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Advice to President Trump from Winston Churchill, just 80 years ago

 

July 19, 2020 --

On July 4, 1940, Prime Minister Churchill sent a statement to senior members of the U.K. bureaucracy that included the following:

"The Prime Minister expects all of His Majesty's Servants in high places to set an example of steadiness and resolution. They should check and rebuke expressions of loose and ill-digested opinion in their circles or by their subordinates. They should not hesitate to report, or if necessary remove, any officers or officials who ae found to be consciously exercising a disturbing or depressing influence and whose talk is calculated to spread alarm and despondency."

President Trump should also cite this concluding sentence in the statement, altered for current relevancy:  "We shall...prosecute the [2020 campaign] with the utmost [vigor] by all the means that are open to us until the righteous purposes for which we entered upon it have been fulfilled."


 

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July 19, 2020 --

A Wonderful Dentist …

Recently, LPR suffered from a tooth with an infected gum which required immediate extraction. LPR's dentist is Dr. Bruce Paly whose office is located in Manhattan, at 121 East 60th (between Lexington and Park). The offending lower left molar was removed without pain. LPR didn't even feel the syringe with the anesthetic inserted in the infected gum. If an LPR clickster requires the services of a dentist for ordinary procedures, such as a filling cavity or cleaning, or more complicated procedures, LPR wholeheartedly recommends his outstanding dentist, Dr. BRUCE PALY.

A remarkable discount store for rugged and casual clothing …

Go to Dave's New York, on the west side on Sixth Avenue, betw, 16th street and 17th street (closer to 17th)

Early this month, I noticed Dave's down Sixth Avenue from Old Navy.  Recalling shopping at Dave's many years ago, I recently went to Dave's for a pair of chinos.  One special aspect about Dave's, unlike lots of stores these days, there are many clothing specialists on hand to help you.   When I asked for a pair of size 38 chinos, I was promptly handed the requested pant. Going to the fitting room, I noticed a label with $62 and gulped.  But when I went to the cashier, the $62 was immediately lowers to $35.  I was told that the store can provide significant discounts because it buys in bulk.  Need jeans, chinos, shirts and other rugged or casual clothes?  Go to Dave's.  You won't be disappointed.

Going to Rockaway Beach a Lot Is the Best Revenge …

In early July, LPR purchased swim trunks at Old Navy and a beach towel at Bed Bath and Beyond, on the east side of Manhattan's Sixth Avenue, between 18th and 19th Streets.   What are swim trunks and a beach towel without a beach?  LPR decided to use these purchases on day trips to Rockaway

Thus far this July, LPR has been to Rockaway Beach three times, and plans to go as many times the remainder of summer, as schedule and summer permit.   After only three ockaway visits, LPR already. has a good tan.

This has been the first summer since Hurricane Sandy (a/k/a Superstorm Sandy) devastated large portions of Rockaway Beach, at the end of October, 2012, including blasting its boardwalk to smithereens.  Sandy hit the entire eastern seacoast, from Florida to Maine, causing an estimated $70 billion in damage. 

 At Rockaway, six miles of sand dunes were constructed, with 3.5 million cubic yards of beach sand covering the area.   The wooden boardwalk is now a concrete walkway, and there are showers at intervals along the walkway to wash sand of body and feet.  Plus there are added rest rooms, and LPR also spotted a food concession near Beach 105th Street. The Rockaway beach, from Far Rockaway to Breezy Point, has become, LPR believes, a worthwhile alternative to the Jersey shore or Jones Beach, and just the beach to go to if you don't have a car.

Thus far, LPR has been to the beach at Beach 67th street, Arverne By the Sea, as well as to the beach at Beach 105th Street.  LPR next plans to visit the beach at Riis Park, beyond Beach 133th Street.   

LPR has found that the easiest way to use public transportation is by taking the A train (to borrow the old Duke Wellington song title).

Caveat: take the A train that goes to Far Rockaway, not the A train that goes to Lefferts Boulevard. The Arverne beach, at Beach 67th Street  is just one stop after Broad Channel. The Broad Channel stop is the station where you change to the shuttle that takes you to Beach 116th street, and the stations between, Beach 90th, Beach 98th and Beach 105th Streets.

