From The EastWing, Hillary Bill & Batman, Harry Reid & and The Donald

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


We’re watching Hillary Clinton make every effort to run this presidential campaign in the presence of lingering, nagging, and forever more troublesome tribulations tied around her neck, tribulations of her own making as this summer fell into autumn.  After many, many years of Bill trying his best to convince the world that his wife is something she’s not, Hillary  appears to finally think she’s a super hero.


We’ve all loved Batman from when he first left the Batcave . He truly fights for truth, justice and the American way. Batman has forever captured the hearts of us all. Batman can do no wrong. Now his sidekick is another story. Robin is the odd guy out with Batman. We don’t know for sure what Robin is even suppose to do.  Now when it comes to saving the day, Robin is pure worthless. Robin never saves the day.  Batman is the glory. We all love the glory side of life.


We’ve all now come to realize that Bill Clinton is now nothing more than  a friendly, likeable liar, and that’s just the way it is. That’s just Bill Clinton. It depends on what is, is.  For many years Bill has been trying his best to make Hillary into something akin to a super star.


Not everyone may remember back  in 2007 Hillary was running for President, the first time. Bill made a 5 – minute TV political commercial for  Hillary in which he starts out by saying he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary’s background. Bill then proceeded to tell his version  of the Hillary Story. It didn’t take much fact checking to confirm Bill’s effort to turn Hillary into  Batman.


Bill says: “In law school, Hillary worked on legal services for the poor.”
The facts are: Hillary’s main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. She went to court every day as part of a law student monitoring committee trying to spot civil rights violations and develop grounds for appeal.

Bill says: “Hillary spent a year after graduation working on a children’s rights project for poor kids.”
The facts are: Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. She met Bob when he represented the Panthers and traveled all the way to San Francisco to take an internship with him.

Bill says: “Hillary could have written her own job ticket, but she turned down all the lucrative job offers.”
The facts are: Hillary flunked the DC bar exam; yes, flunked. It is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. She had no job offers in Arkansas – none – and only got hired by the University of Arkansas Law School at Fayetteville because Bill was already teaching there. She did not join the prestigious Rose Law Firm until Bill became Arkansas Attorney General and was made a partner only after he was elected Arkansas Governor.

Bill says: “President Carter appointed Hillary to the Legal Services Board of Directors and she became its chairman.”
The facts are: The appointment was in exchange for Bill’s support for Carter in his 1980 primary against Ted Kennedy. Hillary then became chairman in a coup in which she won a majority away from Carter’s choice to be chairman.

Bill says: “She served on the board of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.”
The facts are: Yes, she did. But her main board activity, not mentioned by Bill, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices.

Bill says: “Hillary didn’t succeed at getting health care for all Americans in 1994, but she kept working at it and helped to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that provides five million children with health insurance.”
The facts are: Hillary had nothing to do with creating CHIP. It was included in the budget deal between Clinton and Republican Majority Leader Senator Trent Lott. The money came half from the budget deal and half from the Attorney Generals’ tobacco settlement. Hillary had nothing to do with either source of funds.

Bill says: “Hillary was the face of America all over the world.”
The facts are: Her visits were part of a program to get her out of town so that Bill would not appear weak by feeding stories that Hillary was running the White House. Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them.

Bill says: “Hillary was an excellent Senator who kept fighting for children’s and women’s issues.”
The facts are: Other than totally meaningless legislation like changing the names on courthouses and post offices, she has passed only four substantive pieces of legislation. One set up a national park in Puerto Rico. A second provided respite care for family members helping their relatives through Alzheimer’s or other conditions. And two were routine bills to aid 911 victims and responders which were sponsored by the entire NY delegation. She proposed to have the US memorialize the Woodstock fiasco of 40 years ago.

Here’s what bothers me more than anything else about Hillary Clinton: She’s done everything possible to weaken the President and our country (that’s you and me!) when it comes to the war on terror.

1. Hillary wants to close GITMO and move the combatants to the USA where they would have access to our legal system.
2. Hillary wants to eliminate the monitoring of suspected Al Qaeda phone calls to/from the USA .
3. Hillary wants to grant constitutional rights to enemy combatants captured on the battlefield.
4. Hillary wants to eliminate the monitoring of money transfers between suspected Al Qaeda cells and supporters in the USA .
5. Hillary wants to eliminate the type of interrogation tactics used by the military & CIA where coercion might be used when questioning known terrorists even though such tactics might save American lives.

One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. But, one can think of a lot of comments she has made that weaken our country and make it a more dangerous situation for all of us. Bottom line: She goes hand in hand with the ACLU on far too many issues where common sense is abandoned.

Despite his best efforts, Bill Clinton has been unable to produce a superhero.


Hillary’s not Batman, why she’s not even Robin. And we don’t even like Robin that much anyhow.  Like Dick Morris, a former long time aid to Bill Clinton said, “this country may well be ready for a woman president, but not this one”.


But with the FBI fiasco aside, keep in mind the words of that great American, Harry Reid, who said “Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to ever seek the office of the President of the United States”. Guess that tread mill accident messed up more than Harry’s eye.


And so we set and wait one more day for the long anticipated debate between Clinton and Trump. I don’t think Donald Trump will agree with Harry Reid.


From The  EastWing, Hillary Bill & Batman, Harry Reid & and The Donald

I Wish You Well

From The EastWing, Remembering When, Speaking Up & Speaking Out, A Pilgrim Story

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.
It happened in late October 1974, in Columbus OH, at the Ohio State University, in a second year creative writing class, that a student said “I have never written anything about politics or  religion because I don’t want to offend anyone”.


The class size was small, so we met in one of the oldest class rooms still in use by the university. We sat in a circle with the professor occupying one of the seats in the circle. Upon hearing that remark, he stood up, walked to his desk and pickup a very large dictionary.  An “ old school” kinda dictionary. Measuring at least 10 x 14” and being some 6 – 8 inches thick, that book weighed at least 12 pounds, if it weighed an ounce.


With all the eyes upon the professor, he dropped the dictionary flat on the 100 year old wooden class room floor. To this day, I still remember the sound of that book hitting the old oak floor and the words that followed.


“Now that I have you attention class, remember this well,  if you’ve  never offended anyone with your  words you’ve probably never stood for anything worth while. Only those taking a stand on an issue can look themselves in the mirror and know they made a right decision to speak up.  Those of you who do not, will become the sheep of our society, to be led astray by deceit, trickery, corruption and fraud.”


And so it is with a remembrance of the long past encounter identifying the importance of taking a stance in life, I once again jump into both politics and religion as a topic of  discussion from the EastWing.


The New York City Council voted in May that public urination is not a criminal act. The Supreme Court of Italy just a short time ago ruled that public masturbation is legal (except in the presence of minors). The San Francisco City Council decided, by one vote, one vote mind you, to continue the city’s ban on public nudity  not, of course, on the grounds of “decency” but on the grounds of public health. Since that can easily be resolved by use of a towel on public benches and chairs, it is only a matter of time, probably a couple of years, before people will be permitted to walk around naked in San Francisco.


A few weeks ago, teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina, were instructed not to refer to their elementary school students as “boys and girls” but as “students” and “scholars.” The reasoning is presumably for inclusivity  there may be a student who has no gender identity  and that adults should not impose a gender identity on young people. Have you ever heard such carp in you whole life?


In a New York Times op-ed column, a professor of philosophy noted his shock at learning that most young Americans do not believe that moral truths exist. They are incapable of asserting that anything, including killing for fun, is wrong beyond personal opinion. These are all inevitable consequences of the death of belief in God and Judeo-Christian values, and of the Bible as society’s primary moral reference work.


Europe has been in moral decline since World War I, the calamity that led to World War II and the death of national identity and Christianity in Europe is apparent wherever one cares to look today.


There has always been one exception: the United States. But now that too  is eroding. The seeds of America’s decline have been sown since the beginning of the 20th century, and they came to fruition with the post-World War II generation, the baby boomers. Radical and aggressive secularism and atheism have replaced religion in virtually every school and throughout American public life.


We have gone from President Abraham Lincoln reading the Bible every day to Alaska Airlines feeling forced to stop passing out prayer cards with meals. In a hundred years, we’ve gone from near-total biblical literacy to near-total biblical illiteracy. One wonders whether half of America’s college seniors could correctly identify Cain and Abel, or whether more than 1 in 10 Americans could cite the Ten Commandments. We have gone from President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaiming the need to save “Christian civilization” in World War II speeches to a virtual ban on American presidents mentioning the word “Christianity.” The current President, and his efforts are the single most shining example of a massive attempt to eliminate Christian civilization from our nation.


And, as is widely noted, Americans are no longer supposed to wish strangers “Merry Christmas,” and they must refer to a Christmas party as a “holiday party.”  Similarly, the European Union constitution never mentions Christianity, despite the fact that it was Christianity that formed Europe.


The prices that we Americans and Europeans are paying for creating the first godless societies in recorded history amount to civilizational suicide. Boys and girls are not to be referred to as boys and girls; Western elites dismiss national identity as protofascism; the belief that moral truth exists has been destroyed and replaced by feelings and opinions; fewer people are marrying; and more people live alone than at any time in American history.


