Monday, 30 May 2016

Heading south to our place in Mexico


     We shall be heading out to-morrow to the Quinta Tesoro de la Sierra Madre during what should be some interesting times.  On June the 4th there will be by elections held in 14 of the States of Mexico, including my State, that being Tamaulipas.   We are in the middle of a massive surge in agricultural, fabrication, and transportation boom which has impulsed quite a bit of parallel activity in construction....private and public....domestic and commercial....and educational, like medical school expansions etc.

    The relative prosperity and the tightening down on the remnant groups that are now pestering the general society since the breakdown of the cartel organisations seems to portend well for the old ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI).  Their problem is the popularity of a present Senator to the National Congress from the State of Tamaulipas, who name is Francisco Javier Garcia Cabeza de Vaca.  
    His campaign logo is, as one might guess,  the skull and horns of a longhorn....underscoring the fact that he is generally known by his second (maternal )surname Head of a Cow.   He was a very popular municipal president / mayor of Reynosa, which became the largest city in the State during his term of office.   He was born in McAllen, Texas and generally educated there and in Mexico and universities in Texas.   He was the first National Action Party figure to win a major city/county race in Tamaulipas, and appears to be heading for a victory in the race for governor of the State.

     Pre-election polling is a bit spread out...but the more reliable ones seem to indicate that he may well be elected, thereby creating another first.  We shall watch with great interest.  The fourth of June will be a dry day in terms of beer and liquor sales.   People will also be on edge to see if the disparate bands of leftover gangs who have lost any control and order from the old cartel bosses might try to create an "incident".   So the times they be interesting, and we shall inform everyone upon return of how which cow ate what cabbage.

     Concerning the event of the week, perhaps, although it was generally un-noticed by the wise-ones, must have been the nomination of the Libertarian Party Presidential candidate.   He is already scoring 11% in polling and has taken certain moves to increase that percentage so as to qualify for a place in the nationally televised debates.   It might well make things interesting down the road.

More upon my return,
El Gringo Viejo

Friday, 27 May 2016

Another Potpourri of thoughts and notions - we shall be brief, promise


     This will be one of those potpourri types of write ups. Beginning now.   Please do not associate the demonstrators at Trump events with anything beyond an extension of the mendacious and totally scripted posturing of every marxist-nihilist-anarchist grouping on Planet Earth.
     The reason there are those, feigning serious emotional injury, waving Mexican flags at these events is to cause the knee-jerk Archie Bunker reaction to such a thing.   "Well if you want Mexico better than America, then go back to Mexico you worthless ingrate....blah, blah".
     The people doing this and similar acts I have seen all over Mexico doing the same thing, and even burning the Mexican flag.   Why?   Because they want all businesses nationalised.   They want free food for the poor.   They want the rich to pay 90% income tax.  They want the original laws in the Constitution of 1917 prohibiting the right to vote to Roman Catholic (and certain other) clerics to hold property, or appear in public in sacred frock or raiment (even collars).
     They demonstrate for "justice", "dignity of the working class", "freedom from oppression"....and they leave behind police horses blinded by the acid that has been thrown in their eyes, plate glass windows of that cost 10,000 pesos per plate....knock out by the MacDonald's, at banks, at anywhere.   Autos set on fire, police and soldiers dripping with fecal matter and urine from bags thrown by the "students" who are "only looking for a chance to redress their many grievances, of course in a peaceful way".
     It is the same world-wide.   The Occupy Wall Street maggots with lice are found throughout Europe....they smoke dope, they copulate, they steal, they are paid frequently by Soros-type backers to "demonstrate spontaneously", and they always....always....refer to themselves as students.   Many OROGs may remember the write-ups El Gringo Viejo did about the Iguala, Guerrero matter.  During the disorders, elements of the "students'' who were actually "professors" at the government's "normal university for teachers" sent one of the students to firebomb a PEMEX full-service station with adjunct convenience store.  The student threw his Molotov-cocktail successfully at a premium-fuel pump, resulting in a massive, immediate conflagration.   A retired lieutenant of the Mexican Navy, retired honourably and partner of the business and its hands-on manager...a really fine place...clean....excellent store prices in the convenience store....clean restrooms....You know...Navy....went to put out the blaze with two medium-sized canisters.  A secondary, moderately large flameout caught him.
     The Lieutenant (retired) died three days later in a very fine hospital in Mexico City with a division specialising in fire and acid burns....died.  Leaving wife and children.   The American, European, and Mexican leftist press did not give a damn.