Arverne is the stop for surfboarders.  There is even a surfboard school at the Arverne beach.  Ordinary beach-goers  can swim in the Atlantic, near the  surfboarders.  The day LPR was there, waves seemed to be five to seven feet high, and these waves were topped by surfboarders.  This part of Rockaway is not as heavily-visited as the beach further west, but even there, while the beach draws many sunbathers - and ocean bathers - there is still plenty of room between the beach towels, beach umbrellas, and beach chairs.

Another way to get to Beach 105th Street is by taking the Rockaway ferry, at Pier 11 at the eastern end of Wall Street, on the East River. BUT, be prepared to wait an hour and twenty minutes and more to get on ferry. You can get a ticket by using your phone, or by inserting your credit card in a machine at the pier.  Caveat: the machine does not take the Metro card (LPR thinks it should.)

The trip on the A train takes about an hour from 59th Street and Columbus Circle, without much of a wait for this train.  And the A Train includes this plus: it emerges from the subway tunnel after Grant Street, to speech by outdoors to its Far Rockaway destination, with views of the NYC skyline, at a distance, and JFK Airport, the other side of Jamaica Bay.

There is a bus operated by the ferry company that takes beach goers to Riis Park, from the ferry landing. There is also a city bus along Rockaway Beach Boulevard that goes to Riis Park.   

When LPR was last at Riis Park, about ten years ago, the beach was very pleasant but the park's facilities had deteriorated, with open spaces at the railings on the edge of the beach along the (aging) concrete walkway.   

LPR is interested in seeing whether Riis Park has been renovated the way Rockaway Beach has been redeveloped into a beach well worth the visit. Another way to get to Riis Park is via the 2 or 5 trains to Brooklyn College and then the Flatbush Avenue bus to Riis Park.

And keep this in mind: masks are not required on the beach, just from the time to you back onto the concrete walkway.  And consider this, too:  at the beach, there are no signs of the tumult that is turning the country west Rockaway upside down; just people, including families, enjoying a TRADITIONAL day at the seashore.

BTW -- if you would like to have a bagel on the beach, no need to bring them from the city.  Stop at Boardwalk Bagel and Delicatessen, 108-01 Beach 108th Street, for really large and delicious bagels, of many varieties. The shop is open from 6 AM to 7 PM.

Added Beach Thoughts …

First the frozen water bottle. Most of you probably know this. It is advisable to bring a large bottle of water to the beach -- and you should know this trick. Put the filled bottle of water in your freezer the night before and then you will have a bottle containing ice in the morning. The ice, of course, will gradually thaw during the day and, for a long time, you should have ice water to drink, till the sun warms the bottle up.

At Rockaway Beach, lying on your beach towel, you will feel the sun burning into your body, along with the breezes coming in from the ocean. The sun's intensity depends on whether sky is clear blue, or interspersed with fleecy clouds which offer moments of shade before the burning resumes. Put sun screen on your body -- LPR uses the spray version -- and don't overdo the first days under the sun.  After rthe first three days you should have a tan worthy of gated beaches that attract celebrities.

 

 
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A pardon for Mike Flynn

July 19, 2020 --

New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick, July 3, wrote a column about the impact of "Black Lives Matter" in the sports world. About halfway through, the thought occurred to LPR:  not all black lives matter.

But Mushnick had anticipated that. The column ended, in part, "Not all black lives matter.... " A few days later, I sent a further thought to the Post columnist, "Some black lives matter if they can help the anti-Trump resistance."

The Wall Street Journal reacted, in an editorial, to the move by the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, to consider the three panel-member decision to order dismissal of the Michael Flynn case by calling on the president to pardon his former national security adviser. 

LPR responded to the editorial with the following letter to the Journal:

What if, of late, a pardon for this former lieutenant general is what the deep state has been angling for, the better to propagandize further President Trump as an authoritarian who tramples on the rule of law?   This is clearly not the case, but there are millions out there who remain disposed to believing the worst of our forty-fifth president who has been battling the lies of the fetid swamp since well before the eighth of November, 2016.

Consider a prior, even more egregious, miscarriage of justice involving a military figure -- in France at the turn of the 19th century and on into the first decade of the twentieth: the ordeal of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, framed for treason. 

