Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11+7=18

Just finished watching the press conference with President "Biff" and besides the actual answers to assorted questions the one thing that stood out was the HOSTILITY.

Has there ever been a more hostile President?

Even Tricky Dick when he was under fire always seemed in control.

This man in the White House just starts name calling the minute someone asks a question that he doesn't like.

The leader of the most powerful country on this planet, simply put is.....an asshole.

The only news team he answers, without a snide remark, is Fox.

BUT
the real truth of yesterday's election is that "Biff" made a difference in those rallies he attended for the important Senate races

I am continually amazed that a large number of American citizens really like HIS personality and I've come to the simple conclusion that the reason is based on one fact.....

....THEY and HE have similar personalities.

I'm quite pleased that the House of Representatives got flipped back to the Democrats.

I'm extremely excited that Beto O'Rourke gave Ted Cruz a scare....and introduced himself to the national political stage.  I'm fairly sure that we haven't heard the last of Beto, and the fact is this might have been his opening salvo for 2012.

As for the Senate races that didn't go well toward letting "Biff" think twice about his run for 2020...all I can say is WTF?

Also this morning I had to hear Mitch McConnell warn the Democrats in the House not to spend time pounding on our President.

Every time Mitch speaks I get a large pain that runs right down my spine and lodges in my butt....and it stays there and constantly reminds me of what politicians shouldn't be like.....and then I recall that he keeps getting elected over and over and over and once more I realize that the people electing him must be just like him.

What does that say for the fine state of Kentucky?

How does a guy like that appeal to ANYBODY?

I get the "Biff" Trump attraction because he is a TV celebrity and people really like fake tans and orange bleached air (even though it's usually reserved for the female gender) and ski goggle eyes, but Mitch is so unappealing that I actually get worried that people in his home state just vote for him because he looks sickly.

Please also note that a man who leads the Senate has 4.4 million people in his state.   We have more people living on Wiltshire Blvd. than his entire state....and he's in charge of speaking for the United States Senate.


The following two facts speak volumes for our current political system:

The President of the United States received 3 million less votes than his opponent
The Speaker of the House has 4 million people in his state.

THESE TWO PEOPLE SPEAK FOR AMERICA on all issues large and small. 

We need a voice that can explain the current insanity sweeping this country.

Reclaiming the House of Representatives is the first step forward.

It's time for the second and third steps.

STOP THE LIAR IN 2020

Michael Timothy McAlevey
  





Thursday, November 1, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November 6 2018

Seriously important day for the direction of America.

AND THOSE WORDS
CANNOT
BE
UNDERSTATED

SERIOUSLY 
IMPORTANT
DAY


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Let's wrap it up

Regarding the Dodgers.....I pretty much said what I felt in my previous post and although it sounds like rationalizing when one loses...it's a truth.

Only two teams played baseball on October 28.

Silver medals are a good thing.

Finishing second after seven months of playing baseball at the highest competitive level in the world is not something to feel ashamed off.

Being the only team that can go the World Series three times in a row is not a bad thing.

If they go again next year and lose....keep in mind that Fran Tarkenton lost four Super Bowls and he gets $100k for giving motivational speeches on how to deal with hard losses.

I don't regard losing Super Bowls as a hard loss.....there are so many more types of losses that are REALLY losses that it seems rather silly to be extremely angry or deeply depressed because a sport team suffered a defeat in the last game of the season.

It's their livelihood and they can be sad for a few days.

Fans simply have to turn their attention to another sport or use the great baseball axiom known as

'WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR."

I will say one more thing. I would not be surprised if Dave Roberts received thousands of thank-you e-mails from Boston fans that read something like this

Dear Dave, 
  You are still an iconic figure in Boston and after some of the decisions you made during the last 5 games...we know you still love Boston and maybe you could be our GM
                                                            Love
                                                            Boston Fan Base
And because of the Rams 
most LA sport fans can simply turn our attention to an 8-0 team.....and hope for one last moment of redemption.