Western European countries have become empty, soulless places. They are pretty and appear materially secure (for now), but they stand for almost nothing (except “multiculturalism” and “tolerance” and “globalism”. The Europeans have replaced a Jewish population that overwhelmingly wanted to assimilate into society with a Muslim population that does not want to assimilate. In fact strives to create their own caliphate within a society.

An example being what happened in Dearborn MI when in 2012 at an Arab Festival, Christians were viciously attacked, verbally and physically, and ultimately stoned. Police stood by as such activity occurred. The mayor of Dearborn MI responded by saying the Christians should not have been there to begin with, and besides the city  did not have enough resource to control the  mob violence.


Nearly all European countries are headed to Greece-like insolvency as fewer and fewer workers pay enough in taxes to support those who collect welfare, and as tensions with their Muslim inhabitants increase. All the while the Arab swarm floods  across the continent of Europe.


But for the sickos in our society,  the good news is that now, beginning with Italy and New York, they can watch each other masturbate or urinate in public.


There’s no way to prove that God exists. We believe in God, and call it faith. But what is provable is what happens when societies stop believing in God. That society commits suicide. So went the Godless Romans. I’m sure you can think of the others also.


Sometimes it’s good to bear in mind just how much the people who founded this great land believed in God and how they truly entrusted their lives.


On September 16, 1620 (September 6, by the Old Style calendar), the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and set sail from Plymouth, England, for the New World. One hundred and two passengers plus crew crowded onto the tiny ship, which probably measured about 100 feet long and 25 feet wide. William Bradford, longtime governor of the Plymouth Colony, left us a flavor of the perilous two-month voyage across the Atlantic in his book Of Plymouth Plantation.

After they had enjoyed fair winds and weather for a season, they were encountered many times with cross winds and met with many fierce storms with which the ship was shroudly [wickedly] shaken, and her upper works made very leaky; and one of the main beams in the midships was bowed and cracked, which put them in some fear that the ship could not be able to perform the voyage. . . . But in examining of all opinions, the master and others affirmed they knew the ship to be strong and firm under water; and for the buckling of the main beam, there was a great iron screw the passengers brought out of Holland, which would raise the beam into his place; the which being done, the carpenter and master affirmed that with a post put under it, set firm in the lower deck and otherwise bound, he would make it sufficient. And as for the decks and upper works, they would caulk them as well as they could, and though with the working of the ship they would not long keep staunch, yet there would otherwise be no great danger, if they did not over-press her with sails. So they committed themselves to the will of God and resolved to proceed.

Sad to say many do not share that level of belief today. Can’t help but feel the world would be a better place if we all shared such a level of faith.


From The EastWing, Remembering When, Speaking Up & Speaking Out, A Pilgrim Story


I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, A Sad Day, Memories of Friends, A New Big Boy Toy

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


As a nation we continue to share the sadness of that day, 9-11-01. Fifteen years seems like only yesterday. We remember where we were and what we were doing when we became aware. Memories that will never leave.


This September 11, 2016 brings extra sadness to the EastWing. Two dear and long time friends have passed.  Rest in peace my friend Jerry Sullivan. I’ve know Jerry longer than I’ve know the EastWing. A long time, a long long time, a dear friend. Jerry, a lifetime military man who served his country with distinction. I too will miss him.


Tom Berg was know to many. Tom’s life work was talking on the radio. His last job being on the local radio station, WKVI  at 99.3 on the FM dial.  (  I first met Tom shortly after he arrived in Starke County. He’s been a friend ever since. Not too long after Tom arrived he told me “I’ve found my spot in life. Here I’ll stay”. And so he did. Another friend gone, another sad memory.


As many of my old time friends know, I’ve always had special interests in weather and old time sayings for weather forecasting. From time to time there’s been different types of weather forecasting and recording systems to play with. Last week that all changed. High tech weather data collection and forecasting capability  has come to the EastWing. On Tuesday last, I installed a professional grade Personal Weather Station in the front garden of the EastWing, and registered the station at Wunderground. Com.


The  weather station is named “At The EastWing”  DUD! What else could it be called when the instruments stand just outside the south window, between the glass and the road. We got our unique identification name: KINNORTH19. We also were assigned a unique password to log onto the participation site. provides live weather information at over 320,000 stations world wide. At The EastWing is one of those.


Depending on what type device you connect to the internet, you can put an app on you smart phone, iPad or other table. The web site is  or from the app store search weather and select Weather underground.  Once installed just type in your zip code to pull up all stations within your zip code. To find station KINNORTH19 simply type 46366 for the zip code and At The EastWing will be among the list. At that point it’s click and go. And from there on you know when it’s raining on me.


The weather station is powered by the sun during the daylight  and rechargeable batteries at night. Automatically connected to my WIFI, EastWing weather is broadcast live and updated every 5 seconds. The rain volume is calculated by measuring raindrops passing a given point and converted to volume per hour, per day, per week, per month, per year. And to think I used to catch rain droops in a flat bottom tube and look at the meniscus matching the painted numbers on the glass. A step up.


Last Friday was the real test of the new toy. We watched the rain calculation in real time. Being able to switch back a forth between per hour and per day, we saw calculation as high as 6” per hour in the heaviest part of the storm. The final rain volume was 3.38”.


I’m also able to make short term forecasts  (3 days). And  like all good weather prognosticators, if I’m off on my forecasts, oh well, I’ve got another one coming at you tomorrow. Besides it always sunny somewhere.

From The EastWing,  A Sad Day, Memories of Friends, A New Big Boy Toy


I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, Winding Up & Winding Down, Bad Manners, Freedoms Choice, An Old Time War Story

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

As the birds flock together and the waning days of August are winding down, so too a season is winding up. Now what’s most interesting about that first sentence is both winding up and winding down point in the same direction. With up and down, words that normally mean complete different directions, going  in the same direction, it’s no wonder we had a president who most famously said “It depends on what is is”. That’s an example of  why many think American English is one of the most difficult languages to learn to speak and even more difficult to understand.

Last Friday evening the plan was to watch the Packers play football at San Francisco. The normal pregame stuff was said and done then when it’s time to play the National Anthem, Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers quarterback refused to stand. Said he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Make no mistake about it, his actions were just a very small part of his freedom of choice as  enjoyed by every American citizen. His actions reflected his opinion of  the nation he lives in. Such a  poor choice on his part. Now every time the National Anthem is played in his presence, all eyes will be upon him.

”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. ”To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” That was his verbatim quote for his actions.

What was not  said on TV  at this time was this person received a contract to play football and he’s being paid $114,000,000.00 Yep that’s 114 million over 6 years. With a minimum guarantee of 61 million no matter what.  It’s truly amazing that society will pay such sums to people who possess such limited skills outside playing football. Colin Kaepernick  may or may not be able to converse  at a level above 5th grade. I tend to think he would be comfortable at that level of intellect. His actions in this matter supports my inference.

Chances are great that, except for an unusual ability to play football, this man could well be in a much worse state in life, or in jail. Can’t help but  wonder if he has ever one time in his life has given thanks for what  he has received in life. I doubt it.

“There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” That’s such a stupid announcement to make in response to not standing for the National Anthem.  The only place where bodies are in the street is in the urban black community. Those bodies put there by urban black men. Like the facts or not, black men make up less than 10% of the total population and they committee over 50% of all the murders in the nation. That’s FBI fact sheets, not from the EastWing.

Another twist to this sad story that the NFL and political correct news media won’t touch for love nor money is the fact that last off season, Colin Kaepernick converted to Islam and is currently engaged to an activist in the higher echelon of the Black Lives Matter group. Both Islam and Black Lives Matter are both opposed to any recognition of respect for the United States.

The only reason we can have a worthless piece of crap like Colin Kaepernick disrespect not only the National Anthem, but also the whole country is because of those who have fought and paid the price with  their blood for today’s freedom. Even when that freedom is flaunted in the face of the National Anthem, on national TV. Even when the offender may well be to dumb to realize what he’s doing.

Yesterday marked the 240th anniversary of one of the most significant events in American History. An event where the very survival of this nation tittered on the outcome. Yet it’s importance has long since slipped from our collective memories. So now most don’t even know it ever occurred. I tell this story here to illustrate the degree of human sacrifice that was made for generations yet unborn, by the men who fought for the freedom of setting down  while the National Anthem is being played at a football game 240 years in the future.  The first major battle of the Revolutionary War it was.

On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Long Island was fought.  The British force was in excess of 34,000 troops. George Washington’s Army numbered near 12,000.  It was not a good outcome for the Patriots.

Marching through the night, the British took the Americans by surprise and overwhelmed most of their lines. George Washington, watching the enemy cut down his men, cried out, “Good God, what brave fellows I must this day lose!” That day 2,400 Americans died on the battle field.

Only herculean  resistance by some 400 or so Maryland and Delaware troops avoided a total defeat. “If a good bleeding can bring those Bible-faced Yankees to their senses, the fever of independency should soon abate,” one British officer predicted.

