Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FINDING GOD''S MATCH FOR YOU

Christian Singles advertises extensively stating that you can find God's match for you. Of course if you believe in God, you might think that God personally did some steering on your behalf. Though you probably understand that Christian Singles may not have an insider agreement with god, that the dating service and God are not buds, you might think God will provide, and Christian Singles is as good as any other vehicle or tool enabling God to do his good work. The problem I have is that the TV networks who benefit from the advertising revenue do not insist on a more realistic ad copy. I have some issue with the service using terms and a diety to sell subscriptions to their matching service. It does not matter whether or not the Singles service goes on to refine their wording in subsequent literature. The fact that they invoke God as a hook. Aside from a problem I have with financially benefitting, even if it is a non profit, is the fact that some clients might make a decision contrary to their best interest and not practice lots of due diligence that they might do meeting someone on a lesser heavenly dating venue.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

WE LOST A NATIONAL TREASURE

Melissa lost her friend and mother,  Joan Rivers. We are blessed that It was a relationship they shared with the world, and to love one, you had to love both. Not to love either, in my opinion, you need a Primer on loving.

We, the people lost a national treasure today, at 1:17 PM on September 4th; I lost my maestro of comedy, my best source of laughter. I loved her edginess, her timing, and if she teased you, it was not a personal hit, it was confirmation that you were famous.

All on the people on her Fashion Police show, all of her guests, every audience and everyone at the "E" channel affirm the reason why I'm in a sea of tears.  Selfishly, I am pleased that she left a body of work we can all enjoy.  We were age contemporaries, from the same city, with the same ethnicity.  This really hit me personally.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AND HE HAS A WONDERFUL SOUTHERN ACCENT




          In South Carolina a 16 year old who dressed and wore make-up as a female, 24/7, was
          forced to remove his make-up or not get his driver's license.
This issue here is the need of the government to prevent disguise because a drivers license is a valid form of identification vs. the need of a person's valid form of gender identity and expression. Both entities have valid and compelling requirements.  I see no reason why the state cannot be flexible enough to accommodate both.

In California, I believe there is a non  discrimination law that covers sexual identity and expression and it does not materially hamper the government weeding out those who would defraud using a disguise. They probably do not have this same law in South Carolina.  In this case the DMV was doing their job and the boy took off the make-up.

In the U.S., the pursuit of happiness is a unique right non existent in most other countries.  This child is not a distraction but I feel is honestly following his heart and soul. It is not theatrical or a statement of defiance or weird lifestyle.  I personally believe the state should accommodate him.

The remedy is being handled correctly in a law suit so the constitutionality of the question can be settled.  I am happily the child's mom supports him and is fighting back in a legal manner. He will forever remember his mom's support.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MANUFACTURING

In the infinite wisdom of our government, our so-called job creator 1% and our moronic concept of a global economy, over recent years, 65,000 businesses moved their manufacturing outside the country especially to communist China.  That is not 65,000 jobs. It is 65,000  businesses.  

Not to be outdone by manufacturing job losses, the 1% job creators now outsource service jobs, computer programming jobs, engineering and more.  The rape of Americans does not stop there.  I'll have to sharpen my pencil for future blogs.  The only one that benefits is the 1%.  Cheap products are an illusion. It is good to pay more but be paid much more.

You would think that countries like China, India and Mexico would be grateful that we gave them billions in business. He'll no, they trade unfairly, buy up American businesses and homes so our young people can't afford rents or homes.  

My partial solution.  1) Foreigners cannot buy businesses or land or homes unless we can do the same in their country.   2) If you want to sell things in this country, you have to make it in this country. This is done by specific industries and lists of product groups.

In no time, the U.S. Economy will enjoy full time jobs instead of the part time hand outs by the 1%.,  there will be millions receiving  good pay, we'll enjoy full employment, and affordable living.

Tell the government that the present version of the global economy sucks.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I TARGETED TARGET STORES

I'm one of those guys who pays all of my bills on time and in full.  I don't like charging interest and don't like paying interest. I really hate finance charges.  So, I just don't buy more than I can pay in full

I do ask credit card companies to both Email me as well as mail a statement.  That way I always have the current statement.  I pay using my bank's "Bill Pay" facility.  I love bill pay. It is a total win-win for me and my bank.  Bill Pay is the best thing since Email.

In November, I did not get an Email or a snail mail statement from Target.  In December I also received  neither.  Then, I received a delinquent Email, researched and immediately paid in full.  In January, I received the Nov. and Dec. statements.

Target reported my delinquency to the Credit Agency and my FICA score, after about 50 good years, took a nose dive.  Target was delighted to refund all the charges, but refused to make it good with the Credit Bureau.  I, then, refused to make my customer relationship good with them. I know a balance is due even if you get no statement. But that is not real life. A statement or Email advice triggers payment.

I cancelled my red card, cancelled their prescription card, stopped buying groceries, stopped buying clothing, stopped buying housewares, but I do get cat food, but only the dry.

My FICA is roaring back, but Target lost me for life.  Their excuse, If we did this for you, we would not be treating others equally.  Brilliant!  Just screw everyone, right or wrong so you're equal.


Monday, August 11, 2014

THE PO-LICE

I was brought up thinking that the police were there to keep the peace, were our friends, caught bad people, who would be of assistance if you had an auto or other accident, mishap.

Over the years, I have encountered police downright obnoxious, saw one taking a bribe, noticed an officer in uniform give leniency to a hooker if she went down. Sh told me the alternative was jail. I asked an officer to sign off on a fix-it ticket and he didn't want to because it was written by another agency. I had to remind him of his duty.. I made a complaint about one officer totally off base, and his Lieutenant went to great lengths to talk me out of it.   He was not up front with his intentions.

Recently I saw images of a Cop beating up a black woman.  One chocked a black man to death. Now one shot a black kid to death. That is this month's trifecta.

The CA hi way patrol will not write up an accident, the police can claim they are too busy because of funding.

I no longer think it is an excuse to say that most police are good hard workers.  This seems to excuse the black sheep.  It suggests that no real fix is needed.

I seriously disagree.  Ask random people of their experiences.  I sense they will also disagree.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I CALLED FOR A LAW SUIT

In a recent blog, I asked Planned Parenthood to sue The Supreme Court, for allowing states to pass and enforce draconian legislation curtailing abortion in many states.  Perhaps P.P. Does not have standing but certainly women in various of these states can start a class action suit against both the Supremes and Congress and the legislatures in those bible hugging states  Certainly P.P. Can coordinate this.

More significant, I now think that the POTUS does have standing being the representative of all the people to sue the Republican members of the house for dereliction of duty, for abuse of power, for incompetence, misuse of public funds, for selling their votes, for ignoring the will of their people, and the courts should offer redress.  Certainly one form of redress would be to require that The House vote on every bill passed by the Senate, or created by the President. This would assure that they are earning their keep.  I think a good portion of their pay should be fined, to pay back for their waste of public money.

This, in part, is being discussed by Chris Mathews.   I love the thought.  I feel like I was on the leading edge of this concept of kicking back.