Monday, 29 February 2016

The Decline of FOX News......FOX and FRIENDS Leads in the Way.


This was the bottom.

  The Chris Wallace interview of Ted Cruz combined with the ridiculing of Ted Cruz by the entire Fox and Friends morning crew, including the newly selected Barbie....Ainsley Earhardt....all for the purpose of building up a clown, casino developer/owner, blowhard, liberal Democrat as if he is the Republican Presidential Nominee-designate......
     It is a sad thing to see Murdoch and Company fall off the tracks so completely.
   It is the fear of the hinterland that causes them to shudder when looking over the American landscape.  Hickey people.  People who go to beauty shops, to bowling alleys, who drive trucks.   Teachers, doctors, plumbers.   Small business owners....some very small business owners....piano tuners....astronauts.

    These people, according to Murdoch and Co. as well as the Obsolete Press, deserve to be protected from themselves and delivered to a professional flimflam man who makes Ross Perot look almost sane.    The notion that we could be delivered to such a clod makes this writer both furious with the haughty hosts of their pro-Trump shows like Fox and Friends and Chris Wallace's show with no watchers, and  with the dolts who think Trump can do or will do anything that would remotely solve any problem.

 So there....

Thinking about a change in scenery....
El Gringo Viejo

One Simple Act For Texas Independence

Sunday, 28 February 2016

And try this on for size, Biden


     "The history of nominations and confirmations of Supreme Court Justices in an election year does not bode well for the Democrats, since they are in a minority in the Senate. The most notable recent instance was the failure in 1968 to get a vote on Lyndon Johnson's nomination of Abe Fortas. Even though the Democrats also controlled both houses of Congress, they could not muster the votes in the Senate to stop the Republicans' filibuster of the nomination. And as related in this article, the last time a President was successful in having his nomination in an election year confirmed by a Senate controlled by the opposition party was in 1880."

     The above is extracted from a fairly short analysis of the true nature of Supreme Court Justice nomination approvals by the United States Senate.  It is an excellent, much-meat-on-the-bone examination of the issue that seems to concern Mr. Executive Order and other Legal Purists of the community organiser race.

     We urge that all Official Readers of the Old Gringo (OROGs) go to this link: Anglican Curmudgeon and scroll through the recent  postings. The first two are most important.  The second one will give the reader all the arms and ammunition necessary to intellectually destroy anyone of the Progressive Dolt Class-warfare Party in terms of this new Supreme Court Justice appointment issue.

      Read all that you want, especially now, because there is an excellent academically advanced analysis of present day education and cultural negative inertia (my term) in the first article.   In quick order the OROG will find an article styled "Antonin Scalia - RIP", or perhaps you can connect by clicking upon this link:

     Both Articles together might require two readings of 8 - 10 minutes total.  I frequently have to read these articles three times because I have more skull and less brain.   Happy Reading.

El Gringo Viejo


A WORD of ADVICE to the OBSOLETE PRESS and MOST of the RIGHTWING PRESS PUNDITS: Don't Count Donald Barnum Trump's Suckers Before They Are Hatched


     Lamentably, much of the supposedly rightwing press establishment appears  to (and continues to) have thrown in with the nouveaux Republican Saviour, Donald Barnum Trump. The fact is that Texas has 155 delegates to send to the floor of the Republican National Convention.

      Cruz seems well-positioned to take a majority of the votes in the Republican Primary, which means that he would take 90% or more of that group of delegates into his column. Other wins and/or high finishes by Cruz and/or Rubio, all of which seem possible will augment the number that Donald Barnum does not receive.

       In the case of Ted Cruz, he quite possibly can surpass the totals for the rest of the active candidate group, combined, come the 1st of March. It should also serve to underscore the mis-reading of this race by the Obsolete Press and even the Rightwing Press that is the fawning and "Oh! Wow! - ing" over the endorsement of Trump by Christi. In case the above mentioned talking heads, pundits, analysts, and commentators do not remember, Christi dropped out of the Presidential Nomination Circus after spending a score-million dollars and finishing below even Kasich and Bush.

