Thursday, January 14, 2016


Favorite I watched this week - I love the accents

If you watch "The Blacklist", tonight Raymond Reddington goes after the Kabal - the secret government. I wish he had the power to do that in our reality. At the same time ... on another channel ... the Republicans face-off again. Do people believe Trump can rid us of undermining governmental influences that run the world? It's the next to last debate before the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1. Will Trump go after Ted Cruz, who's leading in the Iowa polls for now? Do I have to ask? Trump's campaign in Iowa has made some basic organizing errors, and Mr. Cruz did not disclose a loan for as much as $500,000 from Goldman Sachs, where his wife works, that he used for his 2012 Senate campaign.

Flying high ... Not just the Powerball Winners and Political Candidates but ... President Obama says that his favorite perk of office is having his own plane, and that he plans to rack up the miles on Air Force One in his final year. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the first airplane journey by a sitting U.S. president, it was nothing like today's White House in the air. He touched down on this day in 1943 in Casablanca, Morocco. Roosevelt was aboard a Boeing 314 Flying Boat, a plane that Pan American used in its commercial transoceanic airline service. Their planes carried 74 passengers, and had a lounge and dining room. But Roosevelt wasn't flying for pleasure. He had to meet with Britain's prime minister, Winston Churchill, to talk wartime strategy. At the time, German U-boats were sinking so many ships bearing supplies from America to Britain that Churchill called it 'the only thing that ever really frightened me during the war.' Roosevelt's four-day journey began in Florida. The crew refueled in Trinidad and Brazil. Once across the ocean, in Gambia, the president switched to a smaller plane to complete the final leg to Morocco.