Allan's Perspective is not recommended for the politically correct, or the overly religious! Some people have opinions, and some have convictions ..., what we offer is Perspective! (Sometimes I feel like I'm just a bobble-head on the highway of life!)

I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Follow the Money.

Dear Friends: I was reading some answers to the question "What does Donald Trump seek to gain by being president?"

One answer in particular caught my attention and I thought you might find it interesting!

By Nicholas Tee, Founder, Director & CEO at Zane Education (2010-present)

In all honesty, the answer I am about to give now differs somewhat from that I would have provided 18 months ago prior to his election.
My answer now is motivated more by watching his actions and responses on a daily and weekly basis, as opposed to his previous track-record and his promises.
It is very noticeable that he likes to dominate, evidenced by the fact that he constantly places himself “front and centre” upon every stage and platform he has the opportunity to access. This is simply an attempt to gain attention and self-glorification.
His constant references to - and comparisons, with ex-President Obama portray his attempt to gain self-assurance and develop his own sense of self-worth. As he does this he fails to realize that he is putting his own insecurities on full display for the world to see. From a psychological perspective, this can indicate insecurities stemming from his own childhood and the environment in which he was brought up in.
His decisions are often impetuous and made on the “spur of the moment” - evidenced in part by the way he uses Twitter. This demonstrates his overwhelming desire to gain a credibility as a decision-maker, and develop a sense of self-importance. However those decisions are often quite transparent and often indicate that those decisions are limited to those experiences he has personally, rather than decisions that are considered and made based upon the facts. His constant use when speaking of the expression “believe me …” are a cry to the audience for them to believe him. Well-established, self-confident, proven performers, seldom - if ever, use such vernacular.
His desire to maintain the non-disclosure of his tax records, demonstrate his desire to maintain a secrecy about his track record, his business dealings and his financial health. This demonstrates a significant naivety as he now occupies one of the most prominent positions in the world.
His failure to completely distance himself from his business involvements, and the current involvement of his son’s current mission in India promoting the Trump name in the property and hotel business, potentially displays a hope to capitalize on his Presidency. In the property and hotel business, if you have the money, you develop. He is now in the business of franchising his name to be used by other developers in the world that do have the money to develop.
What I have also found to be very interesting is that while history would appear to indicate that Trump was a recidivist draft dodger in the days of the Vietnam war, he has made much effort since being elected, to draw much nearer to the military. Despite a hesitancy to be involved in the military as a younger man, it is very evident that he enjoys saluting and being saluted. Some psychologists might suggest that this aids him to pyschologically “be involved in, while not needing to be a part of”.
Unlike any previous President, the extent to which Trump has surrounded himself with his family as “advisers” in the White House is somewhat unusual. Not only does the complete lack of experience of his sons, daughter and particularly son-in-law in the relevant areas, speak volumes about the temerity of such a decision, it may well also speak volumes about the real intentions behind that decision. Kushner’s presence provides direct access to the current leadership of Israel through a long-term family connection, it also provides access to the wealth and lobby power of the Jewish community. For that reason many will not be surprised that current Justice Department investigations appear to be reaching into those areas.
While Trump and his family have successfully developed a prominence in the public eye, with a very stained track-record in business, and despite all the bluster, he has yet to develop the same level of credibility as those like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg and many other successful businessmen or investors. While Trump has run his race on “putting America first” there is much more evidence to suggest that it is really more about “putting Trump first”.
So in view of the above, I have little doubt that Trump’s overiding aim in becoming President, was to gain a personal credibility and a substance that might in the future aid him in his wealth objectives. After all, there is every indication that his life is all about - and nothing more than money.
While it might be naive to believe that most world leaders ever seek those most senior of positions based purely on altruistic motives, I strongly suspect that what Trump hoped to gain from his Presidency is a long, long way from those people that actually decided to vote for him.
I can only hope I am wrong.


Hide and Seek!