Super Bowl Jan 2019
RAMS................... 35
PATRIOTS............21

Thank you LA Dodgers for another World Series experience
and

GO
RAMS


P.S......it's too early to talk about what changes the Dodgers should make.....but
hustle sometimes Manny 
is gone
as is Dozier
Madson
Woods
Grandal

Freeze can stay if he wants to play part time
and last but not least

Chase Utley should be added to the coaching staff....immediately.

Spring training is only four months away

And remember to set your clocks back next weekend.

Like I said earlier
GO
RAMS!


Michael Timothy McAlevey


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Let's talk some baseball

The Dodgers are in the World Series for the second year in a row.....after not being there for 28 years.
That's the good news.

There's a very high probability that they will lose their second world series in a row since they are down 2-0 to a very good Boston Red Sox team that won 108 games during the regular season.

If they go to the World Series next year and lose again and then go to the World Series the year after and lose again......I WILL STILL BE PLEASED.......let me explain why.

Every spring 30 major league teams get together and start a very long season that ends in the fall.
EVERY TEAM HAS ONE GOAL
             
                                         To get to the World Series

just like every football team has one goal....
TO GET TO THE SUPER BOWL

Realistically 15 of the 30 teams know they don't have a prayer but baseball is a funny game and just when you think something can't happen.....IT HAPPENS...ie....The miracle Mets in 69, the 88 Dodgers and the Giants recently winning 3 in six years.

WINNING THE WORLD SERIES IS THE BONUS TO THE ORIGINAL GOAL
THE CHERRY ON TOP
THE BIG ENCHILADA
THE ULTIMATE WAVE

of course the team that loses the World Series in the 7th game has a different perspective than the other 29 teams.....they REALLY want to win but their MAIN goal is to GET back to the event.

IT'S VERY HARD TO BE ONE OF THE TWO LAST TEAMS PLAYING IN LATE OCTOBER.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT THE DODGERS ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW.

My beautiful granddaughter Isla was born in March of 2017




She has never known the Dodgers NOT to be in the World Series.

Just like Cody Bellinger as a major league player.  Two years and two World Series experiences.

 Obviously  EVERYBODY WANTS THEIR TEAM TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES

I know this sounds silly but I just want my teams to play in the final games or game of the year.

I want the Rams to play in the Super Bowl
I want The Trojans to play in the National Championship Game
I want the Dodgers to play in the World Series

WINNING ANY OF THOSE EVENTS
IS
A
BONUS

By the way.........It's a capitalistic cultural problem.   Finishing second in America at anything is regarded as a failed experience.

Thank God the Olympics give out three medals and Bronze medal winners are proud of their accomplishment for the rest of their lives....AS THEY SHOULD BE.

GETTING TO THE OLYMPICS IS A HUGE DEAL......winning a gold medal is a
BONUS

Now you might be saying that I've adopted this perspective because I know the Dodgers cannot win this current match-up against the Red Sox.

Please believe me when I tell you that I've always had this perspective.....and a psychologist can probably explain how that perspective has kept me from achieving my ultimate goals.

{AS AN ARTIST.....ULTIMATE GOALS are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious......but that's another tale for another time}

Please note....I'm not saying the Dodgers are going to lose this World Series because they are down two games.  I'm just saying all the negative talk by sportswriters and fans IF they lose is just a bunch of people not looking at the entire process in a correct way....and the poor Dodger players and front office people will have to hear a bunch of stupid questions next spring about how the team feels after losing two in a row.

Having said that....I do have a couple of questions for Dave Roberts regarding a few of his decisions....but he sounds like a politician when answering certain questions...."I felt good about that certain match up at the precise moment."

Hard to argue with hunches.

When a hunch works out.....you are genius
When a hunch doesn't work out.....you are an idiot.

God.....I LOVE
BASEBALL.

I especially love baseball in late October when the Dodgers are playing.

In summation.....

The event is so much more important than the result.
unless of course
you
win

As a small footnote...I've had numerous calls from political canvassers during the World Series and I simply say....."you should be watching the World Series, it will take your mind off the bs."
and
then
I
remember
that most people don't even know there is a World Series.

7 billion people on the planet and maybe 700 million are interested in the World Series.

That's 10 percent of the population....AND I might be extremely generous with my estimation.

So if the Dodgers lose the 2018 World Series.....practically speaking it's safe to say....

