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Don’s Comic Review

July 20, 2017

Self-confidence is vital to a lead and then to the win in life.  Planning ahead and practicing it will head you in the direction of success.  People can be pretty shallow.  That is the sad truth we sometimes experience.  While you, yourself could use some appreciation and acknowledgement, chances are you will be judged on how you make others feel about themselves.  You must show toughness and extract the good coming out of criticism.  Be tolerant while exhibiting boldness.

The restaurant we have always eaten at finds a new owner team staff.  When I asked what happened to create such a sudden change, the head chef simply said: “He no longer here; he go away.

Dilbert, as usual, gets uptight with the boss’ latest assignment.  “Why didn’t you ask for this weeks ago when it would have proven easy?”  “This is nothing!  Wait to you get my feature request next month!”

Beetle Bailey and Sarge along with the general’s golf bag make a practiced parachute drop.  “Where are we landing, Sarge?  “As far as I can guess, we need to aim for the green coming up so that is what we have to shoot for.”

Garfield is watching two mice consuming a huge cheese. He thinks:  “Two cheese snobs.”  They ignore Garfield intent on conversing about the cheese. “Slightly pungent with a hint of nuttiness.  Earthy like walking through a meadow after a Spring rain. Aristocratic yet humble. Indubitably!”

Pickles finds the two in usual turmoil.  Sniff, sniff–I smell something.  Oh, you always smell something!  For Pete’s sake, can’t a guy wear a splash of Old Spice without getting sniffed at?!

The Amateur Eye -The Race Card of Politics

July 18, 2017

The Democrat Party has for many years waved the banner that the racial divide falls on the side of the Jackass Donkey.  But what is the historic truth?  Their long time cry among especially the poor in America that make up portions of the various colored and white voters that it is the Democrat Party alone that cares about people in general. That is the liberalist view.

The real purpose of the Democrat Party is “CONTROL” says Senator Elbert Guillory: Democrats worst nightmare.  For he destroyed the first lie of Democrats that all Republicans are racists.  Example this: President Wilson, the father of modern day progressivism; Truman, who thought whites were superior to negroes, Chinese and Japs/ blacks belong in Africa, yellow men in Asia and white men in Europe and America.

What some Presidents spoke of seems foolish today. But what about the Republicans? President Abraham Lincoln who saved the Union and the hope of freedoms we gained. Who were these men?  Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King all carried the banner of the Republican Party and true historical figures and patriots.

What did “Lyndon Johnson say, ” I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years!” He put party first.

What did Bill Clinton say, “A few years ago, Barack Obama would have been getting us coffee.”

What did Senator Harry Reid say, “A light-skinned African American with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

What did activist Margaret Sanger, founder in America of Planned Parenthood she copied from visits to Russia and communist philosophy, “Colored people are like human weeds and need to be exterminated.”

Hillary Clinton who stated, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision.” (Her abortions, Hillary?)

As much as Democrats don’t want all Americans to know about this, they really don’t want citizens to know that the Republican Party is the REAL DEAL Party of Civil Rights. Famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass called the Republicans the party of freedom and progress.

Yes Votes by Republicans and No Votes by Democrats:

Freedom, Due Process, and Right to Vote (13-14-15 Amendments).

The nail as I put it in their lies: Most all Republicans supported Eisenhower’s Civil Rights Act of 1957 while the Democrats opposed it and Democrat senators filibustered it.

Liberalism has nearly destroyed Black America, and now it is time for us to return the favor…Elbert Guillory’s America.

 

 

 

The Amateur Eye – Putin Has USA in Pocket

July 15, 2017

Did you read my cartoon piece?  If not, then do so on the listing following this. What we need to do is focus on the American ship.  By this, I mean to say: TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS OF RUNNING THE COUNTRY. To Hell with the Russians. To Hell with this garbage of trying to destroy the Trump bus that seems stuck waiting for the gate to rise and see the Russian train pull off on a side track line.  CORRUPT US POLITICANS are as guilty as any in the world but the chess game the Russians play we have no match for since Bobby Fischer left the stage and Boris Spassky found refuge in France.