      Christi is not popular even in New Jersey and cannot, could not, and will not deliver New Jersey to the Republican column in November. Cruz has the backing of the President of the Republic of Texas, and the backing of the previous President of the Republic of Texas (recently vindicated in a recent overwhelming court finding of any wrongdoing against an abusive old, sow, drunk Travis County District Attorney's Office lackey - Perry had cut her out of a budget from the coffers of Texas due to a really, really ugly DWI escapade), and numerous other Conservative Republicans, including the Lieutenant-President of the Republic of Texas.

    Concerning the reaction of the Obsolete and other Press fountains? Not a mention. While anything is possible, my own best thinking is that Trump has lost a lot of glow, and was grasping at straws by "rolling out" Christi as some kind of "good-luck charm" against his ludicrous campaign. Christi is not an amulet or a magic charm by any stretch of even the most imaginative political strategist.   The dolts do not cheer quite as loudly, the message becomes more and more narcissistic and childish. Many are uncomfortable that, for some reason, an almost non-existent membership of the Ku Klux Klan white-trash has come forth to help and rally support for Donald Barnum to build The Wall and force Mexico to pay for it.
     (We insert parenthetically here that there are ways to "build a wall", and there is a way to involve Mexican officialdom to support and even assist in the establishment and maintenance of that "wall" in whatever form it might take.  The methods being proposed by Trump are summarily ridiculous, and would result in more damage than correction.   Deployments of personnel and walls of various types have served for naught during the past 10 or 12 years.  A larger and longer wall would only require wider patrolling in the Pacific  and the Gulf of Mexico by a minimum of 20 heavily armed, and offensive helicopter-gunship equipped Cutters.)

      In any regard, it is now a real possibility that a couple of very probable first-place finishes and two or three delegate-collecting second-place finishes by Ted Cruz will derail the New York Values Express quite effectively.



      It is certainly upon all of us who can think beyond self and plunder to consider the devastation a Clinton presidency would cause the American Union.   Such a self-inflicted wound by the electorate would possibly end the last remaining vestiges of republican democracy from this part of the North American Continent, and perhaps the world.
     The naming of one or two or even three national socialists or "progressives" to the Supreme Court of the United States would effectively finish any practice of English Common Law traditions or the notion that the American Constitution has any true modern relevance.

     Secular Humanism and "Economic Democracy",  once in place and funded by an increasingly bold and rapaciously discriminating Internal Revenue "Service" will make short work of any remaining grandeur that might be associated with the old, self-reliant citizenry.   Trump is part and parcel of this.   He is either a Trojan Horse in his own right, or he is a lackey chosen to oppose (Sir Edmund) Hillary so that he can be torn apart by the Obsolete Press and controlling forces that manage most of the common news and information, and who control most of the financial resources so coveted by the elites and progressives.   Once both Clinton and Trump are actually nominated, there will be an avalanche of stories both true and not-so-true that will destroy Donald Trump.   It might well be the last meaningful election for several generations.....we could well be in for an Argentine, or Venezuelan, or Mexico (1920 - 2000) run of one-party rule and/or incessant bouts of demagogic Peronism.

     The clouds darken and thicken.  Progressivism, Republican or Democrat, will quickly lead us to doom.   Pray for the liberation of the nation from the lesser instincts and the desires of many to obtain something for nothing.
We thank one and all for his/her attention.
El Gringo Viejo

Thursday, 25 February 2016

A fine time was had by all......The Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre continues to return to its previous successes

We are awaiting the arrival of Spring, and after saying good-bye to our guests, we now await others who are arriving in a few days.   Our episode with the folks who left was very pleasant.
    They were extremely adaptive and capable of self-distraction and entertainment.   Their questions were  top-drawer, in terms of intellectual process, and they could only be considered as intellectually top-drawer.
     They intensely investigated the simplest characteristics of the community....walking considerable distance in the near-wilderness and the community, house-by-house gravelled  streets that connect the "secret approaches"  between the Hacienda de Santa Engracia, the Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre, and the Hacienda de La Vega.
     Our guests walked all those spaces, for almost three hours, spotting birds and butterflies - some of whom were of considerable rarity, and generally having a pleasant contact with the folks and the dogs and the cats and the chickens and all such that make a rural community on the edge of civilisation in Mexico.

     After three nights and considerable contact and conversations....including a visit to one the most elegant homes of our little corner of neo-reality.....we had to say a regretful good-bye to our new friends.  Now, El Gringo Viejo is up to celebrate the new 29th birthday of my better three-quarters.  We shall also be preparing to receive and accompany our next clients to the Wonderland that is the Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre and the cultural / geographical area of the Santa Engracia catchment zone of the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico.

