sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Showing Love, etc.

Expressing Love

Rockefeller Center has included diamond engagement rings to its vending machines. Nothing says love and eternal commitment like an engagement ring purchased from a vending machine in the basement under Rockefeller Center. 
(NY Post) Looks like Rockefeller Center wants to cater to shoppers who are in a hurry. 
Six vending machines have recently landed on the concourse under the famed tourist Mecca — and they spit out everything from chicken pesto sandwiches and ready-to-eat cookie dough to a Brooks Brothers shirt, a shaving kit and an $800 diamond engagement ring. 
The Vend, as it’s called by its creator and landlord, Tishman Speyer, has been attracting curious — and skeptical — passersby since it quietly opened in beta mode on the underground shopping concourse a few weeks ago.
But have they gone far enough. Call me Cupid. My entrepreneurial spirit kicked into gear. If they sell diamond rings, why not cubic zirconium settings. It's a nice clear stone, virtually indistinguishable from a diamond, and you could cut the price to a fraction of what they want for a diamond.

And then I thought, what about putting cubic zirconium engagement rings in vending machines in Vegas (the Temple of the Living Elvis)? Or in local bars. If you fall in love at the bar and want to cement your commitment, buy her a ring on the spot - $100 (with a one karat stone) and you're in business.

Or airports? You sit next to the man of your dreams on a long flight and upon landing, he can show you that he will love you tomorrow. The business model is big, I tell you. LSP & WSF - business opportunity.

Ok, it might not be as big as the religious trinket business, or the emergency clown nose, but it could sweep the nation - and the world. 

Track and Field

What do you do when you can't be a varsity player in high school? You declare yourself a man/boy trapped in a woman's body. And because the education industry is packed full of politically correct, progressive people, they accept your decision for the day or for the track season and you compete against the women and win the meets. Now, don't get me wrong, there are plenty of schools that only want to chalk up a win for the women's team. But eventually, as has been pointed out on this blog and elsewhere, you will only have third string men competing against third string men on women's teams. And the guys can shower in the women's locker rooms because they're really women, after all.

The Weather

We all know that hurricanes are caused by climate change and ultimately, by Donald J. Trump. It's settled science. They were caused by global warming before that the but never by Barack Obama. Just review the news of his 8 years in office.

Politicians tell us repeatedly that the world will end in 12 years because of the weather. It's a sure bet, more settled science. At the same time those scientists, who can predict the weather in 12 years for a certainty, can't tell you where the hurricane is going.

The Mail

Beans - Well, how much of Okobungo's money is located in off-shore accounts set up during his World Apology Tour? Or how much of the Clinton Warchest was also funded by offshore accounts?

Then again, the Clintons charged Pay to Play to a lot of ChiComs during their tenure in the White House.
Pay to play is the name of the game in big political circles. It isn't any different now than during Ancient Rome during the rule of the Caesars - or any other time. Donkeys and elephants wrap themselves in virtue, but that's how it works.
Since you have tornadoes in your neighborhood, I expect that you haven't put a sign up prohibiting them. It's a progressive thing to do. Mount them under the gun free zone and you won't be bothered again. If you don't believe me, ask Pelosi or AOC.
Jim - I'm sure that a sign would work if you hung it somewhere in Kansas where the tornadoes were vexing. Trailer parks seem to attract them like honey attracts a bear. Posting signs in businesses keeps away shoplifters and signs warning illegal aliens to turn back at the fence strikes terror in their immigrant hearts.

Fredd saidIt's a relief to know that only Democrats engage in this sleaze and that my beloved Republicans are clean and pure as the wind driven snow.
Rep. Omar (D-MI) has problems brewing as even her own party would like to see her leave the House and the Country forever. Of course you could chalk it up to islamophobia. Sure she used campaign funds to pay for the guy who was servicing her while she was married to her brother, but I say - "picky-picky-picky"
St. Ronald and St. Donald were relatively clean. At least as clean as yellow snow, but not filthy like snow with a lot of coal dust on and in it. I don't know how you can remain in politics and clean. I liked Duncan Hunter (R-CS) from San Diego and he's headed for the Big House, so oops, LL.
  1. Ed - I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you....
  1. You're a man of faith, just not a man of faith in the arm of flesh and the Great White Father in Washington DC who loves his children. But if Hillary were president, they'd have sent you to the camp along with the people who comment on this blog, and you'd emerge loving Big Brother. (I read the book, sorry for the spoiler.)
WSF -  I believe someone said of LBJ that he went to Washington to do good, and did very well. Seems to be the name of the game. 
LBJ  took theft and misappropriation to a high art. A genuine maestro of his craft.

