JimmyDHorse

NFL Sponsor ?

I happen to be one of those Veterans that takes strong objection to these NFL characters who wish to disrespect the flag and I did not hesitate to call the listed 800 number to voice my opinion.  I love those Anheiser Busch ads but why add money to help pay protesters.  Let the owners add more of their own money.

Anheiser Busch is taking calls about whether it should pull their sponsorship of NFL football. They are upset about the way certain NFL players and teams want to show their lack of respect for our National Anthem, our Flag, and our Country. Anheiser Busch employs 1100 veterans who are also being disrespected along with all other veterans living and dead. These NFL players are uniformed, paid employees of the owners teams and have no right to publicly express their personal political opinions on company time. They can do whatever they want on their own time.

You know how big a sponsor Budweiser is. Their decision, based on this public opinion, could make a tremendous impact on what the NFL does.

I just called Budweiser’s special number 1-800-342-5283 and when they answered touched option 1 and gave my opinion and it all took less than a minute. Whether or not you vote, please rush this email on to all patriotic Americans and sports fans. Thank you.  (Sent to me by Tom Schlesinger)

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TOURISTS TO MEXICO – BEWARE

If you ever decide to vacation in Mexico and stay at a fancy resort when you order drinks it would be advisable to have the bartender or waiter take a sip of the drink first!  Why?  Read the following:

Nearly a year since a Wisconsin woman died at a Mexican resort after she became the State Department and Office of the Inspector General on Monday to conduct additional investigations into Mexican resorts serving bootleg alcohol.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland severely ill from drinking what is believed to be tainted liquor, officials are calling on Security and Governmental Affairs, sent the letter to Inspector General Steve Linick urging investigators to examine how the State Department “monitors, records and reports overseas incidents involving physical abuse or death after the potential consumption of tainted alcohol,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The call came after Wisconsin college student Abbey Conner, 20, died on a family vacation at Iberostar Paraiso del Mar, just north of Playa del Carmen, in January. Conner and her brother were drinking tequila, believed to be tainted, at the resort’s swim-up bar when they became ill. She was found unconscious in the pool and died in the hospital several days later. Her brother, who was also found unconscious next to her, survived the horrific ordeal.

WARNING ISSUED OVER POSSIBLY TAINTED ALCOHOL IN MEXICO

In early September, a Missouri woman also said she was hospitalized after taking two shots of tequila at an all-inclusive Playa del Carmen resort that caused her to collapse.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel received more than 100 travelers’ accounts of experiencing similar events — drinking a minuscule amount of alcohol and blacking out or becoming violently ill moments later. Some people reported being robbed and raped because they were unconscious. Johnson and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., have been pressing the State Department for more action and answers following Conner’s death.

 

The number of reported incidents prompted the State Department to issue a warning to American tourists staying at the resorts. However, some senators, including Edward Markey, D-Mass., say the State Department is downplaying the risks of ingesting the potentially fatal liquid.

Mexican authorities have taken some action. Regulators raided 31 hot spots in Cancun and Playa del Carmen and seized 10,000 gallons of tainted alcohol from a manufacturing company in early August following Conner’s death.

LESSON – STAY AWAY FROM MEXICO – VISIT THE PHILIPPINES INSTEAD – YOU GET BETTER TREATMENT HERE!

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CHEAP FLIGHTS TO SYDNEY

Many thanks to Dave Crowe for sending me this information.  Cebu Pacific is offering a good deal for those living here in the PI who would like to visit Sydney Australia.  I suspect you better book right away if interested.

Booking Summary:-

DEPARTURE

SYDSydney

MNLManila

  • SYDNEY to MANILA
  • FLIGHT NUMBER: 5J 40
  • Departure
    30 Jan 2018, Tue • 1300 H (1:00 PM)
  • Arrival
    30 Jan 2018, Tue • 1810 H (6:10 PM)

FLY (Class TD)

RETURN

MNLManila

SYDSydney

  • MANILA to SYDNEY
  • FLIGHT NUMBER: 5J 39
  • Departure
    06 Mar 2018, Tue • 0010 H (12:10 AM)
  • Arrival
    06 Mar 2018, Tue • 1130 H (11:30 AM)

FLY (Class TD)
  • Admin, Taxes and Fees
    AUD 168.55

FLIGHT BOOKING TOTAL

AUD 371.81

GRAND TOTAL

AUD 371.81

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FIRST TIME AGREE

For years, as Harry the Horse, and now as JimmyDHorse I was in favor of legalizing prostitution in the US.  Get rid of pimps, tax the oldest profession and let men and women enjoy their sexual proclivities without the stigma of breaking the law.  Now, to my surprise, for the first time I am in agreement with a judge in California.  I find it hard to do so as it is so unusual for a judge there to make sense.
Needless to say, I am sure many will disagree with me, that’s OK.  But, how can you agree with all the LGBTQ business and having playboy feature a naked female transgender, legalizing drugs, giving rights to illegals, justify kneeling during the National Anthem and disagree with legalizing prostitution.  Why discriminate against those hard working women, and yes, some men as well.  If America is going down the road to disaster at least let one and all enjoy the one universal pleasure left to us – SEX!
READ THE FOLLOWING:
Judge in California says prostitution may be legal since it is consensual sex.
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PAL HAS NEW FLIGHT

https://www.thepinaysolobackpacker.com/catanduanes-unseen-beaches-virac/

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has started flights three times a week to from Clark to Catanduanes, a very beautiful location with many beaches to explore.  The above link will give you a good idea of why it is appealing to many tourists.  Now, when visiting Angeles City PAL offers easy access to this location.  If I was a bit younger and my legs worked a bit better I sure would book a flight to explore the Island.  I am sure backpackers and surfers have already discovered the place.

