Damn, I guess I must stay involved. We can’t leave these jerks alone.

December 2, 2016

Yea, I voted by mail, though I used to just go in early. But at 79 I suspect that can’t continue for long. My first message… Don’t get old. Second message, raise good kids, though perhaps that should me the first. But I did both and I love it. At least the good kids part. And most certainly, a good wife makes an unbeatable combination. One of our kids has been president of her own 25 employee financial planning service for 31 years.

My problem today is the stupidity of the general public…  Or perhaps, laxness. Or laziness. And education (though I didn’t finish high school).

That they want the best is good, but they must be willing to work hard for it. Long before I knew better I was delivering papers. Then onto working in restaurants and filling orders for corporations. And then at 19 I got married to a woman smarter than me, and that was the best thing I ever did. We moved out of L.A. to GA, NJ and WI (I was in sales and worked for Mike Cudahy, an amazing entrepreneur). Then in WI my wife and I started a company in our basement and grew it to 70 employees with offices in four states in 25 years. With our kids help. But I got older… sold the company and retired. Two of our kids then went off and started a similar company (surprised?) and are doing great. Because they are good… And expect their hard work to also turn into growth and success.

I mention all of this because I just don’t understand why we haven’t raised our U.S. kids to enjoy work. And to be the best they can be at it! Absolutely NOBODY should ever be fired. EVER!!!

I blame political corruption… Mostly by the Dems but also by the Republcans. Politicians take bribes… To get re-elected… Or rich. And that costs cities and states and JOBS!!  But what the hell… It doesn’t cost the wage-earner (at least, not up front). But, we are where we are because of it.


I can’t believe it!!!

November 23, 2016

Yes the driver (of the school bus) was likely speeding, but we seem locked on that. Five kids were killed…. Is there no need to question administration? Like, are there seat belts for the kids? Is there ANTHING else we can do? Like add other safety measures?

Not just there… Everywhere!!! Google Streets can locate the street you are on.  I’m sure we can expand that to notify the driver of the speed limit, and equip the bus to notify of excessive speed.  There is ZERO need for this to happen again!

And — the Lefties??? They seem to have gotten smart. Not totally, perhaps, but I’m not hearing much about riots any more. Just think — had the tables been turned — it would have been as messy.

But I think we are growing up. Maybe.


Okay, I’m back, whether you like it or not…

October 12, 2016

I was out for a while. Had a stroke in 2014 but am getting better. At least I think so but my wife argues differently. But after 60 years what would you expect?

But now I have to speak up.  As you know I’m a right-wing wacko. Plan to vote for Mr. Trump (that is, unless he really screws up.) Unfortunately, he is on his way to screwing up, but it won’t be a vote for Hillary nonetheless.

But what the hell. Nobody’s perfect. Especially politicians.

I am not in the mood for she-said vs he-said claims, and with Hilliary’s experience defending rapists of schoolgirls I don’t trust them anyway. But that’s what Hillary did.

But if Trump is smart he’ll ignore the charges (he is NOT stupid, or so we’d hope).

He is very right about one thing: political corruption. It will kill our country if not fixed, though he does not speak of campaign finance reform. But I/m guessing he will support it. As a former CEOs I cannot imagine myself ever allowing employees to take bribes from manufacturers, but in politics we do.

Key is that I am not going to vote for myself. It is for my kids and grandkids.

Nonetheless, good luck at the polls.


Even some of us Republicans do not support the right-wing wackos.

March 31, 2015

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, is overstepping common sense. But that’s what politicians do.


Can’t we just get along?

March 6, 2015

For those reading this blog that do not already know, I am a Republican. One of THOSE guys! But a reasonable one, I hope. On Boehner’s decision to bring Netanyahu to the states, I disagree. They should both be locked up.