We are hoping the Spring "reawakening"
will look like this in a few days for our
guests coming from South Carolina.
     As we regard the ins and outs of the present pre-November General Election period, perhaps it is enough said that we have voted in the Republican Primary of the Republic of Texas, as it allows Republicans to vote in matters pertaining to the other Republic to which we pertain during these days.   Our vote was most assuredly for the Honourable Senator Cruz.

     Bluntly, we regard the horrid clown and demagogue Donald Trump as a pretender, a shallow-plower, and a faded copy of something that came off of the Xerox after printing pictures of the Billy and Hilly Clintons and of Hope and her sister Change.  Imagine, if one can, that there are people so stupid as to believe in a slogan of  "Make America Great Again" after having been sucked in by the "Hope and Change".   Frankly, it means that the electorate of the United States of America might not be qualified to even marginally participate anything like self-government.

    Zombies who are attracted to the notion of "free college" and "free medical" and to the idea that "the rich should pay their fair share" are truly not worthy of the title "citizen"....perhaps even of the designation of homo sapiens.   The Ship of State is taking on water quickly, and is carrying too many people on board who are not willing to bail water and make repairs.

More later.
El Gringo Viejo

Friday, 12 February 2016

Well...I am gone. We have clients for the rest of the month and then some.

     We have written vitriolic, lambasting paragraph after paragraph.  We wrote about the Irene Garza case, now that the supposed, and very probable murderer of Irene Garza has finally, after 56 years, been charged by the Grand Jury and the extradition of said perpetrator of that murder has been requested by the President of the Republic of Texas from the authorities in Arizona.
       Then your ever-humble Gringo Viejo let go on the sorry condition of the the intellectual quality of the electorate.   The notion that that the government should be allowed to deign that from this group much should be taken and to that group much should be given.....even if the receiving group sheds that unjustifiably derived wealth on spirits, beer, lottery tickets, payments to "rides", and various forms of Cheetos.

     Finally we ditched it all and wrote only what you are seeing before you at this time. 

     It was decided to say "So long for a while"....we have various and many clients coming to the fabled Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre, for medium to long stays.   Thanks be to the Mexican Army and the Naval Infantry for having been the major force for re-establishing certain order and law in our area during the past four years.   Thanks especially to the administration of Felipe Calderon Hinojosa....the previous Presidente.  He, and his subordinates, bit the bullet. They began and extended the taking back of their nation from the anarchical and degenerate influences that are represented by the drug trade.   We have had three years of peace thanks to the Mexican military....and three years of paucity of business activity thanks to the hideous American press, including FOX Mews, AP, and various of the ignorant know-it-alls.

     To-morrow, El Gringo Viejo leaves and seeks to prepare a comfortable landing for the first visitor/guests.     Then in early March we have other folks who will be staying even longer....and on their first visit to anywhere in Mexico.   Such visitors are to be given 100% and more.   These two seem to have sparked a re-birth of interest in bookings and other activity.

     Therefore, I shall return in time to accomplish my absentee vote in the Republican Primary here in Texas.   Never fear.

El Gringo Viejo

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Typical meal selections served our clients

for guests of the 
Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre


Filet of Bass a la VeraCruzana on spaghetti bed,  spinach balls, maritime tropical salad including citrus of the area...pastry, etc. for meal's end.   Includes a pleasant chilled white wine with the meal.

El Filete de Robalo a la VeraCruzana, sobre cama de espagueti, bolitas de espinaca, ensalada marina-tropical incluyendo productos cítricos de la zona...postre, un cafe' muy especial, etcetera al terminar.  La cena incluye un vino blanco, muy placerable...

    9.00 USD / person

175.00 MXP / persona


Ribeye Steak, accompanied by a stuffed, double-baked sweet potatoe, grilled asparagus, along with grilled white sweet onion...pastry, etc. for meal's end.  Includes a pleasant red wine with the meal.

El Bifstek Ribeye, acompañado por camote horneado y relleno, asparago a la plancha, y cebolla dulce, tambien a la plancha...un postre, etcetera al terminar.   La cena incluye un vino rojo, muy placerable...

