THE ENTERPRISE—THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME Date:

THE ENTERPRISE—THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
Date: January 29, 2024 at 9:44:12 AM EST

NOTE: If you want to see where Biden got a lot of his (unoriginal) ideas, check out our book on Amazon: 
Hope Is Not A Strategy: Leadership Lessons from the Obama Presidencyhttps://a.co/d/bvl2M2L 
Each chapter details an Obama “lesson” (Mistaken idea).  E.g., “Never take blame—shift it to others— or the Republicans,” or, “Throw money at problems;” even if that won’t fix them, people like “free money!”

DO IOWA CAUCUSES & NH PRIMARY REALLY MATTER MUCH?
With Trump polling at close to 50%, how much do the frigid Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary really matter? Maybe they help sort out if either DeSantis now withdrawn) or Haley really have a shot at the GOP nomination.

Peggy Noonan’s final sentences of her fine WSJ OpEd The Voters Finally Get Their Say sums things up in a distressing way:  “If your intention is to stand and fight and make things better he’d (Trump) be the least effective choice. Ms. Haley is a steely, orderly lady. Mr. DeSantis is a bull. Mr. Trump a malign screaming meemie.” 
 
Peggy’s recent column, “Nikki Haley Should Go for Broke” WSJ Ja. 27-28, 2024. It’s a great playbook for Haley to battle Trump. 
 

My sense is that Trump knows more about How to do, What needs to be done, but Will he do it? His past lack of self-discipline and meteoric lack of good sense to say and do the right things, or not—might again lead him to “defeat himself” — in spite of the terrible opponents (Biden/Harris). 

Nikki Haley would be better for America, but IF the GOP voters can’t agree on that, Trump will win the GOP nomination.  But can he win the general election (at this time) vs.Biden & Harris, a terrible pair of leaders. One is reading scripts from TelePrompters because he can’t be trusted to coherently speak freely. The other, Harris, speaks freely, but says nothing that makes sense. Democrat primary voters ignored her when she was one of the lowest choices to fall out of their presidential  primary in 2020. 

Biden chose her only because he promised a “diversity choice,” a female of color. Now they will stop at nothing to stop Trump, using every device at their disposal to do so— as they have before!  Is Trump a flawed candidate? It seems so! The many legal battles say yes, but in America, he’s innocent until proven guilty. As time goes on, more and more of Biden’s questionable history (and his family ties) are exposed too. So we have a terrible challenge, and poor choices in leading candidates.

That’s a problem for Americans. In 2016, when Hillary was clearly a worse choice  than Trump. Now Biden is clearly in cognitive decline, embroiled in family legal issues, with Harris (incomprehensible) the Dems offer an equally undesirable choice.  Compare Trump’s  uniformly strong results in America, fixing problems and throwing money at them — until China unleashed Covid on us — with Biden’s results of throwing money at  the wrong things—causing immigration chaos, causing inflation and debt, ignoring failure of law & order and allowing America’s decline in foreign standing.  Whether you hate Trump or love Trump, and things seem that extreme.  A change in DC might be just what America needs.

Hopefully, American voters will sort that out and choose one and reject the “least bad” choice, (whoever). Haley could be better for America.

God help us all in making the right choices and that includes regaining GOP control of both Houses of Congress! (Readers may know, I’m supporting Frank LaRose for the Senate in OH, but two wealthy primary opponents are not the best. LaRose continues to be a proven leader—shown by his performance as Sec. of State!) 

BOEING NEEDS TO GET IT RIGHT—ACROSS ITS ENTIRE DESIGN AND BUILD PROCESS & WHAT IT RELIES ON SUBCONTRACTORS TO DO
Airplanes are enormously complex, very large assemblies of hardware and software. When human attention is relied upon to "get it right” every time, that won’t happen. As a young engineering supervisor, I was tasked with designing wiring panels for computers. It became obvious that more attention and more output were conflicting goals. We must demand that airplane builders do better! Boeing is struggling.  I hope Boeing and its airframe subcontractor Spirit Aerosystems, have developed methods and systems to assure quality—but evidence shows they are not “perfect!"

A MAJOR CHANGE IN THE CULTURAL AND SOCIETAL DIRECTION OF AMERICA IS HERE

TOO MANY WORK-AVERSE GEN Zers OPEN UP JOBS FOR ILLEGAL—BUT THE WELFARE STATE & SANCTUARY CITIES PROVIDE NO INCENTIVE FOR ILLEGALS TO WORK. GEN X is growing more mature and sensible, but Gen Z is acting less responsible, more spoiled and entitled. Illegals and GEN Z-ers just want to live “ wherever” or have fun and/or let big government and taxpayers pay for their lifestyle.

