Hillary Clinton Supports Donald Trump?!?

As the 2016 Presidential Campaign comes to a close (assuming, of course, neither Hillary nor Trump dispute the results of what will almost certainly be a fair, honest, unbiased, and above-board election process…yeah, right ) it’s interesting to learn that Hillary may, in fact, secretly support a person such as Donald Trump for President of the United States.

Here’s what she said during a speaking engagement with Goldman Sachs in 2013:

MALE ATTENDEE: My question is, as entrepreneurs, we risk a lot. And Mike Bloomberg had 30 billion other reasons than to take office. Do we need a wholesale change in Washington that has more to do with people that don’t need the job than have the job?

SECRETARY CLINTON: That’s a really interesting question. You know, I would like to see more successful business people run for office. I really would like to see that because I do think, you know, you don’t have to have 30 billion, but you have a certain level of freedom. And there’s that memorable phrase from a former member of the Senate: You can be maybe rented but never bought. And I think it’s important to have people with those experiences. And especially now, because many of you in this room are on the cutting edge of technology or health care or some other segment of the economy, so you are people who look over the horizon. And coming into public life and bringing that perspective as well as the success and the insulation that success gives you could really help in a lot of our political situations right now.

Source:“SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, SPEAKER AT GOLDMAN SACHS BUILDERS AND INNOVATORS SUMMIT, Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain, Marana, Arizona, Tuesday, October 29, 2013″, as attached to email “Goldman Sachs paid speeches”, From:tcarrk@hillaryclinton.com to To: jpalmieri@hillaryclinton.com, et. al., 2016-01-23. See: Wikileaks email https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/11011

Perhaps this is why the Clintons, the Mainstream media, the Democrat and Republican Establishments in Washington DC, Hedge Fund Managers, Wall Street, many large corporations, and nearly all of Hollywood are working so hard to prevent a Trump victory a little over a week from now: They all know just how much Trump might actually be able to do to “drain the swamp“.

Oh, and if you want to read about ninety nine more (and counting!) of the most damaging things revealed by Wikileaks then just head over to this website. Or, search through Wikileaks yourself and try to discover even more interesting tidbits for your entertainment.

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Enjoy Some Free Word Search Puzzles!

(Where did this image go?!?)
I’ve found word search puzzles a very relaxing way to pass the time while I’m sitting in the bathroom “thinking”, reclining at the beach “sightseeing”, or standing in line for a couple hours at the Department of Motor Vehicles “being helped”, and thought it might be fun to create a few.

Dozens of free puzzles are currently available, including one for even the most dedicated word search fan containing 273 hidden words.

All the puzzles are absolutely free, so if you’re a word search fan why not why not download some and enjoy wasting time while you’re time’s being wasted? Just click the image at the right to view the entire list.

I’ll add new puzzles when the mood strikes me, so be sure to check back when the mood strikes you ;-)

Click here for Free Word Search Puzzles!

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Hey Trump Fan: Are YOU a Deplorable?

Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign to “Make America Great Again” sure has attracted thousands of people from all walks of life to each of his rallies around the country. Many of these people no doubt have qualities that made and help to keep America the greatest country in the world: Motivated, responsible, hard-working, God-fearing, charitable, and patriotic being among them.

Unfortunately, half of these people are completely unaware they’re part of the “Basket of Deplorables” – and may even be irredeemable!

How do we know this? Because Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has conclusively figured it out using her vast experience in social activism, commodities investing, womens’ rights, the White House, foreign policy, healthcare and subway turnstiles!

So, if YOU’RE fraught with worry that YOU might be a “Deplorable”, just take Hillary Clinton’s “DEPLOREOMETER” for a spin and put all your worries to rest: It’s quick, almost certainly unreliable, and might possibly make you “nowhere’s near tired” anymore…but at least (unlike Obamacare) it’s completely free!

(Hillary Clinton's DEPLOREOMETER: Click here to spin it!)

Check out “Hillary Clinton’s ‘Deploreometer’” for yourself!

(A tip of the Red Sox cap to The People’s Cube for the original concept :-)

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What Bernie Sanders Supporters Taught Me

Bernie 2016 Round Logo One of the things I have to admire about this current Presidential Election Cycle are all those Bernie Sanders supporters: They’re young, energetic, passionate, dedicated, and idealistic – reminds me of how I was the first time I was old enough to vote.

