Hot off the press. The highly anticipated report!
I have to say that I am shocked at the level of hatred & venom being spewed from the mouths and souls of Democrat politicians.
@realDonaldTrump has picked the Democrat-Politician scab and blood is now flowing. They’ve shown themselves for what they REALLY are.
They HATE you & me, they just put up with you if you vote for them.
They have an unquenchable thirst for power, and will, and do, sell their souls for it, as well as 1st, 2nd, and X-born.
They will sacrifice ANYONE without thought or compassionate emotion.
They have an unquenchable thirst for money. But only money stolen, extorted, laundered. Not money made honestly through hard work and tenacity.
They despise anyone who is a “made person” – ANYONE who had an idea, actualized it, and prospered – because they aren’t capable of doing it themselves.
They covet degrees, schools, and titles more than experience & competency.
What you studied, where, and with who, are more important – vastly more important – than experience, accomplishment, and results.
They are, in many cases, borderline mentally ill, if not full-blown.
Just look at @RepAdamSchiff‘s eyes and tell me that’s a mentally healthy human being.
I dare you.
We MUST rid our government, and thus our lives, of these sick, ill, broken, soulless, human beings.
They are the rot that is trying to take down our country and our President!
LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
LET’S DO THIS!
This post will concentrate on Donald Trump’s style, and why he’s doing nothing more than being the consummate salesperson, 7x24x365. He can’t be anything else, because it’s worked for him, and it’s working for America. Plus, he’s done it for 70+ years.
Some background …
I’ve been a sales professional my entire career. I started in sales with IBM straight out of Ohio State in 1981. I had other sales and sales management jobs before starting my own company in 1996. Owning a company is a full-time sales job! Something I found out only after pulling the trigger and going out on my own.
As a sales professional, I was given, or took, tons of sales training seminars, and read tens, if not 100 or more, books on sales strategy.
Anyone like me will agree that there are a handful of sales techniques, because they are so effective, that virtually every seminar or book includes. The one I want to talk about today is “mirroring”.
Mirroring is a sales technique that says the way to build rapport or respect with a prospect is to mirror their body language, speech volume and patterns, and movement.
I found it particularly helpful with aggressive, antagonistic, negative, angry, prospects. The people who all salespeople will categorize as “mean”. Every sales vertical has buyers who are legendary for mean behavior. It’s their “schtick”.
The minute I knew I was dealing with a buyer like this, I turned to mirroring. It works every time. They come out aggressively and bombastically, I fire back.
In the case of a “mean buyer”, it earns you respect, which is their brand of rapport.
The President is doing this with Democrats and the MSM.
He sized them up years ago as “mean buyers”. He’s mirroring their style, which is attack, attack, attack, and then when they’re dead, attack some more. They started it; he’s going to finish it.
He’s not trying to build a relationship (rapport), he’s demanding respect through mirroring.
So, they are pissed off that he’s got their number and he’s calling it 24-hours a day.
He’s also got the tenacity and drive salespeople need to succeed. He will not back down.
He will either annihilate them, as they wish to do to him, or they will figure out a way to play ball. But he’s got the upper hand.
More on mirroring:
A few decades ago, I was exposed to the theory of “Occam’s Razor”.
Occam’s razor (or Ockham’s razor) is a principle from philosophy. Suppose there exists two explanations for an occurrence. In this case the one that requires the smallest number of assumptions is usually correct. Another way of saying it is that the more assumptions you have to make, the more unlikely an explanation. Occam’s razor applies especially in the philosophy of science, but also more generally.
My personal definition of Occam’s Razor is that the simplest, most straight-forward explanation for something, anything, has the highest likelihood of being the truth, or factual.
While Occam’s Razor isn’t 100% accurate when assessing situations, I’ve found that more-often-then-not, it is.
I’m writing this blog entry because today’s Mainstream Media (MSM) causes me to analyze almost every story they report using “The Razor”.
Right now, in the middle of the “Ukraine Phone Call” furor, the assertions by MSM talent and pundits defy all logic.
We have a transcript of a phone call that the Left says is telling us something it’s not, and the mental contortion we have to go through to believe them would tie us into pretzels.
And, with all the evidence indicating that something is very rotten in Denmark with Joe and Hunter Biden, we’d be even more twisted.
I encourage you to Google Occam’s Razor and use it as one strategy to decode the processed and fortified babbling that gets passed off to us as news by the MSM.
Be careful to not cut yourself with “The Razor”.
Here is a list of Senators who have been in-office for 20-years or more.
