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The Day After Super Tuesday The Sequel

I voted... did you?

I voted... did you?

Foto by Vanessa Lillian

Don’t ask me who I voted for because that’s nunya…

Nunyabeeswax

I did vote and that’s what counts.

I may have to run again… what a pitiful electoral cycle

Heading out to polls at 0630

Heading out to polls at 0630

Meanwhile back a the Ranch,… another walk with the Big Dog!

There's fungus amongus

There's fungus amongus

Foto by Vanessa Lillian

Then hanging with Jack an Jerry at Athens Fish & Game Club.

The boys... Jorma, Jack and Jerry

The boys... Jorma, Jack and Jerry

Self timed by Jack Casady

Finally, back at home listening to Izze play the piano on the stage at the Fur Peace Station

Izze under the watchful eye of Ras Hurl

Izze under the watchful eye of Ras Hurl

Good times and a great couple of days…

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  1. Hamneggs
    March 16th, 2016 at 21:29 | #1

    Your a luck man
    When I vote its against not for
    but its nununyabeezwax who I vote against.
    LOL
    Did Jack teach you the self timing technique?
    Peace
    Love All Ways

  2. gregg
    March 16th, 2016 at 21:53 | #2

    I may have to run again ! LOL gregg

  3. March 17th, 2016 at 06:00 | #3

    JORMA FOR PRESIDENT 2016 !!!

  4. Dan
    March 17th, 2016 at 08:48 | #4

    Still have my Jorma for President 2000 sticker on my guitar case, you have my full support for a run

  5. marcus
    March 17th, 2016 at 08:54 | #5

    Great photos as always jorma : ) ps.feeling like putting on burgers to start the day off,nice and loud,love ya brother.

  6. Sweetbac
    March 17th, 2016 at 13:08 | #6

    The QUAH Party: Vote Kaukonen/Hobson 2016

  7. DennisK
    March 17th, 2016 at 18:23 | #7

    Did you bring your .38 special on a .45 frame?

  8. Larry Peterson
    March 17th, 2016 at 20:36 | #8

    Can’t wait to see you and Jack in Colorado in July. Thanks so much for staying on the road, God bless you and Vanessa and Izze

  9. cindy
    March 18th, 2016 at 11:16 | #9

    Jorma. I dont even know if you read these comments, but i just felt i had to write here because i lost my best hot tuna fan and a very good friend. Lynn (big lynn). You might remember her. She made sure she was always right up front asking for Genesis.We’ve been following hot tuna around the east coast for 40 years. I will miss her so. ‘The time has come for us to part’

  10. March 19th, 2016 at 07:49 | #10

    Jacks got great aim w/selfie
    Great tone , pitch ,timing on bass
    How’s he gig with a SIG?

  11. jim hitchcock
    March 19th, 2016 at 15:25 | #11

    “More precisely, a specific honey fungus measuring 2.4 miles (3.8 km) across in the Blue Mountains in Oregon is thought to be the largest living organism on Earth. Several species of fungi belong to the Armillaria genus, which is popularly known as honey fungus”

    And boy, could he play guitar”

    -David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust

  12. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 16:08 | #12

    I like that — lol!@jim hitchcock

  13. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 16:09 | #13

    ^ See, jim and I don’t always agree but we like each other anyway.^

  14. jim hitchcock
    March 19th, 2016 at 19:38 | #14

    I much prefer being disagreed with than being disagreable :)

  15. jim hitchcock
    March 19th, 2016 at 19:41 | #15

    Oops, disagreeable ;)

  16. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 20:51 | #16

    It’s all good with me. lol! @jim hitchcock

  17. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 21:39 | #17

    All voters should get their basic math skills into play.
    I like Uncle Bernie but his math just does not add up.
    Math is not my strong suit but even I can estimate that Bernie’s math does not add up.

    My boyfriend is a math wiz, he does calculous in his head.
    Because — if his mathematical formulas do not add up — the project that he is working his structural engineering skills on fail, he has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

    Here is the basic math:
    #1) “Free College Tuition” is not a reality.
    If College education is “Free” — there is no tuition.

