Friday, June 30, 2006

Interviews below explain why I'm the only person who can save the GOP's bacon

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Perfect economic results for a Manchurian Global run government

6/29/06-WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy sprang out of a year-end rut and zipped ahead in the opening quarter of this year at a 5.6 percent pace, the fastest in 2 1/2 years and even stronger than previously thought. The new snapshot of gross domestic product for the January-to-March period exceeded the 5.3 percent growth rate estimated a month ago, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The upgraded reading -- based on more complete information -- matched economists' forecasts.
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Great results for the powers-that-be attained by plunging Americans more deeply into debt. With debt comes more stress, family breakdown, unhappy children, and more anxiety linked disorders like substance abuse, gambling, and promiscuity.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The NY Times grants permission to think new thoughts!!!

(Anybody who's anybody in America will sooner or later read my comment below.)

New York Times Deal Book Section
Jun. 28, 20067:37 am

Oracle Chief Withdraws a Donation to Harvard

Lawrence J. Ellison, chief executive of the Oracle Corporation and one of the world’s wealthiest people, has decided not to donate $115 million to Harvard as he announced he would last year.

Harvard had planned to use the donation, which would have been the largest single philanthropic donation the university had ever received, to establish the Ellison Institute for World Health. Mr. Ellison decided to cancel his plans for the donation after the resignation in February of Lawrence H. Summers, the president of Harvard, amid a storm of controversy.

Comments

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s. I find today’s political correctness culture utterly intellectually oppressive as compared to the wide open, vibrant anything goes public intellectual debate of those years.

For example, off the discussion agenda is a very significant factor in my medical opinion (and also from my experience raising 4 children) today’s disasterous obesity driven diabetes epidemic is unsupervised latchkey children stuff themselves with junk food.

Raise that and folks would have to revisit the social and economic value of feminist careerism! Then the next logical question is do most women actually work for nothing because it takes two incomes today to almost duplicate one as recently as 30 years ago?

Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — June 28, 2006 @ 10:39 am

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Kow towing to the Lilliputians




JERUSALEM, June 27 — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today urged Israel to give diplomacy more time in an effort to win the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier in the Gaza strip. Meanwhile, at the order of the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, his security services worked to find the soldier before the Israeli troops and tanks massed on the border took action.
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Condi Rice's "talk therapy" approach to bad apples like Iran, North Korea and Hamas is a total bust. Everybody from here to Timbuktu knows what passes for a foreign policy is winning the domestic news cycle to look good in the polls.

International law shouldn't be an excuse for national suicide. Better believe if I make the White House EVERY international law agreement we currently follow will be evaluated to relevance and effectively in the real world of 21st century asymmetric war.

Moreover, I will not let an American city be destroyed by a WMD because all we can do is Mirandize terror suspects. We should to empower the special federal courts dealing with national security matters to issue intensive interrogation warrants when we appear to be holding someone we believe in good faith knows of an impending attack.

My posting in today's Jerusalem Post.

REVISE INTERNATIONAL LAW--MARK KLEIN, M.D. USA 06/27/2006 17:34

21st century asymmetric war cannot be successfully fought under late 20th century rules of war designed for conflicts between nation states. Collective punishment of the "civilian" population harboring and supporting terrorists must be allowed.

In the current situation Israel should immediately cut off power, water and all trade with Gaza.

I agree with Caroline Glick the government is basically blowing public relations smoke.

Monday, June 26, 2006

My campaign issues are getting heard!

Above--Patrick Nicolosi says he is fighting to save a way of life. This is the kind of Long Island neighborhood I lived in growing up in the 1950s.)

(NY Times today)

ELMONT, N.Y. — The streets where Patrick Nicolosi sees America unraveling still have the look of the 1950's. Single-family homes sit side by side, their lawns weed-whacked into submission to the same suburban dream that Mr. Nicolosi's Italian-American parents embraced 40 years ago when they moved to this working-class community on Long Island.

But when a school bus stops at the white Cape Cod opposite his house, two children seem to pop up from beneath the earth. Emerging from an illegal basement apartment that successive homeowners have rented to a Mexican family of illegal immigrants, they head off to another day of public schooling at taxpayer expense.

This is a neighborhood in the twilight zone of illegal immigration, and wherever Mr. Nicolosi looks, the hidden costs of cheap labor hit home....
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Such an article would have never appeared in the NY Times had I not been hammering that issue home to the administration and the GOP in my Washington Times adverts and face to face at party meetings.