Dear friends: Your ever-vigilant reporter tries not to give this award out too often because it is such a negative thing...........,  but in this case we are going to present our "Asshole of the YEAR" award:

Scot Peterson, the Florida police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last week, has resigned amid an investigation into his actions during the massacre.

Peterson, 54, resigned Thursday from Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the Sun Sentinel reported, as it emerged that although he was the only armed deputyon campus during the shooting, he had done nothing. 
Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson’s decision to take cover during the shooting had left him feeling sick to his stomach. The deputy reportedly waited outside for “upwards of four minutes” while students and their teachers died inside.

“He never went in,” Israel said in a news conference. He said Peterson should have :“Killed the killer.” Video footage from the scene has shown, however, that the deputy did none of those things, Israel said. “There are no words,” he added.

 According to the New York Post Peterson reportedly believed he did his duty.  “He believed he did a good job calling in the location, setting up the perimeter and calling in the description,” local police union official, Jim Bell said.


Nice Neighbourhood!

Dear Friends: In case you didn't know it JeffBezos and Bill Gates are the number 1 and 2 richest people on the planet and they are neighbours in Medina, Washington.

Herre's some pictures of the old house AND the new house Jeff is building:

Meanwhile here's Bill's pad:


(Nice neighbourhood!)

The way I see it anyway!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

If I ruled the world # 20: How to fix the U.S.A.

Dear Friends: In typical Canadian fashion, and in all good conscience, I have to start with an apology to our American neighbours and cousins for some of the mean things I say about you, Donald Trump and the Republicans! The political opinions expressed here were not written out of malice or vindictiveness, but rather as a reflection on a society that was once considered the greatest nation on the face of the earth. 

Sitting up here in the “Great White North” affords us an interesting yet detached view of what is happening in the United States of America and puts us in the unique position of being able to observe and comment about American society without the emotional and political baggage that goes along with it! 

 America reached its zenith as a country back during the JFK years and it was called "Camelot" for a good reason. Then along came 'Tricky Dick,' and this is when the Republican Party started the long, slow slide into greed, partisanship, and dishonesty! From Watergate to the Iran-Contra affair to George W Bush declaring an illegal war in the Middle-East the only “principles” the Republicans seem to have now is driven by profit and power. 

The post World War ll United States was the greatest nation the world had ever seen and Donald Drumpf was absolutely right when he says you should try to "Make America Great Again!" Unfortunately, he's going about it in the worst way possible, and between various groups and ideologies, this slide from greatness just seems to be accelerating! 

On the surface, there’s not much difference, if any, between the average American and Canadian citizen. Unfortunately down in the States, since you are ten times our size, there are so many more pockets of nut-cases, extremists, fanatics, idiots and bigots walking around that are doing great harm to your entire country. The only solution to this problem is taking power away from special interest groups because that's what makes or breaks a country, and in this area the United States has been sadly lacking lately. 

I have said this before and I will say it again just so there are no mistaken ideas about what I mean!

Don the Con Trumplethinskin won the Presidency of the United States through fraud and duplicity in many ways, but two of the main factors was the RNC's practice of gerrymandering electoral districts and Russia's concerted meddling in the election itself. 

Don't let anyone tell you different folks, we already have evidence of massive subversion in various social media and God only knows what else will be exposed before everything is said and done! 

Since Drumpf got to be POTUS through crooked ways  I propose a few solutions to this problem that will go a long way to restoring things to their natural balance in the American political system.

The first is get rid of TRUMP.  I don't care how you do it but the guy is an embarrassment to the entire country and the sooner he goes..................., the better!

Second, to go a long way toward fixing the political process in the U.S. of A. install John Kasich and Joe Biden as Co-Presidents for the duration of this term, and then think about making this arrangement permanent, or at least adding a  viable third party like the Libertarians to the system.

And third, (This is the big one folks!) get rid of Lobbying and Lobbyists.

Ladis and Gentlemen, lobbying is nothing more that a legalized system of corruption, bribes and double-dealing that totally ignores the wishes of the electorate and puts the government solely in the hands of special interest groups.