     So El Gringo Viejo requests that the OROG, who is of a higher order of intelligence and discernment, remember that the useless pieces of fungus on camel vomit who were demonstrating at the Trump rally are paid "confrontationists".   Please do not allow them to have "earned" their money.


Next:    The OROGs know that, if anything, your humble servant could possibly be charged with being pro-Japanese.  My experience with the Japanese began after World War II.  My Southern and sainted grandparents admonished me to always be nice to "northern people" because, as my grandmother would say,"None of them had much if any a hand in The War."   I had to assume that Japanese were no worse than Yankee bluecoats.

     My father and other farmers went to guarantee the patriotism and fielty of the Japanese - ancestried people who were fellow farmers here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, by paying a bond if necessary to avoid any "internment".  They blamed the whole internment thing on Roosevelt's racism.   And they were right.
    BUT, while not repudiating any of the will never be appropriate for an American President to visit the Hiroshima or Nagasaki sites so long as President is still in office.   If he/she wishes, he/she can visit the places under concern after leaving office.   In no case should an American, an American official, especially an American holding high office remotely infer an apology concerning the atomic-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

     John Wayne never served in uniform.  Had he served, I would imagine he would have been a good Soldier or Marine.   Maybe even exceptional and highly decorated.
     He did say one set of lines in a movie, however, that this observer has always remembered.   It was a scene wherein he was admonishing his platoon of Marines that,"....I'd like to tell you that we are going in to confront a stupid and cowardly enemy.  But...."

     The Japanese, though battered, still had 10,000,000 well-trained troops in China, mainly in the east of China.   They were making their way back to the Homeland, and preparations were being made for the crossing over to the homeland, via devices ranging from fishing boats to canoes.   Do not ask me how...but we need to remember that if had been seven Japanese on Gilligan's Island they would have been in Honolulu in time for Happy Hour at the Magic Ukulele Beach Saloon.                 
   My father always used an ethnic joke when people were damning the "Japs"....he would ask, "Do you know what a Japanese retardate is called?"....everyone is either silent or left without response...."They are called geniuses, like Jews".   It was a very good joke....and all good humour is based in truth.

    With all this said, and acknowledging the back-door deal made by Theodore Roosevelt about dividing the world up so that the Japanese would have hegemony over their "obvious inferiors" in the Orient, the Second World War was brought on.  There were many and sundry exit doors presented to both the Japanese and the assembly of Occidental countries and governments.

     We in McAllen remember Tsuneo Yahiti who was the Japanese exchange student.  He looked very similar to  Kyu Nakamoto (all Orientals look alike? No, not really)....and he was the epitome of the staid, elegant, Japanese gentleman.....almost excessively polite.   "Tsuneo, you don't have to do that.  You are too concerned about offending...''   And he would respond, " Yes, madam, but I know no other way".  Tsuneo had less hair that Kyu.  Several hundred went to the airport in McAllen to see him off. Many were crying....yes, even men.   Tsuneo was a treasure to the Empire of defeat or in prosperity.
     BUT!   Forever and a day.....we as Americans, even Americans who admire the Japanese as do I, we must remember.... No Pearl Harbour, No Hiroshima......No Pearl Harbour, No Nagasaki.   A personality as base as Barry Soetoro has no right or authority to represent America at that place (Hiroshima), or at Pearl Harbour for that matter.   And, further, anything he says there reeks of nothingness save self-promotion.   It is almost as if he is advising all, "I shall be the new President of the General Assembly of the United Nations. I am the President, therefore of the World."

    Certainly for people as agile intellectually as the Japanese, a phone call to or from the high command and the Emperor....could have avoided that final act of confrontation.  The error of the Japanese was the same as Lincoln's when he determined to bring on the "Inevitable" by trying to re-supply Fort Sumpter in Charleston Harbour.   For that error Lincoln paid with the lives of almost 500,000 union soldiers, many of whom were impressed (forced military draft) Irish, stepping off the boat in New York and others who had nary a generation in the American panoply of problems and solutions.