They’re also extremely eager to engage anyone who’ll listen to their cause. As one who welcomes a nice give-and-take discussion of issues (and, playing the Devil’s Advocate on occasion…but, I digress) I couldn’t help but engage idealistic youth with some slightly more-experienced – and possibly a bit more pragmatic & cynical – age.

Now while I haven’t talked to too many Bernie Sanders supporters, I did manage to learn quite a bit about a number of things both wrong and right with America, to wit:

  • Big Pharma, through their high prices & massive profits, are killing poor people: The government should limit their gross profits to 15% and forbid them from advertising in the media, redirecting these monies to reducing the costs of drugs.
  • While Corporations are not individuals, they should still be “patriotic” and structure their business models to ensure the success of America and the well-being of all Americans.
  • Socialism is not a “failure” when countries like Sweden and Denmark clearly show that it can be successful.

Of course, all this “free education” came at a price, that being I could barely get a word in edgewise: It seems some of the ones I talked to were almost overwhelmingly vocal. Every attempt to provide an alternate view, piece of factual information, or nod to another candidate was interrupted with accusations of ignorance or the label of “Conservative”. (In fact, the best retort I’ve heard from  one in a group of self-described “Bernbots” was “Listen to him all you want, because in forty years his generation* will die along with all their Conservative ways.” I wonder if Mao Zedong’s dad ever heard this? Probably not.)

Barely able to “give” in this “give-and-take” situation I decided to “take” some more “free educating” by asking them a few questions. None of the (admittedly few) Sanders supporters I talked to could:

  • explain the difference between Socialism and Communism (Basically, in Socialist economies the government owns businesses responsible for basic goods & services – such as utilities – while in Communists economies the government owns all means of production)
  • pick a reasonable upper limit to the number of illegal/legal aliens allowed into the USA (3 Million? 12 Million? More? Less?)
  • determine a “reasonable” tax rate percentage, describe what constitutes “fair” taxation, or define an upper limit to who could be taxed, what could be taxed, and by how much. (Hint: Here’s one way to determine a “reasonable” tax rate.)
  • comprehend that Companies do not pay taxes (it’s built into the price of their goods/services and paid by the consumer)

So, while almost half of America’s Democrat Primary Voters are working to make history, I hope many of them (or at least some of the ones I tried to speak with) take pause to remember some history: It took generations for people in countries like China, India, and the Soviet Union to learn that in reality “Democratic Socialism” is neither “democratic” (the “Ruling Class” remains in power, sometimes through inheritance – like North Korea) nor “Socialist” (all Socialist countries still have those rich “1-percenters” – China, for example). They’ve even realized this to more painful effect – and in shorter time – in smaller countries like Haiti, Cuba, Greece, North Korea, nearly every eastern European ex-Soviet satellite country, and more recently Venezuela. As I’ve written before, Capitalism certainly has it’s problems, but when it comes to economic systems it’s the best “-ism” there is.

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Phil Favors Fantastic Finish for Fenway Faithful

Just like Spring, MLB Baseball predictions are also starting to emerge, and, once again, my colleague and still-all-around-cool-guy Phil has made his first for 2016 and he’s “sticking to it“.  After his nearly-correct* prediction from 2014 I’m only too happy to stick it on my blog:

“The Red Sox are going to go 102 and 60 this year [2016].”

Based on the number of colleagues who’ve stopped by to ponder on the Red Sox season I’m thinking Phil may just be on to something. Besides, the prospect of the Sox having THREE bad seasons in a row is completely unthinkable ;-)

*Felix Doubront was tied for 2nd w/ Joe Kelly for 2014 Season saves, with Allen Webster beating them both by one – Phil predicted Doubront would have the most wins.

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Calling all Voters!

Forever may she wave! Thanks to our current King Dictator Narcissist Egotistical President – who took over 30 months to conclusively prove he met the only two criteria Constitutionally required to be elected President of the United States – the bar has been set so low that anyone – including a brash billionaire, a self-declared Socialist, a man with audiogenic memory, and even a failed Secretary of State – can run for President.