Got a report yesterday from my DC operative he's gotten warm receptions at senate offices over our family policy issues every since we got in the party's face about them at the Texas and Iowa GOP conventions in June.

Think the strategy to get rid of Dr. Klein and his Sam's Club Republicans is to give us what we want before the primary season begins. They know I've got a real organization on the ground in Iowa already. Given the grass roots nature of the Iowa caucuses, and positive personal response I got from delegates in Des Moines, I could upset the political applecart in 2008.

More than anything the powers-that-be know Dr. Klein is for REAL.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Click clicked with me

Very imaginative film with excellent production values. The audience really liked it.

The generally poor reviews reflect the inability to consciously handle the film's underlying message--for men middle class family life today is an unhappy, unrewarding experience.

Sandler plays a decent, well motivated architect with a young family and a non working wife trying desperately to make ends meet. Kate Beckensale, as his wife while pleasant and attractive, is very self centered. His kids are disrespectful.

The movie's sendup on marital sex and marriage counseling are hysterical.

Typical of today's cultural zeitgeist Sandler takes the rap for everything that goes wrong.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Marriage for men today is little more than a hostage taking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/18/opinion/18perrine.html?_r=1&n=Top%&oref=slogin

June 18, 2006
NY Times Op-Ed Contributor

Keeping Divorced Dads at a Distance

By STEPHEN PERRINE

EVERY other weekend for the past four and a half years, I've spent three precious days with my two adolescent daughters. We play tennis in summer, ski in winter, travel when the school schedule allows. But no matter where we are, we're all keenly aware of the thin membrane of secrecy that keeps us from being as close as we were before their mom and I divorced.

Like most divorced fathers, I'm caught in exactly the kind of nightmarish situation that experts on stress say to avoid — a great deal of responsibility, but very little power. I'm the major source of support for my children; my financial obligations are set by the state, and my wages automatically garnished. (If I lost my job tomorrow, and couldn't keep up with my payments, a warrant for my arrest would be issued within two months.) But my influence over how my daughters are being raised is limited, sometimes by decisions their mother makes that I have no input into, and sometimes by their allegiance to her when she and I are at odds..."
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This is why I believe non custodial parents (mostly men) will be the "soccer moms" of the 2008 race for the White House.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Good policy enables good people to do the right thing.

(Copywrite 2006 Mark Klein. All rights reserved. A McDonald's near Sioux Falls, SD.)


NY Times today: Above a new drug for Type II diabetes.

"New drugs alone will not reverse rising rates of Type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects about 20 million Americans and is closely tied to obesity and lack of physical activity. And doctors caution that for the foreseeable future, diabetes will remain a progressively worsening disease that can cause devastating complications..."

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The real solution is the restoration of an affordable middle class family life so that moms and dads don't have to work such long hours they have the time to prepare balanced home cooked meals for themselves and the family.

To do that requires breaking the housing bubble by tightening credit standards and aggressively enforcing immigration laws so illegal aliens cease consuming what's left of the affordable rental stock.

Good policy enables good people to do the right thing.

The word about me is spreading: http://ddo.typepad.com/ddo/2006/06/my_new_favorite.html


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I should only be so lucky to run against Hillary

She is sooooooooooooooo the politics of yesterday.

Besides for lots of guys it would be like voting for the difficult ex or the hard to live with current wife!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The team at the Des Moines GOP meeting

Getting on the national political map in Iowa

C-Span interview
With Senator Grassley
With Senator Brownback

Published today in the Iowa State University student paper.

Presidential hopeful sits down with the Daily
Dr. Mark Klein is not your typical Republican presidential candidate. He does not have a public relations department, he does not have an interview coach and most people would say he does not have a chance. But Klein thinks they would be wrong. As many presidential candidates do, Klein has started his campaign in Iowa. [read full article]
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IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? Dr. Mark I. Klein attended Saturday's convention and Friday's picnic. He told anyone who would listen that he feels it is time for a change in this country. The California doctor is considering making his first run at political office -- and he's setting his sights high, aiming for the White House. Klein's exploratory committee volunteers and staff handed out brochures and lapel stickers to attendees at the picnic and convention. "I am testing the waters because I think this country is a little nuts," Klein said.
http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.iml?Article=64747

Monday, June 19, 2006

Next week's Wash Times ad

Retail politics Iowa style is fun but time consuming. After the convention Saturday, met with local activists and was the honored guest at Sunday services at an important local church. Got a warm welcome. Later on Sunday drove to Cedar Rapids via secondary roads to get a sense of the real Iowa. Today instead of driving straight from Des Moines to Omaha to get my flight home drove to northern Iowa. Stopped a local newspaper near the Minnesota line. Had a very interesting chat with the publisher of this small circulation paper (1500) serving 4 nearby towns.