MOST OF THE PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET WILL HAVE NO IDEA WHO FINISHED SECOND AND WHO FINISHED FIRST.

Last thought about Baseball......I wonder how many ballplayers are in that caravan headed toward the United States from Central America?

There could be a 10 year old future Hall of Fame shortstop sleeping under a lean-to in Mexico dreaming about playing baseball in America.

I hope the Dodgers scout him and sign him and he leads them to a World Series in 2034

GO DODGERS











Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Baseball Playoffs are perfect answer to political stress

Midterm elections are approaching and tension is high.....but when one is a baseball fan and has a favorite team in the playoffs

NOTHING ELSE REALLY MATTERS




Happy, excited AND nervous people live in 
Houston, Boston, Milwaukee and of course
LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Quick opinion of Supreme Court situation

When the GOP refused to acknowledge President Obama's choice in 2016 for the vacated Supreme Court seat that was the beginning of tit for tat that is now taking place.  For almost 13 months the Supreme Court of the United States only had eight judges.

There are three branches of government and one of the branches was incomplete for 13 months because the GOP didn't want a Democratic choice on that seat.

Democrats don't want a second Trump choice on that seat but all indications point to the reality that there's no stopping that from happening.

But watching the Treasurer of a high school club called the 100 Keg or Bust Club testify in front of the Senate and act like he didn't party hardy in High School, or College, made no sense.

By the way, it's true....he was the treasure of the 100 Keg or Bust Club in High School.

When he was asked if he had blackouts his answer was.......didn't you?

His best friend Mark Judge is a recovering alcoholic  who won't come forth.

His short temper while sitting on the current hot seat is not a good indication of how he will judge cases.

I think it's time to move on
BUT
the real problem is
the next person selected...

And just to be a real jerk
DJT will pick some extreme right wing religious fanatic
who
will
get
the job and
we will really be screwed.

November midterm elections might help
offset the
insanity

VOTE
VOTE
VOTE


STOP THE LIAR

Michael Timothy McAlevey





Thursday, September 13, 2018

Liar, liar I WISH his paints WERE on fire

There are people and organizations that keep ACTUAL track of what politicians say.

One of those groups claims that the current President of the United States has said over 3000 things that were incorrect.

INCORRECT is a very soft way of calling someone a liar.

I'm not sure I have to worry about libel suits so I'm just going to say it.

OUR PRESIDENT IS A LIAR

In fact I'm pretty sure he lies on purpose in order to confuse the American public.

Is that a crime?

It should be BUT instead 
it is considered 
a TACTIC
or
a STRATEGY
and 
we've let this tactic, or strategy, work to perfection.

The magic question is

ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW 
IT 
TO 
HAPPEN 
AGAIN?

The time to start making sure that doesn't happen again
is
NOW!

Campaign slogan might simply be......

                      STOP THE LIAR


Thursday, August 9, 2018

Presidential Seal of Approval

The BEES keep disappearing and most experts trace the problem to a pesticide class known as neonicotinoids which are manufactured by companies such as Dow and Bayer Corp Science.

There was an additional 15% increase in colony collapses from the previous year according to the USDA.

The NEW EPA(the one that has no interest in protecting the air and the water) under the NEW PRESIDENT(the most obvious narcissistic human ever to hold this office) does not accept the science and basically has slowed down their interest in preventing Colony Collaspe Disorder.

In other words.....FUCK THE BEES......SUPPORT THE CHEMICAL COMPANIES AT ALL COST.

Just to understand how far behind our government is regarding this issue.
In 2013 the EU banned SOME neonicotinoids and this year restricted the use of the pesticide to greenhouses.

I've previously spent serious time writing about CCD and if you are unaware of the problem then you are one of those people who has chosen to ignore information in order to remain calm and happy.

Happiness might be based on much truth one can ignore (from Neo-Illumination # 6)

The Trump Asbestos story falls into the surreal category. 