There shall be more about this and other topics during the next few days.
El Gringo Viejo

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

How These Things Happen - Please read to the last paragraphs


     One looks around at the shambles left behind by this ridiculous political process we have inflicted upon ourselves.   After all the centrifuging, filtering, and vituperation we have wound up with the two worst candidates possible.  Perhaps a minor miracle will occur and sanity can suddenly and silently move over the land, as did the Angel of the Passover.

     This time it would not be for the taking of the first-born.....but rather for the reprogramming of the brains and souls of humankind so as to think with discernment, compassion, and reason.   We are left, for the moment, with one candidate who is a chronic pathological liar.  She is a ''progressive" cum marxist in her dead rock that passes for a soul.  She is a consumptive narcissist....psychotic is too kind a word.  She is hopelessly devoid of vision, purpose, or concern for anything beyond herself.  

     The quick comparisons to Evita, or Catherine the Great, or Queen Victoria, or whoever are silly.   We have even heard one deluded member of the Obsolete Media declare that she is the "evolved improvement of Lady Thatcher or Golda Meir"....????
    Lady Thatcher, to the best of my knowledge, was never involved in so many cases of rape and murder, on a peripheral or closer manner, to the best of my knowledge.   Lady Thatcher was also a woman who cared more for her Queen and Flag than for herself.   (We can just imagine Lady Thatcher assuring some distraught Briton mother, "Don't worry, we are going to catch that person who made that horrible video.")

     Then we have a film-flam man who cannot speak in a complete paragraph without contradicting himself.  Our esteem for the National Rifle Association dropped from 91% to around 19%....perhaps an 11%, when they awarded "The Donald" with an endorsement.

     Think of it.  Some of the wisest political and cause thinkers in the history of republican democracy endorse a carnival barker.   Less than three days later, when asked if he would support teachers being armed in the classroom,  in one disjointed paragraph (Trumpian paragraphs are difficult to demarcate), Trump managed to affirm and deny, twice, that he did or did not think that a classroom teacher should or should not be allowed to be armed or not, maybe.
     So the bluster and bravura of "Why the French who are disarmed should not be the example for Americans;   we cannot point out to nutters and Islamic kooks where their best hunting grounds are by posting "Gun Free Zone" where families eat, children attend school, and people gather for innocent diversion" means nothing or less.   This (in blue) is a very good paraphrasation, that exemplifies that all of Trump's commitments, promises,  pledges, and 'lines in the sand' will probably all become piles of litter on the side of life's road.

     The body politic listen to gibberish and hear what it wants to hear.  Klanners  are convinced that The Donald will expulse all Mexicans from the United States.   Further he will make the Republic of the United States of Mexico pay for the expulsion and prohibit the future or re-entry by Mexicans into the United States of America by building a wall, which will be paid for my the Mexican government.

     As conservative as Texians are, when the discerning among us hear this camel vomit, we know for certain that Trump has the vision of a 12-year old, playing some kind of computer game.   Texas has firm, tough, and perhaps even meany-poo conditions that cause Mexican leftist activists ulcers.  Texas has ceased giving full-scale birth certificates to women who come across obviously to deliver an anchor-baby so that mommy can live on 40,000 dollars of public assistance while she watches telenovelas and the Gringos take care of her "special needs" baby.  We give some other kind of document that does not infer or confer citizenship.   Catholic Charities and all the other Liberation Theologists and ACLU-nutters declare that this is a violation of "basic human rights."
     The professional marxist-wave movement says this is a violation of human rights.  But, for instance, the Mexican government says that I must be fluent in Spanish to speak and write and do official business and that I cannot do about 50 things in order to be a foreigner who owns property in Mexico.   Among other things, I cannot actively campaign for any candidate...left, right, or indifferent.   I comply, because I am in a foreign country by my own choice, and respect the laws of that country.   To this point, the Mexican officialdom  has complied with their obligations of leaving me alone, providing some reasonable semblance of social order with a AAA - minor league, at times major league, military, and keeping a conduit open for the delivery and availability of products, made in Mexico or the United States and then the other 3% of UN members, and clean drinking water, public health initiatives, and so forth.
     Life is pleasant for this Gringo  while in Mexico because of the civility and conviviality of the Mexicans who surround this Gringo....and I request nothing from the government beyond what they are doing.  El Gringo Viejo does not want and will not accept anything that is beyond what is provided for and  by the common Mexican.


