The Daily Mix……..by, Michael Hawke

Golf: You will want to watch this years Master’s Golf Tournament in Augusta Ga. It is being touted to be the best ever. There are strong indications that Phil Mickelson will win his fourth Green Jacket, to tie Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods.

Baseball: San Diego Padres opened the season at Los Angeles losing 12-3 ….or something like that. Hope this is not an indicator of our season. They are a young team. Did I say they were young?

Love: There are reportedly five languages of love ( from the book of the same title ). Pay attention to this list…it is true.

  1. Gifts
  2. Quality Time
  3. Positive Affirmations
  4. Physical Touch
  5. Acts of Service

Jack Lallane: Remember this great athlete? Look him up if you do not know who he was. I will continue to be inspired and motivated by his life and teachings.

Sanctuary State: The California State Senate just passed SB 64 calling for California to become a Sanctuary State. They are nowpassing it over to the Assembly for their confirmation of this law. Kind of makes you wonder if we are moving away from the “UNITED” States of America and into some sort of Regional States system. Certainly not a good idea but hey this is California….. where we cry for the criminals and blame the victims. Oh, and the people have cell phones which keep them docile and happy.

Michael Hawke

 

 

The Lobby System…… by, Michael Hawke

LOBBY SYSTEM: This report is the first of a series on how the lobby system works, most often to the harm of the American people, and to the benefit of the political leaders in Washington.

Daniel Webster: On Lobbying and Bribery.

Lobbying:  to conduct activities aimed at influencing public officials and especially members of a legislative body on legislation. 1. To promote (as a project) or secure the passage of (as legislation) by influencing public officials. 2. To attempt to influence or sway(as a public official) toward a desired action.

Bribery:  the act or practice of giving or taking a bribe.  Bribe:  1. money or favor given or promised to a person in a position of trust to influence his judgment or conduct. 2. to induce or influence.

Fat Albert Navy Scandal: is at the top of the news. The government has now charged several more people, to include a Rear Admiral, in the ever widening bribery scandal. What makes this such a non story is that this is how the Defense Department and the Government, as a whole, have operated for the last sixty plus years. These Navy guys got greedy and went outside accepted boundaries however I would dare say a re-look at how the Navy operated in the Philippines during the latter half of the 20th century would make this Fat Albert bribery scandal look fairly like business as usual.

The Arab Lobby…by Mitchell Baird: “The Saudi lobbying campaign resulted in one of the most successful manipulations of American business and American foreign policy ever attempted by a foreign power…..The offensive was led by Prince Bandar, who became Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States in 1983 and served for the next twenty-two years.  He exemplified the personal touch involved in lobbying and the way the Arab lobby, as represented by the Saudis, influenced policy through direct access to the President and his advisors. Bandar was not just a diplomat but chief tennis partner of Secretary of State George Schultz, and racquetball opponent of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General David Jones.

Colin Powell developed such a close relationship with Bandar over more than two decades that he referred to him as a brother. Powell said Bandar was such a frequent visitor to the top officials in the Reagan administration that he acted as if he were a member of the Cabinet. ”

Prince Bandar was often referred to as Bandar Bush so close was he to the President, and the Bush family. Treacherous and briberous was this whole affair. Shame on President Bush, and his oil rich father before him. Do the American people understand the lobby system? No, the average citizen is totally clueless. These crimes are so far above the Watergate matter that brought President Nixon down it is almost funny, but for the sobering impact it has on our security as a country, both now and in the future.

My thesis, in this, and the coming articles, is the American people need to understand the lobby system inside and out and demand transparency in all things related to it.

New laws will need to be passed to end this “legal corruption”. Yes, it is “legal corruption” because the politicians simply have passed laws to make legal what is obviously illegal, self enriching, behavior.

Oh….you might look for information on the Mercedes Benz Colin Powell received from the Saudi’s after he retired. Yes…..after ….. for all his support to the Saudi Government. The tip of the ice berg….just the tip.

Keep looking for more Lobby stories by….. Michael Hawke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Daily Mix…. by, Michael Hawke

“Illusionary News”:  President Trump refers to the news as ” Fake News”. He is right about this, however it begs further defining. Not all news is fake, just a whole lot of it. Therein lies the problem for the rest of us. We may as well be standing in line at the market reading the National Enquirer. There is no way for the average person reading Google, Yahoo, The New York Times, The San Diego Tribune, or any news source, to know what is true or false. I read it all, from the left or the right sources, as part fiction, part propaganda, and a small part truth.

“Counterfeit News Network….CNN”:  You could put MSNBC, and Fox ( to a lesser degree), as well as most television news programs in this category.