The American people and voters have been conned by the cleverness of Putin who can enjoy smiling and toying with the captured chess pieces.  And unfortunately for Americans and our President, reading CHESS FOR DUMMIES while quite possibly give an amateur eye view for learning the game cannot possibly function at the same professional level of the RUSSIAN BEAR.  And this can be viewed as stupid American bullheadedness of the conservative, liberal, moderate cadre that make up both houses of Congress having the sole purpose to undermine President Trump’s main front to “DRAIN THE SWAMP.  The bureaucrats headed by their long-term body of Democrat Party brothers and sisters wise in their use of political skullduggery have used up just about every tactical strategy not only to stay in power but to destroy a President including his family and anyone who poses a danger to the Clinton-Pelosi past by using the Russian angle that some in the business world have ties to Russia.  Putin cunningly made use of this and why he smiles today.  THE SHIP OF FOOLS!

 

Join Don’s Comic Coffee Break

July 12, 2017

We see government seemingly unable for self-interest reason of the Congress to work to trigger through bills in a timely fashion.  Patience is required to do what it takes to solve problems once and for all.  Congress seems as a body to understand that the first set of ideas or plans may require thought and feedback which reminds me of seeing too many chickens in the henhouse that sees a lot of hackling and cackling.  What else?  How else? simply tells the old story that it is best to go deeper sometimes than it is to grab the first taxi that comes along.  By all means, keep the momentum up.

Your active mind may keep you awake at night.  Long-term, sleepless hours can create havoc with your senses.  Short breaks and naps can do wonders to remedy duress. Just look at the comic Beetle Bailey when the general is in his easy chair napping while his two typists and secretary wonder about how rules are made for the world. Why can’t I sleep when I want, eat when I want, or work when I want? Well, around here, you could if you were a General!

A bit of wisdom comes through on this discussion.  Dilbert says, As you can see from my financial projections, doing a major upgrade now would be unwise.  His superior notes that he needs to spend his entire upgrade budget this year so they won’t give me a smaller one next year.  Dilbert irked and says, It seems you have wasted my time which brings the quick response–It’s not my fault you got the wrong answer!

And we all know it is a DOG’S WORLD when the DOG sticks his tongue out at Charlie.  Charlie is quick to anger.  “Now cut that out!  Just because you can’t go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don’t have to be so obnoxious!  By golly, you’d better start behaving yourself!!  AND STOP MAKING THOSE LONG-DISTANCE PHONE CALLS!!  Gosh, can I help it if all I can think about is how soft her paws are!?

 

The Amateur Eye — Dem Psychotic Bums

July 6, 2017

The Demons of the airways are jackasses as described by their donkey persona.  IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT!  HE IS A MENACE!  HE DOESN’T SPEAK FOR ME AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF!  All this boils down to one word, folks!  HATRED which expressed in its most impartial nonsense is a condition I term SATAN’S DEVILSH PARTY-GOERS, — so sick as a result of having Queen Hillary not crowned where they would be able to continue to milk the cows.  DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN? If not, you don’t belong in my readership. Oh, I am happy to have you but I just don’t want to be responsible for creating your ulcers or a blockage in your brain due to reading my stuff.

They in unison call for the President’s head.  Well, their artwork certainly backfired as demonstrated by the comic’s headless poor taste.  Need I suggest all these 50 or so who get paid for child-like behavior in recent months be terminated in the next election?? Might it not be the best move for the American voter to clean the swamp since few, other than the President and Trump supporters appear to rock the sailing ship of FOOLS!

The Amateur Eye — Yuk! The Najdorf Sicilian?!

July 1, 2017

Well, I have news for yuh!  A new line for White!  Jeroen Bosch takes a look at a rare idea that kind of springs forth out of my square count theory.  I can only suggest you subscribe to NEW IN CHESS MAGAZINE.  But lets see what the whole relatively new idea is and raise the question: Is it any good compared to  a boat load already hibernating in the books?

l. e4   c5  2. Nf3  d6  3. d4  c:d4  4. N:d4  Nf6  5. Nc3  a6

Of course this position can spring forth at least a half-dozen ideas for white where black has fewer patterns to consider.

6. h4!?  Nc6  7. h5!?  h6!

If, on the other hand, Black goes for say, 7….e5 8. N:c6  b:c6 9. h6! favors White.  So, you see in square count style, the pawn just keeps going its merry way if permitted.

