The Japanese Return To Pearl Harbor

The last time they came....

The last time they came….

One of the ongoing ironies from World War II that I have been familiar with for the last couple decades has been the realization that the major belligerent countries of those days , Japan and Germany, never truly lost the war.  Both recovered with American help to become the economic democratic powerhouses of today.  If I were some right wing American conservative I might dream up some grand and ultimate conspiracy theory suggesting that  Japan and Germany starting WW2 was intentional in order to lose, knowing full well the U.S. would fix up their collective countries, and they would become post-war golden childs.  The obvious advantage to the U.S. would be wealth beyond anyone’s expectations, likely lavished on those rich elitist liberals we are currently hearing about.

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The Presidential Curse

To swear, or not to swear. That is the question.

To swear, or not to swear. That is the question.

No.. this isn’t a post about some supernatural voodoo spell or an occult trip.  This is all about.. cursing; the use of swear words by elected officials, especially our president.  This is not to say that our elected officials are openly using curse words in public but a few sometimes leak out publicly.  I have an idea that perhaps some of these words could be used more in public settings.  Now, in order to discuss this subject we need to identify the words considered cursory.

(I’m going to mention a few so if swear words offend you then close your eyes… or skip this post altogether.)

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The Electors Have Spoken… It Never Was A Landslide

Boxes containing the votes for the 2012 presidential election is seen during a joint session of Congress in Washington. (Reuters)

Boxes containing the electoral votes for the 2012 presidential election is seen during a joint session of Congress in Washington. (Reuters)

Among the many things Trump has spouted off about that the liberals took literally and the conservatives took figuratively is the idea that Trump won by a landslide and his win was a mandate from the people.  Uhhh… no.

In fact, since I am NO way an election strategist nor any sort of party elite I do have a couple observations I can toss to the two parties that they will never hear about because I am just not that important (or could it be I am just not discovered yet?).

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A Late Night Reflection On Obama… And The New Guy

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Well, I watched the last press conference for the current President and given who is replacing him I felt a sense of helplessness mixed with a feeling of impending doom.  But, be that as it may… any hope.. well, I need to evolve to that level first.  We got four years to do that.  But given all the apprehension I did make note of a few things Obama said worth noting.

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Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Reluctant Pro-taganist

I actually thought this poster was funny.

I actually thought this poster was funny.

Boy, this might be a volatile post.  Let’s hold our breath on this one.  Somebody recently asked me my particular viewpoint regarding abortion.  Over the years I have wrestled with this for two reasons.

First, I am a male.  For some reason that kinda lends itself to not being qualified by gender to have an opinion one way or the other.  I’m not the one getting pregnant, I’m not the one bearing the child for nine months and subject to nature’s instinctive desire for nurturing, and, of course, I am not subject to whatever pain and mood swings come and go.

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“Lets Make A Deal!” – Part 2

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You might be wondering, where’s Part 1.  Well, before I point you to the direction to read Part 1 (and you truly should read it) here’s a little bit of an intro to put it all in place.  Trump’s recent selection of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as the new Secretary of State made me contemplate and reflect a bit on an “old” idea I had decades ago.  As would be expected there’s a lot of harangue going on about the usual conflicts of interest now so prevalent with the President-elect and the new Trump administration appointments.  This post is not about debating all that nor is this yet another attempt to invalidate Trump’s win in the election (if that disappoints you, I apologize in advance).

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Big League…..BIGLY!

This post is from my girlfriend’s blog and I thought it funny enough to reblog here… bigly… er, big league!

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So for a few days, bf and I immensely enjoyed what we heard our famously-loose-cannon President-elect Donald Trump say at some rally or other event that made it to nightly news….while describing his plans for something, one of the “things” that “ONLY HE CAN FIX” about America to make it great again, he ended his thought by saying….

..”and it WILL be fixed, BIGLY!”

After we picked our asses up off the floor from the laughing at the hilarity of this guy saying such a stupid thing, we went around the house for DAYS using the new TRUMP “catchphrase”…

..BF asked if I had heard the weather report and I told him he would need to take a jacket, BIGLY…

..I asked BF if he’d like Manwich for dinner one night and he said yeah, BIGLY..

So here we were, reveling in our CLEVER AND OPEN-MINDED ability to accept an…

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