Some early TV Memories

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s s, in addition to forecasting weather, I wrote and taped a one minute “feature” that ran in the 6 pm WSB-TV news. It was appropriately called, “WeatherTalk.” Crude by today’s graphic standards, I used poster board and magic marker and explained things like how radar worked, and what conditions produced hail or tornadoes and so forth. It was taped in my weather office, and, oddly enough, (it surprised everybody including me) it became so popular that it started showing up in their rating’s surveys so they would actually chop a news story to run WeatherTalk, something that was unheard of. before. I think it ran two or three times a week and I did it for over a year, so I had backlog of scripts I had written for it.

The consultant for Cox Broadcasting, noting the popularity of the little feature, offered me $200 for all my scripts and since I had done them on company time, I thought that was fair. He sent them to every Cox TV station’s weather person and told them to put it on their air. I’m sure that confused a lot of them because they were written in my “conversational style” of talking to viewers, and all those weather people, I’m sure, had their own way of presenting weather info. But I didn’t care. I had my 200 bucks.

The inspiration for WatherTalk came from a little booklet I wrote in 1967 (also named WeatherTalk) and which I sold to Atlanta Federal Savings and Loan as a promotional giveaway. Later, without their advertising on it, it was sold in Rich’s book dept. for a dollar. It was kinda cool. I was moonlighting at the U.S. Weather Bureau at the time when it was at Hartsfield, so I had a friend take pix of me at the various instruments in the bureau and those spiced up the little booklet.

Also, that was during the Vietnam war and Don Kennedy (Officer Don of the Popeye Club) was producing music programs for Armed Forces Radio, which aired in Southeast Asia and other places. He approached me and asked if I could rewrite my WeatherTalk scrips in a more general manner (not confined to Atlanta’s weather) and supply them to AFR. So, I did. And at 1 AM after work, I would drive over to Don’s studio and record a bunch of weather-related shows which he then forwarded to the armed forces.

I guess it was Memorial Day which made me think of all that. One of my proudest thoughts is that I supplied something, no matter how trivial, to the war effort. I lost a lot of good strong American friends in that Vietnam cluster fuck.

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The President NEEDS our Support!

President Trump would gladly take Obama or Clinton’s worst day and would welcome the relief. No president in our history, including Jefferson and Adams, who were pilloried in the newspapers of the era, has had the day after day vitriol and pure hatred that Trump receives. Every constitutional right of power he has, is overruled by some liberal judge in San Francisco or Hawaii. The more he tries to “Make America Great Again” the more he is fought tooth and nail even by his own GOP leaders. What a lonely job he has. All alone, he is fighting for America because he loves this country. Mitch McConnell, RINO head of the Senate, has urged GOP hacks running for reelection NOT to “tie themselves to Trump.” I don’t think that has ever happened  . In my opinion, if they DON’T tie themselves to Trump the can look for another job, maybe an honest one.

Trump really deserves a third party, one that believes in the greatness of this country and is made up of true patriots who treasure our heritage, virtues, and values. Trump has never claimed to be a republican and he is not. He is a realist! He sees our problems and tries to fix them. But the DC establishment fights him every step of the way. Personally, I don’t know why he puts up with it. He could walk away. He’s a billionaire. He’s proven what he can do when he isn’t shackled by stupid regulations, liberal federal judges, and turncoat republicans. BUT, above all else, he is not a quitter. And so, he takes continuous battering 24/7 365 days of the year.

The mainstream media, with few exceptions, turn everything Trump says into something “horrendous. He’s a traitor. He is Hitler. He is a Russian spy. He hates dogs. The media is merely another wing of the democrat party which has become totally dominated by socialist/communists. If it were not so serious for our nation, it would be funny to see the lineup of potential democrat nominees for the 2020 election outdoing each other offering “free” everything.

I would hope that with the new and reasonably competent Attorney General, some of the conspirators who destroyed the reputations of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA IRS in order to protect Hillary Clinton might rightfully go to jail. Never in 250 years have, we had every government agency conspiring to not only defeat Trump, but to scare off anyone who might try to become president without being chosen by the DC establishment. Comey, Brennan, Clapper, The Clintons, and dozens of others committed treason and should be behind bars. What they did is what occurs in third world dictatorships.

Whatever happens you can be sure of one thing: The democrats and the media will NEVER give up trying to oust our president. All he has going for him is Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and most patriotic Americans. I encourage you to send an email, a letter, a phone call, any form of communication to let Donald Trump know that we are behind him, and to keep fighting. He is our only hope of saving this nation so that the next generations will have a recognizable America to live in.

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Why do Young People Hate America?