8. Be3  Ng4  9. N:c6 b:c6  10. Bd2  Nf6  11. Qf3!

Setting up a trap in the style of Anderssen and the Morphy era.  11… Bg4  12. Qe3  B:g4? 13. e5! d:e5 14. R:h5!! N:h5  15. Qf3  Nf6 16. Q:c6+ Nd7 17. B:a6 e6 18. O-O-O and with White developed pieces will over run the Black position.

11. … e5 12. Bc4  Be6 13. B:e6  f:e6  14. O-O-O Qc7  15.  g4 or 15. Kb1 Be7 16. Qh3! with good play for both sides.  15… Nh7 16. Qd3  Be7  17, f4  O-O 18. g5 or 18. Ne2 both yielding White strong attacks.

Here I stop to let you absorb the general idea of White’s pawn spearhead.  My articles are aimed at giving you ideas about opening patterns. In any opening the maze of possibilities in chess are endless.  Individual  styles offer up interesting plans. We’ll examine future ideas seen in this whole concept for both sides.

The Amateur Eye — Death of Western Socialism?

July 1, 2017

THE COMMUNISTS IDEOLOGS in the guise of pure communists like Berry Withuis and Russian czar V. Putin would just as soon bury the western socialists for whom they have only contempt.  The purity angle was established long ago and ingrained into the communist mind where the end is only a matter of the time clock.  For those who crave the communist system should recognize that there is a distinct difference between the two where there is no room for the western brand.  This, the stupid socialists made up of the professors and other educators and journalists who breathe this as the wave of the future, simply kid themselves.  They, like others before them, will be lined up before a wall and shot dead.  One can liken them to sheep being led to the slaughter.  One would not be remiss in saying: WHY?  The answer is simple: You were not one of us in spirit and your radicalism we recognize is a cancer needed to be cut out before it grows because your house doesn’t meet or co-exist within our own future.  Berry said it in his own words: Unpleasant  as the prospect might be to him, half-hearted leftists like those in the west would have to be executed by my comrades.

These are the times and belief structures that lead to suicide, hatred of both ideologies that penetrate the brain waves of people who have no moral value system inborn within them.  There is no belief structure other than seeing everything from a hate perspective. Consequently the mind becomes a stone, having no structural virtue or purpose but to destroy all things beautiful in thought and deed.

Of course I do have a promise of the end time for which we should all today prepare for lest we procrastinate too much.  The old saying is true: When you see a good person, be joyful, kind and helpful; when you see an evil person, examine your own heart but pray also for their soul that goodness will shine and bring change from a rainy to a sunny day in their life.

Don’s Coffee Break Delights in Humor

July 1, 2017

You can control many things that will lead to future gains.  But much you will discover is out of your control.  Accept this reality and you will find a lot of psychic energy.  You have plenty of hustle so people around you will recognize the hard work you do in your projects.  You can be an example for others especially those with less experience.

An executed idea is the only way to know whether it was a good or bad idea.

Even intelligent people can be conned into accepting ridiculous garbage spewed with intentional hatred, so see from where it comes.

Dagwood and his son  sit watching an exciting war on the TV. BWAAAHAAAAHAA!!!  We’re taking over the universe. ZAPP! VA-VOOM!!  Dagwood says: They sure use a lot special effects these days in these movies they come out with.  WE SHALL TRANSFORM YOUR MORTAL WORLD AS YOU NOW KNOW IT!  Alexander tells his dad, This isn’t a movie Dad, it is an insurance commercial! WHILE SAVING YOU 15% OR MORE.

Pickles has become one of my favorites…  HONK!  Poor Earl.  You’ve been coughing and sneezing and blowing your nose for two days.  Is there anything I can do to help?  Yeah!  I need 10 more boxes of tissues or a really good nose plug!

Beware poor advice.  Hagar reminds us that time has altered nothing in terms of historical times.  I had to fire my no-good accountant, he tells his wife.  But you said he really knows his Viking business!  He does!  He plundered my money!

Dilbert tells the boss that he moved the staff back into cubicles instead of open spaces. We found out that open spaces lead to distractions of assorted kinds.  If you need me further, I’ll be in my fabric-covered box.

Beetle Bailey meets a team member returning from a furlough.  How was your furlough Plato?  I think the army has had a bad effect on me. I kept calling everyone “jerks”, “maggots”, “funks” and “losers.”

