongly support a separation of church and state-the founders of this country saw that this was an important concept but now we face rising numbers of non Judeo-Christian religious zealots-what do we do with a United States that is 40 or 50 percent Muslim?

Other countries are already facing the rising tides of alternate voice demanding things like Shariah law and courts.

If you haven't educated yourself on this you might want to spend some time or one day when the beading starts and hands are being cut off on prime time television that arguments over lethal injections will seem silly .

People are terrified of one world government-what is the alternate?

An isolationist United States will not have any more power than we do today-probably less-we need a governing board that addresses the issues that affect all the peoples of the world, food, illness, poverty, housing, climate-it can't be done by one country alone.

In my lifetime I have watched America and other ally countries change radically-the air looks cleaner but isn't, radiation has become a silent issue that no one wants to talk about-here in California where water is a major issue they keep building more and more houses and apartments.

Where are the young people? In my glory days we were out demonstrating for better environments and civil rights-the only people I see demonstrating nowadays are immigrants and unions.

Countries have become more corrupt than ever before-I think if people truly investigated what is going on her in America they would be outraged.

The billions of dollars that are channeled into Black Ops projects and pork belly financing are a disgrace and who benefits> Certainly not the people.

Travel across this country and look at the beautiful, state of the art roadways through picturesque landscapes that have effectively killed the small towns and their economies.

I hate to pick on WalMart especially since *in a way) they are keeping the small town consumer going-but over and over driving across america one travels through quaint small towns that are basically ghost towns and right outside the city limits is a huge Walmart and probably a McDonalds.

Big Box stores like Living Spaces, Home Goods, Kohls etc have killed the gift shops, craft store and other mom and pop establishments that used to add charm and colour to our main streets and villages.

What does it say when we go to Italy or Paris and buy souvenirs made in China?

It's time to rethink what we are willing to put up with and take back some of our power before it's too late.

I remember when Christmas was magic and the period from Halloween thru Thanksgiving to New Years was the best time of the year-now its about greed and anxiety and spending too much money and political correctness-its ridiculous.

Let's hope that one day soon we can all come together and make things good again.

I see the tread to get off this planet and go elsewhere-I would think that was exciting except I know that humans aren't ready to do it correctly and it will become an exercise in greed, corruption and power.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

The Divine Fiona

Fiona Bruce is a well known name in the UK and places where the BBC is common-she is a presenter and host of many programs but my favorites are The Antiques Roadshow UJ and FAKE OR FORTUNE----these shows can be found and watched on YOUTUBE-I will provide a couple links:



Fake or Fortune

This one made me cry

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

a random episode of the series

AT Windsor Castle

Elegant and Charming

I think Fiona Bruce is the woman Princess Diana could have been had she had the self confidence and maturity.



Always cool and elegant, Fiona occasionally surprises when she drops her British aplomb and shows the parts of her that are compassionate, warm and witty.

She speaks French and Italian fluently and (I believe) takes herself and her image very seriously-it seems some of her co-hosts (like art expert Phillip Mould) love to shoot little darts in her direction to see if they can crack the always cool and well polished exterior.

In some ways she reminds me of Barbara Walters-another international class presenter who is always prepared, well groomed, cool and elegant-she has made a career of it.



I suspect that Fiona is more approachable-but perhaps not-I have been told by British friends she is not all that she seems to be when away from the cameras.

Above all I find her easy to understand and follow=I especially like it when she becomes a fully formed woman and displays her deep layers of caring (as she does in the Fake or Fortune episode above).

Her competence in  her field is undoubted since she is the first female news reader on BBC's news.

Meanwhile she is the married Mother of 2 and has caused minor eyebrow raising with tales of her arranging police escorts to get to work on time and departing from the script on occasion: reading some spicy adult signs over the airways (allegedly).

I have never seen her disarranged or without perfect hair even on a breezy day outside a castle for the "ROADSHOW" and the idea she might use anything short of lady like language, to me, is unthinkable.

I wish we had a few "Fionas" of our own here in the states-I hear TV and Radio presenters and "personalities" sink more and more into the knowing wink and overly familiar insinuating tone.



Radio especially has become a challenge match between men and women to see who can push the boundaries of good taste - not fair of me I suppose-I always expect women to take the higher road and when I have full fleshed proof such as Fiona Bruce and some others on the BBC my standards push higher in the expectations column.