    Having said that: There once was free college in New York. It was good but it
    came to an end. It cost too much money to be “free”.

    #2) In order to reinstate “free College”, not just for New York (FOR ALL!!! in the USA)
    just crunch the basic numbers:

    It’s not clear if the “Free College” includes college students already in the
    paying-system. If you are a freshman, will your remaining years be suddenly
    “Free”?
    When does that “Freebie” kick in?

    Then, do the research: How many (let’s say) high school seniors in each state,
    city are going to be college-material?
    Factor that in.

    How many of those who will be meeting the standards for college will graduate?
    (What will be on offer for those who want/need to go to a tech-school?)

    O.K., O.K., O.K.:
    Now, factor in only those who will (maybe) be bound for College:
    How will taxing the “one-percenters” (a.k.a. : “The Billionaires and The Millionaires”) cover those students? (Factor in the college drop-outs.)
    How will that formula work, going forward?

    I recall Bernie stating that he will tax “Only the Billionaires and the
    Millionaires”. Not long after that, he stated : “Well, maybe more than that”.
    What does that mean?: More money from “The Billionaires and The Millionaires”,
    or “More than that — from everybody”?

    Bernie already stated that everybody will pay more for heath insurance-coverage
    (but because it will be “free” for everybody — that will be a better
    plan, for all. )

    So, get out and vote.
    Just make a plan to do the basic math
    I was hopeful when I heard Bernie say: “…We need to do more for our Veterans.”
    I thought that statement would be followed by a cohesive plan of action.
    But, no. Bernie’s idea of doing “more for out Veterans” is simply to allow them to be included in his “free” health insurance.

    Anybody who does the basic math on any of these “freebies” will conclude that it does not add up. Do the basic math if you have advanced skills:
    crunch the numbers.

    If you don’t have basic math skills or are too lazy to do basic research:
    take the election lightly.

  18. Kevin
    March 19th, 2016 at 21:52 | #18

    If all other industrialized nations of the world can manage these goals that Bernie has set forth, I see no reason why we can’t also. Unless you think we are not as good as the rest of the world. Some people are just content to say “we can’t, we can’t”. I prefer to ask why not try?

    “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were and ask “why not?”—JFK

  19. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 21:55 | #19

    “…more for out Veterans”
    should be: “…more for our Veterans”.
    Either way, they are f*cked.

  20. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 22:00 | #20

    Yes, I agree that we should try.
    Just want it to be a realistic effort.
    Have you ever lived in/spent a long period of time in those “all other industrialized nations of the world…”?
    I have.
    Those math equations are not proportionate to the USA.
    @Kevin

  21. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 22:04 | #21

    If you have any skills to teach to those who are in need of an education/employment, please let me know.
    We will put you to work, educating those who need it in order to succeed.
    @Kevin

  22. jim hitchcock
    March 19th, 2016 at 22:25 | #22

    Barbara, Kevin, I enjoy this kind of stuff, but this is Jorma’s living room, let us give him space to vacuum the carpet or play wrassle with Izzy or something. If you like you like you can continue the diatribing at j railway 1 at g mail dot com.

  23. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 22:56 | #23

    No diatribe from me here. Just discussion. I was in the middle of posting my comment and Kevin was also posting his comment. So, I replied to Kevin.

    If Jorma doesn’t want me to speak in his living room — he will let me know. He can always vacuum his carpet and/or play wrassle with Izzy or something. That takes place in his real life world. This is his “cyber living-room”
    @jim hitchcock

  24. Barbara Jacobs
    March 19th, 2016 at 23:06 | #24

    So anyway: when I write “we” — I mean me and my boyfriend.
    We have the means to bring people together, who have an interest in sharing their
    skills and teaching those who want to learn.

    We don’t rely on the government. As Independents, we take things into our own hands, in order to spread our wealth and help others who are not as fortunate.

  25. March 20th, 2016 at 00:12 | #25

    Sorry for your loss… and all our loss… no one is an island…

  26. jim hitchcock
    March 20th, 2016 at 11:34 | #26

    Was joking, Barbara, just having fun in my knuckleheaded way. But you knew that :) @Barbara Jacobs

  27. Kevin
    March 20th, 2016 at 20:47 | #27

    It’s all good, I just don’
    t want to see Bernie dismissed as a dreamer of things that can’t be accomplished. Anything can be accomplished if folks would just learn to work together like we used to.