The Amateur Eye

June 30, 2017

Poison Pen Joe on MSNBC justifiably got his program slammed by slamming Donald which is just about time.  I can imagine the critics from the media and politicians alike jumping on the bandwagon to say that Donald’s latest tweet was undignified.  Maybe many of them are.  But as you may have guessed, I have never been a tweeter fan nor do I use it myself.  What I find most distasteful is the attacks on the American Presidency by diehard sore losers who cannot bring themselves (the Democrats) to acknowledge that the millions spent to elect Hillary Clinton who, by the way, is by all accounts a poor judge of character and should have her role in the Obama administration further investigated since she has committed crimes which others have gone to prison for even less violations of national security.  But I won’t hold my breath.  It will probably never happen because of the ‘good old boys and girls club’ Washington, DC gang.

UC I am conservative by nature having experienced the trials and tribulations of having associations with liberals across the board–and here I am not talking wholly about chess. I saw at work as well as various forms of media coverage.  I was a liberal as a youth only to discover that the liberalist agenda, while sounding great, was a sham in many respects.  And I found that out, not by any conservative talk folks but just by observation of the whole American fraud perpetrated by the liberals on the citizenry from the time of immigration propaganda witnessed to the arm twisting of national labor bosses just to name a couple.  Perhaps the worst was the Teachers’ Union that worked endlessly toward the communistic socialism we see today in our education system.  The book publishers are a main culprit in trying to undermine our principles and history.

So in this, Donald J. Trump emerged as first interested citizen–to candidate–to President largely because the American people got fed up with the media bias and political skullduggery that continues to take place even though he is working to clean up the swamp.  He is a Lone Ranger because he meets nothing but hatred and constant harassment by politicos on both sides of the aisle who for too many years held their fingers up to see which way the wind blew.  All I can say  is ” God Bless Donald and America.” Amen and amen.

The Amateur Eye — A Queen Gem

June 25, 2017

The five-round event at Sigeman 2017 found the Englishman Nigel Short just out of hospital in extra good form in round 1.  Erik Blomqvist  (black) finds that square count does point to sparkling and unexpected moves sometimes.

White:  Nigel Short   vs.  Black:  Erik Blomqvist  Opening: Ruy Lopez / Zaitsev Variation

l. e4  e5  2. Nf3  Nc6  3. Bb5  a6 4. Ba4  Nf6 5. O-O  Be7  6. Re1  b5  7. Bb3  d6  8. c3  O-O 9. h3  Bb7  10. d4  Re8  In my youth I had experimented with 10. …Qd7 as well as the text which was highly regarded by Karpov in postal chess play and club play.

ll. Nbd2  Bf8  12. d5  Short has scored well with this closure of the center.

12.  ….  Nb8  13. Nf1  Nbd7  14. Bg5  All within the realm of square count opening play as I would practice it.  Good alternatives are both Knight sorties like 14. Ng3 or 14. Nh2.

14. …  Nc5?  Played quickly, this natural reply is suspect here.  Best would be 14. …h6 or even 14…Be7 to challenge the pin.

15.  Bc2!!  Excellent play, freeing up the a/b pawns for Q-side action while protecting the e4 pawn and square. Black now takes a poke at the center pawns with…

15. … c6!  16. Ne3  a5  Expanding on the Q-side looking for some counter play in that theatre.

17.  b4  Ncd7  18. a4!  Qc7  19. d:c6 Q:c6  20. a:b5  Q:c3  21. b:a5  R:a5  22. Rc1!  A bit of tickle on the Queen cannot be bad.

22. … Qb4  23. Ng4!  More energy against the king-side.

23. … Q:b5  Short was weighing 23…N:g4 24. Bd2 Qa3  25. h:g4! is more apropos here.

24. Rb1  Good but even stronger was 24. B:f6 N:f6  25. N:f6+ g:f6  26. Nh4.

24. … Qa6  25. B:f6  N:f6  26. N:f6:+  g:f6  27. Nh4 Bc8  28. Bb3  Be6  29. Qh5  Rc8  30. Nf5 Ra3  31. Re3  R:b3 32. Re:b3  B:b3  33. R:b3  Rc1+34. Kh2  Qf1 35. Qg4+ Kh8 The stage is now set for another shocking Queen sac.  Do you see it?

36. Qg7+!!  This illustrates the collapse of any king movement out of check after …Bg7 37. Rb8+ Bf8  38. R:f8 mate!

This game finish illustrates once again the concept of square count and understanding the whole board concept of the importance of structures especially around the Kings.