Scaramucci and Sycophants

Often I am asked if I am a Trump supporter. Here it is:
  • I want him to succeed! I want him to be a great President
  • I want to be wrong about earlier comments I've made about him being emotionally unstable
  • I'm not a great wordsmith so I use others who express my views (as I will below)
  • Where we are now: His Presidency is off the tracks.
    • His Tweets are most times juvenile
    • His attacks on Sessions are shameful
On Scaramucci: Read this Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon. He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there.

Trump's administration is at war against itself! He started it with Sessions and now Scaramucci is piling on. He does not command the moral high ground.

Peggy Noonan expresses my view: Trump Is Woody Allen Without the Humor Half his tweets show utter weakness. They are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn.


The president’s primary problem as a leader is not that he is impetuous, brash or naive. It’s not that he is inexperienced, crude, an outsider. It is that he is weak and sniveling. It is that he undermines himself almost daily by ignoring traditional norms and forms of American masculinity.

He’s not strong and self-controlled, not cool and tough, not low-key and determined; he’s whiny, weepy and self-pitying. He throws himself, sobbing, on the body politic. He’s a drama queen. It was once said, sarcastically, of George H.W. Bush that he reminded everyone of her first husband. Trump must remind people of their first wife. Actually his wife, Melania, is tougher than he is with her stoicism and grace, her self-discipline and desire to show the world respect by presenting herself with dignity.

Half the president’s tweets show utter weakness. They are plaintive, shrill little cries, usually just after dawn. “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their president.” The brutes. Actually they’ve been laboring to be loyal to him since Inauguration Day. “The Republicans never discuss how good their health care bill is.” True, but neither does Mr. Trump, who seems unsure of its content. In just the past two weeks, of the press, he complained: “Every story/opinion, even if should be positive, is bad!” Journalists produce “highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting.” They are “DISTORTING DEMOCRACY.” They “fabricate the facts.”

It’s all whimpering accusation and finger-pointing: Nobody’s nice to me. Why don’t they appreciate me?

His public brutalizing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t strong, cool and deadly; it’s limp, lame and blubbery. “Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes,” he tweeted this week. Talk about projection.
Comment: There it is!

That was quick:


Husbands and Wives: The Bible vs the Quran

Not the first time I've blogged on this. See this. Meanwhile how many wives did Muhammad have? 13!

Back to being "beaten". Here's 2 Muslim women explaining how it's just a symbolic act. 
Here's some men illustrating "the craft" of wife-beating


Robot face-plants into pond - Paul Blart rejoices

Crime Fighting Robots May Be Coming to a Mall Near You


A Silicon Valley startup has developed a robot that may soon replace mall cops. Knightscope, which specializes in fully autonomous security data machines, says it is officially signed up to patrol malls in New York and Massachusetts, with nearly two dozen accounts set up across 16 cities this year.

Comment: More on here Not the first incident


Justine Damond - Trigger happy Cop?

It was a homicide': Heartbroken fiance reveals his wife-to-be was shot dead by cop after calling 911 to report a RAPE behind her home

Comment: Near my son's house

Statement from the officer:

Above from Star Tribune

Harsh but ...


President Trump mid-year 2017 Report Card

Romans 14 article and chart

12 Principles on How to Disagree with Other Christians

Comment: Helpful

"Ring" neighborhood and friend's discount of $ 25.00


Use the code 7plymouth25 at checkout it can be used on ring.com to get $25 off each ring product (excluding accessories and Ring 2) Ron Danielson @ (612) 720-6525 installed mine


"Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away"

The known deceased from my High School class:

The phrase in the blog title is from Our God, Our Help in Ages Past


The so-called "link" between Climate Change and Terrorism


The Ring Doorbell install

Actual photo

  • Our contractor fumbled for a bit because he thought we did not have a 16v transformer. He wasted about 2 hours before he figured this out. A voltmeter would have saved him that time (not the fault of Ring.com)
  • One he ascertained that we had 16v ... the install took about an hour
  • The App setup on the IPhone was EZ. I fumbled because I had forgotten the WIFI password and had to search for it
  • The contractor asked for $ 80 bucks ... I gave him $ 100.

Euphoria Investing?

Investors are nearing the ‘point of maximum financial risk,’ says this chart


If you’re looking for warning signs in this market, you don’t have to look too far. The Fed winds are no longer at our backs, equity valuations are getting increasingly stretched, and the political climate isn’t exactly stable, to name just a few. Yet, investors continue to feast on a steady diet of new highs, with the Dow continuing to break into uncharted territory even as tech stocks come under pressure. Not a huge surprise, really. As Bob Farrell, the Merrill Lynch investing legend, once said about stock-market trends: “The public buys the most at the top and the least at the bottom.” It remains to be seen if the market is anywhere near a top, of course, but if this chart, which Steve Blumenthal of CMG Capital described as an illustration of Farrell’s views, is any indication, we are approaching the “point of maximum financial risk.”
Comment: The issue is looking for value. Today I bought shares of XEL.  Image source above is from the above article


God Against Slavery - 1857

Full text

Comment: answers the question as to whether Christianity can and should impact culture. Then: anti-slavery ... today anti-abortion. See also


Alto Michigan

Comment: all the images I could find. Still looking

Grandma's house for sale

11426 Kirby St SE, Alto, MI 49302  < --- flip through the photos here

The history [may be a bit foggy - but basics are there]


The sad state of Illinois - Property Taxes

Using the: smartasset.com/taxes/illinois-property-tax-calculator . See Illinoisans pay among the highest property taxes in the nation, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation

The 448 Gateshead Dr, Naperville, IL 60565 house is comparable to mine in Plymouth. We have 3,300 sq feet, and it is 3,000. The tax calculator did not get my taxes exactly right - mine are $ 6,266. Naperville looks to be comparable to Plymouth. Taxes are $ 4,000 higher.  See Bestplaces city compare



Comment:Signed up to try it. The preferred P2P method for several of my kids

That Giant Arrow that can be seen by Satellites

Arrow # 37 from space

Looking for St. Paul? Look for the giant concrete arrow in Cottage Grove


It was part of an elaborate navigation system built coast-to-coast early in the 20th century to help pilots deliver mail for the U.S. Post Office.

In the days before radar and GPS, pilots flying the air-mail route to the Twin Cities knew to look for the shining rotating beacon and the 70-foot-long bright-yellow directional arrow in Cottage Grove.

“It points northeast,” Jansen said. “That way they knew which way to go to get to Holman Field (in St. Paul). They used to keep it brightly painted, so it was easy to see. There were some big numbers painted on it, like, 3-7-9. The numbers were probably about 3-feet high; they meant something to the pilots, apparently.”

Jansen believes the arrow was installed in 1930, two years after his father, Ben, bought the 240-acre farm.

“They wanted to put it out in the field across the road (90th Street), and my dad says: ‘Why would you want to put it out in the field? You put it right behind the house,’ ” Jansen said. “It turned out to be a good thing because if it was out in the middle of a field, it would have been in our way, and we would have done away with it years ago. But behind the house, it never bothered us, so it’s just there.”

...Jansen’s arrow was known as No. 37 on the Milwaukee to St. Paul-Minneapolis route, indicating the site was 370 miles from the beginning of the route, Hawkins said. It’s believed to be the only arrow remaining in Minnesota.
Comment: List with links to other Giant Arrows

There's an arrow that no satellite can see but which the tender heart may.