The Americans retreated to Brooklyn Heights, where they sat on the verge of total disaster. It was here that General Washington realized that he must somehow get his army off Long Island or lose not only the battle but also the war.

British warships were prepared to sail up the East River, which lay between Long Island and Manhattan, to cut off any retreat. Fortunately for the Patriots, strong winds kept the ships out of the river, but Washington realized that it was only a matter of time before he was trapped.

The general ordered a search for all available boats. On the night of August 29, under cover of rain, oarsmen began ferrying the army across the East River. One Connecticut officer remembered making eleven trips across the river that night, carrying men to safety. The troops hurried along in complete silence. They knew full well that if  discovered in retreat, the Patriot force would be annihilated. The last American to leave the Long Island battle field was George Washington.

Only a fraction of the army had crossed by daybreak. As historian David McCullough wrote, “Incredibly, yet again, circumstances—fate, luck, Providence, the hand of God, as would be said so often, intervened.”

A heavy fog settled over Brooklyn, obscuring the American movement. When it lifted, the stunned British realized that over 9,000 men had slipped into the fog and out of their grasp. The bruised Patriot army would live to fight another day. A new nation had survived it’s first battle for freedom.

I venture to say  Colin Kaepernick never heard that story or any other story of why he can sit on his  rich ass and make disparaging remarks about the National Anthem and the country  who has provided him with so much in his short life.  Shame on him.

From The EastWing, Winding Up & Winding Down, Bad Manners, Freedoms Choice, An Old Time War Story

I Wish You Well,


From the EastWing, Khizr Khan, What You Saw Is Not What You Got

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


As the fall out continues to boil over from the speech by  Khizr Khan at the Democrat Convention, the question now becomes can this man be taken at his word, or is this yet another ploy by the democrats. In short, can Mr. Khan’s words  be trusted? For that answer draw your own conclusions based on some other things you may not know about Khizr Kahn.


It turns out that Mr. Khan was contacted by the Clinton Campaign only after his name was given to them by the White House  just 4 days before the convention was to start.  This after five other families turned down the offer to speak, all of these five families had to sign Non Disclosure Agreements, and each were paid $5,000.


Khizr Kahn who is an immigration attorney with his own firm which is deeply in-debt some $1,700,000, he also has HUGE trouble with the IRS going back 6 years now, he appears he owes in back taxes around $850,000 plus interest and penalties. But the story is not done yet.

Mr. Khan has been paid by CNN and NBC News over $100,000 to tell his fake story to them, plus he has been given a bonus of $175,000 by the DNC AKA the Clinton Campaign, but it still not done yet, the IRS as of yesterday has placed his file on hold and will no longer go after Mr. Khan and his wife for the back taxes due.


So this Mr. Kahn is an attorney specializing in a federal program call EB5. The EB5 program, which helps wealthy foreigners usually from the Middle East essentially buy their way into America, is fraught with corruption. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has detailed such corruption over the past several months, and in February issued a blistering statement about it.


“Maybe it is only here on Capitol Hill—on this island surrounded by reality—that we can choose to plug our ears and refuse to listen to commonly accepted facts,” Grassley said in a statement earlier this year. “The Government Accountability Office, the media, industry experts, members of congress, and federal agency officials, have concurred that the program is a serious problem with serious vulnerabilities. Allow me to mention a few of the flaws.” Grassley’s statement even noted that the program Khan celebrated on his website has posed national security risks.


“There are also classified reports that detail the national security, fraud and abuse. Our committee has received numerous briefings and classified documents to show this side of the story,” Grassley said in the early February 2016 statement. “The enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security wrote an internal memo that raises significant concerns about the EB5 Program. One section of the memo outlines concerns that it could be used by Iranian operatives to infiltrate the United States. The memo identifies seven main areas of program vulnerability, including the export of sensitive technology, economic espionage, use by foreign government agents and terrorists, investment fraud, illicit finance and money laundering.”


Khan spoke alongside his wife Ghazala Khan, who stood silent,  at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Unlike when Mrs. Kahn appeared at the White House in 20109 there she was dressed in western fashion and curled hair as she posed with the President, her convention dress reflected the accepted Muslim look for women. Their appearance was said to be honoring their son U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan—a hero who lost his life to a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004. The real motive turned out to be much more sinister.


On behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, Khizr Khan ripped into Donald Trump’s policies on immigration—specifically bashing his plan to bar Muslim migration from regions afflicted with rampant terrorism into America temporarily until the United States can figure out what’s going on.


Khan even brought out a pocket Constitution, claiming inaccurately that Trump’s plans were unconstitutional. That’s not true, as Congress has already granted such power to the president under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952—allowing the president to bar migration of any alien or class of aliens the president sees as a threat to the United States for any reason at any time. Such a class of aliens could be Muslims, or it could be people from a specific region of the world, or any other class—such as someone’s race, weight, height, age, national origin, religion, or anything else. One would think a attorney, dealing almost exclusive with Muslim migration into the United States he would have known of the Nationality Act of 1952. After all it was written by  and passed into law by democrat majorities in both houses of congress.


The media, along with Hillary Clinton and her supporters throughout the Democratic Party establishment, has pushed the line of attack against Trump for days. Now President Barack Obama has said that Trump is “unfit” to serve as President over the matter. Even a group of anti-Trump congressional Republicans has gone after Trump on the matter.


But as Breitbart News and other new media have exposed Khan’s various deep political and legal connections to the Clintons—and to Muslim migration—the attack line has crumbled. Now, with Khan deleting his website in an apparent effort to hide his biographical information, the attack is falling apart even more.


What’s  interesting also is that on this website that he has now deleted, Khan revealed that he spent nearly a decade working for the mega-D.C. law firm Hogan & Hartson—now Hogan Lovells LLP—which connects him directly with the government of Saudi Arabia and the Clintons themselves. Saudi Arabia, which has retained the firm that Khan worked at for years, has donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation. Hillary Clinton, despite the repeated urging of Trump, has refused to return the Clinton Cash money to the Saudis. What’s more, Hogan Lovells also did Hillary Clinton’s taxes—and helped acquire the patents for parts of the technology she used in crafting her illicit home-brew email server that the FBI director called “extremely careless” in handling classified information.


Keep in mind that the sins of political high jinks are forever found out.  Remember Watergate? There’s always someone who’s both  willing and able to shine the light of truth on crap like this. And so, yet another pile of Obama  B.S. bubbles up thru the corrupt Chicago political process from which the community organizer/president came.


What’s more, the entire mainstream media has proven negligence with regard to this matter as none of them even thought to look into this Khan guy’s law practice before bandying him about as some kind of magic elixir that cures the country of Donald Trump. Turns out it didn’t work.


From the EastWing, Khizr Khan, What You Saw Is Not What You Got

I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, The Dog Days, No Sport Heroes Here

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


The Dog Days of Summer, gotta love ‘em,,,,,, and the livings easy. Now that my summer office hours have kicked in, it’s just that much more time to play in the EastWing. This year the annual continuing education requirement of 24 hrs for the tax prep business was completed in mid July. That out of the way, allowed me to plan the payroll and accounting workload in such a way to develop the long weekend schedule every week till late fall. I think long weekends are like watching color television for the first time. You get use to ‘em quick.


With the Olympics being upon us, I was asked if  I’d ever participated in any type sports activity. Now the short answer is “Kinda”. The first contact with organized sports occurred at the Tip Top Elementary School in Tip Top KY. Keep in mind the Tip Top Elementary School didn’t have an Athletic Directory or Guidance Councilor. But we did have Miss Higgins and she provided all the athletic direction and social guidance along with the fear of her and God, in that order, that we needed to get along in life. She taught us well.


The Tip Top Elementary School was twice as large as many of the other schools there in the mountains. Although I’ve heard of ‘em and ever have seen, I never attended a one room school. Tip Top Elementary School had two rooms, thank you very much. A central heating system was employed through out the building, a big round thing setting in the middle of each room. It was truly fire on the mountain.


The athletic  field  available at the Tip Top Elementary School posed rather unique issues for some of the more traditional sports one would expect at an elementary school. The main issue we dealt with was the absence of an athletic  field. With the building being built on the mountainside, one end of the school yard was considerably more elevated than the other.


Red Rover was a team sport favored my many. After the teams were drawn, a coin toss was held to determine which team would be on the high side of the playground. An interesting little note on the coin toss. Most of the time there was no coin available. No body hardly ever had any money ever. In the absence of a coin, we used a pop bottle lid. Not the pull tab thing, a real pop bottle lid. The kind you pulled off with a pop bottle opener. My favorite pop bottle lid to flip was Dr Pepper. Don’t know why, it just was. Of course the winning team to pick the side always choose the high side. Two reasons for this choice. Its much harder to run up hill, and it’s much easier to run downhill. And so the up hill team started out at an advantage. When on the up hill team it was as if the mountain was on your side.


Other team sports enjoyed by all were tag, shadow tag, and freeze tag. A morning recess full of tag meant a quite class till noon. No government hot lunch program there, Everyone went home to eat and came back for the afternoon school when you got done eating. If anybody was late, the teacher would wait. If she was waiting too long, she’d send one of the older kids to go get the offender. We’d all laugh when the late one came back to school.


