It has been recently disclosed that Donald Trump’s favorite meal is a shrimp cocktail followed by a well-done steak covered with ketchup. When I was younger, that too was a favorite of mine, but never, ever covered with ketchup. I eat ketchup occasionally on a hotdog, but never on steak or french fries. Since Donald’s menu preference was reported by a waitperson in a restaurant in a Trump building, I imagine that Trump will be looking for the leaker. And if not found, he will probably fire the entire restaurant staff.

Foo’s food

We have two cats, Foo and Gary, both adopted strays. Each has his/her own favorite feeding bowl and food. Foo weighs 8 pounds and Gary about 18 pounds. When Foo does not eat all her food, Gary will gobble it up.

Foo’s food
Must be good
What Foo does not eat
Gary will.
Gary is a big, fat cat
Gary is lord of the manor
And master of the cul-de-sac
He eats for two
His own food
And Foo’s food too.


The DEW Line was the Distant Early Warning system of northern radar stations that was designed to give the US an early warning of a Soviet attack coming over the Arctic region. It was modified and is now known as the North Warning System.

Mountain Dew
DEW line
Past due
Past doo-doo
Who knew
Deep doo-doo
George HW Bush knew

H. R. McMaster

Dereliction of Duty, Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam, by H. R. McMaster published in 1997. An honest appraisal of the Vietnam War. I think that he will be a good replacement for Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser. Whether Trump will listen to him or not is the $64 question.

“The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or on college campuses. It was lost in Washington, D. C., even before Americans assumed sole responsibility for the fighting in 1965 and before they realized the country was at war; indeed, even before the first American units were deployed. The disaster in Vietnam was not the result of impersonal forces but a uniquely human failure, the responsibility for which was shared by President Johnson and his principal military and civilian advisers. The failings were many and reinforcing: arrogance, weakness, lying in the pursuit of self-interest, and, above all, the abdication of responsibility to the American people.”