Dr Lucy Worsley (Curator and presenter-see sample HERE) is another BBC stalwart that I much enjoy but she is no Fiona Bruce.

I can't imagine Fiona slogging through a muddy yard dressed as a scullery maid and talking about chamber pots as Lucy has been known to do.

But at the same time, while I find Fiona easy to imagine in shows about the Arts and culture-I also cannot imagine her doing a red carpet for the BAFTAs or a fluff piece in the history of fashion in the UK---even a biopic on Phillip Treacy and his hats to the royals (IMHO) is something that would bore Fiona.

I like her, I would love to be able to have lunch with her and I imagine a stroll through Harrod's with her would be delightful.




Saturday, August 11, 2018

Food secrets

Sorry I have been so absent-lots going on in my life and then I got an attack of gout-it was doing better but now seems like it is refusing to go away-I do natural remedies which take longer but I cant find my old standby Goutrin….

Anyway-Gout makes me think about FOOD and I seem to type the same recipes for people over and over so I am going to share my favorite go to-semi easy crowd pleasers-sorry I don't know metric measures and mostly I do them by eye anyway....

THAT salad you make:

Butter lettuce-it takes about one head for 2 people
Avocado-at least one, two is better -cubed
Mandarin Orange segments well drained on paper towels-I can
Gorgonzola cheese crumbles (optional)
Pine Nuts-toasted lightly-I know they are so expensive here-you could use slivered almonds but it ain't the same
Real bacon crumbles-about 2 slices crisp (optional)



I like Girard's Champagne or Old Venice Italian, Ken's Steak House Vidalia Onion is alos interesting but a little too sweet for me-you want a sophisticated Vinaigrette but NO DIJON



Combine what you decide to use in a bowl=dress lightly and toss I usually put the nuts on top at the end.

If you want a more luncheon style salad add poached chicken breast and some green grapes
A friend of mine prefers Shrimp and cucumbers (peeled and diced)

You Can't Ruin MEATLOAF:
Yes, you can...

I usually make 3 pounds at a time bu adjust the ingredients by the pound

3 lbs 80/20 ground beef-don't use sirloin or extra lean it will be dry and flavorless
1 package Jimmy Dean Spicy Sausage ( You can use regular but the sausage makes a huge difference
3 potatoes (medium) grated and drained on paper towels
3 yellow onions grated
1 package Lipton's Onion Soup and dip mix
3 eggs-4 if the eggs are small
1 can evaporated milk (you may also need a little water)
some quaker or steel cut oats maybe a cup or less-panko bread crumbs will also work
season with salt and pepper-you can also add garlic powder, onion powder etc



Mix in a large bowl start with meat and sausage then add the rest of the ingredients one at a time
Leave the liquid till the end and then add to make a wet mixture use the oats or bread crumbs to get the texture you need for it to hold its shape

I use a 9 x 13 baking dish-you can also divide the mixture into loaf pans
for the 9 x 13 I literally throw small handfuls into the pan starting at one end and working across till the dish is filled-I then use my fingers and poke holes in the top in a pattern evenly about 2 inches apart-do this on the loaf pan as well

OPTIONAL- If you want a "glaze" or topping you can do ketchup or a blend of ketchup, yellow mustard and a splash of balsamic about 15 minutes before the loaf is done paint the top liberally and continue baking-I usually take the rest of the "glaze" and heat it and serve it along side

If you can get SOY VEY Teriyaki with Pineapple marinade-add half the bottle to the meat mixture and heat and serve the rest-more interesting than ketchup and a change from normal meatloaf



If you like the idea but you want LESS MEAT

Take a huge can of Sauerkraut (bottled if you can get it)-put it in a bowl (large) grate in 2 or 3 potatoes, a couple onions and peel and grate a couple granny smith apples-mix this all well-add a liberal dose of caraway seeds

Lightly butter a 9 x 13 baking dish spread the Sauerkraut mixture evenly in the dish

I like all beef franks (hot dogs) you can use brauts or other sausage-spilt them length wise to make a pocket-fill with your choice of cheese-cheddar or swiss are best IMHO wrap with bacon and lay on top of the kraut-bake at 375F for about 45 minutes-till the bacon is cooked