“Yahoo and Google Search Engine Pages”: Totally left wing, liberal, manipulation. The headlines as you scroll down are all manipulated stories. Those calling themselves ” journalists” today should be ashamed of themselves. They seek no truth but instead seek to push the liberal agenda. They will destroy our nation unless they turn things around and become “journalists “.

“Opinion not News”: Television talk shows, articles, web news sites, radio talk shows and all editorial information sites should be tightly defined and not presented as “the news”. These are “shows” like listening to any other type of information program.

“Baseball Season”: On a happier note baseball season is about to start. Thank goodness. Real athletes playing America’s Pastime… for our entertainment. These guys are just out there making millions, having fun, and keeping their ignorance on political and social matters to themselves….hopefully.

Sunday Reflections….. by, Michael Hawke

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT: Today, March 19, 2017 is the third Sunday of Lent. Lent is the time leading up to Easter Sunday in the Christian calendar. Lent is a time of self assessment, repentance, and prayer, for self and others. During Lent Christians are not only looking inside but are also looking forward to Easter Sunday which is the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ and the sealing of our forgiveness in Christ’s sacrifice for all mankind’s sins.

FEAST DAY OF ST. JOSEPH: March 19th is the Feast Day of St. Joseph. ” Hail Joseph husband of Mary, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you obedient to the Father, and blessed is his Son, in your fatherly care, Jesus. Oh Saint guardian of God’s Son, pray for our sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.” Catholic Prayer

I HAVE LEARNED: “…that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. ….that being kind is more important than being right…. that to ignore the facts does not change the facts…. that love, not time, heals all wounds…. that when you harbor bitterness happiness will dock elsewhere…. that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks….that everyone you meet deserves to be greeted by your smile.”

ROSARY CATHEDRAL TOLEDO: This cathedral is one of the most magnificent in North America. If you go to Toledo or are passing through you will be glad you stopped to see and worship in this church.

 

Sunday Reflections… by, Michael Hawke

Men In Heaven:   When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter Heaven, God appeared and said, “I want the men to make two lines. One line is for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other is for men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter.

Soon the women were gone to St. Peter and there were two lines of men. The line of men who were dominated by their women seemed 100 miles long. In the line of men who were true heads of their household there stood only one man.

God said to the men in the long line. You men should be ashamed of yourselves. I created you to be the heads of your households! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you only one man obeyed. Learn from him.”

God turned to the one man. ” How did you manage to be the only one in this line?”  The man replied,: ” Lord, my wife told me to stand here.”

Honor our dead not with shrines but by your positive life actions!  ” ….it is a question of breaking free from your history, even when you hear in your mind the cries of your brother and sister. To stay in the things of the past, it prevents you from changing. ”  Dr. Antoine Rwego, Rwanda Genocide Survivor.

” Something to Consider”…… by, Frank Brzezinski

” I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper-or your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the tasks you do you might just as well turn over to me and I will do them quickly and correctly.

I am easily managed. You must merely be firm with me. Show me just exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.

I am the servant of great men-and, alas, of all failures as well. Those who are great, I have made great. Those who are failures, I have made failures.

I am not a machine, but I work with all the precision of a machine plus the intelligence of a man. You may run me for profit or run me for ruin. It makes no difference to me.

Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will put the world at your feet. Be easy with me, and I will destroy you. I am habit. ”

Frank Brzesinski ( February 1979)

The Daily Mix……..by, Michael Hawke

Insecurity: Young people today suffer from this malady at ever increasing numbers. One can gauge the insecurity of a person by viewing their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Giant Ball: I was challenged  by a friend that calling NBA basketball Giant Ball was not acceptable as it implied a harsh negativity toward very tall people. Well in order to keep all the PC people in their seats I will now, and in the future, always refer to “Giant Ball” as “Tall Ball”. Just doing my part.

Trump’s State of the Union Speech: Much kudos to the President. He stayed on message, communicated his vision and goals, and tried to be a unifier for the American people. The lobby rule he instituted was huge but has been overlooked. The President understands if the swamp is to be drained we need to flush the lobbyist out first. Like Obama Care the lobby system must be repealed and replaced.

Whatever Happened to Douglas Hughes (The Flying Mailman)? : Remember his gyrocopter flight to the Capitol in 2015 to deliver letters to each and every member of the Congress? He was a hero and his message was to be later picked up by the Trump campaign. He stood up to the Washington elites in Congress by delivering a letter in his gyrocopter to each member. The letter was about  the need to stop the corruption in government which is fueled by the lobby system. His message was popular but downplayed by the government and the media. They kept the focus on his breaking of the law with his illegal flight and gave minimal mention of the  purpose of his flight.