    11.50 USD / person
220.00 MXP / persona


Poulet de Provencal, quarter select chicken, marinaded overnight with balsamic vinegar, red wine, and local fresh orange juice, slow cooked for several hours with carrot, celery, onion, and selected herbs from our own semi-domesticated stock...pastry, etc. at meal's end...a favourite over the seasons and years.  Includes a pleasant red wine with the meal.

Poulet de Provencal, un quarto pollo seleccionado, marinado sobrenoche con vinagre balsamico, vino rojo, y jugo de naranja fresco del local, horneado sobre varios horas con zahanoria, apio, cebolla, y hierbas seleccionadas desde nuestras jardines semi-domesticadas...postre, etcetera al terminar.  La cena incluye un vino rojo, muy placerable...

    10.50 USD / person

200.00 MXP / persona

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

These things are known....some do not care.....some have forgotten


If you're under 50 you really need to read this. If you’re over 50, you lived through it, so share it with those under 50!
When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a Democrat controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million for studies, promotion, and other efforts.
Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to withdraw their names from consideration. Next she chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as “my worst mistake.” Some may not remember that Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens of deaths of women and children.
Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was her selection. When a little probing led to the discovery of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to be withdrawn from consideration.
Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to make some more recommendations. She chose former law partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and Kennedy was forced to resign.
Many younger votes will have no knowledge of “Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired. This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee, Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.
Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the position of Director of White House security. When Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone, and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White House.
Following this debacle, the FBI closed its White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of service to seven presidents.
Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put in charge of the #$%$ eruption” and scandal defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the debacle were:
She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled with Ms. Jones.
She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor.
After $80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill lying about and later admitting his affairs.
Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his license to practice law for 'lying under oath' to a grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House of Representatives.
Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath.
After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and artwork that she had stolen.
What a swell party – ready for another four or eight year of this type of low-life mess?
Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation – we have no idea what shoe will fall next.
But to her loyal fans (supporters) - I guess in her own words “what difference does it make?”


Monday, 8 February 2016

Our outpost in Extreme Central Texas forwards this bit that is heavier than it looks at first glance:


    Cleese says political correctness has gone too far, especially on America's college campuses, where he will no longer go to perform. The very essence of his trade — comedy — is criticism and that not infrequently means hurt feelings. But protecting everyone from negative emotion all the time is not only impractical (one can't control the feelings of another), but also improper in a free society. Cleese, having worked with psychiatrist Robin Skynner, says there may even be something more sinister behind the insistence to be always be politically correct.

     John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, and film director.  He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter and performer on the Frost Report.  In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Paython's Flaying circus and the four Monty Python films.

 For instance, John Cleese says:

      I'm offended every day. For example, the British newspapers every day offend me with their laziness, their nastiness, and their inaccuracy, but I'm not going to expect someone to stop that happening; I just simply speak out about it. Sometimes when people are offended they want — you can just come in and say, "Right, stop that." to whoever it is offending them. And, of course, as a former chairman of the BBC one said, "There are some people who I would wish to offend." And I think there's truth in that too. So the idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to. And a fellow who I helped write two books about psychology and psychiatry was a renowned psychiatrist in London called Robin Skynner said something very interesting to me. He said, "If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior."
   And when you're around super-sensitive people, you cannot relax and be spontaneous because you have no idea what's going to upset them next. And that's why I've been warned recently don't to go to most university campuses because the political correctness has been taken from being a good idea, which is let's not be mean in particular to people who are not able to look after themselves very well — that's a good idea — to the point where any kind of criticism or any individual or group could be labeled cruel.

  And the whole point about humor, the whole point about comedy, and believe you me I thought about this, is that all comedy is critical. Even if you make a very inclusive comedy.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Is this "situation" coming to your country?


(forwarded by El Zorro)

     Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable.  Clinics cannot handle the number of migrant medical emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the main hospitals.
Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and we women are now refusing to go among those migrants!  Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse.  Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.
Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases that we in Europe do not know how to treat.  If they receive a prescription to the pharmacy, they suddenly learn they have to pay cash.