     Please beware.  The "common" OROG is substantially towards the upper-scale in terms of native intelligence.  So, I shall beg permission point out the obvious to underscore the head-scratching and wonderment that the OROG is going through after watching the  disorders in New Mexico brought on by gangs, thugs, and professional ''social justice" brown-shirts who are under the control of SCIU, Soros, and the general marxist / nihilist movement in Mexico, Canada, Europe, and the United States.

     One of the reasons they burn American flags and use Mexican flags to accentuate their "protests" is that they know the instinctive, gut reaction of any real American is revulsion and anger.  DO NOT ALLOW THEM THE PLEASURE OF PLAYING YOU AND YOURS AS THOUGH YOU ARE FIDDLES.

     These same people are trained up to push their women into the police lines. They throw feces and urine-filled bags at the police and their horses, vehicles, and accoutrements.  It is what they do in Europe, Latin America, and now in is an extension of the "Occupy Wall Street" nihilists.

     Remember, these are the same people, on a first cousin basis in cultural and ethnic terms, who brought us the issue of the "43 Students of Iquala".  They were killed and burned by their own the leftist Mexican, and all the foreign press blames THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT.
      The problem?  There is not one iota of any kind of proof...processes done by Argentine, American, Mexican, Swiss, and French forensics specialists...that has been able to establish any reasonable explanation beyond the fact that the same leftist politicians who ran Iquala and environs and who were involved deeply in the trafficking of meth, cocaine, and heroin...were responsible for the ordered murder and reduction to beyond recuperation of the bodies of the ''activists".
      The disorders of Chilpancingo (capital of the State in Mexico  where Acapulco is situated) ....the Iguala matter....everything that is being done at this time on the North American Continent by leftists and anarchist activists is being backed by the Mitterrand Estate (number-one financier of "Sub-comandante Marcos" of Chiapas "Indian Revolt" fame) and the Soros complex.   The ACORN movement, the SCIU people, are all part of it.  Trump gets along with these folks, he is part of them as an acolyte of Alinsky.....(it's a business thing you know, you pay for protection)....and (Sir Edmund)Hillary either knows nothing about these things or does know and could care less.


     So, considering all the above, I think that my intellectual value is mediocre, perhaps even high-mediocre.  My life's experiences cause me to fear that the American voter and citizen is unaware that we are not sheep and goats to be cared for, sheared, at times slaughtered, and bred for wool and meat.   If the Americans want a President who will do things for them, and provide their meat and keep, then all is lost.    Both of the candidates of the two "major parties" believe that they can buy votes and attain residence, and play"King for a Day" in a big  white house,  for a while.

     This observer has tired of this mess.  Texas must retire from this mess.

     We have a slightly greater GNP than Mexico or Argentina and we have many fewer people.  We are equal to Canada, and we have only  1 / 12th the land area and claims of such land area.

  We have a clunky Constitution that has the lessons from the American Constitution, Reconstruction, Spanish Law, English Common Law, and a process for its amendment by approval via a plebiscite of qualified electors.
    I genuinely do not wish to be ruled by people who have called themselves Conservatives and who act as Rationalists.   Even less, I shan't choose to be governed and ordered by people who are worse than King George III in terms of understanding that the Human Spirit wishes to be glorify the Heavens....or at times to wallow in the temptations of Hell.

We retire to contemplate the moments of these moments.  We 
pray for the health of the survivours of the coming  collapse.  Pray for the re-establishment of the Republic of Texas.

El Gringo Viejo

Sunday, 22 May 2016

A Slice of Life Concerning Donald Trump, sent from an informant to EL Zorro


You all might like to know… This was sent to me from a friend, I do not know who did the research or if it is factual:
(El Zorro)
Looked up Trump last night and read much the same as below sent to me this morning by a friend. Informative. At least he won't be giving away my hard earned money to everyone who asks for it!
    *   Donald John  Trump, was born June 14, 1946.   

    *   He will be 70  years old on election day.    

    *   From the  Internet, he is 6'2" or 6'3' and weighs between 195 and  200  lbs.   

    *   He has a full  head of blond/brown hair (which is long and elaborately combed) and blue  eyes.   

    *   The Internet  tells us he wears a size 12 shoe. 