If this isn’t “Exhibit A.1” in support of TERM LIMITS I have no idea what is.
Here is a list of House members who have been in-office for 20-years or more.
If this isn’t “Exhibit A” in support of TERM LIMITS I have no idea what is.
Here’s a brief, recent history of which Republicans didn’t support the Trump Agenda in the House and Senate:
The 8 House Republicans who voted AGAINST funding the wall:
- Justin Amash @amashoffice
- Ken Buck @RepKenBuck
- Will Hurd @HurdOnTheHill
- Fred Upton @RepFredUpton
- L-Carlos Curbelo
- L-Erik Paulsen
- L-David Valadao
- DNR-Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
L = lost in ’18 DNR = did not run
The 8 House Republicans who voted FOR the Democrat “Amnesty” Bill:
- NB Rep. Don Bacon
- FL Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
- PA Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
- *TX Rep. Will Hurd*
- WA Rep. Dan Newhouse
- NJ Rep. Chris Smith
- *MI Rep. Fred Upton*
* Also voted against funding the WALL.
The 12 Senate Republicans who voted against President Trump’s border emergency declaration:
- Rand Paul (KY)
- Mike Lee (UT)
- Susan Collins (ME)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- Lamar Alexander (TN)
- Mitt Romney (UT)
- Jerry Moran (KS)
- Pat Toomey (PA)
- Rob Portman (OH)
- Roger Wicker (MS)
- Marco Rubio (FL)
- Roy Blunt (MO)
House Republicans who voted with Democrats to condemn President Trump’s (supposed) “racist” tweets:
- Susan Brooks (R-IN)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
- Will Hurd (R-TX) *#
- Fred Upton (R-MI) *#
* = Voted against THE WALL # = Voted FOR AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS
The 11+1 Republican Senators joining Democrats to disapprove of the emergency Wall declaration were:
- Susan Collins (ME)
- Mitt Romney (UT)
- Lamar Alexander (TN)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- Rand Paul (KY)
- Mike Lee (UT)
- Jerry Moran (KS)
- Rob Portman (OH)
- Pat Toomey (PA)
- Roy Blunt (MO)
- Roger Wicker (MS)
- (Marco Rubio (FL) neglected to vote)
I support work requirements for Medicaid, food stamps, and other entitlement programs.
I have to work to put food on my table. I have to work to pay for my medical care.
How can someone think it’s OK to steal my money from me, so they don’t have to work to have the same as me?
This doesn’t make me racist, cruel, bigoted, compassionless, or fill-in-the-blank-phobic.
It makes me practical.
And, work requirements have proven to lower what we spend on these programs.
Lefties can try to shame me about this, but I just don’t care.
I don’t agree with “Medicare for All”.
This doesn’t make me cruel, greedy, racist, bigoted, compassionless, or fill-in-the-blank-phobic.
Government can screw up a one-car funeral.
The last thing I want is even more of the, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor!” BS, out-of-control, fiasco, called “Obamacare”.
Good luck trying to “shame” me!!!!!
Oops, almost forgot … and then there’s this:
Republicans need to face reality on abortion, for the good of the party and for the good of the country.
Here are my thoughts on abortion …
I do not want to control women. However, I don’t want to pay for their abortions.
This doesn’t make me chauvinist, bigoted, or fill-in-the-blank-phobic.
While I support a woman’s right to choose, I do not want to pay for her choice.
Her conscience is hers, not mine. My money is mine, not hers.
Plus, why should I pay for something that can be avoided by both behavior & science?
And, abortion can be avoided before, during, and after the sex act that causes a woman to become pregnant.
I do, however, believe we have to come to some reasonable, humane, limitation on abortion. Third trimester and up-until-birth abortions are abhorrent, wicked, evil, and inhumane.
Lefties and radical feminists can try to shame me about this, but I just don’t care.
I believe Republicans need to adopt this position, across-the-board, without exception. If they did, they would attract a significant share of independents.
President Trump (@realDonaldTrump) needs more people like him in the House and Senate to get this country soundly headed in the right direction.
He needs people with these attributes to run:
- They must want to do it because they care about the country
- They must not do it for a “power trip”
- They must be strongly committed to his policy agenda
- They must not GAS about being re-elected
- They must not do it for the money
- They must have real-world experience and not be, or have the desire to be, career politicians
- They must be strong representatives of their constituents, meaning they do what their constituents want done
- They must be articulate, smart, and logical
- They must be honest & truthful
- They must be tenacious, assertive, and at times, aggressive
- Being a little angry wouldn’t hurt!