Eventually, after being released from prison, he obtained the exoneration he demanded, handed down by the French Supreme Court, without further referral back to the lower court. 

Why not wait and see what the District of Columbia appellate court will do, before grabbing the bait that may have been placed as lure for continued collateral attack on the president?
Perhaps the appellate court will surprise us and hold that the dismissal sought by the government and Flynn did not require leave from Judge Sullivan, and order an end of the matter.

Should the appellate court decide that dismissal requires leave from Judge Sullivan, why shouldn't Flynn then seek corrective action from the Supreme Court? Let the four liberal  justices dare dissent in  a 5-4 ruling ordering dismissal, to make perfectly clear that this legal matter, from the lies of the Obama administration that brought this action, to the travesty of the judicial process that the case has come to represent, is evidence that it is the Democratic Party that, in power, regularly traduces the rule of law in our federal courts.

The American people need to see how rotten our judicial system has been -- and will be -- with a Democrat in the White House.

Besides, a presidential pardon is always available as a last resort if the federal courts refuse to honor  the rule of law and exonerate this honorable, former three-star general and national security adviser to the president.   (This observation, of course, expects that, should the case reach the U.S. Supreme Court, the chief justice will be part of the majority ordering dismissal.)

David R. Zukerman, prop.
Lonely Pamphleteer Review
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Who lied?

July 19, 2020 --

The anti-Trumpers have been making a lot of noise claiming that President Trump ignored the rule of law by pardoning Roger Stone for lying about Trump campaign collusion with Russia before a House committee. Excuse LPR? Wasn't it Democrats like Adam Schiff who did the lying, falsely claiming that the Trump campaign,  and, likely the president, colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton for president.

Indeed, if Stone actually did lie to the House committee, what do you call lying to a liar?  A nullity?

 

 

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Is it constitutional to schedule
the Ghislaine Maxwell trial
a year from now?

July 19, 2020 --

Ghislaine Maxwell, alleged partner of the late Jeffrey Epstein in under-age sex crimes, was denied bail and her trial is scheduled to take place in July, next July, not this July. LPR's reading of the Sixth Amendment finds these words at the beginning of this constitutional provision:  "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy  the right to a speedy and public trial..." 

How does trial a year from now comport with the requirements of Amendment VI -- whether or not bail was set?  The fact that bail was not set makes the Maxwell case all-the-more egregious, in LPR's view.

Where are the civil liberties people, or are civil liberties not allowed for persons linked to the deceased Mr. Epstein, whose attorneys, in July 2019, wanted their client's trial to begin no earlier than Labor Day 2020, a decidely unspeedy date, as well?  

 

 

 

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Additional thoughts of
Wabigoon and Wahanda

July 19, 2020 --

By this point -- well into July -- days off for the counselors had begun, once inspection had concluded, close to ten a.m.  Generally we might travel to Boston, to go to a restaurant and listen to a Boston Pops concert at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River.  Or we might stay closer to Winsted, going to Torrington, south, or Norfolk, west. One favorite restaurant was the Yale Barn, on the way to Norfolk. LPR never made it there, but did no to Jimmy's Harborside in Boston, and a neat restaurant in Lenpx )or was it Lee) before going to Tanglewood to hear the Boston Symphony perform under the direction of Danny Kaye.   I recall that at one point in the concert, Maestro Kaye addressed the audience about being a conduct. He also mentioned the time, speaking to students at Brandeis University, he mentioned how the students disparaged his conductorial efforts.   I cringed, knowingly, at these unfortunate remarks from students as happened to be a Brandeis student at the time.   It was expected, among some bunks at least, that counselors would return with gifts from their days off.  One popular gift was a paddle board with rubber ball attached.  Of course, returning near midnight with meatball heroes for the bunkmates to consume as their counselor related his day off experiences was quite acceptable.   (LPR recalls his charges enjoying being read ghost stories before going to sleep.)

After taps, the counselors had free time till midnight. Often we went to Pete's on Elm Street and relied on counselors who were over 21 (or had ID cards claiming so to order drinks for them.  The two exotic drinks LPR recalls were Singapore Slings and Sloe Gin Fizzes.  Often as not we would manage to get by ordering beer.    Other nights we would walk to the guest social hall and get Cokes from the soda machine.  The six ounce Cokes were either a nickel or ten cents.