    *   Donald Trump  was born the fourth of five children who were born over eleven  years.   

    *   The oldest,  Mary Ann, was born in 1937 and is currently a Federal  Judge.    

    *   His older  brother, Fred Jr, died in early adulthood as a result of complications from  alcoholism.   

    *   He has another  older sister, Elizabeth and a younger brother,  Robert.
    *   Donald Trump  has been married three times.   
    (1)   Trump's first  wife, Ivana, was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and a divorcee who has  been married 4 times in her life. She is a lifelong avid skier and worked in  design at the Trump  Organization.   
    (2)      Marla Maples,  Trump's second wife is an actress and model   
    (3)   Trump's third  wife, Melania is an immigrant from Slovenia (born in Yugoslavia) and has  been a super model.

    *   Two of Trump's  children, Donald Jr and Ivanka, have gone to Penn. on Eric, went to  Georgetown.   
      *   Donald Trump  tells us that he is Presbyterian.    
    *   Donald  Trump  does not appear to have had any interest in occults, mysticism,  or exotic mythologies.   
    *   Donald Trump's  oldest daughter, Ivanka, and her three children are Jewish.   
    *   Trump's oldest  daughter, Ivanka, is married to Jared Kushner who is, among other things, a  newspaper publisher. The Kushner family is very successful in New York City  area real estate.   
    *   Donald's  grandmother, mother, first wife, and third wife are all  immigrants. 
    *   Donald Trump  was born and raised in Queens NY   
    *   Though his  family was very wealthy, Trump's boyhood home in the Jamaica  Estates section of Queens was not a grand mansion. The Trump home was a  larger version of the homes Fred Trump was building for his  tenants.   
    *   There are no  indications that the Trump family lived among the wealthy elites on  vacations or country clubs.   
    *   Queens is the  largest of New York's five boroughs and the most ethnically  diverse.   
    *   Trump attended  a local private day school, the Kew Forrest School, in  Queens until about 8th grade.   
    *   His secondary  schooling was at New York Military  Academy which is about 60 miles north of NYC in Cornwall on  the Hudson. He was the class of 1964.   
    *   Trump was never  a "Preppie".   
    *   Trump never  embraced any aspect of the "Hippie" movement of the  time.   
    *   Trump was  a very good high school athlete - football, soccer, and especially baseball.  He had potential to become a professional baseball  player.   
    *   Even in high  school - Trump liked women and women liked him   
    *   Trump was  generally popular in high school.   
    *   Trump's  boarding school room mate liked him.   
    *   He attended  Fordham University in NYC for two years and tansferred to the University of  Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.   
    *   At that time,  the Wharton School offered a rare program for Real Estate  Business.    
     *   Though he was  of age, Donald Trump did not serve in Vietnam.   
    *   He was not  drafted due to bone spurs in his heels (4F) and also student  deferments.   
     *   Ultimately, in  the draft lottery, he drew a high number. 
    *By all we know,  Donald Trump does not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. He'll be the  first President in more than 25 years who hasn't smoked  weed.   
    *   BTW: Trump's  children don't smoke or drink   
    *   Trump makes it  well known that he enjoys sexual interaction with  women.   
    *   I am unaware  that Donald Trump is a recreational gambler.   
    *   His doctor  publicly announced Donald to be in excellent  health.
I  think that to really know Donald Trump, you must know his family  background.  The  Trump family story is a very American story. 

Trump  family history - concise version:
                                 (Omitted here is the fact that Freiderich Drumph returned to Germany after a  time of it in far western Canada and in the Alaska territory during the 1890s.  Some considerable portion of his success came from the operation of tent-brothels, as well as two or three more elegant or ''higher level" hotels.  One of those was an "elegant" brothel.   He returned to Germany with the intention of having his German citizenship reinstated.  These attempts were rebuffed, ostensibly because of his business relationships and activities and / or because of lingering doubts and resentments some German officials may have had concerning the feilty of Drumph.  Many people, especially men of military age,  of the nominally German states of Alsace and Lorraine, chose not to hang around in that overlap-land dividing Germany and France because of the Franco - Prussian War, and the inclination Germany and France had to make war over those lands almost continuously.   There are many other historical and present day matters that have also not been included in the summary below.
     As an interesting aside, among these Alsatians are the forbearers of Harlon Henry Block, born in Weslaco, Texas in 1924, who was one of the Flag-raisers at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 20 February, 1945.   Another fairly large settle of Alsace - Lorraine people settled what became a still idyllic community known as Castroville, a very few miles west of San Antonio, back during the Republican Period of Texas.
El Gringo Viejo)