There ya go folks, as easy as 1. - 2. - 3. (Now please don't think that we are free of these problems up here in Canada, because we're not......., you just have a lot more of it down there!)

The way I see it anyway! 

Feed the animals!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

What can I say?

Dear friends: The Masthead on this blog says: The Left Wiing drive me crazy, and the Right Wing scares the shit out of me!"

I don't say that lightly, or without reason kids because as evil as I think the Republicans are at times some of their support groups are even worse..............., far worse!

Here is a story today about the N.R.A.
A week after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the National Rifle Association found a new culprit on which to cast blame: the media.

In a series of tweets and appearances on Wednesday morning, top officials with the gun-rights lobby went after the press corps for allegedly cheering on mass shootings, saying that journalists value the ratings that come from covering such tragedies.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre accused the media of being “eager to smear the NRA,” and he echoed President Donald Trump’s suggestion that American schools expand concealed-carry for teachers in classrooms.

“That’s more than anybody at the DNC, NBC News, or The Washington Post is offering,” La Pierre said.

“The whole idea from our opponents that armed security makes us less safe is completely ridiculous,” he added.

Dana Loesch, a spokeswoman for the NRA, also appeared at the conference the morning after she participated in a town hall with the Parkland victims. “Many in legacy media love mass shootings,” she said, adding that “crying white mothers” are “ratings gold.”

“I’m not saying you love the tragedy but you love the ratings, because crying white mothers are ratings gold,” Loesch added. “If it bleeds, it leads, doesn’t it?”
 I don't know what's going on down there folks, but the United States has got a whole lot of sick puppies running around!

The way I see it anyway!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The long and the short of it!

 Dear friends: Yesterday I told you how Tim Allen supposedly got kicked off the Megan Kelly show for discussing his erectile dysfunction and today Ed O'Neil of  "Married... with Children," and the current hit show "Modern family" drew the ire of viewers with HIS rant on the Dr. Oz show about the stuff he uses to get an erection!

(More on this at the bottom.)

Written by Ralph Wylers.
 Ed O'Neill (71) has made a name for himself in Hollywood as a bold straight talker who doesn't mind being honest about how things are. However, his latest admission has left network sponsors seething. The Emmy award winner caused quite a frenzy last week when he revealed his new Erectile Dysfunction cure on the Dr Oz Show.

"Dr. Oz and I have done our research, spoken to specialists and industry insiders." Ed O'Neill said when he appeared on the Dr. Oz Show. "And they helped us create this product Max Test Ultra. And boy can I tell you, this stuff is VERY potent. I've tried Viagra, I've tried Ginseng, I've tried Cialis. Max Test Ultra blows them all away."

The product is repeatedly selling out within minutes and O'Neill says his number one struggle as CEO is sourcing enough products to be able to adequately service the demand. His men's health line is 90% cheaper and five times more effective than others on the market.

Male Enhancement Titans, Cialis and Viagra, were furious, calling for his apology and resignation on the hit show,"Modern Family". If those companies thought O'Neill was going to back down, they clearly didn't know him. He appeared again on Dr. Oz the next day, not to resign, but to offer viewers free samples.

They went on to say, "I'm happy Ed found a pill or whatever to solve his problem 'downstairs', but it was unprofessional and his show, because of the family nature, should be canceled."

"I won't let anyone intimidate me." He fired back during his appearance. "I am so confident in the product Dr. Oz and I have created that I am offering free samples to our viewers. Max Test Ultra is the product of thousands of hours of research and development. I wouldn't talk about something on air I don't believe in and have tried myself."

Folks all this hoopla just goes to show that women are obsessed with sexual harassment and assault, while men have a problem with just getting it up in the first place!

The way I see it anyway!

When will people realize that guns don't kill people; people kill people?