ILLEGALS SQUAT ON SIDEWALKS AND BUILD ENCAMPMENTS, While GEN Z-ers rent apartments, & lease electric cars they can’t afford and follow cell phone addiction (via Chinese TikTok and ). Let the last responsible generation(s) pay for their foolishness—until it all crashes down around them! Many GEN Zers don’t seem to like real food.—they eat at the smoothie bar and drink strange concoctions instead. Cities struggle to cram more, smaller, (affordable rent) housing units into less space, and roads fill up with short-commute EVs (soon to be Chinese built).

IMMIGRATION CHAOS due to Biden’s irresponsible border policies will take years to reverse—if ever. People flood into America expecting welfare and sanctuary city policies to take care of them.  They’d rather not work or strive for legal status—a hopeless mess.

The FED has fueled a “generation of renters” with policies that dampened inflation with high interest rates that crushed hopes of owning a home and having a family in it, as a goal!  People ask why risk putting money in my biggest asset— if it won’t appreciate? 

BEWARE OF CYBERTHREATS THAT CAN UNDO THE NATION’S POWER GRID, INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Billions of cell phones are ripe for viral infections like a Covid of the cell phone world. Nobody will detect or prevent it until it’s happened. Shut down cell phones, texting and IMs and the naive youth will be disconnected and muted…and then deluded into believing everything pumped through propaganda networks.  Scary? Right! Possible? Absolutely! The Power Grid is also vulnerable to malicious vandalism by acts like Rifle shots known to disable essential transformers.

THE NEW GLOBAL THREAT WILL BE THE “CRINKs”— China, Russia, Iran, & North Korea, developing their own weapons and communications infrastructure while the grey-haired elderly incumbents in US Congress and Government (the largest employer in the country) dither about how they should have stopped the CRINKs with their AI, ChatGPT, DeepFakes and more. Gloomy? YES.  This needs to be Congress and a “thinking presidential” focus. Biden is unable and his manipulators are unwilling to take the right steps!

ELECTED OFFICIALS AT AGE 75+ BECOME “RE-ELECTED ROYALTY”, WHO PASS THE LAWS BUT WITH NO CLUE HOW THE “REAL PEOPLE” LIVE, SHOP, SHARE INFO, & THEIR HABITS, IT IS ALMOST TOO LATE TO FIX
We must elect a whole generation of younger, more informed, tech savvy and competitive leaders. Leaders who will listen to our messages, both via direct contact and at the voting booth.  Vivek Ramaswamy is no longer a candidate, but listen closely to his words and warnings. He’s brilliant, a bIT naive and less experienced, but he’s smart.Many like him are filling the staff spots, right under the 70+ elected “incumbent royalty” governing in America. We need to make sure they respond to our (voters) wishes!

DON’T SAY YOU WEREN'T WARNED. SPREAD THIS MESSAGE FAR AND WIDE. 
(And it’s written by an 80+ person who’s looking “around the corner” at the future!

What to do? Here’s a To Do list, that candidates for elected office are asked to make pledges to support.
Secure the border, & deport illegals who do not “sign in” upon entry. Assimilate those willing to get in line for citizenship and work legally while waiting.
Rein in runaway spending by stopping inflationary (non-zero) annual budget increases, and support economic growth with lower taxes on wealth creating entities, and investments.
Rebuild Law & Order, re-fund police and remove & replace Attorney generals who will will not stop arrest & release of criminals (to commit more crimes.)
Stop unconstitutional government regulatory overreach. Focus on common sense laws favoring tax-paying citizens, and economic growth — regain energy independence as a first step to fund that.
—Expect and demand government to ONLY do things Americans can’t do for themselves!  Push action back to states and shrink the Federal Government Bureaucracy!i
Build stronger national defense (America first, but help allies fighting oppression who want help.) stop all payments to unfriendly and/or enemy countries!
Eliminate the useless parts of the Federal Government and Cabinet positions that are unnecessary! Start with the Dept. Of Education and send it back to local control by States, counties and cities where elected school boards to control their own destiny.
Rebuild election integrity—Require picture IDs to vote, and ban “insecure” mail in ballots, enforce anti-“ballot harvesting” laws strictly.
—Stop trying to “regulate” people’s personal lives—follow the laws or pass new ones.
Institute Term-limits on all elected offices (similar to the President’s): 2-terms in Senate, 4-terms in House, court judges age out at 75, 
Block CRINK owned companies from US info system access (e.g., Tik-Tok, et.al.)
Use Reciprocal Tariffs, and remove China (& other non-qualifying countries) from the WTO Most Favored Nation status,  while restricting US travel from “enemies of the USA (create a category for LIMITED & BANNED TRAVEL countries.)
Reduce funding to the United Nations dramatically until or unless it changes the rules for how lower funding countries gain disproportional voting rights. (E.g. on its human rights committee).
Pass National Right to Work laws, and a new set of laws to restrict & exclude government employees from membership in unions due to “influence buying”—  political contributions — made with union dues.
 
THERE COULD BE MORE, BUT START WITH THESE!

John


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