Thursday, September 22, 2016
We often get sidetracked and good intentions never become facts. This morning I did accomplish all four "must" including a long overdue haircut.However after a late lunch I started reading the newspapers and the media stuff on my computer. ( I have tried to get this paragraph the same size as the rest of the blog but once again the computer has a mind of its own)
From one interesting article from JTA I will reprint a copy: Actor Kirk Douglas suggested he sees similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, in an op-ed published months before his 100th birthday.
“I have always been deeply proud to be an American. In the time I have left, I pray that will never change,” Douglas wrote in the article, published Monday by The Huffington Post.
While not mentioning the Republican nominee by name, the Jewish actor quoted directly from a recent speech by Trump, in which he argued for ideological screening tests for potential immigrants.
“These are not the American values that we fought in World War II to protect,” Douglas wrote.
The 99-year-old actor, who starred in countless Hollywood hits beginning in the 1940s, compared Trump’s policy proposals to those of Hitler, saying the Republican nominee’s words “could also have been spoken in 1933,” the year the Nazi leader became Chancellor of Germany.
“I’ve also lived through the horrors of a Great Depression and two World Wars, the second of which was started by a man who promised that he would restore his country it to its former greatness,” Douglas wrote, drawing links to Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
The Washington Post has charged Trump with using his Foundation’s money to pay his lawyers who were defending suits against him.
Additionally all his charitable donations have come from his foundation plus paying for a portrait of himself and other personal purchases. His Foundation is funded by other people’s money.
As you may know for years I have bemoaned the state of American medicine and the system today. I am glad that I have been retired for over 25 years.
Today there was an Op-ed in the WSJ that is worth reading.http://www.wsj.com/articles/turn-off-the-computer-and-listen-to-the-patient-1474498203 It says what I have preached.
Tonight the pressure on my time will be great; Met baseball, a good college football game, t he Patriots are playing (boo), and at least two new shows that sound interesting. And I can tape only one thing on my DVR. Channel jumping and no computer will be the order of the evening.