  28. Barbara Jacobs
    March 21st, 2016 at 22:12 | #28

    Kevin:
    I don’t dismiss Bernie. I just want to know how he will accomplish those things.

    My idea of working together is to go all-in for teaching the learning-skills to those who want to be taught: apprenticeship. That system goes back to the days of the Guilds.
    That is the way that we can try. Independent of the government.

    We didn’t need to look far for the people who want to learn:
    My hair-stylist supports her son on her salary. She tells me that he wants to go to automotive school. We sent him to automotive school, after getting him a summer job, working at a local automotive business.

    The guy who works at the local gardening-supply store/nursery tells me that he
    wants to go to school to learn landscape architecture. He actually has read books and saw PBS documentaries about the subject. We paid for him to go to Florida, where our friend has a landscape architecture business. He’s doing well and will attend college to finish his education. He’s a keeper!

    The waitress at the local diner supports her daughter and told me that she likes to bake, she needs a job.
    I like to bake and recently learned how to bake challahs, just by practicing the recipes that I read in a book. If I can learn to bake — I figure that anybody can do it.

    On the Brooklyn waterfront of Sunset Park, there are huge (YOOOGE!) warehouses that were abandoned before they were renovated. That property is now known as:
    “Industry City”. A developer did the work and now it is a viable community of
    small business owners who rent space in there.
    There is a small business owner who rents out fully equipped kitchens, with every type of kitchen ovens, mixers, freezers and fridges — you name it,
    “Industry City” has space to rent out to those who have a skill.

    Currently, there is a couple who make small-batch ice-cream. A guy who makes
    sausages, and bakers of all delicious baked-goods. So many others — all
    working to produce artisan goods (also non-food-stuffs).
    So, rented some kitchen space there. I pay the rent and supply the ingredients
    and a vehicle to deliver the finished product. I hired the daughter who needed a job, she brought along some friends who were in the same situation.
    They are currently very successful, producing delicious challahs and other baked-goods.

    Andriy’s mother taught them how to make strawberry jam. We put that on the order-list. They bake/make products that are sold to local NYC. stores and restaurants.
    Business is very good and not too long from now, they will be able to afford to run that small business and pay their own business bills.
    They are making a profit. Making a profit is good.

    The moral of this story is: if you have a skill to teach to those who want to learn — you can make a real difference. You don’t need to depend on the government, it’s legal to take people under your wing in the U.S.A.

    @Kevin

  29. Barbara Jacobs
    March 21st, 2016 at 22:31 | #29

    Yes, you are a knuck, knuck, knuck, knucklehead.

    You post a comment and start off on a political direction. I reply and then you try to manage my comment. I have never told you to take your comments elsewhere.
    You can post short, funny comments — but my way of thinking leads me to post more, let’s say, in-depth comments.
    We don’t always agree but I still like you and we get along here.
    Now, go to sleep!
    @jim hitchcock

  30. Kevin
    March 22nd, 2016 at 18:34 | #30

    “Bernie already stated that everybody will pay more for heath insurance-coverage
    (but because it will be “free” for everybody — that will be a better
    plan, for all. )”

    This is from one of your earlier posts but is absolutely wrong. Bernie has never said that. What he says is your taxes will be slightly higher but will be more than offset by your lack of paying an insurance premium. This will also be true for small business. And none of this is “freebies”, it has never been characterized as “freebies”, we all as adults know everything comes at a cost. The right just wants to divide some people as takers and freeloaders to distract us from the truth.

    I’m done, I apologize Jorma for arguing politics on this amazing blog, but the amount of misinformation coming from the right in this election cycle is frustrating as hell.

  31. Barbara Jacobs
    March 22nd, 2016 at 20:15 | #31

    I am not “the right”.
    I’m a registered Independent.
    I already pay my taxes and if they are billed to me as: “slightly higher but will be more than offset by your lack of paying an insurance premium. This will also be true of small business.”