Me: “Hey Bob, thanks for coming over, I have THE greatest invention to show you.”
Bob: “This is another one of your stupid ideas, isn’t it?”
Me: “No, this one is amazing, just look!”
Bob: “It’s…a button?”
Me: “Yes, but not just a button, it’s an Automatic Random Murderer.”
Bob: “Uh…what?”
Me: “Automatic Random Murderer. You see…if I press it, a random person, somewhere on earth, immediately has his or her heart explode.”
Bob: “What the hell are you talking about?”
Me: “What?”
Bob: “You invented a button…wait, what?”
Me: "Yeah, ain't it great?"
Bob: "What is wrong with you?"
Me: "What?"
Bob: "Seriously, what is wrong with you?"
Me: "I don't know why you're upset...this is something that people want and need."
Bob: "You're kidding, right?"
Me: "No! People will want this! What's your problem with it?"
Bob: "It...kills people!"
Me: "No it doesn't."
Bob: "What do you mean it doesn't?!? You just said that it kills people!"
Me: "No, I said if you press it, a random person dies."
Bob: "It's the same thing!"
Me: "No. The button can't kill anybody, it requires somebody to push the button. ARMs don't kill people, people kill people."
Bob: "Okay, that's the dumbest damn thing I've ever heard, the button has exactly one purpose: killing, right?"
Me: "No, not at all! Look at's pretty, right?"
Bob: "Huh?"
Me: "It's pretty! It's room decor!"
Bob: "Okay, be serious, THAT isn't a already said, this has one purpose, killing people."
Me: "Oh, wait, you misunderstood me. The REAL purpose of this is killing animals."
Bob: "Huh?"
Me: "Yeah, it kills animals."
Bob: "Okay, explain."
Me: "If you push the button, and there's an animal within 50 feet of you, it'll die!"
Bob: "You mean, like a deer? This is for hunting?"
Me: "Yes, of course!"
Bob: "So, why does it have a box with screws to mount it on the wall?"
Me: "To use it as room decor, silly!"
Bob: "And if there's no animal within 50 feet, I assume...."
Me: "Somebody dies."
Bob: "Just...somebody dies."
Me: "Yep! Great, ain't it?"
Bob: "This is so messed up."
Me: "What, why?"
Bob: "It's a button...that kills people!"
Me: "We've already covered that, Bob. People kill people! The button is nothing but a pretty, red, shiny thing, that looks like a lot of fun to push! Who would push something like that without knowing the ramifications?"
Bob: "Wait...children will push it! What the hell, Garrett, children will think it's fun to play with!"
Me: "Oh, now you're just being a jerk. Children will NOT want to play with this. Any responsible ARM owner will teach his children to respect the bright, red, shiny thing mounted on the wall and not to play with it. Even if they did, look, I put a cover on it. You can close the cover."
Bob: "And a child can open it."
Me: "Have you NOT been listening to me? Children can be taught to respect bright, shiny things and will never play with them when told not to."
Bob: "This is so ridiculous. You know this is just going to kill people, right?"
Me: "No, and that's the best part about this."
Bob: "Oh, okay...this is gonna be great...go on."
Me: "Nobody's going to push the button because you never know if somebody else will push a button."
Bob: "Okay, you lost me."
Me: "If I had this mounted on my wall, I'd never want to use it because I'd know there are other people with buttons...and if I used mine, they might use theirs."
Bob: "Are you seriously telling me that people would buy these buttons...hoping not to use them?"
Me: "That's right. Who would want to use a button?"
Bob: "Then why buy the button?"
Me: "Because, otherwise, the only people buying the buttons would be bad people who want to kill other people."
Bob: "This is so, so stupid. Why make the damn button, then, if bad people will get their hands on the button?"
Me: "Oh, if I don't make the button, somebody else will."
Bob: "Then we'll make it illegal to have a button!"
Me: "Oh, you can't do that! First, if it's illegal, then only criminals would own them! Second, it's a constitutional right!"
Bob: "Oh come on."
Me: "It's right there, 'the right to bear ARMs shall not be infringed'!"
Bob: "You think the Founding Fathers meant a button that can kill a random person?"
Me: "Yes, of course! They had the foresight to see that technology would advance, so they anticipated this! But, just a reminder, ARMs don't kill people, people kill people."
Bob: "This is the most useless conversation I've ever had. Garrett, why are you creating a button that, despite excuses, has only one real purpose, which is killing people?"
Me: "Bob, the ARM doesn't kill people, people kill people. Gosh, you're so ignorant."