Very hospitable and clearly interested in my message gave me some important information which will significantly enhance my ability to effectively campaign in Iowa. Things will really get rolling after the November elections. Got additional good advice from some folks at Iowa State University at Ames today.

Also met today with the Iowa GOP staff chief to learn the nuts and bolts of actually entering the 2008 caucus race. Really very grassroots so anyone can give it a shot. Think my prospects are excellent.

Doors are starting to open up to me.

A very long day. Spending the night in Souix Falls, SD before driving tomorrow to Omaha to catch my flight. My stamina, energy and enthusiasm are amazing for a man my age.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

First impressions.

At the Iowa GOP meeting today met a retired pastor in his mid-70s who opted out of Social Security. Instead of paying into the system he invested the money in mutual funds which generated a higher income in retirement.

Unfortunately, I neglected to ask him about his medical insurance coverage. I think his enhanced income over Social Security could be replicated by a young worker following his investment system. The problem would be access to affordable medical insurance with range of benefits Medicare offers.

Still possible in remote rural areas of Iowa to live the American middle class dream. Spoke with a very attractive 27 year old mother of two. She and her husband recently purchased a spacious family home on a large lot for $35,000. Very financially secure on her husband's modest income they are assiduous savers.

For most Iowans life's a lot tougher. Housing costs are very high in a low wage economy. $150-200K homes are common in built up areas. Many Iowa college students I met at the meeting were concerned about their economic prospects particularly because they're starting out with huge education debts.

The Iowa maufacturing economy is in trouble. Plant closing and company moveaways are common. Maytag's moving out after being taken over, and Rubbermaid is downsizing.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Towards a revitalized GOP--Wash Times ad for 7/2/06

Iowa journal--Flew to Omaha because air service from Oakland is very long and circuitous to Des Moines. Driving the 130 miles to Des Moines. Writing from a McDonald's in a rural area off the freeway about 60 miles out. About 9 PM here. Amazed, and delighted, to see most of the youngsters dining here are slender and quite cheerful. My guess is the secret sauce to their good health and spirits are intact families. This is a family farming area where people need to full together to get the work done.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Leaving in the morning for Iowa GOP meeting in Des Moines


The wild rose, Iowa's state flower.

Will be joined by volunteer supporters from Arizona, Missouri, Kansas, DC, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Plan is to lay the foundation to enter the 2008 Iowa presidential caucus. The caucus system is a perfect test bed for the kind grassroots organization I have. People rather than money is what counts here.

Low cost solutions to the obesity driven diabetes epidemic

Because the onset of adult diabetes is silent people usually learn they have it when it's too late to reverse the disease. The key to prevention is to catch impaired glucose metabolism early.

I think all overweight adults should test their blood sugar every morning before eating. Very inexpensive to do. Meters like the Freestyle above cost about $60. Test strips are about $1 each and the needle about a dime apiece. The test is completely painless because the drop of blood required is taken in the forearm.

People who do this will quickly notice blood sugar often reflects the caloric intake from the day before. The information becomes self enforcing. Motivated people will start adjusting their diets to get better results. In time diabetes rates will significantly decline.

The cost savings are so potentially massive private insurers would likely cover testing supplies.

I know this works because that's how I avoided getting adult onset diabetes.

About 18 months ago my blood sugar was slightly elevated but not yet at diabetic levels. Carry the gene for Type II. Assiduously followed my doctor's advice by losing weight, excercising and changing my dietary habits.

Also tested my blood sugar every morning. Really helped keep me track. Still do it daily as safeguard. Better to be safe than sorry. Over the past year since my weight returned to normal, average weekly blood sugars which are well within normal limits are declining.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

We need a quickie divorce from the Iraqis!!!!!!

(Bush and new Iraqi PM)

News item today--

President Bush assured Iraqis in a surprise visit to Baghdad on Tuesday that the United States stands with them and their new government. "It's in our interest that Iraq succeed," he said, seated alongside newly named Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

The dramatic trip came as Bush sought to bolster support for Iraq's fledgling government and U.S. war policy at home.

"I've come to not only look you in the eye. I've also come to tell you that when America gives its word, it keeps its word," Bush told al-Maliki.
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Keeping our word? Hardly the American way today. A 50% divorce rate means half of today's marrieds break their pledge made to God to love their spouses till death do they part.

