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Am I a Conservative too?


I believe that our immigration laws should be changed that they are too lenient.  I am for a wall on the border of Mexico and the US.  Do we need one at Canada too? I don’t think so because they are more like us and speak English.

I don’t believe in global warming but I do believe that solar activity and sun spots are causing much of the global warming that we are experiencing.  And man does not affect the sun’s activity.  Just like any catastrophe from nature is greater than ANYTHING that humanity can cook up so the sun is greater than the sum of man’s effort to continually trash and fuck up the planet. 

Thirdly, I think taxes are way too high for people who make less than 30K a year.  But the rich should pay more at the same time we have way too much government and too much pentagon.

I am against the vast war complex that has become the pentagon. 

I wish that we had not gone off the gold standard.

The income tax code should be simplified and some of the loopholes that are legal looked at.

I don’t believe in the shipping of jobs overseas to China and bringing in cheap ass Chinese goods and Asians here to fill jobs that Americans can fill.

I believe that employers are to blame for the illegals taking jobs that used to go to students and young people and black people.   We know there is no purity test.

I consider myself politically centrist and a moderate and a swing voter.  In other words the one that pols love to woo to their side.  Keep trying right now I am just not convinced that the politicians have gotten out of bed with the fat cat banksters.


Book Review: After America: Get Ready for Armageddon (reviewer John Hayward)

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After America: Get Ready for Armageddon amazon's low price of $16.95 and is #4 on the list. I buy all my books from Amazon and put this on my wish list.

I think this ispretty good read. I happen to hear this guy on CSPAN3 last night and he's pretty damn witty and has a lot to say--but is he another Arianna Huffington? I mean he is from Canada and moved to this country freely and now talking doom and gloom trash for the country just like she does. What's it with these people not born here? Think Dinesh D'Sousa. If I moved to France and started preaching doom and gloom to people who have been there all their lives I don't think they would like it very much.  We have enough Americans telling us that the jig is up.  It seems to come from the day after 9/11 when Bush started those damn wars and we sat on our laptops.

Mark Steyn’s new book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, is both spiritually and chronologically a direct sequel to his landmark America Alone​. If you liked the earlier work, you’ll love this one. It’s bigger, stronger, scarier, and funnier. If America Alone was Steyn’s Star Wars, this is the rare sequel that improves on the original: The Empire Strikes Out.

Steyn’s unique gift is a combination of topical mastery and biting humor. He has gazed overlong into the abyss, but he’s laughing too hard for it to gaze back into him. Here he provides a snapshot of the collapse of Greece:

When you binge-spend at the Greek level in a democratic state, there aren’t many easy roads back. The government introduced an austerity package to rein in spending. In response, Greek tax collectors walked off the job. Read that again slowly: to protest government cuts, striking tax collectors refuse to collect taxes. In a sane world, this would be a hilarious comedy sketch. But most of the western world is no longer sane.

After relating the story of how California micro-regulation forced a hardware store owner to stop offering coffee and donuts to his customers, Steyn sums up the lesson learned:

When the law says that it’s illegal for a storekeeper to offer his customer a cup of coffee, you should be proud to be in non-compliance. Otherwise, what the hell did you guys bother holding a revolution for? Say what you like about George III​, but he didn’t prosecute the Boston Tea Party​ for unlicensed handling of beverage ingredients in a public place. read more at above link…

You can read the first chapter on your computerat this link:

Summer Fun: It’s not too Hot for Hot Yoga

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When I was initiated and started meditation under Sant Mat or Rahda Soami, we were told not to use Hatha Yoga as a means to enlightenment.  It was used as a tool in the days of the yogis of India and invented to be done in a small space like a cave… LOL.

But I’ve been going to yoga classes since I was about sixteen and on and off for decades.  This time I’ve gotten serious about it.  That and biking. Here’s a good link that’s got some freebies with it too.  I’ve spoken to two women who do hot yoga and one told me that she has a bad case of arthritis and had surgery.  Her doctor told her the only thing she could do in the way of exercise was yoga and swimming.  She said that doing hot yoga was like “medicine” because she is now pain free and is not taking medications for the arthritis.

The other woman is a teacher I knew because we taught at the same school.  I had not seen her in years and she said that she had a bad accident and broke her hip and one leg is shorter than the other.  She started doing yoga and has improved her range of motion and is pain free.  As for me, well you know ole Jack I have all kinds of back and neck problems.  And most of all I want to lose about twenty pounds.  So today I rode my bike to class because it was still early and did the 90 minute class. Oh yeah most hot yoga classes are longer usually never shorter than 60 minutes and up to 90 minutes.  In fact last week I did a 90-minute class with room temp of 98.6.  That class had much slower and less fast poses because it was hotter there.

Usually the classes for hot yoga are set at 90 degrees with 50-60% humidity.   I have plenty of mats but did not the right towel to put on my mat because  you lose your grip with too much sweat.  My postures with the biking, weight lifting, eliptical machine work have improved so much.  I can’t believe I am doing some of the poses that I can.  This is as close to dancing as I can get and I really think this is it.

White men can’t get laid get guns grab Media

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I was watching Joy Behar

show and the psychologist ranted about white guys who commit these genocides should not be grabbing media attention. He went on to say that white men he interviewed had not getting laid in common.

“Forensic psychiatrist Michael Wellner offers his insight into the Norway gunman, and what could have driven someone to commit such atrocities.”

I am doing hot yoga this week and driving too fast

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I had to laugh at myself because I took a curve today at like 90 mph, didn’t know it was that fast until I looked at the speedometer.  That little Ford focus SE can really go.  But this is my staycation you might say.  I am mulling lots of things in my head to retool after I retire.  Hey that rhymes retool BEFORE you retire.  Anyway that’s what I am doing.  So why not parlay my interest in exercise into teaching maybe yoga, not hot yoga and get certified and do some yoga weekends too.  We’ll see.  I mean  I could make yoga outfits during the day and teach yoga in the evenings.  For now we are approaching milestone of 200,000 hits at The Trough.  Thank you Amy, just kibbasing as we used to say.

The Bachelorette Is Back

She had a crew of 30 to contend with. A few outsiders and foreigners. She got to keep 20 of them. It was painful to watch as their hopes frittered away with the pinning of each rose on the lapel of each man.

One of them wants to be the next bachelor not the first husband of Jillian. She’s good looking but a Canadian? What happened to having an American? It looks like she gets her heart broken before she can find the one.

Jillain has a lot going for her in the personality department. And I see the non whites took my advice…watch from home!