    *   Donald Trump's  grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from Alsace (Kallstadt, Germany) which  throughout history has been alternately French and German. The Trumps are  German, originally speaking the same German dialect as the Amish of  Lancaster County, PA.
    *   His maternal  grandparents lived in Scotland.    
    *   Freiderich  (Drumph) Trump made a small but respectable fortune in the late 19th Century  in the mining boom towns o the American Northwest.   
    *   He returned to  Germany to marry his childhood neighbor, Elizabeth  Christ.   
    *   The newly  married Trumps resettled in the Borough of Queens NY    
    *   Freidrich was  establishing a Real Estate business in Queens when he died suddenly at age  49 (1918).   
    *   In 1920, at the  age of 15, Fred Trump (Freiderich's son and Donald's father), started a  business partnership with his widowed mother called Elizabeth Trump and Son.   

    *   This business  was built upon the real estate holdings that his father, Freiderich, had  amassed (worth about $500,000.00 in today's dollars). This is the original  "seed money" of the current Trump  Organization.   

    *   Elizabeth and Fred remained close business partners her entire life (she died in  1966).   

    *   In 1936 Fred  Trump (age 31) married Mary Ann MacLeod (age 24) of Stoneaway,  Scotland.   

    *   During the  depression, Fred Trump built and successfully operated a supermarket (a new  concept at the time) which was sold to King Kullen Co. and  operates this day.   

    *   Fred Trump made  a lot of money building housing for the military during  WWII.    

    *   Fred Trump was  investigated by the Justice Department for making "excessive profits" from  government contracts.   

    *   All (or nearly  all) of the building of Elizabeth Trump and Son's non-government building was residential property in  Queens.   

    *   Fred Trump died  in 1999 (age 94) - beloved and worth between $250 million and $300 million.  His wife died a year later.

   *"The Donald" is the greatest career achiever of the "baby boomer" generation  entertainer,  sports entertainer, Real Estate developer, and currently is a politician.  
    *   Donald Trump  has authored more than 18 books. At least one of them, The Art of the  Deal was a top seller.  
    *   Donald says  that the Holy  Bible is his favorite book. The Art of the  Deal is his 2nd favorite book. And The Power of Positive  Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is his third favorite  book.
    *   He likes golf.  Donald Trump has developed more than 11 golf courses which bear his  name.   
    *   Donald Trump  has twice been nominated for an Emmy Award   
    *   Donald Trump  has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   
    *   Donald Trump  has been inducted to the Professional Wrestling Hall of  Fame.   
    *   Donald Trump  has appeared in more than a dozen movies such as Home   Alone 2, Zoolander, and  Little Rascals    
    *   Donald Trump  has been a guest actor in more than 6 TV shows such as Fresh Prince of  Bel Air, Days of Our Lives, Sex and the City, and  others.   
    *   Trump has been  the Executive Producer of 7 TV shows.   
    *   Trump has been  the guest host of 5 TV shows such as Extra, Larry King Live, and  Saturday Night Live and more.   
    *   Donald Trump  has been co-producer of the longest running reality TV  show.   
    *   Donald Trump  performed in several WWE wrestling shows.   
    *   Donald  performed in Wrestlemania 23 which set attendance records and revenue  records up until that time.   
    *   In his first  candidacy for public office, Donald Trump received the most popular votes  for the President of the United States out of a field of experienced  and successful politicians. And in most cases, he achieved this with less  money than any of his opponents. 
     Keeping  in mind that 90% of start-up businesses fail, Trump's record of enterprise is nothing short of amazing.  
Donald  Trump has enjoyed success in at least 11 very different 
  Professional football, Ice Skating rinks, Fragrance, Ice, Steaks, Wines, Model management, Airline, blenders, Men's wear, Bicycle races, world class beauty contests, and many others. In some of these, such as model management,  his firm has risen to the top of that particular  industry.  
    *   There are 31  buildings that bear his name.   
    *   The largest  private real estate development in New York is Trump Riverside. Drive down the Henry Hudson Blvd; you can't miss them.   
    *   There are at  least 12 Trump Towers   
    *   There are at  least 6 Trump Plazas.   
    *   There are at  least 11 Trump Golf Course developments    
    *   And much, much,  more in real estate.   
    *   Trump  Entertainment, casinos and resorts was recently sold to Carl Ichan.   
    *   Donald Trump's  personal managing of the Wollman Ice Skating Rink project in the early  1980's is the quintessential case study for MBA students in Wharton,  Harvard, and other business schools. His performance there was  phenomenal.   
    *   Donald Trump's  privately held businesses have employed more than 
200,000  people.   
    *   In the casino  business in Atlantic City, Trump had to do business with known mobsters -  and he stayed "clean" and alive.   
    *   Aside from his  personal investments, Donald Trump has never been a Wall Street  "player".