    Where to begin here?
    I can only stand by my comment. Based on that comment and your reading of it:
    it’s the same thing. “Everybody will pay more for health insurance coverage
    (but because it will be “free” for everybody (that’s the health insurance-
    coverage.) that will be a better plan for all”.

    My “taxes will be slightly higher”
    (o.k. I will pay my taxes, as I always have)
    “but will be more than offset by your lack of paying an insurance premium.”
    (Been there-done that. When the plan for ObamaCare was introduced, he promised that “If you like your doctor — you can keep your doctor.”
    The plan needed the support of people who were already insured, in order to succeed. I already had private insurance. I signed-on, hoping to support
    that plan. I then found out that I could not keep my doctor. Anybody past the age of 40 has at least a few doctors. I could not keep any of my doctors.)

    Yes, everything comes at a cost. The cost of me not keeping my doctors (with whom I had established a decades-long patient/doctor relationship)was my having to seek new medical care from providers that I had no relationship with.
    I decided to forsake the ObamaCare and return to my former doctors/medical providers.

    I was fine with paying an insurance premium but I understand that for those who had no insurance prior to ObamaCare — the plan was better than nothing.
    It did not work for me.

    I am not a member of “the right”. I’m an Independent. I never stated that “some people as takers and freeloaders. I never attempted to distract you or anybody from “the truth”.
    My “truth” is different from your “truth”.
    I already know what my “truth” is and I don’t understand what the Bernie version of “truth” is.

    Because I have the experience of helping people to succeed, outside of government dogma, I don’t understand the labels that are put on me.

    If Bernie describes his vision of “Free college”, then I understand that as he states it. I already know that it won’t be “free”.

    I didn’t describe any amount of “misinformation” here nor anywhere.
    I only posted my own personal experience of helping those who were in need,
    without depending on the Government. That means ANY Government: Left or Right.

    My objective was not to be “frustrating as hell”.
    I understand that the thought of being taken care of by the government is very
    seductive.
    I just am not seduced by that.

    @Kevin

  32. Barbara Jacobs
    March 22nd, 2016 at 20:31 | #32

    Having said that:
    The people will vote.
    The winner will be declared as President of The United States.
    I will support that person.
    Because I am an American.

  33. Barbara Jacobs
    March 22nd, 2016 at 23:16 | #33

    It’s just been pointed out to me, that I need to clarify:
    Everybody (WHO ALREADY PAYS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE)will pay more for health insurance coverage. But because it will be free for everybody (INCLUDING THOSE WHO CAN NOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE) that will be a better plan for all.
    (MEANING: THOSE WHO ALREADY PAY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE AND THOSE WHO CAN NOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.)

    Can somebody please run that by Bernie? I just want to be understood.

  34. Kevin
    March 23rd, 2016 at 18:23 | #34

    @Barbara Jacobs
    I said I was done, but can’t let this misinformation go without answer. Barbara that’s just plain wrong. Don’t know where you are getting info from, but it is wrong. Nobody will be paying more for health ins. It will be paid for thru income tax. That increase in tax will be minimal compared to what insurance premiums cost. You claimed to have “done the math”. Well you clearly don’t even know how it works. The biggest reason that costs can be decreased is so much less overhead because with single payer there are not hundreds of different ins. companies to deal with. There is one payer–tons of less paperwork. As an example. Our hospitals have entire floors with hundreds of employees just dealing with ins. companies. A hospital of the exact same size in a country with single payer has ONE ROOM WITH A COUPLE OF PEOPLE DOING THE SAME JOB THAT TAKES HUNDREDS OF EMPLYEES HERE because they are dealing with ONE PAYER.

  35. Barbara Jacobs
    March 24th, 2016 at 17:33 | #35

    O.K. Kevin, relax.
    I pay my income tax. However more that minimal amount will be — I still pay it.
    I very much know how it works, having paid my tax bills for decades:
    I get my tax bills.
    I write the checks to pay the amounts listed on the bills.
    The government agency cashes my checks.
    Paid in Full.

    I’m am not posting misinformation.