Much of the other organized sports activity at Tip Top was held off the school property. Where the mountains come together and the water runs cold, there are always small places were the ground is level enough and the rocks are few enough to allow marble tournaments. Circle in the dirt shootouts occupied many  Saturday Mornings in heated marble tournament combat. Three marbles to buy into the game, but you kept what you shot out of the circle. I’ve been involved in high stakes marble tournaments costing five marbles to buy in, but the circle would contain upwards of fifty to sixty marbles. A good shooter was a prized position in such games.


Everyone had a favorite “shooter”. And me, well my favorite shooter was a highly admired, widely acclaimed “Steelie”. Steelies were rare finds in the mountains, much envied and valued high among the peer group. When I left Tip Top, I sold my Steelie to one of my cousins living next door. Took all the money that boy  had in the whole  world, and put those four pennies  in my pocket, then headed north to Indiana looking to further my formal education in the fourth grade at the North Judson Public School System.


Growing up in a family of girls I was forced to learn games like Jacks, Jump Rope, Cats Cradle and Hopscotch. These things we called “The Summer Games”. The Summer Games were fun. I became quite proficient in the Summer Games. By the 6th grade we jumped rope twirling two ropes going in different directions. Yep, I could ski rope with the best of ‘em. We danced in and out of that circle skipping rope.


By the 7th grade basketball came along. I never made it to the A Team. Seems my skills tended to be more toward the mental rather than the eye hand coordination activity necessary to make the A Team. I did participate in some of the basketball games but it was always after the outcome of the game had been determined, either won or lost with a few minutes on the clock, when I entered the fray.


The high school sports participation reflected my grade school career as a jock.  Oh well, at least I always had really good seats to watch the games. And besides, every year there were the Summer Games.


It was there in Downtown Toto that as kids we participated in the beta testing of a concept to induce young people to exercise and explore the fresh air outdoors. An idea so revolutionary that in time it would sweep across the whole world. As computer technology developed and miniaturization technology made the smart phone an item more indispensable than underwear in the eyes of many, Pokémon Go came into being.


For those Toto Beta Testers, we just called it Hide & Seek.


From The EastWing, Enjoying The Dog Days, No Sport Heroes Here

I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, Who’s Dark, Who’s Right

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

 One of the  remarkable traits of the progressive democrats in our nation  is their amazing  lack of self-awareness. This trait was on display last week in the media and Democratic Party’s characterization of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech and the entire Republican National Convention as being “dark.”
 Of course one would expect the Democratic Convention to have a different opinion on how to run the government than their republican counter part, but “dark”. Really? Really? Is this the depth of the democrat ability to define the opposition? A single  word to define a political party. The other point of view could be well served to choose a single word. Stupid comes to mind, among others.
 For the left to dismiss other Americans as having a dark view of America is laughable. Because no one, not Donald Trump, not the Republican Party, not any conservative  has nearly as dark a view of America as does the democratic left.  Across the board  from the universities to the media to the Democratic Party the left, around the world and in America, has put forth an unremittingly dark view of the United States.
 Lets just do a walk down the left side of memory lane and visit a brief example of what I’m talking about.
 Racism “is part of our (American) DNA,” President Barack Obama said in 2015. Is there anything Donald Trump said in his acceptance speech that is even close as dark about America as that? The President has painted the darkest of dark picture on the whole nation. For Obama to attach racism to American DNA is beyond dark, it’s an insult to every American who takes pride in being an American.  On this past  July Fourth weekend, Vox published a long column arguing “3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake.”
 The most widely read historian in American high schools and colleges, the late left-wing professor Howard Zinn, was asked whether he thought the United States had done more good or more bad in the world. “Probably more bad than good,” he answered. The left regularly characterizes the United States as a sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist and bigoted country. The left considers our wars are wars for imperialist expansion, driven by material greed.

The top 1 percent relentlessly exploits the other 99 percent. America is rigged against blacks, Hispanics and the 99 percent.  Cops kill unarmed blacks proportionately more than they kill unarmed whites because so many cops are racist. Is there anything in Trump’s speech that can match any of those left-wing views of the United States for “darkness”?

 Moreover, every one of those leftist critiques of America is totally and completely  false. Not a single one can be validated by facts. Even though they are not factual, and never have been, the left continues to spew this crap out day after day, year after year, election after election.  Nevertheless, we are in a dark time in America. In fact, Trump didn’t make the case for America’s darkness nearly effectively enough.
 Donald Trump should have said our universities  outside of the natural sciences  are being destroyed as learning institutions. They close minds, censor speech and indoctrinate rather than educate. Blacks have more anger toward whites and America than at any time since the civil rights era. This black anger is fueled in a major part by the President, himself.  in  American students are learning less while being indoctrinated more. They graduate high school barely able to write a coherent essay with proper sentence structure, grammar and spelling. They know nothing of substance about history or basic skills needed to become productive members of society. But they know all about the existential threat allegedly posed by fossil fuels.
 According to a recent Gallup Poll, fewer young Americans than at any time since polling began are proud to be Americans.  A greater percentage of Americans are dependent upon government for their income and even for food than at any time in American history.  The American national debt is the highest it has ever been. And it is increasing at a rate that can only lead to an economic implosion. A smaller percentage of Americans are married than at any time in American history. Americans are having fewer children than ever. Fewer businesses in proportion to the general population are being started than ever before.

Sectors of major American cities are essentially killing zones. Chicago being the best example of one such city possessing the killing zones.

 Fewer Americans than ever before believe in God, go to church or affirm Judeo-Christian values, the basic moral code of America’s founding and of Western civilization. Only 2 in 10 black children are born to a married mother. This alone is the single most important  factor in this social stigma, yet it’s shunned like the plague by the likes of Jessie Jackson  Al Sharpton and President Obama.
 Is that dark enough? And the list has only scratched the surface.  Believe me, I could double this list with ease. Moreover, every one of these dark facts listed here is the result of left-wing policies, left-wing politicians, left-wing writers, left-wing professors and the left-wing party, the Democratic Party.
 If all Donald Trump did between now and November were to delineate the darkness created by the left and the Democrats, he could potentially win in a landslide. But, for reasons that elude me, I question if he will, just as no Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan has. In the same way that Democrats won’t identify America’s international enemy,  Islamic terror.  Republicans won’t identify America’s domestic enemy, the left.   And until such time Republicans do, the darkness from the left won’t go away.
 From the EastWing, Who’s Dark, Who’s Right
 I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, From Collin’s Point of View, Catholic Democrats

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


It’s with the permission of the author that I post the following thoughts from a friend of mine, Collin Van Waardenburg, on Catholic Democrats and sin. I’ve know Collin most all his life, he’s not yet old enough to drive. Collin will  turn 16 comeAugust 28, 2016.


You know, now you see so many Catholics with power in the Democratic party, and they all seem to throw around the fact that they’re Catholic like it’s a badge of honor. Well, those named folks, namely Tim Kaine, are a lot like today’s modern coins, they look valuable, but it’s really just cladded to look important. When you claim to be a Catholic but do not follow the basic laws of the church, you need to wake up and realize you’re lying to God, and more so to yourself. I think it’s oh so very fitting that a man named Kaine would also betray the rules of the faith for the sake of politics and his “ideals.”

 So, for those people who throw around the fact that they are Catholic, but do not encompass Catholic ideals, I ask you to Google the basic rules of the Church. Same-sex marriage is a sin, abortion is a sin, women may not be ordained. This is all basic Catholic stuff that any true Catholic should know. People often think the commandment “Thou shall not take the Lord’s name in vain” means that it’s wrong to say the Lord’s name with spite, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The original Hebrew words go to the tune of “Thou shall not CARRY the Lord’s name in vain.”, by that logic, it’s wrong to do evil in the name of God, and is one of the greatest of sins. We seem to have a lot of self proclaimed Catholics in the Democratic party who throw around their Catholicism as being this badge that I mentioned earlier. Yet they commit such wickedness all while claiming to praise God in His Church which says supporting such actions is a sinful deed.

I encourage Mr. Kaine to dust off the old family Bible, if he truly owns one. I’ll admit that Trump is not the greatest Christian, but he’s sure doing better than Hillary and Kaine. I recognize no one is perfect, and Christ was sent for the sinners. But the Divine Physician only works on patients who recognize they need said Physician. Mr. Kaine doesn’t appear to realize how sick he is. I, just moments ago, read that Mr. Kaine is “personally against abortion”, but still “strongly supports Roe v. Wade”. A Catholic who reads their Bible knows that consent of a sin itself is a sin.


So now you know why I consider Collin Van Waardenburg one of my true best friends in this world. Age has nothing to do with true friendship. And besides, we both like GODZILLA MOVIES.


Over the years, from time to time, I’ve been highly critical of our education system dumbing down society. Collin Van Waardenburg is an example of how the education process of our youth is suppose to work. At his current age, he possesses more knowledge than the vast majority of his generation will obtain in a lifetime.   it’s such a pleasure and a joy to have a friend like Collin. He gives me hope for the future of America.


