President Bush Hospitalized Just Days After His Final Farewell To Wife Barbara

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston after suffering a blood infection.

Reuters reports, 

Bush was admitted to a Houston hospital for an infection that spread to his blood a day after the funeral of Barbara Bush, his wife of seven decades, a family spokesman said on Monday.

Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush was seen in a wheelchair on Saturday at the funeral of his wife, the former U.S. first lady, who died last Tuesday. The two had been married for 73 years.

"He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," McGrath said in a statement.

Bush, the country's oldest living ex-president, served a single term in the Oval Office from 1989 through 1993. He was admitted to the same hospital about a year ago for a cough that was later diagnosed as a mild case of pneumonia, McGrath said at the time.

Bush is the father of former Republican President George W. Bush, who served two terms from 2001 through 2009, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who unsuccessfully sought the 2016 Republican nomination for president.

George H.W. Bush would write a letter to his wife on each wedding anniversary, Jeb Bush said in a eulogy at the Saturday funeral, before reading aloud one such letter from 1994, a year after his father left the White House.

"I was very happy on that day in 1945, but I'm even happier today," he read, as his father squeezed his eyes shut and wept.

"You have given me joy that few men know ... I have climbed perhaps the highest mountain in the world, but even that cannot hold a candle to being Barbara's husband."

To honor his late wife's commitment to literacy, the former president wore to the funeral a pair of colorful socks "festooned with books," McGrath tweeted, adding that Barbara Bush had raised more than $100 million for the cause.

*BREAKING* Verne Troyer, 'MINI ME' Of Austin Powers Fame DEAD

The family of Verne Troyer has announced his untimely passing Saturday at 49. 

TMZ reports, he was on some form of life support since being taken to the hospital earlier this month after cops got a report he was drunk and suicidal, and was treated for possible alcohol poisoning.

Verne's family says during the recent adversity, "he was baptized while surrounded by his family." He also struggled with alcoholism for years and had been to rehab many times. 

 Troyer was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, but said growing up on a farm in Michigan he was never treated differently by his parents than his average-sized siblings. 

Verne began his Hollywood career in 1994 as a stunt double for Baby Bink in the film "Baby's Day Out." He then landed small roles in "Men in Black" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" ... before making it big as Mini-Me in 1999's "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."
He continued to land bit roles in comedies and appeared on many popular reality shows over the years ... like "Celebrity Juice," "Celebrity Wife Swap," and "The Surreal Life."
Verne was 49.

How To Handle The Nasty Professor Who Attacked Barbara Bush

When Fresno State 'Professor' Randa Jarrar gloated over the death of our beloved former first lady Barbara Bush, she defiantly proclaimed her immunity to termination from the university.  

This is the highly offensive spewage Tweeted from this vile vermin:
Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. Fuck outta here with your nice words.
— Randa Jarrar (@randajarrar) April 18, 2018


At the outset, we would expect Fresno State to immediately fire this wicked woman, but she apparently knew that her terrible language would be protected by this inept educational administration.  

After getting a Tweetful from many angry folks, she arrogantly retorted,
sweetie i work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. i will never be fired. i will always have people wanting to hear what i have to say. even you are one of them!  
 — Randa Jarrar (@randajarrar) April 18, 2018
Incredibly, Jarrar's dark prophecy proved correct. The Fresno State Administration did NOT take any punitive actions against this pathetic professor.

University President Joseph I. Castro merely published an exculpatory letter, protecting Randa Jarrar's speech.

Here is the nonsensical message:
On behalf of Fresno State, I extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family on the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush. 
We share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by Professor Randa Jarrar, a professor in the English Department at Fresno State. Her statements were made as a private citizen, not as a representative of Fresno State. 
Professor Jarrar’s express personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress.
So, essentially, this professor was given a cloak of immunity based on the arbitrary separation of designation, conveniently employed for left wing liberal combatants, but never allowed for conservative voices. 


If the leadership of Fresno State will not hold Randa Jarrar accountable for her unacceptable epithets as a de facto representative of the university, the rest of us should not rest until justice is served upon this villainous vixen.

