Follow The Money

The recent election presents as good a time as any to start things off. I’m not surprised that things went favorably for the Republican party, but it’s still a little startling just how well they did. I’m not going to get too political, but let’s just say I don’t think the next two years are going to be very friendly. Both sides must talk about meeting in the middle and then try their hardest to make it look like the other side isn’t willing. Whoever shouts that message the loudest will get people to believe it and they will come out ahead in 2016. That’s about all we need to know.  That, and the money thing.  I’ll get back to that.

Retirement has been great. The Summer has gone fast and we spent a lot of time outside. Now, as winter sets in, I’m looking forward to some time inside, writing, and watching people try to move snow early so they can get to work. I’ll go out after they’re gone.

The writing group I’m in has been working on a second anthology of short stories. The first one is available through, and it’s called “Midnight Oil.” Please look it up and buy a copy. I think we’ll stay with the late night theme for the next title. You’d think we all stay up all night long writing stories. Actually, there were times when I did that. Now, I should be able to figure out how to write during the day. Especially while my neighbors are out there shoveling snow.

There are rules that I firmly believe in, and I want to tell you about in this blog.  These aren’t really rules that I live my life by or anything. They’re just rules that exist for everybody. They’re for the entire world as we know it. They are the type you can’t blame on Mother Nature. You can’t pick a god and claim that ‘it is just the way he meant it to be.’ These rules were created by man, for man, and about man. I call them manrules; keeping it simple. This isn’t a male thing. Typically, anybody referring to ‘man rules’ is talking about rules for men to live by – rules for the man cave. These rules are about all people, the humankind sort of thing.

You’ve probably heard people say that you can find the source if you just follow the money. That’s a common theme, but it’s along the lines of what I’m talking about. It works every time. Of course, people like to claim there are exceptions, but they are delusional. In politics, say you have an honest candidate, who won’t take a bribe. He won’t even accept a political donation from somebody who might try to influence him. He is going to win this thing straight up, and on his own. No he won’t. The donor he turned down will give ten times as much as he offered; only he’ll give it to the other guy. Our guy will lose the election. He did lose the election. Why?

Follow the money.

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