Monday, May 25, 2015

Russia is Right

Russia is right to restrict certain NGOs. The NGOs are quite predictable and can be counted beat up Israel and ignore massive abuses in far left and Muslim states. In truth the NGOs don't add much. The same stories are in the far left press. The NGOs are pretty much jobs programs for lefties.

The agencies have zero integrity.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memories and a feeling of home

The Duck points to the wisdom of buying store brands.A home is a collection of the people, stories and items I'm the house. The memories that familiar brands bring up is part of the story of our lives. The brands are like familiar friends along with us on the journey of life.

The memory of my mom bringing me Hawaian Punch when I had a fever are rich. My grandmothers love of Breakstone sour cream, Goodmand Egg noodles, flieshmans. My father liked fine deli Mustard and despised Frenchs and would only eat a Deli type mustard often Guldens. He still loves his Hebrew National products. My mom likes her Tide and Dawn.

Through the years many products have been linked to me. The first and foremost is Diet Mountain Dew. In fact it is a running gag at work and several others have started drinking the stuff. I love my P&G products. P&G products have been in the backdrop of many stories. In GA I walked miles to find 3X Body wash. Others in my class started using the stuff. There was the story when my local Duane Reade ran out of man soap and I was miserable all day.

There is the story how I switched to Hunts from Heinz when the stock was taken over. My first batch of Ketchup and Ote Ida tater tots was like being reunited with an old friend. Over the years some beloved brands got sold off. I got Breyers and Hellmans back when I bought Unilever. Unfortunately Hawaiin Punch remains with a company I don't own.

Yes the Duck is largely correct in that you save money with store brand. However, it isn't my home without P&G. The products have been with me my entire life. I like the smell of Tide and the way Dawn makes my plates shine. The familiar brands are almost supporting characters in my life story. The boss knows I am in when he sees the diet Dew in the Fridge. The girlfriend prefers the P&G products she asks for Bounty by name.

I prefer the name brand quality and memories over a few dollars here and there.

Time for genuine discussion of the history of Islam

The time has long since passed to have a conversation about the history of Islam. The conversation needs to start and it needs to be done by responsible people. Americans and other people learn about unflattering chapters that are all part of a larger story.

The notion that Muslims are victims is a fiction. We have dispensed with images of slavery as anything other than a human rights mess. Similarly claiming slavery in Africa or Islamic cultures was less odious is a common fiction of lefties for expediency. Jim Crow is evil unless practiced by Muslims. Colonialism is evil when practiced by Europeans but peachy when practiced by Muslims.

The above fictions are reaons why Marxists really have no place in genuine education or political discussion. They bring a Psuedo religious agenda and should not be permitted into serious discussion. Of course our bird brained critic poultry will cry about censorship. The facts are he would not be as charitable with whole University departments staffed by KKK types. The truth is Marxists are responsible for exponentially more deaths than racial power kooks.

A Black coworker was floored when a Muslim coworker made references to odd behaviors of mine and said but you are Jewish. The coworker looked at me and said if I made anything close to those remarks about Blacks or anyone else there would be a suspension. The person making these off the wall remarks was educated at elite universities and the notion of intellectual freedom and individuality never was imparted.

The notion that I should talk about the Middle East every two minutes is offensive. Oddly as a person with Hindu family and a love for a certain South American country this is odd. In my house the Jewish guy buys a Christmas tree for his Hindu relatives who occasionally pray at Churches. Why should I be bothered with constant conversation about
What my ethnicity is every time I depart from a stereotype.

The self flagellation at every aspect of American history is useful only when a similar discussion of the history of other cultures is similarly scrutinized. The absurd notion that the sum of Thomas Jefferson was that he owned slaves and had a relationship with one is typical of the ignorance imparted by the left. If we can discuss the merrits of Jesus, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln and Andrew Jackson then the same types of scrutiny should be placed on Islam and
Marxism.

Americans do not become victims when a discussion about our icons Lincoln or Jefferson turns unfavorable. Muslims and Marxists frequently draw images of Jews right out of Der Shturmer. I never heard of a Jew going batty because some kid named his Teddy Bear Moses.

On Tuesday it is the Birthday of Guyana, John Wayne and James Arness. If you run into a Guyanese wish the a happy Independence Day. Lift whatever alcoholic beverage is handy and say next year in Richmond Hill. The joke when I was in Guyana was the national anthem should be We Gotta get out of this place because everyone wants to emigrate. I love the place and when my journey is complete my weary bones will rest deep in the jungle besides the Berbice river.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

No thanks

There has been talk of the Yankees signing Cuban players who are loyal to Castro and faithful communists. There are things more important than winning. Should the Yankees do that I would no longer watch the games or buy merchandise. There is no place for communists in NY sports.