We need to rid ourselves of the RINOs who are nothing more than turncoats, liars, deceivers.
It’s essential we get this done.
Trump will be gone in 2024. When he’s gone, there MUST be a mountain of “policy exhaust” left in elected members of Congress, both House & Senate, who will take the policy baton from him and continue racing forward to prosperity with freedom in the American Way.
I get really weary being told, because I will not be a climate alarmist, that I’m somehow a fascist. I don’t deny climate change is happening, it’s just that there are so many crank “academics” that I find much of their “research” total bullcrap.
And, I find that it’s really easy for some pompous, self-proclaimed, do-gooders to piss & moan about how the planet is going to hell in a handcart.
But then I had an inspiration …
How about asking these self-righteous knobs to tell me what they’re doing to reduce their “carbon footprint”?
So I did.
And I found that most had no answer at all … none. Yet they “care so much” and are so “passionate” about their “climate activism”. WTF? So …
I now ask …
1) I drive a hybrid, Toyota Camry that gets 46 MPG city or highway. It replaced a standard, 2L, Ford Focus that got about 40MPG. The Focus replaced an SUV. How about you?
2) I replaced my air conditioning, furnace, water heater, and clothes washer with super-high efficiency models, and reduced my energy usage (and bills!) by 50%. How about you?
3) I replaced my windows & doors with super high e-factor models, and further reduced my energy usage. How about you?
4) I’ve replaced most of the fixtures in my home with LED units, which last forever and use much less energy. How about you?
5) I recycle everything I possibly can. How about you?
6) I compost all food waste, and have been, for years. How about you?
7) I installed infrared, auto shut-off, light switches where I could, to make sure if I leave lights on, they go off within 15 minutes. How about you?
8) I fly commercial, unlike Al Gore & Bernie Sanders. How about you? (this is a trick question, but they never realize)
Usually, these folks don’t even recycle, because, “My community doesn’t do curbside recycling pickup”. But, they can package recyclables up and take them to a recycling center. Their response? “Well, that takes too much time.”
And to that I say, “When you’re ready to get your butt up off your couch and do something, come back and we’ll do this again, and if you score higher than me, you can THEN lecture me on climate change / global warming / whatever “they’re” calling it today.
(Oh yeah, don’t try any voter fraud because we’ll nail you!)
Here’s what alt-Left Socialist Democrats just don’t understand …
In November ’16 a bunch of Americans voted for a new chief executive officer (CEO) to run the business of the US, worldwide. In the U.S. we call that CEO “The President of the United States” (POTUS).
We weren’t adopting him as a new family member. We weren’t selecting him as a partner.
We weren’t asking him to be our spiritual advisor. We weren’t even asking him for any moral or ethical leadership.
What we were asking for was for him to do what we wanted.
We voted for him because of what he told us he would do.
And he’s doing it.
Let me tell you a story and you’ll understand why my pumpkin is frosty.
My parents were both from poor, coal-mining, families from NE Pennsylvania. Scranton, actually, so I guess I have that in common with Joe Biden @JoeBiden and Hillary Clinton @HillaryClinton, which, I must admit, makes me a little afraid.
My Mom’s father died of black lung when she was 6, my Dad’s father died shortly after one of his sons was killed in WW2 – mostly of a broken heart I believe.
When I say poor families, I mean “outhouse poor” families.
Russian-American, immigrant, families who were rich in faith & love of family & friends, but nothing else. They heated their homes with coal, when they could afford it, or scavenge for it along railroad tracks; it fell from overloaded cars.
Were they discriminated against for being “DPs”? Hell yes!
Did they ever bitch & moan about it? Hell no!
What did they do?
- They worked hard.
- They valued education, especially because it was free & could help them improve their lots in life.
- They worshipped faithfully.
- They lived within their means, and there wasn’t much to live on.
- They were proud Americans.
- They dug in & played by the rules.
- They respected the law (and their elders!).
- They served in the armed forces; Army, Navy, Air Force.
When they married, they married for life. My Dad passed away several years ago and at that time my parents had been married 57-years.
As a child, I was loved by all, I learned family was important from what we did and how we treated each other, not from shallow, hollow, words. I also knew that come hell-or-high-water, I was expected to go to college, even if all but one or two of my elder family members hadn’t. This was not optional.
We were taught to play by the rules, keep our noses clean, do what is right, and treat every other human being with respect, no matter what their race, creed, color, gender, or sexual orientation. Because my parents came from poverty, they knew how it was to be treated shabbily.