America is the greatest country in the world. The young people of today live in the best of times. They have been raised in the most liberal period of our history. They have abortion on demand, homosexual marriage, welfare if they don’t want to work, a voluntary military – no draft, affirmative action if they are a minority, equal pay for equal work (if men and women have the SAME job the woman averages $8 more per hour than the man). They have many other benefits that previous generations only dreamed of.

And, yet, they are not happy. They hate America. They want to change it to a communist country, but they have no idea of what we know to be true – that an oppressive totalitarian socialist country is NOT the utopia they think it is—it is a country with NO freedom.

Why do they hate America? Because their socialist professors in college have taught them that because America had slaves 250 years ago, this is a rotten country. They have not been taught any real American history. They don’t know that this nation led the way in abolishing slavery which prevailed over most of the world 250 years ago and still prevails today in Muslim nations.

. They didn’t live through the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean conflict or Vietnam.– In fact, if you ask them about any of those hard times, they have no idea of what you’re talking about. They don’t know that Germany and Berlin were divided by Communist Russia.. They don’t know that American taxpayers (through the Marshall Plan) rebuilt Europe after WW-II. They don’t know that Stalin murdered approximately 60 million people when they opposed his dictatorship. A recent survey showed that young American’s biggest fear is—that they will break their iPhone.

All they know is the fantasy that they have been taught. That everything is “free” under socialism. They are too ignorant to realize that NOTHING is free—that someone must pay for everything and that socialism only works as long as the rich have money which the government can steal. When that runs out, they would be standing in line for a loaf of bread.

It’s hard to blame them for their misguided ideas. But they only must look at Venezuela or any third-world dictatorship to see how socialist communism has failed. Russia tried it for 70 years, and it still failed. Wherever it has been the form of government it has failed. No, you can’t blame them for what they have been taught—but you can blame them for not digging out true American history. And you can blame them for not demanding proof of the Utopia their communist professors claim socialism to be.

Ignorance is no excuse. But it remains for we adults to keep these Liberals (Lenin called them “useful idiots”) from overriding our votes to keep America free—so these useful idiots can continue playing with their iPhones. We live in a country where everyone has the opportunity to become whatever they choose to be, if they are willing to work toward that goal. The only way to keep it that way is for those of us who cherish freedom to out vote the Liberals at the ballot box. Your vote has NEVER been as vital as it is today.

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Words mean Things!

Words mean things. The liberal socialist females in this country invented the word “sexism.” Before that there were many adjectives to describe bad manners (or worse) between men and women. For instance, men’s expressions to women could be called, “boorish” “dumb” “offensive” “indecent” “crude” “stupid” all the way up to the prosecutable criminal behaviors such as incest, molestation or rape.

Those terms describe a wide variety of behaviors from what women might find annoying, all the way to despicable crimes for which men should be jailed. But the female liberal socialists’ word “sexism” erases all those former terms and discount’s individual circumstances. Now, “sexism” makes ALL those previous behaviors “oppression of women.”  Once you obliterate specific detail even an innocent compliment such as, “My, your hair looks really nice today.” which once might have brought a simple reply of, “Thank you.” now can be determined as “gender oppression” and that makes it, in their view, criminal.

. An offensive remark by a man to a woman might be inappropriate or really poor judgment on his part, but to call it sexism makes it as bad in the eyes of the liberal female socialists’ as rape or sexual assault. Remember, words MEAN something. Once the formerly innocuous behaviors are grouped together under the word “sexism” that makes the alleged “war against women” seem to be real.

So, ladies if you find that men are reluctant to talk to you, now you know the reason why. They don’t want to, be labeled as sexist or worse for telling you that you look nice or for holding the door open for you. The new norm is that men are predators so every action they take in relation to women is considered suspect. This radical change can be attributed to the scourge of socialist-inspired “political correctness.” This has made what was once casual conversation, or if you will, innocent flirting a thing of the past. Unfortunately, it seems that it is here to stay.

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Here’s the REAL News!

In May of 1919 right after WW-I in Dusseldorf, Germany the allied forces found a copy of the “Communist’s Rules for Revolution.” See if this doesn’t come close to what is taking place in in the U.S. today.

  1. Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial. Destroy their ruggedness.
  2. Get control of all publicity ( today’s media). Get the people’s minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
  3. Destroy the people’s faith in their natural leaders co by holding those leaders up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy. (verbal abuse and criticism).
  4. Always preach true democracy but seize power as fast and ruthlessly as possible.
  5. By encouraging government extravagance destroy its credit; produce fear of inflation by rising prices and general discontent.
  6. Encourage civil disorders and foster a soft and lenient attitude on the part of the of government toward these disorders.
  7. By specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, confidence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
  8. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext thereby leaving the population helpless.