This leads to unbelievable outbursts, especially when it is about drugs for the children.  They abandon the children with pharmacy staff with the words:  So, cure them here yourselves!  So the police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, but also the large pharmacies.
We ask openly 'where are all those who welcomed the migrants in front of TV cameras with signs at train stations?'  Yes, for now, the border has been closed, but a million of them are already here and we will definitely not be able to get rid of them.
Until now, the number of unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million.  Now it will be at least 3.5 million.  Most of these people are completely unemployable.  Only a small minimum of them have any education.  What is more, their women usually do not work at all.  I estimate that one in ten is pregnant.   Hundreds of thousands of them have brought along infants and little kids under six, many emaciated and very needy.  If this continues and Germany re-opens its borders, I am going home to the CzechRepublic.  Nobody can keep me here in this situation, not even for double the salary back home.  I came to Germany to work, not to Africa or the Middle East!
Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes him to see the cleaning woman, who has cleaned every day for years for 800 euros and then meets crowds of young men in the hallways who just wait with their hands outstretched, wanting everything for free, and when they don't get it they throw a fit.  I really don't need this!  But I am afraid that if I return home, at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic.
If the Germans, with their systems, cannot handle this, then, guaranteed, back home will be total chaos.  You - who have not come in contact with these people have absolutely no idea what kind of badly behaved desperadoes these people are, and how Muslims act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodation.  For now, the local hospital staff have not come down with the diseases these people brought here, but with so many hundreds of patients every day this is just a question of time.
In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, who they'd dragged across half of Europe for three months.  The child died two days later, despite having received top care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany.  The pediatric physician had to undergo surgery and the two nurses are recovering in the ICU.  Nobody has been punished.  WHY?
The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we can only inform you through email.  What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed the doctor and nurses with a knife?  Or if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurses face and so threatened her with infection?
At a minimum he would have gone straight to jail and later to court.  With these people so far, nothing has happened - WHY?
And so I ask...  Where are all those greeters and receivers from the train stations?  Sitting pretty at home, enjoying their uncomplicated, safe lives.  If it were up to me I would round up all those greeters and bring them here first to our hospitals emergency ward as attendants!  Then into one of the buildings housing the migrants, so they can really look after them there themselves, without armed police and police dogs, who, sadly today, are in every hospital here in Bavaria.  Once again:

Is this "situation" coming to your country?
This Czech doctor did not think that she would ever see it in Germany.
But....she did... 

Friday, 5 February 2016

Political Commentary from El Gringo Viejo - Perhaps sound and fury signifying nothing....but some things just need to be said

   We have attempted on three or four occasions to submit something worthy of the OROG community concerning the political situation in the United States. We lament that almost all Republicans forget the rule that Ronaldus Magnus set forth in the olden days;

     Thou shalt not eat of the meat of the pachyderm.  Not of the black or of the grey or of the white pachyderm.  Thou shalt not speak ill of the pachyderm nor disgrace him or her, neither bull nor cow nor calf,  in public or private in any way.

     So, now we move on forward, with a primary process that would embarrass any self-respecting inmate in a criminal psychiatric hospital.  The Democrat Party, now far distant from any sense of sanity....Scoop Jackson, John Kennedy, Daniel Moynihan....all gone.  We are left with Debbie Wasserman Schultz....who hath neither the intelligence of a dead rock nor the soul of a scorpion.  She, as (Sir Edmund) Hillary Corkscrew, lies without hesitation about any and every thing.  She has created chaos within her own party and presided over the single largest decline of the Democrat Party in the history of its post-Reconstruction existence.

     Nothing she says makes any sense, and upon fact checking, nothing she has said really has any orientation around truth or fact.   The Democrat Party has become a cobbling together of disparate interests whose last concern is the general state of the Republic.  Each group is intent upon clawing their way into the purse of anyone left who is stupid enough to believe in self-sufficiency, traditional values, self-defense, and deferred gratification.

     The Democrat panoply of great statesmen?   Bernie and (Sir Edmund) Hillary Rodham.....truly inspiring psychotics who are committed to demagoguery, invasion of the Nation's exchequer, and self-indulgence.

     They are the best leaders of a party composed entirely of parasitic draculas who want their hearths and unprofitable businesses paid for by others.


     The worst of all of this is the gaggle of Republicans....(almost all of whom would be better than any of the Democrat Party alternatives)....but, who are intent upon eating elephant steak.

     Please ladies and gentlemen....please....give us the quiet, inspiring word.   Point us to the ridge, not to be safe and secure, but where we can serve to defend the flag that is so despised by the "Progressives" and secular humanists.   Please say something beyond, "I will keep you safe."