If only PAL or Cebu Pacific would offer flights from Clark to Bangkok.  It is a pain in the butt to have to get to Manila for this flight.

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WISDOM

It has been a while since I passed on a bit of humor but when my friend Dave C sent it to me I thought it contained very good medical advice. Read and enjoy:

Pauline, a local Angeles City lady boy goes into the doctor’s office and has some tests run. 

The doctor comes back and says, ‘Pauline, I’m not going to beat around the bush. You have AIDS.’ 
Pauline is devastated. ‘Doc, what can I do?’

‘Eat 1 curry sausage, 
1 head of Cabbage, 
20 unpeeled carrots drenched in hot sauce, 
10 Jalapeno Peppers, 
40 walnuts and 40 peanuts, 
1/2 box Of All Bran, 
And top it off with a litre of prune juice..’ 
Pauline asks bewildered, ‘Will that cure me, Doc?’ 
Doc says ‘No, but it should leave you with a better understanding of what your ARSE is for.’

(See, I told you, words of wisdom)

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COOL STUFF

For this old fart, one not having a Smart phone, I think these two items I am going to mention is cool.  The first one is GRAB CAR.  When you get to Angeles City, or land at Clark Airport, get you smart phone and add the app “grab car” and then if you have not arranged transportation to your AC hotel or house, contact Grab Car and you will be told how long it will be for them to pick you up, how long to your destination and the price.  In fact there is a Grab Car booth outside the airport or in the terminal, not sure of that.  Even in town use this service on a daily basis.  travel in comfort instead of trying to squeeze into a tricycle and having to pay more than you should.  I have a dumb phone so I can’t get any apps but many locals and tourists have told me how great this service is; of course the tricycle drivers are not happy.  Man, I might have to buy a smart phone and then take lessons on how to use it.

Oh yes, #2, at the Clark Airport they now have contracted with the Genesis Bus Company to have bus service  leaving Clark and going to the Manila airport for P350.  You can get the schedule at the airport when you land.  The plans are to keep adding more routes to include Subic and other destinations in Manila.

When you get to Clark try to get a feel for the place and see how much construction is taking place within Clark.  It is mind boggling.  Oh, wait, one other tidbit I picked up is that the  Philippine Air Force will be moving out by 2010 and that will free up a whole bunch of prime real estate.

That’s it for now, just finished watching a great Tina Turner concert on my TV and time for bed.  Vina, Mrs Horse, has told me we will be going to the farm tomorrow so have to get up early.  By the way, I am still recovering from my knee replacement surgery and taking physical therapy at Clark Medical City.  I also use the Kandi Tower gym which is fantastic.  It is located on the 11th floor and the view is spectacular.  Membership is P2,500 and personal trainers are available.  Check it out.  Construction of a final tower is in progress and I hear many of the units are already reserved.  If you are interested in retiring or spending a lot of time here, you can’t go wrong with Kandi Suites.  Look it up!

Good night!!

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THE BALMER MURDER CASE

Time for me to go back a few years to bring up a bit of an update on the David Balmer murder case.  I have just received information that John Santos was finally sentenced to 8 years in jail.  Who is John Santos?  He was the Filipino who drove the car for murder suspects Tim Kaufman and Joe Tramatano.  He ended up being a key witness in the case for the Prosecution.  Unfortunately, there was never a prosecution.  Tim Kaufman (American) was extradited from the US and put in the City jail awaiting trial.  Regretfully he died in jail by taking taking some sort of medicine that he had put together himself.  He claimed he was innocent of the crime but never made it to trial.  His accomplice, Joe (American) was able to skip the country after attending the funeral of Balmer and his girlfriend.  The were both shot to death as they were sleeping at David’s house early in the morning.  It was a horrible murder and many questions as to motive and who else was involved still exist.  Joe has been reported to have been seen in Thailand and Cambodia over the years but the trail has gone cold.  He is wanted by the FBI and Interpol but by now no agency appears to be actively searching for him.  We can only hope that he might make a mistake some time in the future and will be caught.  It will be a shame if John Santos is the only person paying the price for this murder.  It is also a shame that Tim Kaufman never went to trial and could not defend himself.  Too many questions.

It is sort of like the many questions about what happened to Lewis, the owner of the Lewis Grand Hotel.  Just like magic, he disappeared, never to be seen again.  Lots of theories, lots of questions.  The local police never exerted too much effort on this case.  His name crops up off and on in local conversation from those who knew him and the question is always the same “Gee, what happened to Lewis”, a question never to be answered??

 

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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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