Tossing Salt Presents:
July 5, 2017
On a Facebook page called “Opposing Views”, they claim not to have an agenda, but let’s not mince words. They do and it’s very biased to the left. They’re a political page and that’s their right to twist the facts and report things however they choose. Just another “Fake News” page, but what the hell. They’re interesting and fun to read and they ask great questions. Some of the comments from some of their readers aren’t quite so great though and I can often feel my brain cells screaming in agony and pain, dying a slow and painful death as they try to make sense out of some of these folks and their blatant stupidity. How stupid are they? They take the Pepsi challenge and choose Jif. They can’t count to 11 without taking off their pants. They see a sign that says “Wet Floor” and they do. They think Hillary is honest, Kathy Griffin is funny and Celine Dion is a great American singer (she’s Canadian).
What was I saying? Oh yeah, even though the comments can be a bit on the bat-shit crazy side and the reporting and journalism is more than a bit biased, the questions are great. So let me take a shot here and see what I can do with a few of them. It’s time to get political, get real, and tell it like it is. It’s time for that Q&A stuff. Let’s do this…
Tennessee is the first state in the nation to make the Bible its official state book. Do you support or oppose their decision?
If the people of Tennessee support this decision, so be it. While I admittingly do not necessarily agree with everything written in that book, I don’t oppose it or feel any negativity towards it. The world would be better off if more people spent time reading the bible instead of playing video games, listening to bad music and spending all of their time on social media. What other book has affected so many people and their lives in a positive manner? In the long run, this decision means absolutely nothing. It’s like the “official bird” or “official flower” or “official hot dog” and is more for the sake of publicity by the politicians and kissing up to the religious part of the Tennessee community, but whatever. More power to them. Go for it!
Do you think Trump should spend less time tweeting and more time governing?
I actually enjoy most of the President’s tweets and think it’s an effective way to communicate with the American public without having to go through the press or a spokeperson. But yeah, he should cut back a bit and pick his spots a little more carefully.
Is Trump the kind of president you like to see in the White House?
When the alternative was Hillary Clinton, not only yes, but hell yes!
Kentucky now allows Bible classes in public schools. Are you for or against the policy?
I’m down with this. I was part of the “Bible Club” in high school (didn’t know that, did you?) and I enjoyed it and learned quite a bit actually. So long as it doesn’t interfere with other classes, such as math, history, English, etc., it’s a good class to have. I also think that classes like shop, Home Economics, Art, Music, etc, should be part of the school programs and available to students as well. If a student can’t do basic things like simple cooking, signing their name, balancing a checkbook, etc, when they leave school, the school has failed them. The Bible may not be for everyone, but if it’s not mandatory, but a choice for students instead, it teaches many lessons, such as “love thy neighbor” and “simple respect for others” that everyone could benefit from.
Obama is meeting with world leaders again without Trump’s consent. Do you think he needs to stop?
While he certainly has the right to meet with whoever he wants and do whatever he wants, Obama should give the current President the same respect that former President Bush gave him and step back, keeping silent and staying out of foreign affairs of our nation. Obama is NOT the President anymore and while he should offer advice and aid IF ASKED, it’s not his place to go around the world and undermine the current President and his administration. No other former President in history has been this blatant and disrespectful in their attempts to sabatoge and counter the wishes of their successor as Obama is trying to do. He needs to just quit and give it a break.
Does Trump golf too much?
Yes, but so long as it doesn’t interfere with his doing his job and getting things accomplished, who cares? Maybe it’s the way he winds down and keeps from stressing out. Alice Cooper golfs every day and he runs several businesses, tours constantly and makes great music with a new album coming out at the end of this month. While Trump is definitely no Alice, nobody is. Play golf or don’t play golf. I don’t care one way or the other.
People on welfare are forced to pass a drug test if they want to receive taxpayer funds. Does that mean Congress should be drug tested too?
When did they start testing people on welfare in order to make them drug free to get their government money? If that’s the case, then probably 90% of the people in this county (Scotland County, NC) would be kicked off of Section 8, denied their food stamps and have their checks cut off. Not saying that there is a bad drug problem around here, but… But yeah, if someone wants to get government assistance, they should be able to pass regular drug tests. And if someone wants to work in the government, be it an elected official or in any other role, they should be able to pass a drug test as well. If they can’t pass random drug tests and come up clean, then cut out the checks, cut out the assistance and if they’re employed by the government, fire them and kick their butts out of office. It’s just that simple.
And with that, I’m out of here. I think I need to go fold clothes from the dryer. Thanks for reading. Questions, comments and dissenting opinions are welcome. Have a great one and I’ll catch you later.