The meatloaf should cook for 50 minutes more or less at 350F

I like real green string beans sautéed in bacon fat and butter (splash of lemon juice) and sprinkled with gorgonzola as a side with the meatloaf -its full of potato's but you may want mashed potato's anyway-so make this recipe:

Those twice cooked mashed potato casserole things:

Peel, cube and cook enough potatoes to serve the people you need to-I like to cook them in Chicken stock-drain and coarsely mash-stir in 1/2 pint of sour cream, a small stick of cream cheese and 1/2 stick of Butter-season to taste-I like to add some finely chopped shallots, parsley and a dash of cayenne-you can add finely crumbled crisp bacon of finely chopped ham-Drop by spoonfulls into a baking pan again I use a 9 x 13 and bake with the meatloaf for the last 30 minutes-be sure a dot the top liberally with pats of butter and sprinkle with paprika

The easiest dessert in the world:

Buy a good pound cake at the market slice into 1 inch slices on a plate-you need 2 slices per serving

You need some really good seedless red raspberry preserves (I use Knott's Berry Farm) or you can also use Bon Maman Cherry preserves



I like a splash (liberal) of Frangelico in the jam and a tiny bit of lemon juice



Put the Jam in a small saucepan (with the booze and the lemon juice) and heat lovingly till warm but not boiling

Toast the pound cake in a frying pan using BUTTER-just enough to brown lightly don't burn it and don't use so much butter it goes soggy

You can use whipped cream I prefer extra rich cool whip-holds us better and less work



On a dessert plate place one piece of the pound cake-then on the cake a LARGE dollup of the whipped stuff drizzle gently with the warm jam 2nd piece of pound cake making a sandwich of sorts and drizzle the top with more warm jam-sprinkle with something festive toasted almonds, sprinkles-even fresh berries if you must and serve-this is best eaten WARM-someone or two is going to ask for more-be prepared-whatever if leftover you can make a trifle to eat the next day

A quick Variation of this uses lemon pound cake-store bought lemon curd-crème fresh-a drizzle of lemoncello and a sprinkle of shaved white chocolate

want more?

Chocolate pound cake-chocolate mousse-raspberries and top with hot fudge nuts and whipped crème

The whole idea is a sandwich with toasted cake a yummy filling and served warm-the variations are endless

If I have done my job here you have a meal-the time before last time my friends the Van Dijks were in from The Netherlands we had a variation of this menu and they seemed to be OK with it-I think I had 7 or 8 for dinner in my tiny place

Enjoy-if you share please give me credit






Monday, July 16, 2018

The GHOSTS of Disneyland

OK so there are many videos on YouTube and stories and web sites about Disneyland and its various "ghosts" a lot of it is HOOEY-the burn ins on the security cameras and the photo shopped or double exposed snaps-I have yet to see anything that couldn't be explained or waved off as phony.



However, having been a cast member-let me tell you there is NOTHING creepier than an empty Disney park at3 am.

When I first started I worked a lot of closing shifts out in Critter Country which is "outside the berm: (the raised earthen wall upon which the train runs-ToonTown is also outside the berm).

Its very dark and moody out there about a mile or so from the other side of the park where cast members exit at Harbor Pointe.



Since I was older and slower than most of the Cast Members I would often tell them to go ahead and not wait for me-I had two choices walk the backstage route which is pitch black at night OR walk across the park which is one of those perks of being on the Disney team-you can lieterally have the park almost to yourself and its a strange and wonderful experience.

I would walk up to the river by Hungry Bear and the view across at night with the Mark Twain docked and often a bit of mist on the water is magical.

Around the end of Splash Mountain-past the Haunted Mansion and New Orleans Square-I would always go through Adventure land and often I would stop and sit for a few minutes-a couple of the Disney Cats knew me and one in particular must have been new because she had kittens and she would bring them out for me to see.



Then across the plaza (known as the HUB) and past guest health through the magic wall backstage past the IN BETWEEN (cast food) and behind Space Mountain-then my secret route which emerged at the security check out and on to the cast parking shuttle bus---sometimes I would run into friends waiting for rides and I would once again sit and visit for awhile or I would drag myself onto a bus which took us off site to Cast parking where another short walk got me to my car,



In all at least a half hour trek-then another 30 minute drive home.