Monday, February 19, 2018

Making a hard point!

Dear friends: We all know that TV advertisements can be somewhat disingenuous but it's getting to the point that ya don't know what to believe anymore!

I've seen this ad multiple times on the web and giving it the smell test I found that it outright stinks!

Image result for tim allen megan kelly interviewBasically they claim that Tim Allen had his show "Last Man Standing" cancelled after he did an interview with Megan Kelly last week where, out of the blue, he went on and on about his "erectile dysfunction" and how a certain pill or treatment cured him!!!!!

Now whether this interview actually happened or not is beside the point since the ad goes on to say how wonderful this pill/treatment is and if it can give Tim Allen a hard-on, then by God......, it can give you one too! (If you're male!)

I don't know what caused Tim to become a shill for this product but I find the whole thing rather sneaky and underhanded.

The way I see it anyway!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Morning Funnies # 5


    Golfer: "Think  I'm going to drown myself in the lake."
    Caddy: "Think you  can keep your head down that long?"

    Golfer: "I'd move heaven  and earth to break 100 on this course."
    Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."

   Golfer: "Do you think my game is improving?"
    Caddy: "Yes , you miss the ball much closer now."
    Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?"
    Caddy: "Eventually."
    Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world."
    Caddy: "I don't think so . That would be too much of a Coincidence."
    Golfer: "Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much of a distraction"
    Caddy: "It's not a watch - it's a compass."
    Golfer: "How do you like my game?"
    Caddy: "Very good , but personally, I prefer golf."
    Golfer: "Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday?
    Caddy: "The way you play,  it's a sin on any day."
    Golfer: "This is the worst course I've ever played on."
    Caddy: "This isn't the golf course.  We left that an hour ago."
    #1 Best Caddy Comment:
    Golfer: "That can't be my ball, it's too old."
    Caddy: "It's been a long time since we teed off, sir.."
    And the old favorite.....The Golfer has been slicing off the tee at every hole.
    He finally gives up and asks his long suffering caddy if he has seen any obvious problems.
   The caddy replies: "There's a piece of shit on the end of your club ".
    The Golfer picks his club up and cleans the club face at which point the caddy says:
     "No, the other end!"






OK to express the truth differently without lying. This is a perfect example of this teaching.


Getting a hairdryer through customs ........


An attractive young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the priest beside her, 'Father, may I ask a favor of you?'


'Of course, child. What can I do for you?'


'I bought my mother an expensive hair dryer for her birthday. It is unopened but well over
the customs limits and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it
through customs for me? Could you possibly hide it under your robes for me?'


'I would love to help you my dear; but, I must warn you, I will not lie!'


'With your honest face , Father, I'm sure no one will question you!'


When they got to customs, she let the priest go first. The official asked, 'Father, do you have anything to declare?'


'From the top of my head down to my waist, I have nothing to declare.'


The official thought this answer a little strange, so he asked, 'And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?'


'I have a marvelous instrument that has been designed for use on women, but which, to date, remains unused.'


Roaring with laughter, the official said, 'Go ahead, Father.'

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday Morning Confusion: A Russian Tale!

Dear Friends: Yesterday they announced that 13 Russians had been indicted for election tampering and all sorts of mean, nasty, terrible stuff! 

From this bit of news all sorts of people and all sorts of explanations sprang forth as to what it all means and what it proves.

First of all Drumpf said this proves that he had nothing to do with anything......., which is bullshit because it wasn't even about him, it was about the 13 Russians and nothing more.

Next we have all sorts people saying that this finally proves that there were Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election when the preponderance of evidence already made that a given. (That they needed an indictment to be sure is just plain crazy.)

And finally, there are questions as to whether this is the end of it when anybody with half a brain will tell you that good ol' Mueller is just getting started!!!!

The noose is tightening and Drumpf knows it!

The way I see it anyway!