Sunday Sermonette (More Blessed to Give than to Receive)

Follow the Money

Our fellow blogger, Beans, commented:
LL wrote in his reply to my comment: "The feckless and impotent metrosexual Obama and his masculine wife did nothing to concern the Long March."
Well, how else is Barky the Lightbringer and the First Wookie supposed to afford a house in Martha's Vineyard, unless they get their dirty mitts on some international money...
The answer includes but is not limited to 'international money'. During Obama's eight years in office he sold access to the White House. People who wanted to that access engaged in what is known as 'play to play'. Organizations such a Solyndra, which received favored status and in some cases, hundreds of millions of dollars - and then went bankrupt - had their executives contribute heavily to the DNC and to the Obama campaign fund, but it didn't stop there. There was the non-profit Barack Obama Foundation (Barack Obama, Chairman) that received money. Barack could vote his own salary from foundation funds. Additionally there was cash, and it has a perfume all its own as do the off-shore 'investments' in the names of others that Barack can 'access'. 

Then there are honorariums. This is how that worked. Beans, wishing to curry favor with the President, would approach one of the gate keepers, Valerie Jarrett or David Axelrod (there were others as well) with $75K in cash to set up an appointment. Beans, his pockets bulging, would make a $400K donation to the Barack Obama Charitable Foundation as an honorarium fee for an Obama speech. He'd show up at the White House, be ushered into the Oval Office, and would be permitted to listen to Barky the Lightbringer for fifteen or twenty minutes, and then would be ushered out. For another $50K he could spend the night at the White House in the Lincoln Bedroom, used as a sort of Bed and Breakfast by the Obamas. Beans would, thereafter, enjoy special access to President Obama. More money would give him even greater access.  Pay to play.

The point is that it's not just foreign/international money. There is a lot of domestic money that made its way into the Obama purse.

 Case Study: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
(Fox News) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is officially out of the Presidential 2020 race. She had $8.2 million on hand and has just under $800,000 remaining.
Failed Candidate Gillibrand spent $7.4 million in about two much of that went into the Kirsten Gillibrand Charitable Foundation (Kirsten Gillibrand, Chairperson)? It's just a donation to charity. Who can object?

The $800K remaining, will go into her war chest for her next campaign.

However, lets say that she,  Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Whip Stenny Hoyer decide to host a $20,000 per plate fund raiser. Ten people show up including Gillibrand, Schumer and Hoyer. The fund raiser is for charity. The seven schmucks who paid $20K each have the money dumped into the Gillibrand Charitable Foundation. Gillibrand, Schumer and Hoyer each pay for their tickets out of campaign funds. Door prizes are awarded and who wins? Gillibrand, Schumer and Hoyer! Each get a trip somewhere worth $20K, or a new wristwatch, or a set of jet skis. The point is that the money comes out of their campaign funds legally. 

And that's the game.

The Clintons

As well as Barack Obama played the game (Chicago Style), the Clintons charged much more for much less. When SecState Clinton went airborne, it was as a bag man (bag person) for the Clinton Foundation while she frolicked with Huma Abadin Weiner. 

The Coming of the Donald

Is it any wonder that both Democrats and Republicans cowered in horror when Donald Trump, a man who didn't want the money, took office? Is it any wonder that they hate him? The well of graft money flowing into the White House dried up. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's alive and well in Congress - but the White House money was a source of 'dark money' and 'soft money' for a lot of Washington parasites including the erudite elites like George Will (now bitter, a bit senile, and staying home).

~~ EXTRA ~~

What did Ilhan Omar's husband say when he found out that she was cheating on him?

"I'm telling mom!"