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals,[1] which all have in common their eponymous asbestiformhabit: i.e. long (roughly 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals, with each visible fiber composed of millions of microscopic "fibrils" that can be released by abrasion and other processes.[2] They are commonly known by their colors, as blue asbestos, brown asbestos, white asbestos, and green asbestos.[3]
Asbestos mining existed more than 4,000 years ago, but large-scale mining began at the end of the 19th century, when manufacturers and builders began using asbestos for its desirable physical properties.[1] Some of those properties aresound absorption, average tensile strength, affordability, and resistance to fire, heat, and electricity. It was used in such applications as electrical insulation for hotplate wiring and in building insulation. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are often mixed with cement or woven into fabric or mats. These desirable properties made asbestos very widely used. Asbestos use continued to grow through most of the 20th century until public knowledge of the health hazards of asbestos dust led to its outlawing by courts and legislatures in mainstream construction and fireproofingin most countries.
Inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious and fatal illnesses including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis).[4][5] Concern of asbestos-related illness in modern times began with the 20th century and escalated during the 1920s and 1930s. By the 1980s and 1990s, asbestos trade and use were heavily restricted, phased out, or banned outright in an increasing number of countries.[6]


Despite the severity of asbestos-related diseases, the material has extremely widespread use in many areas. Continuing long-term use of asbestos after harmful health effects were known or suspected, and the slow emergence of symptoms decades after exposure ceased, made asbestos litigation the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history and a much lesser legal issue in most other countries involved.[7] Asbestos-related liability also remains an ongoing concern for many manufacturers, insurers and reinsurers. On July 12, 2018, a Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.[8]

I was told my a neighbor yesterday that I drink it everyday in the tap water.
FACT CHECK.  Canadian study from 2002
Water Asbestos is introduced into water by the dissolution of asbestos-containing minerals and ores as well as from industrial effluents, atmospheric pollution, and A/C pipes in waterdistribution systems. Exfoliation of asbestos fibres from A/C pipes is related to the aggressiveness of the water supply (3). Although A/C piping is used in about 19% of water-distribution systems in Canada, erosion of such piping appeared to contribute measurably to the asbestos content of water supplies at 2 only two of 71 locations surveyed (7). In contrast, high levels of asbestos have been recorded in association with the severe deterioration of A/C pipe containing chrysotile and crocidolite in Woodstock, New York (USA) (8). Chrysotile was the predominant type of asbestos detected in a national survey of the water supplies of 77 communities in Canada; concentrations varied from not detectable (<0 .1="" 0.5="" 2000="" concentrations="" estimated="" fibre="" in="" it="" lengths="" m.="" median="" mfl="" range="" that="" the="" to="" was="" were="" while="">1 MFL in the water supplies of 25% of the population, >10 MFL for 5% of the population, and >100 MFL for 0.6% of the population. Concentrations were higher in raw than in treated water (7). 
The results of a number of surveys indicate that most of the population of the USA consumes drinking-water containing asbestos in concentrations below 1 MFL (9). In 1974, concentrations of optically visible fibres up to 33 MFL were detected in drinking-water supplies in the Netherlands (10). 
The results of a survey of asbestos concentrations in raw and treated waters in the United Kingdom suggest that most drinking-waters contain asbestos fibres in concentrations varying from not detectable up to 1 MFL (11)
EXACT LEVELS OF ASBESTOS IN OUR WATER.
The EPA has established a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for asbestos in drinking water of 7 million fibers per liter (MFL) > 10 ┬Ám in length. ... 
Whether you agree with the FWR, the EPA or both, what all of this means is—yes, asbestos could be in your drinking water.

NOW SWALLOW THIS!!!!!!

A new study in Italy that says drinking asbestos might be as dangerous as breathing it.....and with that thought......

I give you our Presidential Seal of approval.



 Russian asbestos company that operates a giant mine in the Ural Mountains is marketing its wares with President Trump’s image, according to photos it posted on social media, citing former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt as well as Trump’s outspoken support for the carcinogen.
The company Uralasbest posted photos of the pallets adorned with a seal with Trump’s face in the center on its Facebook page in June.
“Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States,” the seal read, according to a translation supplied by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit focused on human health and the environment that flagged the posting.
I'M NOT TELLING YOU NOT TO VOTE FOR TRUMP IN 2020....
BUT IF YOU DO....THEN YOU DON'T GIVE ONE THOUGHT TO THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN.
                                 -30-
Michael Timothy McAlevey