    I still want to know when the Bernie system will kick in.
    (”Kick in” being a well-known term for: “start”, “begin”).
    You have not given me an answer.
    However, that’s o.k. with me and I would never hold that against you.
    This is not a boxing-match.

    Whatever the election results:
    most likely you’ll do your thing and I’ll do mine.

    @Kevin

  36. Barbara Jacobs
    March 24th, 2016 at 18:22 | #36

    “a hospital of the exact same size in a country with single payer”…
    I just want to hear an answer to my very simple question, from any Bernie supporter, anywhere.
    When does that single-payer system kick-in?

    It would be better (for me) if that Bernie supporter has actually lived in or spent a few months in that country.

    Having spent a significant amount of time in a few of those countries and knowing citizens of those countries:
    I wonder why, as is the case, most recently for a friend who told me:
    “I need to get an operation, don’t worry, I will be O.K. I need it very soon, so I’m going to be flying in to JFK airport and could you please get somebody to meet me there and drive me into Manhattan, drop me off at NYU Medical Center Hospital, where I’m getting my operation?

    JFK to NYU. I SAY, WHY?

  37. Kevin
    March 24th, 2016 at 22:37 | #37

    Another of those tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth moments. Hogwash, doesn’t happen.

  38. Kevin
    March 24th, 2016 at 23:21 | #38

    Bottom Line. Bernie is the ONLY candidate who has no super pac. No big money donations from Bankers, Wall street, corporations, lobbies. His average donation is 27 dollars from average Joes like you and me. He has spent his entire career fighting for the middle class that has been beaten down and slowing disappearing because of corporate greed. That fact cannot be denied. The middle class is dying because their pay is stagnant while CEOs and corporate bigwigs reap the benefits of our labors. The political system is in shambles because of rulings like Citizens United. Big money donations are taking our democracy from the people and allowing corporations to BUY a politician to do it’s bidding. Bernie has been fighting these things for years. I know, I’ve followed his career through the Tom Hartman program. Tom has a show on various outlets. I hear him on satellite radio (channel 127) check it out. He had Bernie on once a week for years, I always said I wished this guy would run for Pres. He speaks truth and honesty. He lives truth and honesty. He is the only candidate who WANTS to talk issues. Non of this nonsense the GOP candidates do, only interested in insulting each other and fighting like morons. Bernie is for ALL OF US. Anyone who votes against him is voting against his own best interest. Bottom Line.

  39. Barbara Jacobs
    March 25th, 2016 at 16:49 | #39

    No hogwash from me — it happened, whether you want to believe it or not.
    There would be no reason for him to travel to JFK and get surgery at NYU, if he could receive the surgery he needed at home, within the time-frame he needed to get it.

    You can continue to call me a liar, but you can never insult me.
    Your zeal in your position is understandable. You are doing it for Bernie (and, as I’ve stated before: I like Bernie). You are also doing it on behalf of your fellow revolutionaries.

    You still will not/ can not answer a basic question that I asked:
    When do the Bernie programs kick-in?

    I ask because I want to know and also because (unlike you) I have indeed done the math.
    Your math is lacking, it falls short because you did not factor-in the very obvious:

    When all of those people now currently employed in the billing of the current medical-system (and I do agree with you: there are many, many of those) become unemployed when Bernie’s new system kicks-in (when is that?) — those people will not just vanish from the face of the American earth.

    They will go on unemployment and need to look for new jobs (jobs being the way
    that they earn money and pay their bills, buy goods, pay income tax and everything else that earning money entails).
    So Bernie’s new revolution will be good (for you) but not good for them.

    It would be good (for them) if they could know (as soon as possible) when they will be unemployed because they could start looking for new jobs, now.
    This would help (them).

    Before you don’t answer my question (again) and start stating the Bernie line
    (which I don’t disagree with, oh no, not entirely. I just want to narrow it down
    into a way that I can get some basic questions about it answered (for me).
    The fact is that you did not do the math — you did a very limited version of the math.

    If everything will be better (for all), it should include those people and anybody else who is currently employed (however bloated their current jobs are and will be not needed in the Bernie administration).