I believe the latest I ever walked the park was 3:30am and that was an auspicious stroll but more about that later.

Depending on the season closing up Pooh Corner and the Photo Booth etc would find maybe half a dozen cast and a few managers or leads in the area.

My first Ghost experience happened in the gift shop portion of the shops-about 6 of us were doing recovery, closing registers etc and one lady said she smelled cigarette smoke-even after hours there are strict rules about where you can smoke and the shop doors were closed and the AC on so unlikely it was coming from outside but one of the Cast who was a anti-smoking fanatic went off looking for the offender and found no one-the smell kept coming and going-I suddenly realized it was inside the store and was moving from one end of the counter to the other-I told everyone to stand still and that they would smell how the phantom cigarette traveled.

Sure enough it would start near the far end of the counter and travel slowly to the other end then across the shop and through the connecting shop into the candy store at the other end where it would vanish and reappear again at the opposite end of the store and repeat it's trip.

I only remember that particular night and don't recall it happening again but several Cast have told me it does and if it doesn't do the counter route it sometimes hangs around outside the door to the Candy shop and that area.

I never noticed any odd events near the mansion where so many people say they have seen and heard things-I actually stood outside the mansion one morning after closing and taklked to the "crying child" who supposedly haunts that area---nothing...

I did see a girl in a white dress dancing on Main street-as a matter of fact I thought it was a parade dancer practicing.



Disney probably doesn't want you to know this but when the parade cast comes in most of the girls remove their costumes and wander around backstage in quite modest white camisoles, bloomers and hose, so a dancer from the parade in somewhat period costume dancing on Main Street after hours would not be beyond possibility and often rehearsals are held after the park is closed.

But not after 2am...the street is pretty much empty-occasionally you will see maintenance or security or gardeners but they turn of special hidden lights for them.

A couple times when I was sitting in Adventureland I would see shapes flit across the path but I always thought they were phantom cats not people.



So back to that one BIG adventure.

We had done a major clean in the Critter Country Shops and all the younger cast had clocked out and gone-my back was killing me-a problem I had for the first several months since I wasn't used to standing and stooping and selling stuff yet (hadn't done that for several years-like 15 or so).

I was sitting at a picnic table we had in the backstage area for breaks and I noticed there were workmen around but mostly in transit to somewhere else.

I had intended to walk the backstage route-I had outfitted my key chain with an LED flashlight which made the shorter route behind the attractions onto Mainstreet and on less dangerous in the dark.

However, I decided since it was a warmish, humid night, I would rather walk across the park by the river and take my time.

I was very tired and my back hurt so I was moving slowly as I went up the slight incline near the front of Splash Mountain.

I had a momentary shudder, a creepy feeling-but as I said Disneyland empty at 3:30 is creepy-its like an abandoned cemetery-and I realized a man was walking toward me-all I could make out was a shape

As he got closer I saw he was wearing a tweedy jacket, a sweater vest, an open necked while dress shirt and had on dark slacks-he was carry an unimpressive smoking pipe and seemed to be looking from side to side at nothing in particular-he even paused for a moment and looked at the splash down hill on the water flume.

I passed him about 5 feet away on the river side of the walkway going toward the Haunted Mansion, he toward Critter and as I passed I said "good night, I hope you get to go home soon..." and kept walking.



He didn't acknowledge me-which I thought was a little rude and after maybe 6 steps I stopped and turned to ask him if he was OK?

No one on the path and U could see quite a distance toward Hungry Bear and the train crossover-there was no where he could have left the path.

Then I realized the face of the Man was WALT DISNEY.



When Mr Disney had last walked in life in this area it was still Indian Village and Splash Mountain was yet to be.

The Mountain opened in 1989 and Walt Disney died in the mid-60s.

Bear country was redeveloped in the early 70s, the predecessor to Critter Country.

I never said much to anyone about this event-I had a friend who was a long time CM and was told that Mr Disney is often seen in this area-mostly in the west side of the park and almost never in the East side.

His original apartment over the fire station would be on the west side of Main Street.



I believe that ghosts or apparitions are merely nodes of the past that are somehow bound to a place and not really the spirit of the person.

It seems likely that some aspect of Walt Disney would be attached to a place he held so close to his heart.