Major League Baseball should not allow players who are loyal to Castro or the current Venezuelan government to be employed in the USA. Let them play in Japan or wherever.

It has become apparent that lefties are imbeciles. There are no jobs for many and the left keeps killing those few jobs by raising the minimum wage. If the left wants to help low income Americans killing jobs is not a way to do it.
It is time to grasp that mindless class warfare rhetoric is s dead end. Lab rats unlike communists are capable of learning.

One more thing about my love for Proctor and Gamble products. There probably isn't an idiot out there who hasn't endured an Amway presentation. I bought a kit to help out a friend. The friend has gone into realizing it is a dead end. I never touched the products and gave the stuff away. The notion of my home without my beloved brands was offensive. Now when I hear the familiar pitch, no thank you it isn't home without my beloved brands. I like my Gillete products, followed by Crest, my plates cleaned with Dawn and my clothes with Tide. I do occasionally buy some
Colgate Palmolive and Clorox products, but my home is a P&G home. It wasn't shocking that I reached whatever contest points long ago. Perhaps the best thing P&G does is thank you on the Reciept when you buy their products. It is a small acknowledgement of a devoted customer. Making superior products is always good, but keeping me out of creepy Amway meetings is priceless. No doubt the Amway drones have called me many names over the years, but there is one that I wear proudly Proctoid.

My grandmother used P&G products. My grandaughter uses P&G products. It is part of my home and oddly my brands get used by others. I was surprised to find the younger kids using the Gillete Bodywash. Their response was a simple. The
Stuff works. The odor control body wash does work wonders. It was a running gag about the crisis in man soap. I couldn't find my beloved P&G body wash at Rite Aid. I couldn't even find the backup Colgate Palmolive brand. My boss
was so annoyed because I couldn't stop touching my hair and the skin. I did not feel properly clean and my hair felt
Like like animal fur. My boss said quit touching your hair. I reminded her someone switched my man soap with hipster garbage. That joke made it to several offices.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spending quirks pay off

Those who read this blog know I am a huge fan of Proctor and Gamble. We aren't having a good year but I try to buy items from PG. I also have stock in Clorox, Colgate Palmolive and Unilever. That being said I love my Tide, Dawn, Gillette products and Creat. I will buy one of the others at times my quirks triggered a bonus at Rute Aid. For now even in a down year the dividends funds some new companies.

However, I appreciate that P&G and Hershey's appreciates my quirks and send me money back.

Monday, May 18, 2015

ethics

No doubt the minions of The left will see no conflict of interest between Stephanopoulos being involved with the Clinton foundation and his role as a reporter. Then the media elites wonder why regular people turn to FOX. The notion that there is no bias in regular network news is not accepted and the rating speak for themselves.

I have zero doubt one Fauxahontas Warren runs, she gets Obama kid gloves.

Bernie Sanders wants to be the first zombie elected President.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Role

I am reluctantly performing a new role. It is a role that upper management envisioned for me. I did return to my home unit to spend the last moments with two mentors before they sail off into the sunset. It is tough to see officers who
were legends depart. I anticipated working shoulder to shoulder with my mentors, but this wasn't to be. I am part of a new experiment.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Death Penalty

I support the Death Penalty. The Boston Bomber deserves to die. His mother needs to have her status revoked. There is something perverse about welfare recipients complaining and commiting acts of terror. Moreover this family was asylees. We don't tend to execute terrorists and we should have starting with the Weathermen types in the Seventies.
We as a society need to stop excusing violent behavior as a rationale for political expression. There are plenty of legitimate avenues of political organizing and there is no excuse for these antics. Had Bill Ayers tried these stunts
In the counties he advocated for he would have been dead long ago. His continued wasting of oxygen proves the superiority of the system he despises.

I am somewhat leery over the death sentence of Morsi. It is a sentence based upon his involvement in A prison break with Psuedostinian help. The Duck wants to know why Egypt sealed its borders, now it is abundantly clear. Of course returning Gaza to Egytians sovereignty would end much of the mess. The Egyptian army could use a heavy hand and deal with the Hammas clods with little fanfare.

Executing a head of state is a cultural barrier. I would have zero problem seeing Nazis, Commies and a rare strongman like Saddsm getting killed for their crimes. Arab Justice is severe and the courts are known for the death penalty for lesser crimes. Look for Obama to try and pressure Egypt to commute this sentence to life or a term followed by exile.