Counselors who had O.D, shifts had to stay on campus while the rest of the counselor staff was off campus.  We checked the bunks every half hour or so, while spending the rest of the time at the middle of campus near the flag pole, probably smoking  a cigarette. In those days  (1958 - 61 ) there was no thought that smoking caused cancer.  The most important responsibility O.D. tours was waking the submariners (bedwetters) to go to the john, making sure they did not soil their sheets.

The last Sunday in July was the day of the boys's circus, which featured acrobatics, from the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, inters and seniors,   After these acts, campers and visitors spent time at the concessions, in front of the bunks. Proceeds went to the United Jewish Appeal. One popular concession was Dunk the Counselor.  As LPR recalls, the marriage concession never did particularly well.  One year Bunk 13 connstructed a miniature gold course alongside the bunk. The concessions also feature roulette wheels, and other games of change. 

Every year there seemed to be a concession consisting of a wire loop connected to a board with a piece of metal that was crooked along the way: rthe object to bring the loop along the metal bar without touching the bar and setting off an electric light. A prize went to those who could avoid making contact between loop and bar.

Sunday nights were move nights for Wabigoon and Wahanda, at the boys' social hall. The seniors from the two camps had a social following the movie (and also on Wednesday night) and most couples had paired off by the end of the first week (although split-ups during the season were not unheard of). Some camp couples went on to get married (and subsequent split-ups were not unheard of.)

Monday evening at Wabigoon was a Watermelon League, featuring Rustyball, right after dinner, Spell-It-Out was on Tuesday night, with the camp split in two with the results going as Watermelon League points. 

(At the end of the season, the winning team -- there were eight teams -- was awarded a...watermelon.) 

Until the mid-fifties, I think it was, the seniors ran Spell-It-Out, and the other campers would sit on the sides of the boys' social hall holding letters, waiting to form answers, at the bidding of seniors who would arrange the letters in appropriate order at the edge of the social hall stage. At times there was artistry to the work of the seniors, when one senior clutch would know the answer, get the right letters and arrange the answer while the other team was walking around bewildered. There were even times when both teams acted on the answer and the point went to the team best organized to get the answers up, evenly spaced and line up in front of the stage.

But then there was the season when social equality among the boys' groups came to the fore and head counselor Rusty Grant ordered participation in the answering clutch from all groups, even the youngest. The plurality of clutches still went to the seniors but for LPR  Spell-It-Out had changed irrevocably. 

All these years of waiting to be part of the senior clutch, and when he reached the senior group, the clutches were no longer limited to seniors but spread out among all the groups. 

It seemed to LPR that the camp had even given up a drawing card. No longer would a camper have to spend seasons at camp, waiting to be part of the Spell-It-Out clutch.  He would have immediate satisfaction as a young camper -- and without even savoring the  experience of getting Spell-It-Out answers up  in fine order, as a well-organized human mechanism.

It was perhaps no coincidence that this was also a period when "social science" was replacing history.  (Rusty, by the way, was an assistant principal in New York City during the off-season.)

 
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July 19, 2020 --

LPR has a hunch …

... that if the worst possible political result happens, on November 3 with the election of Joe Biden as our 46th president, all our problems will disappear, including Covid-19, which will suddenly become manageable, with schools reopened; and protests against incorrect statues and symbols, and constant denunciations of the president in the media.   As to the media, where reporters were constantly confrontational vis-a-vis President Trump, they will immediately turn deferential toward President-elect Biden.  That is not to say they will refrain from continuing to speculate whether President Trump will block the accession to power of the former vice president, speculation that emphasizes the paranoia of the anti-Trump movement.

LPR has another hunch …

Should, somehow, President Trump be re-elected, the fierce hatred targeting him from the rabid left will only worsen, and Democrats will call  for his forced resignation or, alternatively, the cry: Impeach Trump a Second Time.  LPR is convinced Republicans, between now and November 3, are making a h-u-u-g-e mistake if they don't rally round the president, and GOP congressional candidates join, as a national team to Keep America's Greatness from Destruction by the Rabid Left

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What does the president's misguided niece Mary, call to mind?

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