Onesie!

onesie

Nothing has ever brought me more joy and fear as receiving this as a gift from my girlfriend (at the time, later to be my wife). My first thought was how the hell am I ever going to fit into that and what weird kinky things is she into but when she started to rub her belly and she gave me the note that was underneath the onesie, reality hit like the house on the witch in the Wizard of Oz. I was no longer in Kansas and toto would be born 8 and half months later and weigh over 7 pounds and be 26 inches long.

Onesie!

onesie

Nothing has ever brought me more joy and fear as receiving this as a gift from my girlfriend (at the time, later to be my wife). My first thought was how the hell am I ever going to fit into that and what weird kinky things is she into but when she started to rub her belly and she gave me the note that was underneath the onesie, reality hit like the house on the witch in the Wizard of Oz. I was no longer in Kansas and toto would be born 8 and half months later and weigh over 7 pounds and be 26 inches long.

MPO: TEACH YOUR CHILD TO DEFEND THEMSELVES

Self Defense

Everyone should teach the basics of doing the right thing, being respectful and showing humility but I think it’s just as important to teach them to defend themselves. Take them to karate lessons or boxing lessons. This will give them confidence to stand up for themselves in all situations. I have been teaching my child to to box since the age of 9. You won’t regret it.

MPO: What’s love got to do with it

tina turner

This has nothing to do with Tina Turner except that she is an amazing singer. The fact is that too many people base there judgments on likability. They are easily swayed by a person that is likable and tend to decry people that aren’t as charismatic or amiable. That likability factor plays a role in how people perceive one another. This doesn’t mean likable people aren’t good people but that they sometimes get the benefit of the doubt more often than they should. My criteria for deciding is simple, I will always choose the side of the person that is right over the person that is wrong. I can hate you, loathe you, think nothing of you  but if you are right, you will have my support. I can love you, like you, feel that you are a great person but will fight against you if you are wrong. It is that simple. It should be that simple for everyone but it’s easier said than done.

Onesie!

onesie

Nothing has ever brought me more joy and fear as receiving this as a gift from my girlfriend (at the time, later to be my wife). My first thought was how the hell am I ever going to fit into that and what weird kinky things is she into but when she started to rub her belly and she gave me the note that was underneath the onesie, reality hit like the house on the witch in the Wizard of Oz. I was no longer in Kansas and toto would be born 8 and half months later and weigh over 7 pounds and be 26 inches long.

MPO: Legacy

 

legacy

Looking at the funeral of the late Senator John McCain, I’m reminded of the word legacy. What you leave behind for the world to judge you and your actions. As President after President gave speeches about Sen. McCain, you can see that he is leaving a legacy of unity and humility. After all, he asked the two people that defeated the Senator for the highest office in the nation to eulogize him. As I look deeper, I see that he has a Democrat and a Republican President eulogize him, as I look even deeper, I see that he has an African American and an Anglo American President eulogize him. With one swoop, the late John McCain represented his ideals and his goals in his own funeral. For a country to be united against nonsensical -isms. To look past the obvious and to explore a better future. If anyone says that the two former Presidents sitting next to each other with their respective wives and sharing smiles and laughter and tears didn’t bring hope into their heart, then they are presently a zombie, dead inside. I can see Sen. McCain looking down from heaven and smiling hoping that he started something new, an era of compromise and unity. Unfortunately he had to die to do it and that’s a trick that only he could have pulled off and one that he could only do once.

MPO:THE TARIFF WAR

tariff war

So free trade has become costly, an oxymoron from the beginning as it was never really free. The way things are heating up, it’s making political pundits blood boil. Hahaha, get it, heating up, blood boil, it’s a pun, it might not be a pun, I am not good at labeling these phrases, it might be a metaphor or a simile but it’s something. Well, starting a war with everyone, whether it be on free trade or military or even a game of rock paper scissors isn’t any good because you will eventually lose, just ask Germany how their game of real life Risk went back in the 40’s. If you ignore history you are doomed to repeat it. So, with all the great minds out there, why can’t we find a simple solution. Maybe the problem is because it should be a simple solution and we like our things complicated, from our coffee; can I have a double espresso non-fat soy latte with a hint of non-dairy cream, oh yeah, hold the straw, that’s the new complication; to the way we handle, uhhhh, wait, I’m thinking of something, hmmmm, ok, our trade wars. Why can’t we just live on love alone, I think that’s a song, but since we can’t and we need greenbacks to get us through our day, we need to find a solution to a problem that might be a problem that can create a bigger problem. Looking back at that sentence I see that there are a lot of problems. That’s a pun, I think.

I always thought that we should charge a docking tax, wait, not tax, fee for those countries that don’t pay a fair minimum wage. The problem with countries that don’t pay a fair and substantial minimum wage is that their people are quieted, not like in a hush I’m watching a movie sense but in a can’t complain about being hurt or hungry sense, and living in cramped conditions and they make other countries, that do the right thing by their employees, lifes’ difficult and they get all the manufacturing jobs because CEO manufacturers are greedy. They like the greenbacks but don’t like to share, these are the same people that kept the good tasting crayons all to themselves in kindergarten, just bad people. So, to even the playing field, without creating a tariff war, you unilaterally agree with all the countries, that pay a fair minimum wage, about this disparity and then you charge a fee, don’t call it a tax, by god don’t call it a tax, and you charge them a crap load until they raise their minimum wage. This fee would come from the importing country and not from tariffs on the products, making it separate is essential because the fee would be assessed from the amount the products are going to sell for, so if they raise their price to pay for the fee they also raise the fee and if they lower the price they sell for, then they lower their fee. This would eventually even the playing field, somewhat.

To me it makes sense, but again I just saw the Easter bunny hopping by last Sunday, I guess he could have been a regular rabbit, but I’m going with Easter Bunny and he was carrying a bottle of whiskey, an empty bottle of whiskey, ok, it was me in a rabbit costume. Jesus, you believe anything when you are drunk, it isn’t Halloween yet. Again, my Economics degree comes from crayola or it would have if that future CEO bastard hadn’t ate my crayon, so don’t take my advice but you can take this rabbit costume, it just gets me into trouble.

Note: In an earlier blog I stated that a Trade War would turn alright for the U.S., I was wrong. I thought that the trade war would be for equalizing pay around the world, it wasn’t. Since I am a blogger and I hold a degree in not holding a degree, I can be wrong about things and still write about them because I don’t influence policy and if I did influence national policy, then first; where the hell is may paycheck and second; don’t send me a paycheck because I’m pretty sure I’m going to fuck it up. Economics is a difficult thing to understand. If it wasn’t, there would be a consensus among the people that do hold those degrees on what to do. I have an opinion, and that’s it, I also don’t go hopping around bar hopping in a bunny costume on Halloween……. anymore…… hahaha, never did, I wear a fat bastard outfit. But now that I think about it, bunny costume, bar hopping, kind of goes hand and hand.