From The EastWing, From Collin’s Point of View, Catholic Democrats


I Wish You Well,


From the EastWing, Mr. Know It All, The Big Mysteries, Two Democrats, One Passed The Buck One Did Not.

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


No matter what is said, somebody reading from the EastWing somewhere in the world will take exception to the written words. Then sometimes some of these folks feel compelled to express their antipathy for what I’ve said. It’s not only what I’ve said, but also, as a general rule, make a personal attack on the messenger. (I think the personal attack part are from the liberals.) You know, Lying Hillary and that bunch.


And so it was last week I received one such letter(e-mail) lambasting not only my words on George Will, but also dumping on me as a humane being. I believe the quote was “You think you’re so damn smart. You set there at that EastWing of yours acting like a smart ass. Mr. KNOW-IT-ALL !”.


It was the Mr. Know-it-all part that got me to thinking. I’m 72 years old and there’s still many, many unanswered questions in my life. Questions that I’ve spent an untold number of years pondering, all the while searching for some of the most elusive answers to many of life’s unending mysteries.


I’ve never found out which came first the chicken or the egg?…..where’s the beef?….who left the barn door open?…how to get to Sesame Street?…. why eggs are  packaged in those little flimsy star foam cartons but batteries are packed in hard as nails plastic?….. why abbreviated is such a long word?…. do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?…..why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor but dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons?…..why do you have to put your two cents in but it’s only a penny for your thoughts?….where’s that extra penny going to?…..what is Victoria’s secret?…….why is the  Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star the same tune?……why do people sing  those two little song when they’re compared?….why wieners are 10 to a pack and hot dog buns come in a package of 8?…..


Not knowing any of these things, I don’t deserve the prestigious title MR. KNOW-IT-ALL until such time I can  answer, at the very least, 70% of these everlasting mysteries of life. So in the mean time, I’ll just continue to spill out my (as the e-mail lady said) “venom” from the EastWing.


In the last 7+ years how many times have your heard the President along with his people exclaim “It’s George Bush’s fault”. You’ve heard that a lot. The statement became the standard defense for all the short comings of the Obama Administration. Lying and passing the buck has become the mantra of Obama and his failed administration.


Now before anyone jumps on me for picking on the Obama Administration, are you aware that just yesterday, July 23, 2016, the Secretary of State , John Kerry, said that air conditioning and refrigeration was a larger threat than ISIS. Just think about that a little bit, then tell me they’re not a bunch of wacko’s.


That was not always the case of one Democrat President who came into office under much, much worse circumstances than President Obama could even imagine. Harry Truman, a Vice President who had been pretty much kept in  the dark about everything government from the time he tool office, became President upon the final heart beat of President Roosevelt. Harry Truman never looked for an excuse to justify failure. Harry Truman never looked back.


It was on July 17, 1945, when  the final “Big Three” World War II conference between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union opened in Potsdam, Germany. There, Harry S. Truman, who had become president only three months earlier when Franklin D. Roosevelt died, met Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin for the first time.

President Truman entered this meeting  knowing there were enormous issues to be resolved The political future of Eastern Europe, the destiny of recently defeated Germany, the still ongoing conflict with Japan were all on the table. And then there was the top secret and the question he alone must decide – whether to use the atomic bomb. A question for which President Truman never sought consensus of the group or political input  for those wanting to cover their tracks.


While at Potsdam, President Truman received a secret telegram informing him that scientists had set off the world’s first nuclear explosion in the New Mexico desert. “Operated on this morning,” the telegram said. “Diagnosis not yet complete but results seem satisfactory and already exceed expectation.”


President Truman alone walked the night halls of the White House pondering the fate of  the world. President Truman never appointed an  Atomic Czar to handle such things. President  Truman never sought a consensus of political input. He never asked for an opinion poll. President Truman made the most difficult decision ever to face an American President. He met the challenge of being President.

When he became president, many political observers had very low expectations for Truman, the very ordinary son of a Missouri livestock dealer. He quickly proved he was willing to make hard choices and stick by them, a trait summed up by a small sign he kept on his desk that read, “The Buck Stops Here”.

The saying comes from the slang expression “pass the buck,” which means passing responsibility to someone else. “Pass the buck” is thought to have come from the game of poker. In frontier days, a knife with a buckhorn handle (made from the antler of a male deer) was often placed on the table to designate the dealer. Players could pass the buck, as the marker was called, to the next player if they did not want to deal the cards.

President Truman once said “The President, whoever he is, has to decide, he should never pass the buck to anybody. No one else should ever do the deciding for him. That’s his job, that’s why he  got the job, that’s why the buck must stop here”.


If memory serves me right, it was the first hour of the second day on the job, Obama passed the buck. To this day the White House Buck is still being passed.


From the EastWing, Mr. Know It All, The Big Mysteries, Two Democrats, One Passed The Buck One Did Not.


I Wish You Well,



From the EastWing, Dumping On George Will & Mitt Romney & Bill Kristol And Any Others Who Walk

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing,


With all the attention on the FBI decision not to recommend charges be filed against Hillary Clinton, and the continuing fall out of that story, my time to comment on those events is yet to come. That thing  is still playing out. We’ll see how that goes.  So for now we can talk of other things.


One of the thing that makes this country great is our freedom to think what ever we want, freedom to say whatever we say without fear of reprisal from our government. It’s with those thoughts of freedom dancing in my mind that brings me declare “I don’t spiders and snakes and George Will”.


The time has come do address George Will and his grand exit from the GOP. A few days ago he declared that he had enough of those ruffians and peasants that  went out and voted in such large unheard of numbers in the most recent Republican primary. He wants nothing to do with those kinda people. They’re not his kind of Republican and so he’s out of here.


My first, last, and only response is “Don’t let the door hit you in the a*# as you leave”.


He must have figured all those who voted in the primary would come begging on bended knees. “Oh for the sake of the party, we  can’t ever function without George Will. How will we ever know what to think without good ole George telling us. Who can tell up proper behavior, if not George Will? Oh whoa is us. Oh whoa is us.


I’m sure the party would survive if I left, and I’m equally sure it will survive with  George Will gone. So sorry, George, that it had to be YOUR way or NO way. Guess the highway suites you better after all. George Will  is a self-proclaimed atheist. He finds disgusting any views of faith. So he walks out. An old southern phrase

“Good riddance to bad rubbish” seems to fit George Will.


Now he’s in his own little party of one. An advantage of having your own party of one is you don’t have to put up with the likes of those Southern, redneck, grits-eating, gravy-slathering, less-than-Ivy League-educated, church-going kind of people who voted republican in such record numbers.


Now it can be said that all those hard hat and factory workers who lost jobs, pensions, homes, and their sense of self-worth because of the brilliant globalist policies that the elites pushed as “good for us” do know that the party of Lincoln and Reagan will again have some respect for the “little people” that the George Will types looked down their political noses at.


Lincoln is quoted as saying that “God must have loved the common man because he made so many of them.” Reagan’s election coined the term “Reagan Democrats” that represented the many working men and women who were ignored and held in contempt by the “In The Know Politicians” of both parties.


There has forever been a distinct difference between people who are educated and those who are smart. Some very well educated folks aren’t very smart. I believe it was comedian Brother  Dave Gardner who said “Some folks are educated way beyond their intelligence” Then there are some folks I grew up with who may not have been as well-educated as I, but  who are truly smart, truly smart indeed.


They knew that we would lose America if the only ones making money were the ones who owned the companies and who robbed Americans of jobs that were shipped to Mexico, China, or Indonesia. They knew that the Ivy League politicians who continued to live off credit by running up trillions of huge national debt would face a day of reckoning.


They knew that having open borders so that we looked the other way as masses of people poured into the country illegally would lower wages and strain the budgets of states trying to educate, medicate, and incarcerate the hordes of new arrivals. They knew that losing a sense of pride and nationalism for America first and creeping into the multicultural, politically correct, and globalist “one world order” would turn America into a wussy, wobbly, and weak country where people showed up illegally, waved flags of their home country, burned our own flag, and demanded that we give them instructions and education in their native language, drivers licenses, healthcare and maybe even the right to vote. And yep,  just look at where we are now.


George Will doesn’t like Donald Trump. I’m sure he wouldn’t like me, either. Come to think it, he also didn’t like Bill O’Reilly. He famously got into it  with Bill on TV and ended up getting shredded by his Bill-ship. Bill O’Reilly let loose on George Will  the street-fighting Irish instinct he learned in a blue collar, working class neighborhood on Long Island, and his passion to stand up for the “little guy” means that he will basically beat the crap out of those who try to take his turf. George Will disrespected his turf, and paid the price.


Donald Trump got more votes than any Republican in nomination history. And Republicans ELECT our nominee, we don’t delegate the process to backroom bosses who SELECT our nominee. I’m staying in and will help Donald Trump become President. George Will, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, all the Bushes and a handful of others are in full-pout mode and have left. I hope the door hits ‘em all in the same place as they exit.