The dancing girl in the white dress is supposedly the daughter of a land owner who lived on the property before Disney developed it in the early 50s and the phantom smoker is a ranch owner working in a spot where his shop had stood in an orchard of orange trees.

I understand there are others-besides the crying boy who was supposedly scattered in ash form by his parent and is now trapped and alone at Disneyland-I said above I tried to contact him and got nothing.

It is true that people attempt to scatter loved ones at the park just as they do at MANY amusement parks across the world-seems logical to release them into an atmosphere they loved-

I really think this is about the living making peace with the passing of family and friends-I am a firm believer that we have lived before and will live again-we just pass through this realm of consciousness on our way to the next one.



The company has never allowed scattering-I almost wish they would designate an area where family or friends could scatter ashes-its good for the soil and much less cold and impersonal than a box in a hole with a stone or randomly being tossed into the ocean with the other floating garbage we have discarded

Instead of eternally riding some E ticket attraction, those who are scattered end up being filtered out by water cleaners or vacuumed up by maintenance.

SO, that is my favorite memory of my time at Disneyland in Anaheim-those late night and early morning strolls, alone for the most part...foggy morning along the river with the sun still thinking about getting out of bed, late dreary midnights with dripping Holiday decorations and shiny rain slick paths.



The magical hours at Disneyland are not all bright and full of Fantasy-to borrow loosely a line from a film-many spirits walk here but those who walk here walk alone...

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House




Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fun co = FUNKO - FUN

If you have Netflix or you can find it elsewhere I utge you to watch the documentary about FUNKO (Making FUN: The Story of Funko).

When I first saw FUNKO products all I could think was: THIS is going to cost me money...

I did not need one more collection of anything.

The packaging, contents and aesthetic of this product makes it almost irresistible not to mention they are very affordable and often show up on sale various places.

Instead of starting another collection I decided that I would use this product as a go to gift when I needed something under 20bucks .

My pal Alberta and I are both collectors and we don't see each ither that often so when we met to see an "occasion" movie like Malificent it was the perfect time to buy a Funko product as a souvenir of the occasion,


They have versions for both the animated classic and live action films-I needed the live action so I got the one above...

They also have this glow in the dark special version:





Since the face is green we know its from the animated version.

Some months later we went to the live action Beauty and the beast for which I decide she could be the beauty and I would give her the beast:

Again, there are versions for both the animated classic and the live action-look at the wonderful creations below:




Usually these simple, styalized figures would not be my thing-I like more complicated, detailed items  BUT somehow they speak to me in a universal language-I'll bet they do well in Japan the KAWAII capitol of the world.

They come in various sizes, some are very limited editions.

Walt Disney World had a special Figment figure-their EPCOT mascit, which is a little purple dragon that pops up everywhere.

He originally was a Figment of the Imagination and starred in the Imagination Pavillions attraction along with his friend the DreamCatcher.

They premiered at Walt Disney World at the same time my pal Monique was in Florida and I asked her to try and grab me one-they were an instant sellout...

I believe they were between 12 and 16 dollars-almnost instantly they were on EBAY for 35.00bucks-I have seen them various places for as much as 150.00usd.

I'll wait for the excitement to die down and find one at a good price since I want it for myself-I have another figurine from Epcot that I purchased there in 1985 but I actually like the Fink version better.

I'm not going to try to make this an in ddepth story of the company and the people behind it-the documentary is so good and I'm sure you will be able to find it somewhere if you're interested.

My intent is to offer an alternative to lining your shelves with Funk figures: They are great meaningful gifts and mementos!!!

I would say keep it in the box and play with it gently but-need a cake topper????

This is their classic FREDDY FUNKO in the birthday mode-he is THEIR mascot and shows up in all sorts of costumes.

Football or sports fans?

MANY choices....

Classic Films?





TV series, horror fans, gamers? Funko has literally something for everyone.

Have a special conspiracy nut in the family?


Throw them a BIGfoot or Grey party...and this is only a small fraction of the FUNKO line.

If you happen to be near Everett, Washington-Funko has their flagship retail store there and I guess it's an experience in itself!






