5 Questions: Trump, TV, Kids & More…

Tossing Salt Presents:
5 Questions
Trump, TV, Kids & More
September 30, 2018
DougMaynard.com

Facebook questions are always the best ones. People don’t care what they ask and anything goes. I love it. And now, for your viewing pleasure, here are a few q questions that were found on my Facebook timeline. Five of them to be exact. And as per the usual, I’ve got the answers. Well, at least I hope I do. These are some good ones. Let’s do this…

Should children get an allowance?

Yes, but with a condition. They should also do chores to earn that allowance. As kids get older, they want to be more independent and self-reliant, but usually can not get a real job until they’re at least 16 so what else can they do but ask for some kind of help from the parents? So give them an allowance, a set amount for a certain period of time. And in exchange, they do dishes, take out trash, keep the yard up, wash clothes, dust, sweep, etc, Kids should be doing chores from early ages to help teach responsibility and self-reliance, to help them grow and develop into proper and good adults. But they should be compensated as well if possible. It goes hand in hand. They do their chores, they get paid. They don’t and they don’t get paid. It’s all part of growing up and teaching kids about self-responsibility. Allowance is a part of that because if they never have any kind of money management skills, which is impossible when the parents pay for everything and they’re not taught them, with consequences when they over-spend or don’t do what is expected of them, they’ll never learn.

Why do you think that Donald Trump wanted to be President of the United States?

He gave up his privacy, his life and took a major pay cut to be constantly second-guessed, criticized and hated. Why? Because he’s a man who see’s a problem and tries to fix it. He’s a “get it done” type of person who saw how badly our nation was being ran by previous President’s and their administrations and he knew that change was needed. And love him or hate him, he felt he owed it to this country and the people of this nation to step up and make the changes we needed. I’m sure that part of it was ego as well because Trump does have a bigger ego than most and likes to show people up and do things better so he can say, “I told you so”, but that’s definitely not all of it. I think he truly wants to do as he promised and “Make America great again!”. And he’s doing just that. He’s still annoying, rude, arrogant, thin-skinned and obnoxious, but he gets things done and the results of his efforts are showing, with the economy, the stock market, the unemployment rates, the talks with North Korea, etc. He saw that something needed to be done and so he stepped up, gave up everything and ran for President. And when you look at what the other option was, thank God he did.

Have any new television series caught your eye and attention?

The series, “The Gifted”, which is kind of X-Force meets Days of Future Past X-Men lore, that’s really good and has caught my eye. The new comedy “The Cool Kids”, with Martin Mull, Vickie Lawrence and David Allen Grier is funny so far and I’m looking forward to more of that. And I’m waiting for “The Conners” to see how they write off Roseanne. I don’t know if I’ll watch it past the first episode, but that first one will definitely be a must-see episode to watch.

What are your favorite beverages: Beer? Liquor? Soft Drink?

For beer, it’s Bud Light. For Liquor, I like Jack Daniels, Crown Royal and cheap vodka. And soft drink, it’s currently Diet Mt. Dew with the Cherry Vanilla Pepsi thrown in every so often for good measure.

Name something from your childhood that kids today would be clueless about?

How about doing chores, listening to the parents and personal responsibility? No, that’s not totally true. There are some good kids out there and it’s not their fault that the parents don’t know how to parent and would rather be a “friend” than a “parent”. So I won’t use that one. How about going to the library and using books and the World Book Encyclopedia  to write a report or paper? How about using a real typewriter and not a computer? How about dialing a rotary phone? Hell, even playing in the yard with toy cars and trucks and using imagination seems odd to most kids now. If it’s not on a computer, they’re lost. Kids today might be more educated and technically smarter than the kids of my day,but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Playing in the woods, at the creek, riding bikes around town, all of that rarely happens anymore with the kids today. They play video games, talk on their cell phones, play on the computer and… ? That just doesn’t feel right or cut it for me. Kids need to run around, be with other kids, use their imaginations and just be kids and that’s just not how things are anymore. It’s sad and I don’t like it a bit. ‘Nuff said!

And with that, I’m gone. Have a great one and I’ll catch you later. Take care and tell me what you think. Comments are welcome and appreciated. I want to talk to you. Until later. I’m gone. Bye.

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