    Let’s review:
    You did not do the math (the entire math) and you showed that here.
    I did do the math (the entire math) and showed that here.
    I don’t try to insult you (as you have tried to do to me here),
    I only am asking questions, trying to understand.

    I like Bernie (saying it, yet again). I’m not trying to say that what you post here is “tell a lie often enough…”
    No, I’m not doing that.
    We have the opportunity (thanks Jorma !) to communicate here. We can keep this discussion going on this thread. (everybody else can move on to the discussions that follow this. It’s just you and I here.)

    Like I already said: If Bernie wins the election: I will support him.
    He will be The POTUS.
    ( I have stated, many times on Jorma’s blog comments section that I love America and being an American. So, please try to stop yourself before you ask me
    (again) if I don’t think that America is a great country.)

    I’m just trying to get an answer to basic questions.
    Please don’t go on the defensive, change the subject and turn it around on me.

    If you don’t know the answer to the question — just admit it.
    I won’t hold that against you.

    @Kevin

  40. Kevin
    March 25th, 2016 at 22:07 | #40

    There is no answer to a timetable. It would take a lot of work, probably the need for the Dems to control both houses to get it done. It’s not like Bernie wins the White House and snaps his fingers and says as of June 7th we have single payer.

  41. jim hitchcock
    March 25th, 2016 at 22:49 | #41
  42. Barbara Jacobs
    March 26th, 2016 at 17:47 | #42

    Yes, thank-you kevin.
    I just wanted to hear that, I already know that it can’t possibly take place on day one.
    So, either way: there will be unemployed Americans who will need to find new jobs.
    If they don’t find new jobs — their unemployment will run out after 6 months and then they are facing a downturn and will not be able to pay their mortgages/rent, car-payments, purchase goods, will not be earning income and so will not be paying income tax, and all of the resultant situations.

    We (meaning us who pay income tax), will have to support them by way of any way we can. (I don’t consider that to be a hand-out.) I am willing to pay more in order to help those people. Just wanted to establish the fact that much will be gained but a lot will be lost(for them) and the difference will be paid by tax-payers.

    Kevin:
    It’s been good to have this discussion with you here (thanks, Jorma ! )
    Believe me: If I vote for Hilary, I will need more than to hold my nose.
    I will need to wear a gas-mask and have somebody waiting for me as I exit, they
    will hit me over the head with a mallet so that I can have an hour or two of
    mental nothingness. When I come-to, I would need to vomit.
    Such is my distaste for all things Clintonian.

    I only hope that if Bernie wins, he will be a much better (for us all) Democratic
    Socialist than Bill DeBlasio.

    @Kevin

  43. Barbara Jacobs
    March 26th, 2016 at 18:26 | #43

    Oh, look who’s here!
    Yes, that link is funny.

    Now, because I will continue my plan (which has been working, from day-one,
    of offering apprenticeship to those currently unemployed but):

    A) really interested in learning a skill, although they have no college education
    and are not the type for having the aptitude or desire to go to college, so need a trade-school education that will not be included in Bernie’s free (but not really) education plan.

    B) Have an interest in going to college and have pursued an individual self-education on a subject of their interest (including reading books, watching documentaries and learning as best they can, even if they already have a job but want/need something more).

    C) Just want to learn a skill in order to get a job, may be even learn to do business, thus succeeding in becoming employed. They just need somebody who has the faith in them and can invest in their future (without giving them a loan, no repayment needed when they establish themselves.) That has already been done by me, I’m a millionaire (meaning that I have assets totaling over one-million dollars, including real-estate and investments. I also mach a good lieben, thank
    goodness — I’m not complaining.)

    jim: what skills do you have to offer?
    You don’t need money, only the willingness to invest your time teaching your skill to those who really want to learn.

    Because, if I wanted to:
    I would just stop working for the next 4 years. I have enough money to support myself and also continue to help those people who need it. I would not have to pay income tax — because I would have no income.
    I would continue to pay property tax and unearned income tax on my investments.