Hold Ups: RB Donut Shop was robbed this morning. Two armed white men with big bellies and a shotgun entered the store and cried out ” All right Mother Stickers….This is a F… up. They got away with all the donuts. It was reported they got into a black and white Crown Vic driven by a third individual. The suspects are thought to be retired Policemen. Consider them dangerous and call the Tip Line if you see anyone meeting their description.

 

 

Get To Work Mr. President ! …. by, Michael Hawke

Time To Get To Work:  President Trump has started out his administration strongly. He has been appointing very solid people for his cabinet and other key posts. He also has begun to formulate his plans to keep campaign promises as the focus of his Presidency.

The one thing he is doing wrong, and it will be his undoing if he continues, is the constant back and forth attacks on the media. Whether in his tweets, in Press Conferences, or in his rallies he should understand the American people get it. We know what he thinks about the Press…”Fake News Mostly”…. but it is time to move on. He needs to get to work. I get it and I know most voters get it too.

The media has been disgraced, proven to be liars and manipulators, clearly undressed as biased and fake. Stop the attacks Mr. President, ignore their stories, treat them like you would anyone who is an obvious liar.  We need your head in the game, not in a continued fight with the lying, cheating, media.

Giant Ball….Killing the Game We Love………by Michael Hawke

Giant Ball: This is the name I have given to the sport that used to be called basketball. The current game should not be confused with the real thing.  Giant Ball is boring and eventually, when the players are all 7’0″ and taller, the game will die a natural death.

I grew up loving basketball and enjoyed playing and watching the game. I watched college, pros, listened to the games on radio, and went to see the Toledo Rockets as a kid. I played high school ball and then in the Army. That was in the late 1960s and early 1970s. By 1990 the game was done, changed forever. In dire need of resuscitation…call the paramedics!

The game changed and as President Trump might say….” it changed BIGLEY” ! For the younger people today this is the only game they know. Giant Ball is all about pushing, shoving, traveling, carrying the ball while dribbling, trotting to mid court in three long strides, intimidating referees, and dunking. I do not take away the good shooting but that has been the result of a smaller ball, hoop, and shrunken court. Too easy.

What can be done to save the game you ask? Well, I have a plan. I want to start a test league trying out different sized larger courts, taller hoops, a bigger ball, and an extra referee. This would help bring back defense, the use of the entire bench…as players will get gassed running instead of trotting…they will need need breaks. This all leads to greater strategy and finesse by teams and coaches. It will bring back the average size player to complement the big guys. It will be sport once more, and not showtime.

All I need is a former NBA star to help me save the game of basketball.  Bill Walton are you listening?

Micahel Hawke

Jihad by the Birth…and Gotchya Journalism Once Again…by, Michael Hawke

Jihad is not just by the sword. Ten years ago a famous London Imam boasted in an interview that all of Europe, including Great Britain, will be under Sharia law in twenty years or less. He said they are doing “Jihad by the Birth” with all Muslim immigrants entering Europe. These Muslim families are told to have many children. The good Imam stated how many but I do not recall…it is certainly more than four and likely closer to seven or more.

Meanwhile European young couples are reproducing at the phenomenal rate of something like 1.5 kids per couple. In other words they are not even replacing themselves. Not hard to do the math here is it?  Why are the media not doing this math?  Why not you ask? Because it would take a journalist to do this…too hard, too messy, too tough dealing with complex truths.

The recent misspeak by President Trump regarding Sweden was a mistake, not a big one either. His overall reference to Sweden and their problem was what should have been taken from it. Once again though, ” Gotchya” journalist had their story…too easy!What they did though was not just get the story wrong, they misled the American people once again. They insisted all is normal and peaceful in Sweden. So irresponsible and such a lie. Sweden is done…and their immigration policies are the reason.

But lets get to the bottom line…Sweden is in deep trouble because of their bleeding heart immigration policies of the past fifteen plus years. They are sinking and will soon not be the open, accepting, tolerant to the extreme, country they pride themselves in but instead be just the opposite. They will be an Islamic society in the strictest sense.

There are “fifty” plus “no go” regions where Sharia is strictly practiced. The police do not go into these neighborhoods without permission. Trump misspoke…not a terrorism attack in Sweden….whew…. glad to know all is well and fine there. The media will not do a fair story on what is going on in Sweden and the rest of Europe. Their story, their deduction… the President got it wrong…therefore his immigration order is in error, is somehow not…constitutional. I want to laugh but it is really not funny.

This lack of “real journalism” is dangerous. I wonder what they will be writing when the first European democratic nation falls from Jihad by the Birth?  I doubt they will write President Trump had it right.

Yet today they report  all smug with their story in hand….The President is somehow a stupid….there was no terror attack in Sweden last week.