Saturday, September 18, 2021

What The Hell Is Wrong With Texas?

Lawsuits are all fine and dandy but they only serve to punish taxpayers. Never the jackasses that deserve punishment. These officials seem wanting to make things as miserable as they can for so many who don't deserve it. Drunk on power if you ask me.

MLB Moves Bat Production To China

(MLB's balls are hand-sewn at the Rawlings factory in Costa Rica.)
China is Coming for American Farms
"The biggest Chinese agricultural investment in the U.S. came in 2013, when the Bank facilitated the largest acquisition of an American company to date: the $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods [the licensee of Nathan's Famous pre-packaged beef hot dogs], also the world's biggest pork producer, by the Shuanghui Group. The 146,000 acres of land that Shuanghui thereby gained made it one of the largest foreign owners of U.S. property.

But Beijing hasn't stopped there. Currently, ChemChina, an agricultural state-owned enterprise, is attempting to take Swiss firm Syngenta, the world's largest crop protection maker and third-biggest seed supplier, public. Its value? $50 billion. More importantly, while Syngenta is a Swiss company, it operates multi-billion dollar farm sites across 16 U.S. states, invests in research and development yearly, employs over 4,000 Americans in 41 states and views the U.S. as its top market. Its stake in American farmland is thus critical, and China knows it.

This scene from 'Madame Secretary' two years ago
sums things up nicely for what I'm about to say.


So while we fight among each other over just about everything China's been on a straight forward path towards world domination. I fear we've become such fools that we see each other and just about every other person in the world a threat except the very country that threatens us directly the most.

At one time we worried about manufactured imports from Japan. Then our jobs going to Mexico. They both pale in comparison  About the only thing we make anymore in this country is TikTok videos and lawsuits against one another.

Isn't it about time we wake the hell up?
We're engaged in a economic war with the rest of the world. One which we're losing badly.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

THE LION KING on Broadway Reopened On 09/14/2021

It re-opened September 14, 2021 at
'The Minskoff Theatre'
200 W. 45th St., New York, NY

We had the good fortune to see this musical in October 2001. One month after the Twin Towers were destroyed. Attendance was full. Despite what had happened many, such as the wife and I, were determined to not allow ourselves succumb to fear. It was the first LIVE Broadway musical production to grace 'The New Amsterdam Theatre' after it's $34 million restoration. It had been decaying for years since hosting 'The Ziegfeld Follies' (1913-1927). 

Elton John wrote the musical score. Tim Rice the lyrics. It was the first Broadway production to use actors in giant animal costumes as well as large hollow puppets. The show premiered on October 15, 1997 and has been going strong ever since. Grossing over $1b (highest of all time).

August 19, 2021:
Director Julie Taymor addresses the cast of THE LION KING on Broadway before they sing through 'Circle of Life' for the first time since March 2020. The performance is led by Tshidi Manye.

You may ask, well what's playing at the New Amsterdam now. Well I'll tell ya. Glad you asked. "Alladin" returns on Sepetember 28, 2021 to the stage.

James Monroe Iglehart at the 2014 Tonys as the genie.

As of 2019 there were actually 5 genies to that date
James Monroe Iglehart, Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren

Monday, September 13, 2021

Eagles Season Opener 32 To Falcon's 6


I'll admit I was skeptical but one never knows do one?

Fingerprint Door Locks Are Useless

This can also work similarly on numerical keypad locks. Not to mention worn dirty buttons may give away which buttons are frequently pressed. So much for high technology.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Covid Doesn't Give A Crap What People Think
Daily Covid-19 case average is more than 3 times higher than it was last Labor Day
"The United States' seven-day average of new cases Monday (137,270 daily) dwarfs the average seen on Labor Day of last year (39,355 daily), according to Johns Hopkins University data."

As I surmised Covid never has given up the fight. It was just waiting in the wings till people got sloppy. Well here we are folks. I expect by October this whole thing is going to get out of control (especially in the schools).

It doesn't matter one iota what people want to believe. The virus itself couldn't be concerned less what happens despite all the screaming, hollering and bickering with one another. Sometimes the human race has to learn the hard way. This is one of those times.

It's shame so many innocents who do the right thing have to suffer because far too many others choose to be jackasses.

Monday, September 6, 2021

Michael Moore On Ending War In Afghanistan

Clip from 'Fahrenheit 9/11' (2004)

This is a 14 minute clip from a longer documentary called
"Rethink Afghanistan" that was released over eleven years ago

Hundreds of thousands were feeding off the teats of the American taxpayer. No wonder so many are pissed off with Biden ending the war.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Meet Some Genuine Amish Mennonites In Ohio

These kind of videos are much better watching then any so-called reality programs on TV. Unscripted The real deal. Nothing could be more authentic then people you see here in this video. I must say, many of their opinions align with mine.

Once again an example why my preferred viewing are YouTube videos. These kind of videos take me to places and people I'd never meet. I learn new things from them constantly.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Taliban Inspect U.S. Aircraft Left Behind At Kabul Airport

Yeah sure we trained some of them how to repair aircraft.
Course they'll need the proper parts that fit each to do that :-)

The Haves And Have Nots Getting Worse

Freed from traditional offices, remote workers are relocating all over the country, fueling "Zoom booms" in remote towns. In Crested Butte, Colorado, the new influx is leaving locals with nowhere to live, prompting the town to declare a housing emergency.

So let me see if I get this correct.
Locals have to live in tents, cars and trucks so wealthy can enjoy their 2nd and 3rd homes served by them. Well this sucks. It reminds me of indentured servitude. This restaurant lady pays them whereupon they give half or more of the salary back to her to live in one of her rentals.

The gap between those who have money and those who have not are getting wider each passing month. We see this in most of the third world countries around the world. If this inequity is not addressed the United States could become one like them. If there could be one thing worse then socialism it's capitalism run amuck. Unfortunately all indications are we are headed in that direction.

Talk about going full circle.
Seems to me we're headed back to a time miners, ranch hands, plantation/farm workers, cement factory employees and others had to live like this. So much for the American dream. More like a nightmarish future for some. The way ahead not looking too bright if this trend continues unabated.

Friday, September 3, 2021

ABBA Back After 40 Years!

Few groups today can excite the music industry like ABBA. It's so welcome a relief for me to hear of their return no matter how they do it.

'Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now (cover by HSCC)

Another great cover band from South Australia I came across.