But it is what it is, and time will tell. I do believe that Iran should not be allowed the bomb, though Israel is not going to wipe them off the map. But I blame mostly the American politicians who have been taking cash bribes from Israel and defense manufacturers. For decades! And I blame Boeing and Lockheed for helping to corrupt our leadership and country. War is profitable, and we must block the corruption. Today America is no better than the worse.

But I’m 77 and have little left at stake. Except for my wife and 7 grandkids and 3 greatgrandkids. Unfortunately our politicians seem free of such ties, so here we are.

I keep thinking, can’t we just all get along? What would happen if we had a world where nobody harmed or stole from anyone else? What would happen with ISIS? What would Iran do?

But war is profitable and politicians are corrupt. We, the public, are screwed, though we deserve it. Were it not for our politicians on the take, would Israel even have to worry?

Unfortunately, even Israel’s politicians take bribes.

But what if they didn’t? What if corruption didn’t exist? How can America rule the world with dirty hands? How can people respect us?

Now the R’s have the wheel. Will they blow it?

January 7, 2015

Moneyed Politicians

Probably. They talk big now, but the cash bribes will soon flow to our esteemed lawmakers.

By Jack E. Lohman

Yes, ObamaCare must be repealed. NOW!!! It never should have been passed in the first place, but cash talks. Ask Sen. Max Baucus. Or your esteemed president Obama.

ObamaCare should be repealed and in it’s place inserted single-payer. All US citizens and taxpayers should receive the SAME health coverage, unless you are in the 1% and choose additional services. And taxpayer funded, like police and fire services.

It should have been, but wasn’t, put in place that way the first time around. But the money from the insurance industry was heavy, and we had Senator Max Baucus in the loop. Insurance money flowed to both parties, and stupid voters keep drinking the Kool-Aid. So what could go wrong?

We now have a chance to fix it, but will we?

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Now the R’s have the wheel. Will they blow it?

November 12, 2014

Probably. They talk big now, but the cash bribes will soon flow to our esteemed lawmakers.

By Jack E. Lohman

Yes, ObamaCare must be repealed. NOW!!! It never should have been passed in the first place, but cash talks. Ask Sen. Max Baucus. Or your esteemed president Obama.

ObamaCare should be repealed and in it’s place inserted single-payer. All US citizens and taxpayers should receive the SAME health coverage, unless you are in the 1% and choose additional services. And taxpayer funded, like police and fire services.

It should have been, but wasn’t, put in place that way the first time around. But the money from the insurance industry was heavy, and we had Senator Max Baucus in the loop. Insurance money flowed to both parties, and stupid voters keep drinking the Kool-Aid. So what could go wrong?

We now have a chance to fix it, but will we?

The smartest thing we could do is eliminate health care costs from employers and employees and the unemployed, but someone has to pay for it.

How about the same people who are paying for it now, the citizens of the United States???  ALL of them!!! Now paying in one form or another!!!

Yea, they call that socialism. Terrible, isn’t it? Country after country — SOCIALIST COUNTRIES!!! — have taxpayer-funded-healthcare. And it WORKS!!! AT HALF THE COST!!! For-profit ripoffs have been eliminated!

 

Guaranteed, had we passed public funding of campaigns years ago, where politicians got their money from taxpayer coffers instead of special interest bribes, today we’d have single-payer or Medicare-for-all health care.

YES there are problems with “government control!”

AND private-control!!! Life’s a bitch, and I hate government bureaucrats. But CEO personal greed is no better, and there are ways to prevent it:

The VA system, properly modified, could play a role. It ALREADY HAS salaried physicians. We need “PRIVATE OVERSIGHT”, “clear” fraud prosecution, and of course, more hospitals. The government should buy up all of the private hospitals and meld them into it’s VA system. And HIRE all of the private personnel.

But the politicians get campaign bribes from the insurers, and the media ultimately gets the campaign bribes. The current system is broken and the politicians and media want to keep it broken. And the bribes to continue flowing. And the fat cats love it.

So… what’s for dinner?