To any other who may choose to leave the GOP, It’s your decision. What makes this nation great is our freedom to choose. You may go and come as you please. The only thing I ask is to keep in mind, your time of stewardship of this  Grand Old Party has not been beneficial for the “folks” despised by George Will.

The last 8 years of promises have been ignored by your actions after being elected. Such promises and your lack of action have not been ignored by us “folks”.


Do not expect me to beg you to reconsider. You have decided to leave. I have decided to do everything possible to stop, using Donald Trump’s descriptive words, “Lying Hillary” from continuing the slide of this nation into the abyss. And it appears  that a lot of Americans, just like me, are ready for a fight to keep their country and their American Culture the way it is.


What I’m really hopping for is all those Hollywood types who said they’d leave the country if Donald Trump was elected president, I’m hopping they’ll keep their word, and take George Will with ‘em.


From the EastWing, Dumping On George Will & Mitt Romney & Bill Kristol  And Any Others Who Walk

I Wish You Well,


From the EastWing, Ben Franklin, The Liberty Bell, Mother Teresa

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing,

At a time when it would be most easy to sit in the air-conditioned comfort of  the EastWing this hot July Sunday Evening and rave about the bad things going on in our country. It would so easy to find fault with the FBI,  with President Obama, with Hillary Clinton, with Black Lives Matter, and others doing downright brainless things which I perceive to dangerous to our great land. The time will come to say the things that need be said on those matters.

Today, at the suggestion of the beautiful She, I’m thinking more of where we came from as a nation and what got us to were we are rather than thinking of what seems to be trying to tear us apart.

It was in the summer of 1787, the Constitutional Convention met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to decide how to set up a new government. Many times the arguments grew bitter, and tempers flared in that summer heat. Some delegates talked of quitting when they reached an gridlock over whether representation was to be based on the population of each state or if each state should be given one vote. This period of gridlock would become known as  the “critical juncture” in the Constitutional Convention. This nation was brand-new, not yet old enough to vote by today’s standards,  and already it looked as though it might fall apart.

On one of the hottest June 28th ever recorded, it was 1787 when  Benjamin Franklin, at age 81, the oldest delegate in the room, rose from his seat and made a simple but profound suggestion. Ben Franklin said they should pray for guidance. He reminded the delegates  that the Continental Congress had asked for divine aid at the start of the Revolutionary War.

“Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered,” he said. “And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?”

The delegates did not follow Franklin’s suggestion to begin each session with prayer -for one simple reason, they had no funds to hire a clergyman. But his words helped calm the Convention, which soon began to make progress, and so that did answer Franklin’s fervent prayer.

It was on July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell rang from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) as It summoned Philadelphians to hear Col. John Nixon give the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The Pennsylvania Assembly had ordered the 2,000-pound bell from a London foundry in 1751, specifying that it bear an inscription from the Bible: “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof ” (Lev. 25:10 kjv). The bell arrived in Philadelphia the next year but cracked on its very first test, most likely due to a flaw in its casting, so it was melted down and recast twice to make a new bell.

Over the years the bell rang often to call people for announcements and special events. It pealed in 1765 for Philadelphians to discuss the Stamp Act, in 1774 for the First Continental Congress, and in 1775 after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

At some point – no one is certain when – the bell cracked again. On February 22, 1846, during a ringing for Washington’s birthday, the crack grew so much that the bell became unusable. The  bell no longer rings today. Although on special occasions, such as the Fourth of July, it is gently tapped. On June 6, 1944, when the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy, officials struck the bell and broadcast its tone across the nation by radio..

Today the Liberty Bell sits near Independence Hall in a pavilion known as the Liberty Bell Center. Lines from an old poem capture Americans’ attachment to the venerable icon.

The Old Bell now is silent, And hushed its iron tongue, But the  spirit it awakened, Still lives forever young.

Maybe, just maybe  it’s time that we, as a people, reconsider Ben Franklin’s suggestion that hot summer day of long, long ago. It worked then, it’ll work still.

And so from the EastWing I pray:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

From the EastWing, Ben Franklin, The Liberty Bell, Mother Teresa

I Wish You Well,

From the EastWing, The Law 1952 Style, Even Gomer Pile Knew, When President Carter Called The Shots,Best Come Backs of The Year. AR-15 Kool-Aid

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

With all the name calling, mud slinging, cussing & fighting going on in the political world now days, guess it’s time we jump into the middle of the show. This decision has come about as a result of the President of the United States belittling Donald Trump for his stance on limiting access to entry into this country by selected groups of people. Obama called Trump ‘bout everything except a white boy  in his distain for Trumps lack of knowledge on such matters.

Donald Trump has been severely criticized, by Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and even some members of his own party, for even suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims). These criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being “Un-American,” dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Both Congressmen and Senators have sworn that they would never allow such legislation, and the president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.

Yet there was a time when an American President implemented an old law to protect the nation. So stroll with me down memory lane as we talk and walk into   the way things used to be.

Officially  it’s titled the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act.  It was created to  revise the laws relating to immigration. It’s important here to note that the authors of this law are Democrats, both McCarran & Walter who wrote the law were card carrying Democrats. This law was created by Democrats in 1952,  and  first used by Jimmy Carter in 1979.

As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, Surprise !!!” It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president.  Whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

Yep, President Jimmy Carter, the good ole boy  from Georgia, used this law  in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States. Actually  he did more, much more.  He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States in 1979.

It’s important to  note the law requires that an applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and “attached to the principles of the Constitution.”  Since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, all Muslims should be refused immigration based on this 1952 law.

And  this boys and girls is just one very small example of how out leaders lead. Of how our president projects his knowledge of immigration laws for which he is charged to uphold. But there is enough crap to go  around when it comes to ignoring this and other laws of the the land. An equal number of Republicans also called Donald Trump dirty names. Shame on them all. Left and Right, shame on them all..

The way I look at it is, either they don’t know about this law, which means they are incompetent to hold office , or are  lying. You can decide which way you want to view their words.

Did you ever find yourself in a conversation and after it’s all over you thought of just the right  thing to say? But of course, its always way too late. Yeah, me too. Here are a few folks who came up with the best comebacks ever in situations like that.

In an interview, General Norman Schwarzkopf was asked  if he thought there was room for forgiveness toward the people who have harbored and abetted the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks on America. His answer was classic Schwarzkopf.

The General said, “I believe that forgiving them is God’s function…OUR job is to arrange the meeting.” 

Dana Perino at FOX News describing an interview she recently had with a Navy SEAL. After discussing

all the countries that he had been sent to, she asked if they had to learn several languages?

“Oh, no ma’am. We don’t go there to talk.” 

A conversation overheard on the VHF Guard (emergency) frequency 121.5 MHz while flying from Europe to Dubai .
Iranian Air Defense Site: ‘Unknown aircraft, you are in Iranian airspace. Identify yourself.’

Aircraft: ‘This is a United States aircraft.  I am in Iraqi airspace.’ 

 Air Defense Site: ‘You are in Iranian airspace. If you do not depart our airspace, we will launch interceptor aircraft!’

Aircraft: ‘This is a United States Marine Corps FA-18 Fighter. Send ’em up, I’ll wait!’ 

Air Defense Site: (… Total silence)

Some times ya just wish you could come up  with something like that, just once, or maybe twice.

And my final thought for the day, with all the silly theatrics by the Democrats setting on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, protesting lack of gun control legislation,  I couldn’t help but think how Jim Jones killed 918 people with  pitchers of Kool-Aid. So how’s that gun control thing gonna stop mass murder again?  Maybe it was  AR-15 Assault Style  Kool-Aid.

From the EastWing, The Law 1952 Style, Even Gomer Pile Knew, When President Carter Called The Shots,Best Come Backs of The Year. AR-15 Kool-Aid

I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, Getting Ready For July 4th , The Eagles & The Patriots

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

As this third day of July draws to a close and the sun making only spotty appearances in the EastWing sky this day. Thoughts and reflections flood my soul of things that started this nation on the road to greatness while wondering will it last. Seems that some of the current administration folks wants us to believe we are nothing special. In fact we are just lucky. Also that God had nothing to do with were we are today. Just luck of the draw.

I believe otherwise. Here’s a little bit of why……..

American legend says that during one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War, the noise of early morning gunfire woke some sleeping eagles, which flew from their nests and circled overhead. “They are shrieking for freedom,” the Patriots said. And so the bird got on the right side early in the war.

The bald eagle has been a national emblem since June 1782, when Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States, which features a widespread eagle. Congress chose the bald eagle because it is native to only North America, and because eagles have long symbolized strength, courage, freedom, and long life. You can find the eagle, among other places, on quarters, dollar bills, half-dollars, the president’s flag, and the mace of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The term bald does not mean the eagle lacks feathers on it’s head . That term comes from piebald, an old English word meaning “spotted with white,” and refers to the white feathers on the bird’s head and tail. By the mid-twentieth century, much of the bald eagle population had been wiped out by hunting, trapping, loss of forestland, and pollution from pesticides. In 1963, the Lower 48 states were home to only about 400 nesting pairs.