The first course of action is to disprove the school president's assertion that her statement cannot be connected to the values of that institution. By continuing to employ this woman, the school is condoning her behavior, & therefore accepting the mantle of her sentiments upon itself.  

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Advertising in all mediums, directly connecting this professor's words with Fresno State's brand, will do severe damage to their reputation, & will harm their bottom line, from enrollment to endowments.

The next move is to challenge anyone in leadership connected to the school, demanding their stand on the situation. 

If they condemn Jarrar's actions, we will pressure them to take any action within their authority to punish and/or further degrade her position. If they agree with her, we should bombard the media with condemnations of each & every one who would protect such vulgar attacks from influential members of an institution of higher learning, & force their termination as well. 

Free Speech Is NOT A Bully Pulpit License

Free speech only protects you from losing your freedom, it does NOT protect you in using your influence to improperly indoctrinate impressionable minds. 

The very fate of Fresno State rests upon their actions in the coming days, & if they do not remove this cancer from their ranks, they will suffer together with this disease...


Thrill Of The Fight 

When I think back to all the people & situations that frustrated me, I discover that it improved something in my life.

You might wonder how a great challenge or tragedy in a person's life can actually improve their position in any appreciable fashion, but alas, it is true. 

We Don't Like Resistance

There is an unsettling annoyance to roadblocks in our perceived progress, whether it is a career pursuit, a fitness program, or a world view. 

But the irony about these things forcing us to fight, is their natural capability to make us literally stronger in many ways.  

for instance, if we desire to make ourselves physically stronger, we must work out our bodies, pushing against forces(weights) that may seem to weaken us at the moment, but ultimately empower us. The result is stronger muscles that appear tighter & bigger. You cannot get to this place without resistance.

Likewise, when we face the challenges of intellectual arguments that war against our own philosophies, we can only bolster our own intellect by diving into the trenches & fighting. 

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This means you must conduct a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter, dissecting all facts & figures to arrive at the best truth we can discover. In many cases, you might find that your old paradigm was correct,  & now you can more effectively share this knowledge with others. In other situations, you might be wrong about your initial hypothesis, & now you have learned & grown. 

In either scenario, you have improved yourself, with the potential to help the rest of humanity in the process. 

The SCIENCE Of Challenging Yourself

It's nice to know that we can grow through adversity, & even better when we can see it happen at the microscopic level. 

Scientific studies have proven that we grow new neural pathways in our brain by focusing on energy intensive challenges. 

Tara Swart, a senior lecturer at MIT and author of Neuroscience for Leadership, gives us a glimpse into the science of improving our brain capabilities throughout our lives:

1. Focus on energy intensive challenges

As Swart recommends, you need to try any “energy intensive” challenge that requires “conscious processing of inputs, conscious decision-making, complex problem solving, memorizing complex concepts, planning, strategizing, self-reflection, regulating our emotions and channeling energy from them, exercising self-control and willpower.”

A big part of keeping your brain agile is forcing yourself to use areas you don’t normally activate. You can do this by taking on new challenges that push you to mental and physical exhaustion, because this forces your brain to change the way it works. This is the way in which new neurons are grown and strengthened to connect to existing pathways. Excellent challenges of this nature would be learning how to play a musical instrument or taking on a new language.
2. Repeat new challenges or progress will be lost
If you push yourself once and then never again, your progress will be lost. Newly formed neural pathways are delicate and need repetition to reinforce them. Only with practice can they become default ways of thinking.
As Swart explains, “Depending on the complexity of the activity, [experiments have required] four and a half months, 144 days, or even three months for a new brain map, equal in complexity to an old one, to be created in the motor cortex.”
3. Adopt a healthy living, low-stress lifestyle
The best way to develop those neural pathways and keep your brain in top shape is to take good care of your health. Stress, poor nutrition, too little sleep, and the use of tobacco or alcohol will all be detrimental to your brain’s development. They will also keep your brain using the same old pathways.
“Your brain will send its resources through the blood supply to areas that it can tell that you’re focusing attention and concentration on,” said Swart, “or areas that you have a desire to put more energy into.”
Did you see that?
So, it's not good enough to simply dismiss your challengers & stay comfortable in your life. You MUST learn more & be prepared to stem the tide of your opposition. 
Not only is this good for you, but it can be potentially beneficial for those who oppose you. If they can be intellectually honest & examine the analysis in depth fairly, they will learn & grow as well. 

