“What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together." 

 · Ron Smith


Laney B. share this gem from The Wall Street Journal:

“In 1983, President Ronald Reagan said, "If history teaches anything, it teaches that simple-minded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom." President Obama is on track to securing his legacy as the man who betrayed our past and squandered our freedom.” -- Dick Cheney

Mr. Cheney was U.S. vice president from 2001-09. Ms. Cheney was the deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs from 2002-04 and 2005-06.


Some of today’s top news items and some that pass for news items…

From Business Insider @ www.businessinsider.com

Four Russian Bombers Flew Within 50 Miles Of The California Coast 

Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S....

Exploring Al Qaeda’s Murky Connection To Russian Intelligence


From The Financial Times @ www.ft.com

US pensions ‘cash negative’ by 2016


Not worth the click:

There’s a new study out saying 'like' isn't bad. Like I’m gonna click on that. Not.

Health Day reports that “Recession linked to more than 10,000 suicides in North America, Europe…But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say. Too depressing to click on that one.

Texting and obesity are now the top teen ills. No need to click on that one, either. Just look around…

Best pair of shorts for your age… News? Like really?

Cars to cure a midlife crisis. Like yeah, a new car… That’ll do it.



"Bitter Jim" recalled that 'Ron predicted the fall of the dollar imperium'".

Financial Times
Jun 04 11:28
Renminbi use surges in home of US dollar

It is the monetary equivalent of what Chairman Mao called “bombarding the headquarters”. China’s renminbi is rapidly displacing the US dollar as a trading currency not only in Asia and Europe but now also in the US home market.

The value of renminbi payments between the US and the rest of the world rose by 327 per cent in April this year from the same month a year ago (see chart) as more US corporations switched to using the Chinese currency to pay for imports from China, according to data from SWIFT, the international currency settlement firm. Continue reading »

The full article can be found at: http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/06/04/renminbi-fast-displacing-greenback-in-us-home-market/

It’s time for a remake of the now politically incorrect Disney Classic “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

The 1937 movie based on the German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm is discriminatory and insensitive to today’s protected groups and unsuitable viewing for children under the age of 13.

Many of the characters in “Snow White” are now legally protected from discrimination, harassment and exploitation based on their color; national origin; age; sexual orientation; disabilities; height; marital status; and gender identity.

Times have changed. The word "Dwarf" has been replaced with “little person” but calling them a “person” is more respectful and preferred by little people.

“Caucasian” is the “proper term” for “White” and will remain so until "diverse" totally characterizes the population of the United States.

Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, Bashful, Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Evil Queen, Witch and Prince are inappropriate and unacceptable names for anyone to be called in the new America.

Thus, the movie will be titled “Snow Caucasian and the Seven Little Persons”, each properly renamed and not subjected to the pejorative connation decades ago.

Their lifestyle choices will be celebrated rather than denigrated.

“Snow” will meet these new friends:

Dreamy, a Liberal single-parent woman whose baby’s father is in arrears in child support;

Fretful, a wealthy elderly Caucasian Conservative man who wears a hand-tied bow tie;

Doctor, a Liberal gay Asian woman in her early 30’s with thousands of dollars in student loans;

Hans, a Liberal Hispanic fellow in grad school on a Pell Grant, named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger;

Soporific, an ageless trans-gender exhausted from long days of protesting and long nights clubbing and is registered as a Democrat and a Republican;

Jubilant, a Liberal bi-racial stay-at-home Dad who is happy to do so; and

Claritin, a Liberal gay male whose father made millions in Big Pharma and just doesn’t understand him.

The Evil Queen will be replaced by W, pronounced “Dubya” and the Prince will be a dashing Barack Obama look-alike.

The Witch? Sorry, she’s out since "Witch" is an offensive term that deliberately insults a woman regarded as ugly, vicious, or malicious. That character will be replaced by the Speaker of the House, played by a politically ineffective cigarette-smoking middle aged Caucasian male in a cheap suit, who will weep when he has to hand the poisoned apple to Snow.

Many of these people receive SSI Disability but the HIPPA Law prevents naming them.

The plot will extend beyond the apple dislodging from Snow's throat and the Prince declaring his love for her as all join forces to work together to promote today’s liberal political agenda while receiving a variety of government handouts.

Thousands of class actions suits will be filed, global warming will become the official daily weather forecast, and “In God We Trust” will be replaced on paper currency with “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

Most will live happily ever after except Fretful, W and Speaker who will eventually be forced out of the Snow family and join the Tea Party only to realize it’s the one in Alice in Wonderland which really isn’t that much different from the other one.

What Mad Hatters we've become!