I never plug anything I don't love and having bought a fair amount of FUNKO I have to say I love it-I'm sorry I missed things like the Family Guy set and some others that are now out of stock and only available on the 2nd market-I like to buy from the company or an authorized representative-when you buy on the grey/2nd market all the money goes into the collectibles sellers pocket and it's usually highly overpriced.


BTW, I forgot to mention all of this started from BOBBLE HEADS and after watching theDoc I found that I had purchased FUNKO before there were the Funko figures.

I used to shop at a store on Universal Citywalk and had purchased several bobble heads from them way back in the 80's or 90's.

I just recently got talked out of my Bob's Bigboy that I think I got at the Bob's location in Toluca Lake.

From Bobble heads to an empire-Funko still delivers quality of design and product to an adoring customer base of collector's and casual buyers like myself.

From Disney to Heavy Metal and lots of levels in between-I love FUNKO---great company with good ethics....10 stars and a plus for trying and succeeding!


Find their official site HERE




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SPACE X

Have I mentioned I have a huge crush on ELON MUSK?



Besides being excessively handsome in an strange, squinty eyed way he is (I think) brilliant and possibly the savior of mankind.

I'm sure there are many who have already labeled him the Anti-Christ-I don't think he has ever worn a blue turban and especially in PARIS so that at least makes it less likely (Nostradamus).

YouTube conspiracy trolls have labeled him a liar, swear the space X rockets were CGI and his car with the space man is in a sound stage somewhere near Culver City, CA.

He needs to be a better public speaker-I have a theory: The halting speech is due to a former speech impediment, it's a lot like the way they teach stutterers to talk to AVOID stammering.

I think he could be president-I think he could win-he seems very sane and sensible and has some TERRIFIC ideas-he has multi-national citizenship (Canada, USA and South Africa).



He probably is ineligible-but in a world where Donald Trump can be president anything is possible.

It could be that just the train of ineffectual presidents and fools in congress has worn me down.

I want the electoral college gone, I want extreme liberals and conservatives gone, I want professional politicians gone...

Did anyone notice Anthony Villarigosa is running for governor of California-God help us.

Perhaps ELON could be GOVENOR first?



I really want the USA to become a nation of LIBERTARIANS-it's really the only fair thing-they want the states to control their own problems and not have huge federal governments-I am ALL over that concept,

The IRS and the FED are out of control-the FBI is fighting with the CIA, the two party system makes it impossible for anyone who isn't one or the either kind of fool to win a federal election.

States are passing terrible, restrictive laws, the rest of the world thinks the USA is losing it, Yellowstone could blow at any moment, California is way over due for a BIG quake...

If the space aliens attack will they be real or a false flag?

The Korean Guy says he will dump all the bombs if we promise not to invade-I am almost 100% sure he has been talking to Iran and/or Putin,,,I wish Donald Trump would get off his lazy Mira-Lago loving ass and GO THERE ...

a huge number of people believe the earth is flat and life is a computer simulation, that at some point they have installed a sun shield and that chemtrails are being sprayed daily---and we NEVER went to the moon

When I was a lad we only had nuclear war to worry about.

So Elon....maybe he could have Bill Gates for a VP-they might fight but I don't like Bezos or Zuckerberg...

Did you know that at one point the former SOVIETS wanted to run the UN with a TROIKA of leaders? One U S, One Soviet and one Chinese? Maybe we could run the USA with a TROIKA> One DEM one Repuglican and ELON?

Everytime a Brit goes off on the USA and how could we let Trump be president and how we have screwed up half the world I want to ask them if the know WHY they aren't speaking GERMAN today?

I agree we should keep our noses out of lots of things but really its all about MONEY and GREED it has nothing to do with the fate of the world and everything to do with another billion dollars in someone's bank account

Maybe Elon would have the balls to force the senate and the house to give back all the social security money they stole.

<sigh>

I'll bet Elon would move the White House to LA-his offices are out here near the ocean-remember when Regan had his mansion in Pacific Pallisades? I had a friend who lived on the ridge opposite-everyone had a telescope so they could spy on Ron and Nancy...

My nephew;'s wedding was catered by the same food service that handles the Regan Presidential Library ---best wedding food I ever had.

I don't know why political uncertainty and Trump make me hungry






Elections 2018

It seems obvious to me that Americans LOVE a good fight-they live to disagree. Our whole comedy style is based on misunderstanding, fighti...