   *The  Political Trump: 
about  1967 - 1987 - Democrat (he was a supporter of Ronald  Reagan) 
1987  - 1999 - Republican 
1999  - 2001 - Reform Party (he supported Ross Perot) 
2001  - 2009 - Democrat 
2009  - 2011 - Republican 
2011  - 2012 - Independent 
2012  - Present - Republican 

Donald  Trump was openly supportive of Mitt Romney's candidacy. 
Donald  Trump does not seem to hold political party organizations in high  regard.  For  the most part, his political involvement has been for practical  reasons. 
Donald  Trump does not appear to be held to political  ideology.

Some  of my take aways: 
    *   Trump has an  extraordinarily energetic central nervous system much like Teddy Roosevelt  but more targeted to industry and enterprise.   
    *   Trump's  presidency will be very energetic, transparent, and  communicative.   
    *   Trump will be a  very hard working President.   
    *   His interaction  with his older brother (who everybody loved) tells me that he thinks that  everybody is like him - or wants to be - or should  be.   
    *   His  relationship with his older brother was a hard lesson in tolerance for  him.   
    *   Trump is the  Babe Ruth of career achievements.    
    *   He is dumb like  a fox. When you think he just said something stupid - he didn't. It's just  that you were not his target audience.   
    *   Trump knows the  people - "the folks".   
    *   His son, Donald  Jr. is right: "Trump is a "Blue Collar  
    *   More than  anything, his TV show, The  Apprentice, was his passion. 
He wants all Americans to have  confidence (like he does) to venture.   
    *   Donald Trump is  attracted to and marries smart, high achieving  
    *   The highest  levels of a Trump Administration is certain to have 
many women - and they  will be bright and assertive.   
    *   Donald Trump's  children are very important to him. And it shows.
PS.   Yes, we know nothing of our current president with 2 terms in office. 

The following commentary is from El Gringo Viejo:

     While much of the above is salient and perhaps a rigorous prefabrication of fact, truth, and the American way, there are certain un-stated negatives, certain genealogical "hop-scotch" so to speak in the above cotillion announcement.  There are also value judgements and personal evaluations that could be debated in beauty parlours, barber shoppes, and saloons from now until the sun sets in the East.

     For instance, one might argue that any voter who could fall the argument that he/she should vote for Trump because of what Trump said, of course, has a problem.   Trump, at times and even frequently, contradicts what he has said in the next sentence, on the next day, or with a declarative denial that he ever said such a thing.   Such "forgetfulness" and/or "reasoning" should...let us least give a voter pause.

     Any voter who could buy into a campaign slogan such as "Make American Great Again!" might possibly be stiffened in his resolve with a battle cry such as "Remember Whatever....or not....again!!!"   It is worth noting that something like 10 to 15 per cent of those who voted for Barry Soetoro seemed to like that inspiring call to action of "Hope and Change" and now believe in Mr. Trump's platform or solutions.
    Considering that neither "MAGA" nor "H and C" have any meaning without lengthy definition says more about the critical reasoning ability of the voter than even the candidates from which such inspiration flowed.  Perhaps we err in that manner ourselves when we hasten to state that we are amazed at times at the number of people we know to be intelligent and discerning who are convinced on some level or another that Trump is worth voting for.

We place this Rally Sheet before our public, in any regard,  for consideration as food for thought.
El Gringo Viejo

In Memoriam

Corporal Hiram Henry Block
United States Marine Corps
1924 -1945
Killed in Action
Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima