Mann to Man

The American Condition Politically, Culturally, Economically

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Raised in rural Greenbrier Co. WV, BS Chemistry WVU, PhD Chemistry, GA Tech,Chemistry Faculty, GA Tech, 1965-1969, Dir R&D BASF Fibers 1969-1982,Sr.Exec. R&D, Burlington Industries, 1982-1986,Owner/CEO Mann Industries (formerly BASF fibers)1988-1995, CEO/Owner The Mann Group Consultants, 1987-2009, wife Carol, daughters Leigh, Susan

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Thought for August 23, 2016  -- Come clean on the Clinton Foundation. NOW! 

It is high time the American people are given the complete unvarnished, un-redacted, un-scrubbed truth about the Clinton Foundation. It is only appropriate, and necessary, to give a complete accounting of contributions, who and from where, an accounting of expenses, percentage of funds to administration, salaries, to charitable endeavors, to Clintons and friends and operatives. Total fund distributions!!!

If the Foundation is legitimate and Clintons have not committed illegal acts, then what do they have to lose. It is absolutely fair and appropriate to assume the worst until they give the full accounting. A Google search reveals attempts to minimize criticism, even scrub them, and avoid complete accounting.

How did the Clintons become so powerful and what do the get and give for their influence? They have virtual control of the media. They are never held accountable for improper acts whether illegal or unethical.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Thought for August 16, 2016

America is in critical condition from decades of cultural revolution and mismanagement of foreign affairs. A major change in direction is absolutely necessary, making the 2016 election an  Epoch one.

The upcoming presidential election is being treated by media and the electorate as just another election, as in the past, albeit distant past, pitting people of different philosophies, liberal vs. conservative, as to how best to solve problems of society. It is not typical! While elections were once just that, it has been a long time, several decades, since that's been true. Since the 1960s, even 1950s, America has been experiencing a cultural revolution. In fact, it is legitimate to say that the sub-culture has, for a long time, led the revolution. The result is societal decadence with measurable declines in many, if not most, of American institutions. In fact, traditional America, that those of my generation learned to love and respect at an early age, is no more. She's deceased. And unfortunately the “new American Condition is already critical. Sad, even sickening, but it is what it is.

A series of op-eds will be written on this condition. But, for now, let's simply be aware that the America that was defined by sense of family and community, faith in God or a power beyond themselves, a nation that had the wherewithal to develop primacy in so many aspects of society, of life, has lost much of her identity. That same nation gained supremacy in the world, supremacy needed and wanted by most people of the world. That supremacy is being diminished, rapidly so in the past 7+ years with Obama as president.

As a “Progressive Democrat,”(to be differentiated from a traditional Democrat), Hillary Clinton has been a participant in the cultural revolution and the resultant societal decadence. Her performance as Secretary of State can only be called a failure. Her actions in North Africa epitomize failure.

I wrote about her failure in Egypt and Libya in real time and it can be found by searching “Egypt is Not a Democracy.” There is more and another post specifically on her performance will be forthcoming.

Election of Clinton as president will not only continue the societal decadence and the loss of supremacy in the world, it will accelerate and compound the problems. All Americans will be the losers.

Unfortunately, Republicans did not nominate the best opponent to go against Clinton. But, Clinton must be rejected. Trump can be expected to place credible people around him as he has shown with Governor Mike Pence, an excellent person. Trump is a difficult choice, but America is critical and change in who is at her top is very necessary. We need a leader. We do not have one now and Clinton is surely not a leader either.

Monday, August 15, 2016


August 15, 2016 -- Thought for the day

Four words used so often to defend Hillary Clinton against the many charges of malfeasance and what is obviously corruption - flagrant violations of government policy as Sec. Of State, cronyism, use of The Clinton Foundation for personal funding with minimal contributions to charity. Then there is the money laundering, as well as the use of the Clinton Foundation for tax avoidance by contributing income to the foundation, which is reported to fund them personally as well. Selling of access to many in business, politics and governments, especially in the Mid-East Islamic countries. Of course, Bill Clinton is complicit, as well, in most of these acts of corruption.

She has received tens of millions of dollars from businesses, largely Wall Street ones and Mid-East governments for access to our government. Of course, there are others such as the Russian uranium deal and more.

"There is no evidence" is so descriptive of the Cultural Revolution, the revolutionaries of which now control government. How? The abrogation of absolutes of morals and ethics of right and wrong with dependence on whatever can be deemed legal is a major part of the 6-7-decades long revolution. This now defines the once-honorable Democrat Party -- "Progressivism." The American way now.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


AUGUST 10, 2016

America shows more 3rd world characteristics day-by-day.

On July 15, 2016, I posted comments suggesting that America could lose 1st world status with certain activities that now have become “normal.” Abrogation of The Rule Of Law, the foundation of 1st world nations, is one indicator that 1st world status is being violated.

The exoneration of Clinton in her e-mail scandal is a prime example of abrogation of law. The once vaunted FBI have now been “shamed and tarnished” by Clinton scandals.

Another characteristic of many, if not most, 3rd world nations is profound corruption with huge wealth accumulation by those at top government levels. Another is absolute corruption in control of election processes and of governance by one faction, one “party,” one dictator.

Hillary Clinton epitomizes the wealth accumulation factor and the Democrat National Committee is clearly guilty of election process control, undoubtedly with Clinton the beneficiary and, undoubtedly, complicit in effecting the corrupt process control. The Clinton Foundation is more corruption – apparently a money laundering operation. More on this in next “thought for the day” post.

With all of this, and more later, Clinton is still the most likely to be elected as our next president. What does that say about us, the American electorate? See the last post.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016



9 AUGUST 2016

"The best among us no longer present themselves for elective office and American voters willfully elect the worst who do."(jam 2011)

Oh how far we have strayed from our founders' vision that people of high achievement, the most accomplished among us, would be elected to lead the nation. They would lend themselves to the people, give all the benefit of their knowledge, their skills and talents, how they achieved success and more, then pass the job on to another one of like attributes. The best among us. Sadly, no longer is this true. The 2016 presidential election is proving that the worst among us can be elected.