Month: July 2017

GETTING RICH

Following is an article written by Derrick Wilburn  who is a black, conservative writer.  Poor old Harry Truman missed the money train!

“I can’t fault them for wanting to live in a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood.  It’s the hypocrisy that gets me.  Campaign against the top 1% then lose and become one of the top 1%.

Something STRANGE happens when Democrats leave the White House… As they prepare for their exodus from the White House, the Obamas are about to join another rarified club that of the ruling liberal elite class owning multiple ultra-expensive homes in highly exclusive communities that none can afford save the one percenters. The very same one percenters whom they rant and rail against as being the greedy,ego-centric millionaires who simply have too much. Following the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton who (despite Hillary’s claim earlier this year that they left White House dead broke as she was stealing china, art, etc from the white house) somehow managed to educate their daughter at Stanford, Oxford, NYU and Columbia ($500,000?), acquire a$1.7 million estate in Chappaqua and a $2.85 million mansion in Georgetown and then Bernie Sanders who, shortly after ending his 2016 presidential bid, bought his third home a $600,000 lakefront vacation house on Lake Champlain.

Barack and Michelle have real estate designs of their own. Upon his leaving the presidency the Obamas will not be returning to Chicago they will instead be moving into a $6 million, 8,200-square foot, 9-bedroom 12-bathroom mansion in Kalorama, one of the Washington District’s most posh, desirable and exclusive neighborhoods in the heart of one of America’s wealthiest zip codes. With daughter Malia off to college that leaves just Barack, Michelle and Sasha until the younger daughter graduates high school in 2018.

The hypocrisy and do as I say not as I do hubris of all these wealthy climate change proponents is sickening.  By the way, the Obama’s new home is just two doors down from Clinton campaign manager, John Podesta, who recently lost the most significant campaign of his life.

But that’s not the new news.  We have now learned Barack and Michelle are the proud owners of yet another home, on the Left Coast.   The Obama’s have a new home in Rancho Mirage, California.  Rancho Mirage is a popular golf getaway which would explain its attraction to the ex-golfing pres.   By some counts this makes the Obama’s fifth home.  Also from Page Six, The Obama’s are also said to have bought a holiday getaway in the state of Hawaii.  How many American families own five houses?

The relocation habits of Democrats leaving office is very interesting. For example; having been voted out of office in 2014, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu didn’t return to Louisiana.  She instead made her 7,300-square foot $2.5 million Washington DC mansion her new home.  Rather than returning to Little Rock, when Bill and Hill left the White House they chose the liberal, ultra-wealthy haven of Chappaqua New York with its average household income of $285,801 and average household net worth of $1,564,366 for their new residence.

Now it’s the Obama’s turn.  Are they going back to Chicago to live among’st the little people and take their chances becoming yet another statistic   (total number shot as of this writing this year: 3,961)  No, they, like the others, are moving into a private, secured community to live in a house big enough for five families where they will host cocktail parties for golf buddies and other millionaire and billionaire friends.

Yet like the Sanders, Landrieus and Clintons of the world, they will accept exorbitant five-, six-, even seven-figure speaking fees to give speeches about how the rich in our country are steadily pulling away from everyone else and increasingly isolating themselves. About how the concentration of wealth at the top is allowing some Americans to own multiple houses, vacation when and as they please and live lives most cannot.  They’ll blather on and on about how the rich are a big part of the problems in our country.

I can’t fault them for wanting to live in a beautiful home in a beautiful neighborhood. Its the hypocrisy that gets me.  Campaign against the top 1%, lose, then become the top 1% themselves.

They’ll blather on and on about how the rich are a big part of the problems in our country but they gladly join them hoping no one will notice.  Well, we did!”

(Harry Truman once said ‘one cannot become wealthy being a president unless you are doing something crooked’ )”

 

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EATING OUT

The Crown Thai Restaurant – Located on Perimeter Road not far from the new middle entrance to Clark.  It has a large interior that not too long ago hosted a Japanese restaurant.  For history buffs this building was occupied by Marylou’s beauty salon when the US Air Force Base was located at Clark.  For the record I am a big fan of Thai food having served in Thailand for 5 years and have eaten in various Thai restaurants in Angeles City over the long years I have resided here.  Needless to say I was excited to learn that a new Thai restaurant had opened within s short distance of our residence and a few days ago accompanied Mrs Horse and our son for what we hoped would be a great Thai feast.  Sadly, our experience was less than satisfying no doubt because we might have chosen a few items from the menu that were not to our taste.  One was the soup and the other was the Papaya salad.  The Thai fried rice was excellent and the Thai noodle dish was good.  The cook is Filipino so maybe he like to deviate from the Thai recipe and be a bit creative.  If we were to go back I would order the Papaya salad without the addition of tiny pieces of shrimp as it gave the salad a very strong fish taste, so strong we could not eat it.  The spicy Thai shrimp soup came with noodles in it which is the first time I have seen this in any Thai restaurant.  For now, we will stick with the more traditional Thai restaurants here such as the Siam, the Chiang Mai and the Purple Pad Thai.

 

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