The bald eagle first gained federal protection in 1940, and in 1967 it was listed as an endangered species. Since that time, it has made a remarkable comeback. By 2007, the Lower 48 were home to some 10,000 nesting pairs. In Alaska, where the bald eagle was never endangered, the population was estimated at between 50,000 and 70,000 birds.

In June 2007 the Interior Department announced that it was taking the bald eagle off the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. Killing or harming these majestic creatures remains a federal crime.

Two things I find saddening about my thoughts on the eagles. The first being, we have harsh Federal Laws against killing eagles. These laws extend to the total protection of eagle eggs, the unborn eagle babies. Violation of such laws can be punishable by up to $100,000.00 and 10 years in prison. The second saddening thought being we have no such laws to protect unborn human  babies.


Caesar Rodney, ever heard of him? Well don’t feel bad most folk have not either. I came across Caesar Rodney a long, long time ago while looking for something to write about for a story about the Declaration of Independence.

Many have had contact with Caesar Rodney and never knew he was around simply because in 1999 the U.S. Mint launched a series of quarters honoring the fifty states. The back of the Delaware quarter, the first in the series, features a man in a tri-corner hat on a galloping horse. The rider on the Delaware quarter is Caesar Rodney, one of Delaware’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Caesar Rodney  was a well-to-do planter who had served in Delaware’s legislature, led protests against the Stamp Tax, and organized Patriot militia before being elected to the Continental Congress. Despite such activity, he was a man of poor health. He suffered from asthma as well as skin cancer that had left his face so disfigured, he often hid one side of it behind a green silk scarf. Yet as John Adams noted, there was “fire, spirit, wit, and humor in his countenance.”

Caesar Rodney was in Delaware on the evening of July 1, 1776, when he received an urgent message from Philadelphia. Congress was ready to vote on the issue of independence. Of the two other Delaware delegates, one favored and one opposed a break with England, so Rodney’s vote would decide which way the colony would go but only  if he could get there in time.

He rode through the night, in thunder and rain, to cover the 80 miles to Philadelphia. The next day, just as Congress prepared to vote, the delegates heard hoof beats on cobblestones, and a mud-spattered Caesar Rodney strode into the hall, still wearing his spurs, exhausted but ready to break the tie in his state’s delegation by voting for independence.

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress made the earth-shattering decision to break from England: “Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” Two days later, it adopted the Declaration of Independence.

From The EastWing, Getting Ready For July 4th , The Eagles & The Patriots

I Wish You Well,


Weather Springtime, Some Things Don’t Seem Right, Some Things That Used To Be

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.
One of the best parts of the Springtime is Weather Springtime.  Or maybe you call it Springtime Weather. Either way, it’s a hoot. Blizzard, Sunshine, Blizzard, Sunshine, Thunder Snow, Sunshine, Blizzard, Sunshine. All on a single Saturday afternoon in April. Weather Springtime.
A big brilliant ball of bright sunshine in your eyes. Sunshine Springtime. Warm and soft gentle breezes against you skin. Winds of Springtime.
Watching the world turn green. Seeing both the Robin and the worm. Picking the first dandelion. Waiting for the hummingbirds. Smelling the Night Springtime Air.  Hearing the Bells of Springtime, the little night frogs.  Yep,,,, the best part of Springtime is Weather Springtime.
Is it just me, or does anybody else think the world has gone crazy when such a topic as which toilet for a person to use dominates part of the news most every day. Whatever happened to common sense? What was wrong with the way this issue has been handled by society ever since time has been recorded when the words boys and girls first appeared on the doors?  What really concerns me is where will all this craziness lead?
Can’t help but wonder if this whole thing is  President Obama’s  plan to create new jobs and stimulate the national economy.  It doesn’t take too much thought to see many, many new jobs coming into existence.  Just look at the amazing job growth when the TSA was created. I’m of the belief, this will employ many times more working class Americans providing a vital service to keep us all even safer in our toilets.
 One such new job to be created will have to be the Pecker Checker.  We gotta have ‘em, just gotta have ‘em, but who will pay the Pecker Checker? And how much money will a Pecker Checker make? Do we pay a Pecker Checker by the pecker? Still some issues to work out  on this one, but we’ll get through ‘em.
One more question. How many peckers can a Pecker Checker check if a Pecker Checker can check peckers? And will women have to wear a Vag Badge? Will we have to hire a Vag Badge Hag?
I see a ripe opportunity for the creation of a whole new enterprise.  The new business, Political Correct Restroom Services Inc. will be able to contract for restroom security across the nation. Their marketing ad needs to be simple, easy to understand, and direct to the point. The company motto will simply says
Sometimes it’s just better to think about  things that used to be and wonder when will we ever learn.
There was a time when it took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up. Nobody owned a purebred dog. When a quarter was a decent allowance. You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.  Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces. You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot. Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box. It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
It was when school teachers threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…and they did. When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady, including me and the She.   When no one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked.
You could lie  on your back in the grass with your friends and say things like ‘That cloud looks like a…’ It was playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game. Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.
Now with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today. It was a time when being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home.
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
It was endless summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, leap frog,  going swimming, picking up pop bottles for refunds,  and putting Kool-Aid powder with sugar directly on your tongue.
Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say, ‘Yeah, I remember that’!
Now if you want to make someone’s day, send this to a friend who can still remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger, and Buttermilk, and Rin Tin Tin
Oh, by the way, how many of these do you remember?
Candy cigarettes, Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles. Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers. Newsreels before the movie. Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601). Party lines. Peashooters, hi-fi’s & 45 RPM records. 78 RPM records! Green Stamps. Mimeograph paper. The Fort Apache Play Set.
Do You Remember a Time When decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe,’. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’ ‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Catching The lighting bugs  could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening,
It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best Friends.  Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot.  Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures.
It was a time when ‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense.  Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.  The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team,
War was a card game. Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle,
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.
If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived The Good Life.
Got an old friend who needs to smile? Pass these memories along,  I Double-Dog-Dare-Ya!
From The EastWing, Weather Springtime,  Some Things Don’t Seem Right,  Some Things That Used To Be.
I Wish You Well,

The War of The Worlds, Springtime Close Enough To Feel, Watching Democrat Debates, Learning Lots, Actions Speaking Loud, Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


The last week of February and the first week of March, 2016 were the final days of the final battle of the War of The World. Now before you head for the hills, I’m not talking Earth Vs Flying Saucers, or even an invasion of Little Green Men from you know where.


It’s the epic battle of heat and cold, of sunshine and clouds, of rain and snow, winter and spring locked into the death spiral of winter. And  every year it’s springtime all over again. I love the springtime. Soon it’s time to dig dirt, cut grass, and complain about being too hot. I love the springtime. Almost time to welcome those pretty little springtime friends of mine, those pretty little, pretty little dandelions. I love springtime.


Have you been watching the Democrat Debates this year? Well I have. From those debates   I’ve been educated a great deal about what the Democrat Party really stands  for. Below are just a few of the things I’ve learned about this Democrat Party.


Black Lives Matter, All Lives Don’t Matter.  College should be free and all student loans cancelled.  All medical treatment should be free.   To become an American citizen you just need to show up inside this country.


The economy sucks and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.  The Middle Class is shrinking rapidly and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.  Average family income is continuing to drop and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.  Black youths have over a 50% unemployment rate and after 7 years in office it’s not Obama’s fault.  Hispanic youth unemployment is over 35% and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.


50% of the population is paying 100% of all the taxes and they are still not paying their “fair share.”   The other 50% are not receiving nearly enough free stuff and deserve more.


Everyone who votes Democrat will work less, make more money, get more time off, spend more time with family, pay less taxes, and get more government subsidies.


Government wants even more money to squander on old promises already broken.  Being a  “Progressive” is less cringe-worthy than saying you’re a Liberal.


When  America grows up, we want to be Norway,  Sweden or the  Netherlands .

There’s a quagmire in Iraq and Obama’s complete retreat from there has nothing to do with   the situation.


Republicans want dirty air, oil spills, trash in the streets, polluted oceans, no medical treatment, young people without any education being paid the lowest possible wages, starving children, were responsible for Jim Crow Laws and don’t believe in equal rights for all.


Both Snowden and General Petraus broke laws for releasing and not securing secret documents but Hillary Clinton shares no responsibility for doing WORSE.  If Hilary is elected, everything will be rainbows and Unicorns – just like with Obama.


Hillary Clinton does walk on water.   Cheaters do prosper.  People often cheer stupidity.


There is only one candidate given a voice in the Democrat Race.  Hillary and Bill Clinton were born poor Black Children.


All the qualifications needed to be President is to be a woman.


Evil looks like anything white, rich, successful and productive.


You will receive a participation trophy in life.


Agreements of any kind should be signed and committed to, even if the other agreeing party doesn’t live up to its obligations.  Everyone else does it, so should we, regardless of any results in those other countries.


Saying “That’s not who we are” justifies stupidity.


Everything that’s gone wrong in the world is George Bush’s fault.