If there was ever a need for a quickie divorce, it's with Iraq. The sooner the BETTER!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Our child abuse society

(My Washington Times ad which ran several weeks ago.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/11/magazine/11poker.html

June 11, 2006
The Gambler
The Hold-'Em Holdup
By MATTATHIAS SCHWARTZ
Greg Hogan Jr. was on tilt. For months now, Hogan, a 19-year-old Lehigh University sophomore, had been on tilt, and he would remain on tilt for weeks to come. Alone at the computer, usually near the end of one of his long online gambling sessions, the thought "I'm on tilt" would occur to him. Dude, he'd tell himself, you gotta stop. These thoughts sounded the way a distant fire alarm sounds in the middle of a warm bath. He would ignore them and go back to playing poker. "The side of me that said, 'Just one more hand,' was the side that always won," he told me months later. "I couldn't get away from it, not until all my money was gone." In a little more than a year, he had lost $7,500 playing poker online.

"Tilt" is the poker term for a spell of insanity that often follows a run of bad luck. The tilter goes berserk, blindly betting away whatever capital he has left in an attempt to recoup his losses. Severe tilt can spill over past the poker table, resulting in reputations, careers and marriages being tossed away like so many chips. This is the kind of tilt Hogan had, tilt so indiscriminate that one Friday afternoon this past December, while on his way to see "The Chronicles of Narnia" with two of his closest friends, he cast aside the Greg Hogan everyone knew — class president, chaplain's assistant, son of a Baptist minister — and became Greg Hogan, the bank robber..."

I WOULDN'T BE TRYING FOR THE WHITE HOUSE IF I THOUGHT OUR MEDICAL AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP GENUINELY CARED ABOUT OUR CHILDREN. JUST FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE YOU'D WANT TO PROTECT THEM FROM EASILY BECOMING HABITUAL GAMBLERS LIKE GREG HOGAN.

My message at the Texas GOP convention last week and this week in Des Moines at the Iowa GOP meeting, is we need to governed by real grownups.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Do really SMART people attend Harvard Business School?


(Above chart--HBS median starting salaries for new grads.)

HBS tuition and living expenses have more than doubled over the past decade while the buying power of graduates' starting salaries have more than halved when denominated in housing price dollars. In practical terms a $100,000 salary before taxes in New York City, Boston, LA and the San Francisco would leave barely enough to rent a so-so 1 bedroom apartment.

This is why I'm skeptical high SAT and GRE scores measure anything about the capacity for critical thinking. I suspect they measure quite the reverse. High scorers are mostly those with finely honed skills to learn and identify with the received wisdom of the day.

Such folks end up staffing the grim dictatorship of the prevailing orthodoxy then get seriously bent out of shape by people like me.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Here's how they did it.


(New Hong Kong complex consisting of 100 sf apartments. What our descendants face unless we get a grownup like me in the White House.)

The government standfastly maintained during the housing price bubble inflation rates were low. Anyone with functioning brain knew otherwise, and if financially capable, acted appropriately.

CPI numbers were artifically low because instead of using the cost of housing in the index imputed rents were substituted. Rents are less flexible over the short term for a variety of reasons such as leases and maintaining cordial relations with tenants.

I noticed that in my everyday life. Until recently sold, the house next to mine in Oakland commanded a low rent in relation to the sale price. There's a rent ceiling to what people can or will pay regardless of the value of the home.

There are a number of political and economic advantages to fiddle with the CPI. For example, it keeps the folks calm and reduces mandated upward inflation adjustments to entitlements like Social Security.

With the property market leveling off, and rents on the rise as more and more people can't afford to buy, the government will shift to calculating the CPI based on housing prices!

With Americans doped up on sex, entertainments up the wazzoo, and working themselves to death they won't notice anything.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

George Washington's foreign policy advice remains sound.

(Washington Times ad for 6/17/006)

AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY REPORT CARD
1898 TO 2006

FINAL GRADE--F

Cuba still lives under tyranny.
Countless millions killed and still the world is Not Safe for Democracy.
America is perpetually at war with no realistic hope for definitive victory.
The defense budget is a bottomless financial pit.

FINAL GRADE: F

THE NATIONAL SHRINK™ ASKS?

1. DO WE HAVE ANY NATURAL ENEMIES?

2. DOES GLOBAL DEPLOYMENT OF OUR FORCES MAKE IT TOO EASY FOR AMERICA TO BE MANIPULATED BY K STREET ENGINEERED YELLOW JOURNALISM TO GO WAR?