Instead of taking an attitude of, “When I succeed, I’m going to be just as rude to those below me as those above me are to me,” they taught us that it can be just one small thing in life that knocks you from “King of the Hill” to “Bottom of the Barrel” overnight.
Be humble, because you never know when it will come in handy.
My sister and I, with considerable financial help from our parents, both graduated college debt-free. She and I have always played fair, worked hard, believed in the American dream. She married a frat brother of mine.
They lived frugally, she was, for the most part, a stay-at-home Mom. My brother-in-law worked for a few big and some small companies before stepping out and starting his own business with their own money. I did the same.
He and I worked hard for what we have. And, contrary to Obama, we DID build “that”.
I cannot imagine a President with more condescension, arrogance, narcissism, lack of experience, and lack of job generation skill than Obama. He sucked off the system, and still does.
What I can say, unequivocally, is Obama didn’t build HIMSELF, “we the people” built him. The ungrateful clown.
Now, people who haven’t lived through any kind of hardship, who came from prosperity, who have never worked hard, who have never created a job (I have created THOUSANDS BTW), who have not played by the rules, who have gamed the system, who have lived dishonestly, career politicians who’ve only been paid with taxpayer money …
… THEY want to tell ME what to do, what to say, how to speak, how to act, steal my money, and then “shame” me and “cancel” me if I don’t comply?
Here’s what I have to say to them:
“Read my mind mother****ers!”
Y’all have awoken a sleeping giant, and that giant ain’t going back to sleep.
We need new House & Senate committees on Technology.
There must be increased oversight, with committees composed of our representatives, who understand technology. Much censorship & de-platforming going on, and only a few Congresspeople understand it.
Never mind the certain unscrupulous, dishonest, and criminal use of artificial intelligence (AI). You’re going to hear more and more about this in the future. SEE THIS LINK.
And, understanding “Deep Fakes” will scare you to death.
Because this is very specialized & very subject matter, the vast majority of American citizens have no idea what is being done, what has been done, and what can be done.
The ability to manipulate hearts, minds, and souls, is staggering. And, it’s already happening.
If I decide to run for the U.S. Senate as one of two Senators from Ohio, in 2022, I will need 1,000 signatures of Ohio, Republican, voters to get what is termed “ballot access”.
In preparation for making this decision, and if you would support me being on the ballot, EVEN IF YOU MIGHT NOT, OR WOULDN’T, VOTE FOR ME, please provide the information below so I can get your signature should I need it.
I cannot do this without you!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
Rob Portman (@senrobportman) pisses me off. I’m his constituent & I feel he’s a RINO.
I feel someone (or someones), need(s) to run against him in the Republican primary.
Who should it be?
Heck, maybe it should be me? If you were me, what would you do and how would you do it?
I’m slowly moving into retirement, easing out of my business which I started & grew to about $100M in revenue. I want to do something to move the country in the right direction, so maybe this is it.
I’m a young 60. I’ll be 63 in 2022. I’d do a 1-term-and-done, be gone at 69, and Ohio has 6-years to identify a better, brighter, more conservative replacement for me than someone like Portman.
I’ve had a successful business career, live a somewhat frugal lifestyle, don’t need money or power, and would do a good job representing Ohioans.
If you look at Portman’s bio on Wikipedia, it reads like the “Silver Spoon” cookbook. Private schools, Ivy League college, Michigan Law, marries upper-crust Cincinnati-society gal, vacations in the Himalayas. Works in law for 5-years and becomes career politician.
Portman worked in the private sector for 5-years, the rest in government. Yet, his net worth, according to Wiki, is over $8M. How does that square? Inheritance? Probably, and thus he’s created few, if any, jobs in his life. Reminds me of someone else … Bernie (@SenSanders)!
I’ve no delusions of grandeur. Portman already has a war chest for ’22.
He’s already got $3.1M in CASH for 2022, which he’s using today.
What should I do?
I’d love to have you share your thoughts with me!
I am not a pissed off old man, or “POOM“. Had to get that off my chest. I turn 60 in November of this year, and some people are starting to say I’m old. I’ll go with them because I don’t care.
My lovely sister coined the term POOM for the more mature gentlemen at their country club who were single and ate most of their meals at the club. She tells me they would sit at the bar and bellyache about everything and anything. We all know a POOM or two.
This site will evolve, over time, into my “safe space” (that’s a joke, BTW) to share interesting, entertaining, and possibly useful, information and opinion. What kind of information or opinions? Since it’s my site, any information or opinions I choose!
I hope I can provide you something to think about, or make use of, as the site gets built out.
Thanks for reading!