Since I easily qualify as an “anyone” and can produce my genuine, original, unaltered Birth Certificate in less than a day, I’ve decided to toss my well-worn Red Sox cap into the political area (of course, as President I would be the most successful Welfare recipient in the world, which is also appealing :-)

So, why not take a little break and check out who I am, then have a look at my

MUSEman 2016 Presidential Platform.

If I’m elected President, you’ll even get to see my real name – it’s on the Birth Certificate.

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The 12 Delays of Christmas

I want to wish everyone (especially the few who read this site ;-) ) a very Merry Christmas full of friends, family, food, and fun, and best wishes for a new year of peace and prosperity.

And, if you wake up Christmas morning and discover Santa didn’t leave any gifts under the tree it’s probably not because you’ve been a naughty girl or boy: Just sit back, relax, and celebrate the 12 Delays of Christmas while you wait for Santa to arrive!

The Twelve Days Delays of Christmas

  1. A big red entity in charge of a large number of underpaid, overworked, height-challenged workers making cheap disposable goods all year round? Isn’t that China?
  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded the North Pole for the mineral rights
  3. Still moving to the South Pole, where the ice mass has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years.
  4. Elves now unionized, won’t work for less than $15/hour
  5. Still trying to figure out gift delivery by drone
  6. Too many injuries from those “Reindeer Games
  7. Apparently, Rudolph has a drinking problem
  8. FAA ruled an airborne sleigh carrying all those gifts poses a flight risk
  9. Cleaning up after eight flying reindeer while driving proving to be too difficult
  10. Technically, Santa’s an illegal alien
  11. White snow? White Christmas? A White Santa? With a White beard?!? That sounds racist!!!
  12. Two words: “Global Warming

Merry Christmas to all!

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I’m a Random Ramblin’ Man!

Sorry, dear readers, for the dearth in postings: Between work (which I’m grateful to have in this economy), Summer (which I’ve learned was the coldest ever recorded in the USA), and the Red Sox (which has driven me to despair), I’ve had little time to document my Unsolicited Side Effects.

But, there’s always time to randomly ramble…so:

  • After reading about how “personal” digital photos of about 100 actresses (and, one actor) were hacked into and posted online I wondered how many of them have actually been paid to act in a state of partial or total undress?
  • Is it true that Warren Buffett, a wildly successful businessman and devoted Democrat contributor, invested $3 BILLION dollars in Burger King’s $12 billion purchase of Canada-based Tim Horton’s because he could make his investment back just in the tax savings alone when Burger King changes their headquarters from the United States (39.1% corporate tax rate) to Canada (26.1% corporate tax rate)? (BTW: Probably not… but, the yield on Buffett’s purchase of preferred stock might be up to 9% – a heck of a lot better than any investment you might own)
  • I read that an artist from Los Angeles CA created a sculpture from illegal guns obtained by New Jersey police during a “gun buy back” program. Sure, the sculpture is nice enough, but I’m wondering how may of those criminals used the money to upgrade to better – and, most likely illegal – guns.
  • If you’re becoming frustrated, annoyed, or impatient when playing that classic PC game “Minesweeper“, why not try it my way: Instead of avoiding the mines, try to see how many boards in a row you can lose by selecting a mine on the very first click :-)

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“Unsettling” Fact of the Month…

…summed up in one convenient chart (click to embiggen):

No Global Warming for 17 yrs 10 mos?

(Source: http://wattsupwiththat.com/)

According to Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, and as reported by the website “Watt’s Up With That?” the “satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset” indicates no global warming for 214 months.

Does this mean the science behind “Global Warming” (aka: “climate change“, aka: “climate disruption) isn’t really as “settled” as some Green Energy opportunists would have us believe?

It reminds me of a saying I learned as a young Engineer:

“One data point is an anomaly, two are a dichotomy, and three are an empirical relationship.”

Personally, I’m still waiting for that “third data point“. In the meantime, here’s hoping Mother Nature keeps that “Global Pause” going strong!

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Bumper Stickers I’ve Yet to See

I don’t know about you, but I don’t see as many bumper stickers as I used to. Frankly, I’m getting a bit concerned that bumper stickers might go the way of vinyl roofs, factory two-tone paint jobs, and curb-feelers.

Perhaps drivers don’t want to spoil the looks of their financed car. Or, they fear for the safety of  themselves or their car. Regardless, here are some…

Bumper Stickers I’ve Yet to See
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