    Then, ooh:
    I would have the time to:
    Read books by the dozens.
    Paint watercolors, to my heart’s content.
    Paddle-board it up.
    Bake challahs, so many challahs!
    Watch unlimited movies, documentaries and t.v. shows.

    jim: you know I have a new fave t.v. show:
    Last year I received a screener for a new show, on a new Channel called “VICELAND”. The VICELAND is out of Brooklyn, New York. All young people
    who are probably voting for Bernie (although there’s no political content on their Channel.)

    The show is titled: “F*CK THAT’S DELICIOUS”.
    It follows a white rapper from Queens, who grew up working in restaurant kitchens. (I’m not posting his name here, he’s very entertaining. Google it.)
    He and his boys travel the world while on tour and they check-out local restaurants and food, while enjoying various sports and pastimes, including smoking big joints.

    It’s lol funny!

    C)

    @jim hitchcock

  44. Barbara Jacobs
    March 26th, 2016 at 20:58 | #44

    Oh, I have just been advised by my fellow millionaires (but not quite
    multi-millionaires and certainly not billionaires):
    The thing we have in common is that we started working very early in life.
    I started working at the age of 15, after graduating early with college credits, from an advanced school for Poindexters.

    I always believed that the reason for the World’s problems is because of over-population. Being from a very small family borne of WW11 survivors, I was thankful for what was left of my family. We were poor but always had food on the table, so at least we weren’t starving in this great country, America.
    There was no money for “extras”, I wore hand-me-down clothes from girls in the neighborhood.

    My life was rich with freedom and the chance to learn from others, freely and without restriction. I grabbed that opportunity and decided that I would always try my best to make the most out of my life.

    I never bought things that I could not afford to pay for. I rented apartments until I saved enough money to buy. I paid cash and never had a mortgage.
    I never had and still don’t have any debt, credit-card or otherwise.

    So, having explained that: I don’t like when Bernie says ” the billionaires and the millionaires”. I’m not even a multi-millionaire (defined as more than 5-million). It’s as if my efforts to work, in order to be free of debt and earn money, enough to support myself, is a bad thing. I’m not even close to being a multi-millionaire.

    My boyfriend is a one-percenter. He grew up poor and worked his way up.
    Even he is not a billionaire.
    But, we do whatever we can for those less fortunate than us. We are not greedy.
    If Bernie could only figure that out and stop making us sound like the scourge
    of humanity — I would like him a lot more.

  45. jim hitchcock
    March 27th, 2016 at 11:42 | #45

    There is what I perceive to be truth in what you say, Barbara…Trump and Bernie are like two sides of the same coin, both pandering to what they believe to be their core base.And neither have the support of the political machines of our wonderful country. That part I like a lot, that our Republic is and should always be a work in progress, a great experiment.

    Holy moly it’s a weird world when a pol I have never had much truck with comes off as the most reasonable.

    Damnit,now I’m diatribing ;)

  46. Barbara Jacobs
    March 29th, 2016 at 14:08 | #46

    Jim:
    If you didn’t see it last night:
    Charlie Rose interviewing David Brooks, a great hour.
    Like me, Brooks is a Whig (google it). Brooks goes into what you described, above.

    It’s Charlie Rose at his best, interviewing one of his best guests.
    I like the show and when it’s great; it makes you feel like you are at the table: you lean-in and feel as though you want to say something to make a point or agree — and then, Rose is onto another question, having received an interesting answer to his previous question. Last night with Brooks was great.
    @jim hitchcock

  47. Barbara Jacobs
    March 29th, 2016 at 17:27 | #47

    Jim:
    Because it’s just you and I and we are of a like-mind:
    Politics aside, the next time you meet somebody new to you, have a couple of hours (best done over dinner, food being the one thing that brings us together):

    After you learn what they do for a living, stop–do not pass go,
    (no personal info needed):

    Don’t ask them what are their favorite things to do, in their “off-from-work-time”, instead ask :
    “If you could take a year (or more) off from work, and your family is all good and taken-care of and you could continue your charity work ( if they have done that), what do you love now and would love to do under those circumstances?’

    I have been asking that, for many years. It’s the best way to get to know people, while making them feel comfortable.

    @jim hitchcock

  48. carey georgas
    October 24th, 2016 at 11:35 | #48

    Nunya. Only other time I’ve heard that one is from my wife. Seriously.