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Just like the ROCKY movies, those fighters didn't win their battles by sitting back on their laurels, they trained very hard to the point of exhaustion & inhuman pain to stand toe to toe with their challengers. 
It is important to understand that your foe takes on many forms. It can be another person, group, or even your own opportunities to learn something new. 
Most of all, approach your challengers with a sincere concern for their own well being, with the understanding that improvement for ALL is the desired result. 
Do not assume that your opponent is harmless & you will dismiss their ideas & capabilities. To do so can be dangerous to the world at large. 
What if they are setting upon a path of destruction & sharing these bad ideas with others?  
RESPECT your enemy & be prepared to defeat them, for the good of everyone.
Running away with sarcastic snipes gets you NOTHING...

*BREAKING* Barbara Bush Has Died

Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away peacefully,Tuesday at her home in Texas.

Rest In Peace, Mrs. Bush... 

Fox News reports,  

Her family announced she was in failing health and would decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” There were no details of her specific health problems.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush, five children (a sixth died as a toddler), 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Her granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, told NBC Monday that she and her twin, Barbara, named after her grandmother, had spoken with the family matriarch Sunday night and “she’s in great spirits, and she’s a fighter and she’s an enforcer.”

In Her Last Days, Barbara Bush Has 'No Fear Of Death'
Barbara Bush was born June 8, 1925, in New York City, the third of four children of Marvin Pierce, a magazine publishing executive, and Pauline Robinson Pierce. She grew up in the affluent suburb of Rye, New York, where she was an avid athlete, excelling at swimming and tennis.
As a teen, she attended Ashley Hall, a boarding school in South Carolina. In 1941, when she was 16 and home on Christmas break, she met George Herbert Walker Bush, then a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., at a holiday dance. The attraction was immediate and 18 months later, they were engaged.
Barbara entered Smith College but dropped out to marry Bush, who had gone to war as a Navy torpedo bomber pilot. She was 19 and he was 20 when they wed January 6, 1945 in Rye. Years later, she said, "I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell my children that, they just about throw up. "
As newlyweds, the couple lived in New Haven, Conn., where Bush was a student at Yale and their first child, George W. Bush, was born. They then moved around regularly – to Texas, California, and back to various Texas cities – as the family grew. By the time she moved to Washington for her husband's vice presidency, Barbara Bush estimated they had moved 29 times.
George W. Bush was followed by a sister, Robin, who lived almost four years before dying of leukemia (an event some speculated was the cause of Barbara Bush's hair turning prematurely white). The children who followed were Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy.
While George – who called his wife "Bar" - built a business in the oil industry, Barbara devoted herself to raising their family. When he entered public life – as a congressman, U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People's Republic of China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and later as Vice President, she was at his side.
As the vice president's wife, she selected literacy as her special cause. Later, after her husband was elected president, she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She also was an advocate for volunteerism, including programs involving the homeless, elderly and those with AIDS.
Along the way, she wrote two books about the family dogs, "C. Fred's Story" and the best-selling "Millie's Book," with profits benefitting literacy. After her husband left the White House, she wrote a best-selling autobiography "Barbara Bush: A Memoir" in 1994 followed by "Reflections" in 2004.
Bush once explained that people liked her because "I'm fair and I like children and I adore my husband." 

She also was known for her forthright manner, especially when anyone challenged her family. In 1984, speaking of her husband's vice presidential opponent, Geraldine Ferraro, Bush said she couldn't say what she thought of the Democrat on television but "it rhymes with rich."
Following her husband's loss in the 1992 presidential election, the couple moved to Houston and also spent time at the longtime family home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Bush was active in campaigning for her sons Jeb, who served as governor of Florida, and George, who was a two-term U.S. president. Only Barbara Bush and Abigail Adams were both the wife and mother of U.S. presidents.
In 2008, Bush underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer and in 2009, she had heart surgery.  In 2014, she was hospitalized with respiratory issues.

She was 92.