Saw this recently on  It pretty much explains why some are fans of the MAGA. Huckster.  They do not realize that in the real world You Can’t Go Home Again.

What do Trump supporters mean when they say “make America great again”? What period of American history are they referring to and what typified greatness during that period?

Ryan Cooper, Self Employed Sales (2008-present)

My dad is a huge Trump supporter. He’s also 80 years old. He watches VHS taped movies because he can’t get a digital tv signal where he lives. He has never used a computer and didn’t own a telephone until the early 1990s.

It’s easy to look back in time and reflect on a simpler era. Back in the 1980s, OJ Simpson was a football player, Bill Cosby was America’s favorite dad, gay people didn’t exist, Muslims were the freedom fighters whooping the Soviets in Afghanistan, and Hulk Hogan got big muscles by drinking milk.

None of that was true. Add another 30 years to that.

Life in the 1950s seems so quaint. Everyone seems so happy on the Andy Griffith Show or Leave it to Beaver. Sure, minorities didn’t have rights, women were treated like property by their husbands, and gay people were considered criminals.

America was great in the 1950s due to the simple fact that none of our factories or homes had been destroyed during World War II. Everything from washing machines to tv screens, toasters and ovens, trains, planes and automobiles were all made in America. No other country had the ability to make consumer products like America in the 1950s.

Having no competition also made American businesses complacent. Ford, Chevy and Chrysler began investing in non-automotive industries that often didn’t make money. Unions demanded and received lavish contracts because people had to buy an American car. Zenith made television sets that doubled as furniture.

It was only a matter of time before someone else would make a car that wasn’t the size of a whale, a TV set that wasn’t as big as the kitchen table, and a refrigerator that wasn’t olive green or harvest gold.

For many older white male voters like my father, Trump is the only politician who “gets it.” They truly believe that Trump is the man who will return America to 1950s greatness.

Unless Trump starts a nuclear world war that demolishes every other country except America, there will never be another time in world history where America manufacturers everything.

Fake News??

Posted on Twitter at 7:49 PM – 11 May 2018:

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Why doesn’t the Fake News Media state that the Trump Administration’s Anti-Trust Division has been, and is, opposed to the AT&T purchase of Time Warner in a currently ongoing Trial. Such a disgrace in reporting!

Extract from msn news feed containing Washington Post article from 11 May 2018 edition:

…The documents detail the full scope of Cohen’s $600,000 deal with AT&T and how his contract specified that he would provide advice on the $85 billion merger, which required the approval of federal antitrust regulators.  Trump had voiced opposition to the merger during the presidential campaign, and his administration ultimately opposed the AT&T effort. The Justice Department filed suit in November to block the deal, and that case is pending….

More reporting about this from the Fake News Media:

By Cecilia Kang, April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — AT&T’s chief executive, Randall Stephenson, on Thursday attacked the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block its merger with Time Warner, saying that a combined company would be no different from the Silicon Valley giants that make and distribute video content….

There’s much more from the “Fake News” gang on this subject.  Do a Google Search for “AT&T Time Warner.”  You may even find some Fox News reporting on this subject that predates the POTUS45 Tweet.

Best Beer in the World

I was in a local cafe this past weekend that advertised one of their beers as “The Best Beer in the World.”  As I recall the price for a glass of this beer was $7.00.  Looking further down the menu of beers on tap that day, there was another beer from a different brewer priced at $16.00 per glass.  Guess maybe that must be the “Best Beer in the Universe!

Everyone has their own opinion regarding which beers are the best.  However, for those of us who hail from Southwestern PA, on 19 May 2006 the once “Best Beer in the World” was turned into one of the “Worst Beers in the World.”