Now I’m not saying I’ve learned all there is to know about the Democrat Party, but this is a good start toward a better understanding of just how the Democrat Party works.


Can’t help but wonder at what point do I start to “Feel The Burn”.


You’ve heard the saying that actions speak louder than words,  well last Friday evening in Chicago, those actions show the whole world all that is needed to be known about liberals.


From The EastWing, The War of The Worlds, Springtime Close Enough To Feel, Watching Democrat Debates, Learning  Lots, Actions Speaking Loud, Stupid Is As Stupid Does


I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, Groundhogs And Musicians

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

Damn Groundhog. He done us dirty. Saying we’ll have an early spring, then we get the only blizzard of the winter. It never ceases to amaze me that educated people will put faith in the musings of an uneducated groundhog every year in early February.


Of all God’s creatures, great and small, the one least qualified to  make prognostications that time of the year is the groundhog. A useless creature who has slept the winter away and is disturbed only by little people in a small Pennsylvania Town that time forgot.  Yet we wait with much anticipation each and every time February comes around. Now more snow is predicted to start into March.  So this year he did do us dirty. Damn Groundhog.


After posting my thoughts about Donald Trump, the e-mail filled up with requests for thought on Hillary Clinton. one does not have to have thoughts on Hillary Clinton. Her own words are all that’s necessary to convince most anyone that there’s more to come  .


For my music loving friends, bet you didn’t know Hillary is a musician. Oh sure, Hillary’s a musician. So far she’s sang like a bird when it comes to this matter of how she protected the secret emails she received while Secretary of State. Her explanation is this never ending love song.  Hillary tried ‘there were no emails”… it didn’t work.

Then Hillary tried “there were no government email”… it didn’t work.

Then Hillary tried “there were no classified government emails.”  it didn’t work.

Then Hillary tried “the 3 democratic appointed inspector generals that say I handled classified emails illegally are being manipulated by Republicans.”  it didn’t work.

Then Hillary tried “this is a massive over classification of email.”  it didn’t work.

Now she’s quit denying it altogether and changed her tune to “others have done it too”… Guess what.. that won’t work either…..

Guess at some point it’ll be time to face the music with a different tune.


From The EastWing, Groundhogs And Musicians

I Wish You Well,


Talking Trump, Living On The South Side, Coming Home

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


This past week a client ask my opinion of Donald Trump. After some thought I concluded that the main characteristic that I do admire most about Trump is  he knows what he does not know and hires what he needs to remedy that. It takes great strength to admit to oneself that you need help from others more knowledgeable about a topic and then go get it – getting the best rather than an old crony or making a quid-pro-quo appointment as a thank you (payoff?) for a financial donation. Someone great once said words to the effect of “sometimes the real strength of as man is in his knowing his own weakness and, rather than hiding it, takes action to strengthen it.”


Let’s be clear: I do not believe Donald Trump is a Liberal or Conservative, He’s a  Pragmatist  and perhaps at this time in the nation’s history Pragmatist is what is needed.

I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That’s a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned.

Viewing  problems from a liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and
more attacks on the working class in all economic  strata.

Viewing  things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending, globalism to the detriment of American interests and well-being, denial of what the real problems are, weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff – appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot  juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party.

Immigration isn’t a Republican problem – it isn’t a liberal problem – it is a problem that threatens the very fabric  and infrastructure of America . It demands a pragmatic  approach not an approach that’s intended to appease one  group or another.

An impending collapse of the economy isn’t a liberal or conservative problem it is an American problem. That said,  until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect. Successful businessmen  like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not  promise to accommodate.

Trump uniquely understands that China ’s manipulation of currency  is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a    problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it. Here again successful businessmen like Trump who have weathered the  changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn’t  work you don’t continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.

As a pragmatist Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky  promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through a Carl’s Hamburgers.

America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see  a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems.

You may not like Donald Trump but I suspect that the reason people do not like him is because: 1) he is antithetical to  the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals  that fatten the coffers of politicians; 2) they are  unaccustomed to hearing a candidate speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who own them vis-à-vis donations; 3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology; and 4) he is someone who  understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.

listening  to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing  America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Marco Rubio is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding his campaigns. Rubio can deny it but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting  something in return.

We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties?

A pragmatist might be just what America needs right now. And as I said earlier, a pragmatist sees a problem and understands that the solution to fix same is not  about a party, but a willingness and boldness to get it done.

People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that’s common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who’ve always played it safe  by not willing to risk failure. Such people are all too many in the little city. Those who complain the most about everything and anything that has to do with life in North Judson are those  who have never lived anywhere else in their life.


Live six months on the south side of Chicago, and if you survive, you’ll be willing to kiss the ground when you come back home. Just saying.


From The EastWing, Talking Trump, Living On The South Side, Coming Home


I Wish You Well,


From The EastWing, Seed Books, Lost Laws of The Land, Truman Signed It, Carter Used it, Obama Thanking Trump For All You Do.

Greetings to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.


Did you notice the days are getting longer? Yep getting longer, not warmer just longer. The inside plant world has started to wake up and getting ready to grow into the sunshine. I’m going to plant tomato seed next week. Then from there the sky’s the limit.


Well, did you get the seed books in the mail? The best way to tell when it’s time for cabin fever to set in for the winter, the seed books show up in your mail box. Forever me and the She, we buy seeds from these books. We plant, it grows, but never looks like the picture of the product in the seed book. I don’t think they send us the good seeds. They keep the good seed to grow themselves so they can take pictures for next year’s seed books.


Found it very interesting how many of the political types have jumped on Donald Trump for this statements on banning Muslims. It’s illegal, can’t be done, is mean spirited, that is not what we are about, is just a few of the comments coming Trump’s way from not only the Democrats but also the Republicans.  One of the most insistent that Trump’s position was not only illegal but un-American was Jeb Bush.  Oh by the way,  does Jeb Bush remind you of a cry-baby? Just asking.


It never amazes me how fast we forget history in our great land.  Political correctness has eclipsed history in the minds of many. So lest we forget, do you remember 8 USS Code 1182?

Don’t feel bad, seems most everyone in the political business has either forgotten about this law or else they just don’t want to talk about it. This law was written in 1952.  It was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, House and Senate, and signed by a Democrat president.


Here is 8 US Code 1182,  it addresses  inadmissible aliens into our country. It reads as follows:

“Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president.  Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”


Now for all of the naysayers who are claiming that what Trump said is dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous, and/or unconstitutional, well you folks need to review a little of short term history of the United State.   It is already the law of the land.


This law was utilized by Jimmy Carter, no less, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States, but Carter actually did more.  He made all Iranian students already here check in, and then he deported a bunch.  Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the United States, 1979.


Now for those doubting Thomas Friends of Mine,  the “www” below is all you need to research.


In appreciation of Donald Trump bringing  this apparently lost law of the land to light, I’ sure both Democrats and Republicans will all beat an open path to Trump Towers and offer gifts of  gold,frankincense and myrrh, along with  thanks for this insight into the intricate detail of the laws governing  inadmissible aliens attempting to enter the United States.


Why I’m sure  President Obama, himself, will lead such a charge to thank Donald Trump for providing him with all the tools he needs to control the illegal aliens in our society. It’s the right thing to do. After all, how many times has the president told us all to do the right thing? A lot.


Besides, controlling inadmissible aliens is a Democrat thing, signed into law by Harry Truman, used by Jimmy Carter to deport inadmissible aliens in 1979. Yep, deporting inadmissible aliens, it’s for sure a Democrat thing.


From The EastWing, Seed Books, Lost Laws of The Land, Truman Signed It, Carter Used it, Obama Thanking Trump For All You Do.


I Wish You Well,


From the EastWing, Pick & Choose, Politically Correct Holiday Greetings

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

With all the excitement of the arrival of the new Grand Baby Girl, Fiona Ella Ruth Howard, thrown into the holiday mix, I’ve forgotten to wish the traditional holiday greetings for this time of the year to my weekly EastWing Friends. So before this day closes out the year and tomorrow brings in the new year and the last day of celebration for many, I’d like to say this:

To All My Democrat Friends, and you know who you are. So I’ll not call you out here, Just pick the greeting that best fits your view of life through those rose colored glasses:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice… religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2016, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.

Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

From The EastWing, Pick & Choose, Politically Correct Holiday Greetings

I Wish you well,


From the EastWing, Those Twelve Days That We All Know, Or Do We?

Greeting to all and welcome new friends to the EastWing.

There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge that won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? And so I done the research to find out.

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. For the Catholic Church, during that time in England, every day was a dark and stormy night.

The song has two levels of meaning. The surface meaning , that is to say just the words alone. Then another meaning, a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the song has a code word for a religious reality, which the children could remember.

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.

Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments

Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.

The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.

The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.

The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.

Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit – Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.

The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.

Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.

The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.

The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

So that’s your history for today. This knowledge was passed to me and I found it interesting and enlightening. I now know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol… so pass it on if you choose to do so this Christmas Eve.

From the EastWing, Those Twelve Days That We All Know, Or Do We?

This Christmas Eve, I Wish You Well,