3. DO COLD WAR ERA MUTUAL DEFENSE PACTS STILL MAKE SENSE?

4. DO INTERNATIONAL LAWS OF WAR TREATIES DESIGNED FOR CONFLICTS BETWEEN NATION STATES STILL MAKE SENSE ON THE 21ST CENTURY ASYMMETRIC BATTLEFIELD?

5. IS IT RATIONAL NOT TO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO VERY AGGRESSIVELY INTERROGATE TERRORISTS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF A PLOT TO DESTROY AN AMERICAN CITY WITH A WMD?

6. WHY DOESN’T AMERICA QUICKLY ABROGATE, OR RENGOTIATE, TRADE TREATIES RESULTING IN CHRONIC SEVERE TRADE IMBALANCES?

7. WHY BAIL OUT FOREIGN DEBTORS WHEN MOST AMERICANS ARE DROWNING IN PERSONAL DEBT LARGELY THE RESULT OF THE SEVERE DEPRECIATION OF THE DOLLAR CAUSED BY UNCONTROLLED TRADE IMBALANCES?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My take on the gay marriage issue

Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 19:37:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: "MARK KLEIN, M.D." Subject:
Re: WCF DISAPPOINTED BY SENATE VOTE ON MARRIAGE
To: secretariat@worldcongress.org,

I'm opposed to gay marriage as well.

The underlying problem is the very rapid societial collapse in normal sexual identity the result of an out of control divorce rate and low marriage formations. Both are in part related to the deterioration in the ability of young couples to live an afordable middle class life style. There are a number of factors involved but the most important are (1) federal family policy promoting divorce and family discord (2) non conforming mortgages promoting the housing bubble and (3) illegal aliens destroying the blue collar wage structure and consuming the affordable rental stock.

Marriage for men is particularly problematic. Nowadays it's little more than a hostage taking given the risk of divorce accompanied by the loss of day to day contact with the children, crushing child support, community property, and the risk of being jailed without due process protections from false domestic violence allegations. Women often such allegations to get control of the family home and leverage in the divorce courts.

Children need both parents in the home to sort out the very complex psychodynamic developmental issues underlying the formation of a normal sexual identity.
The social conservative movement is on its last legs simply because of it's comprised of mostly later middle aged people and seniors. That's why the GOP and Bush administration doesn't take the movement seriously. 2008 will be last time conservatives will have any political relevance. Don't waste this last chance by getting bogged down in theory and rhetoric. Time is simply not on the conservatives' side.

That's why I'm trying for the White House late in life. Doing it solely for my children's and grandchildren's generations. Unless there's a grownup in the White House in 2008, you can kiss the traditional American family goodbye.

Attended the Texas GOP convention in San Antonio last week where I spoke with dozens of young and middle aged activists. They are very unhappy with the GOP. Without exception got a positive reponse to my plans to restore affordable middle class family life and reform federal family policy. They will VOTE for someone with a concrete plan to give them a realistic chance for a stable middle class family life. My guess is absent such a candidate they'll stay home on election day in 2008.

Anticipate I'll hear the same thing at the Iowa GOP meeting next week in Des Moines.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The devil is in the details




Getting ready for the Iowa GOP state convention next week in Des Moines. Double checked my printing order with the Virginia firm doing my work to discover they left out the lapel stickers. They were a big hit in San Antonio. Great advertising having hundreds of folks wearing them as they circulated at the convention.

Cash is king. I pay my bills on time so he did the stickers immediately and will overnight them tomorrow. Ready cash gets things done quickly and usually very inexpensively.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Texas GOP Convention photos




Saturday, June 03, 2006

You know you're in Texas when.........

A West Texas fella at the GOP convention very irritated with President Bush said to me "... (if it was only a choice between Bush and Hillary he'd) vote for that 'sorry hefer'".

Friday, June 02, 2006

Next week's Wash Times ad reflects GOP rank & file sentiment in San Antonio


Of the hundreds of delegates we spoke with not a one seemed seemed happy with party, defended Bush, or disagreed with my overall message. Got particularly positive responses from young adults struggling with high housing prices and difficulties affording starting families.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

GOP rank and file are not happy campers


Attending the Texas GOP convention in San Antonio. Getting a warm reception from rank and file delegates. They responded very positively to my basic message--

1- The party is run by big business interests who've bought the silence of the conservative leadership with truckloads of faith based money.

2- No body cares about the needs of Sam's Club Republicans, the middle class heart and soul of the GOP.

3- They invariably smile and nod approvingly when I say there'll be grownup in the White House if I'm elected.

Haven't had a single negative response to my message.

More tomorrow.
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