Those rules for destroying our country are 100 years old, but they could come from today’s headlines or CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC,ABC “news.”. The current generation of socialists are dedicated to turning our nation into a communist dictatorship. Yes, they change their names, but their intentions have never changed. Remember: liberals=progressives=socialists=communists. Wake up, people, before it’s too late.

 

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Climate – To change or not to Change, that is the question.

Someone asked my opinion on “climate change” so here it is. This goes way back. Some pseudo-scientists in East Anglia, England decided they could make a lot of money if they fudged some data on “global warming.” Why would they do that? Because there was a ton of money for “grants” to study the climate. (About 4 billion dollars.) So they produced a phony “hockey stick” graph that shwed the global temperature rising disastrously in 10 or 20 years. 

Enter Al Gore, who lost the election and had lots of time on his hands. He took the phony hockey stick graph and wrote a book (An inconvenient Truth) made a phony movie showing polar bears with no ice and predicted rising seas and Miami, New York, and LA under water in a few years. (That would not be a bad thing, we could well afford to lose those hotbeds of liberals, but it didn’t happen.) Al took his phony movie around the world showing it to paying customers and made millions. (I believe Al’s net worth is now about 200 million bucks. Not bad for a lousy politician and a liar about the weather.) Al flies around in his fuel-burning jet to tell people to reduce their “carbon footprint.”  

The problem is—all of this is bullshit. They ALL did it for money. In America we have it so good that activists must invent a “cause” so they can march in the streets against it in nice weather. So we have the global warming nuts marching—but the globe refused to warm up, only rising 1 degree Celsius in the last 10 years. What to do? “Hey, let’s change global warming to climate change.” And they did. Now they can blame hot weather or cold weather on climate change and that covers everything.

Now, some truth. The climate is always changing, and it does it in cycles. You only must cut down a tree and count the rings to see the dry years and the wet years. (This is actually the way real scientists determine past droughts and wet cycles.) The thing about science is that it is always true. Everything else is “theories.” So those who make their money predicting dire climate changes in 50 years just feed false data into computers which spit out these specious theories. Remember this about computers – garbage in, garbage out. And 50 years from now we will all be dead so who’s to know? In the meantime, these “experts” are laughing as they take their grant money to the bank. They can line up behind Al who is making his deposit.

It is the height of arrogance for anyone to think that man could do ANYTHING to change the climate. Mother Nature has that all under control. But that doesn’t stop the activists from marching and shouting and giving us 12 years before the earth explodes…or something. Personally, I think we are going into an approximate 50-year cycle of colder weather. And that is based on my own “empirical” evidence. I’ve lived over 80 years and I know it was colder with more ice and snow when I was a youngster. Will there be anomalies? Sure. There will be the occasional outlier, a warm year as an exception, but over all my theory is that we will have a colder period over the long run.

I could be as wrong as theclimate change idiots. But no one will know it, will they?

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Got $50k to Loan to Yourself?

Most of us struggle to decide how to invest our money. Stock Market? Bonds? Money market accounts? What to do—what  do? Politicians don’t have that problem. Remember when Stacy Abrams “loaned” her campaign $50,000 in her run to become Georgia’s governor? (There was some talk that she hadn’t paid her taxes, but instead loaned her campaign that money. I don’t know about that.) But for politicians this is an easy way to get a nice return on their money by charring their campaign interest on the “loan.”

Congressman Paul Broun of GA loaned his campaign $$309,000 but instead of taking that money back out of the campaign he charged his campaign interest and collected $29,000 in “interest” payments in the 2010 election cycle. (He originally told the Federal Election Commission that he wouldn’t charge any interest—but he lied. What a surprise!)

There are no strict rules on this practice and politicians can carry these “loans” on the books for years generating a steady cash flow. The FEC doesn’t put a requirement for the interest rate (some politicians charge as much as 20%) nor do they put a cap on how long these loans can be kept in place. At least fourteen other members of congress do the same thing. Collen Hanabusa of Hawaii loaned her campaign $125,000 and pocketed over $31,000 in interest during the 2008-2010 election cycle,

One of the most egregious practitioners of this boondoggle is Grace Napolitano of CA. Back in 1998 she ran for congress and loaned her campaign $150,000. She never asked for the money back but she charged the campaign a whopping 18% interest for twenty (20) years never paying off the loan. She pocketed $200,000 during the first 10 years of the loan. In 2006 she dropped the interest rate to 10% but kept paying herself interest. In the 2008-2010 election cycle good old Grace pocketed an additional $94,245 in interest. This provides a nice hidden way to convert campaign contributions into personal cash.

Candidates continue e to carry these loans when they have the cash to pay themselves back. But why would they? Who wouldn’t want to lend themselves money and get a double-digit guaranteed interest rate in return? Now, don’t you wish you were a politician?

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