      Say and promise something that makes sense.  Abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, whether H and R Block likes it or not.   Replacement of the insane tax system with a very simple, terminal sales tax of 12 per cent;  no "value added tax" at each stage of transfer of product.

    Propose and establish the process by which the Secretariats of Energy, Labour, Education, Commerce, "Health and Human Services", the Bureau of Indian Affairs, much of the Secretariat of Justice. and certainly the Federal Emergency Management Agency.   Simultaneously, while privatizing the entire Social Security System's mess, we could certainly do without the Secretariat of Housing and Human Development as well.
     If anyone proposes the repeal of the Obama Socialised Medical Initiative (OSMI) and its replacement with a better alternative, he/she should be sent to Alaska to keep Sarah Palin company in her dodderage, which has obviously advanced to a critical, perhaps terminal, point.   It is obviously best to simply allow the OSMI to die a miserable, painful, and permanent death and be replaced simply by competition and cash reserve accounts, now un-afraid of usurious taxation.

     Governments that seek to establish "social democracy"  and "fair income redistribution" must of necessity become totalitarian.   It is, however,  truly odd to consider that Mexico does not have an "estate (death) tax".  Draconian income taxes against the upper and upper middle income people, and a 16% national sales tax, yes.....but no "estate tax". 

     We were going to go up and down the list of the GOP candidates and register our critiques of their performance and proposals, but to what end or purpose?  There are two or three left who are worthy of consideration.  Cruz, Rubio, Dr. Carson....perhaps even Annette Funicello....but presently they are covered by shill and jive....pointless noise that demagogues bellow when they have nothing else to ''Let's make American great again!!!"

     There are still those of us who can remember a similar dingbat named Ross Perot who specialised like the present dingbat in saying things that made no sense.   Our present dingbat appears to be a person that might possibly be chewing marijuana while taking methamphetimines....he speaks in short bursts, phrases that have no discernible meaning, that he repeats several times before moving on to another frenetic topic that is never really developed into anything coherent.  It is similar to H. Ross Perot's soliloquies such as:

     "There's no big thing here.  You're drivin' down the road and the engine acts up, you gotta get out and put the hood up....that's what you do.  You gotta get out and put the hood up, and then you gotta look for the problem, that's all....It's as easy as pie.   There's nothin' to it.     And then when you find the problem then you gotta get at it. gotta get at it.   And it's not goin' to be easy, no sir.   It's not gonna be gotta get your hands dirty and get in there and fix it....and then after a lot of really hard work, maybe you can drive a little further down the road...yessir, that's what you gotta do."   Sound of the crowd roaring approval drown out the rest of Mr. Perot's instructive.
     The present braying deranged low-grade demagogue is having fun playing the role of a real campaigner.....Perhaps he still sees himself starring in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Breaks all the China in the Cabinet remake.  My best estimate is that he is going to retire from the race fairly soon after losing interest in the new toy.  His entire performance has been so frenetic and childish that anyone who can find his own toothbrush should be able to see through this poseur.

Let me go nibble on my No-Doze and drink my Air-wick and get back on track.
El Gringo Viejo

Thursday, 4 February 2016

We are back up from Mexico

There will be more postings and observations during the coming  hours.   But first, we start off our activity with a bit of dry humor sent down from the northern Frontier of the Republic of Texas by El Zorro. This is good for a laugh, even if it's not funny....!

COSTELLO:  I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America  .
ABBOTT: Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It’s 5.6%.

COSTELLO:  That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%. 

COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%.
ABBOTT:  5.6% Unemployed.

COSTELLO:  Right 5.6% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 23%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s  23% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that’s 5.6%.

COSTELLO:  WAIT A MINUTE!  Is it 5.6% or 23%?
ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work.

COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT:  No, Obama said you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed.  You have to look for work to be unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO:  What point?
ABBOTT:  Someone who doesn’t look for work can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair. 

COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed. 

COSTELLO: But ALL of them are out of work. 
ABBOTTNo, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed. 

COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLOThe unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?
ABBOTTAbsolutely it goes  down. That’s how it gets to 5.6%. Otherwise it would be 23%.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?  
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo. 

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like a Democrat. 

COSTELLO:  I don’t even know what the hell I just said!  
ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like Hillary.

     We should have various matters for comment coming up during the next few hours.  Mexico, Texas, and the political mess will be covered.

El Gringo Viejo