10 Days Of Dougie – Day 10
Trump. Hold My Beer & Ghostbusters
February 13, 2019
I’m awake and up way too early and I just realized that in the most recent and infamous “10 Days of Dougie” series, I never did “Day 10”. I got into a bit of a rut and a big time depression kick and well, no excuses, I just didn’t do it. Not that anyone noticed anyways because I’m realizing that despite my best hopes, this site is just like me and no one really gives a damn except for me. It’s my heart, my legacy, the necessary piece that keeps me grounded and sane and not allowing myself to give up and yes, it’s a big time vanity project, but it’s all I have. And no one gives a damn. Ok, I need to quit whining. My apologies for that little self-indulgent bit of pity. Let’s just jump right into this and get er’ done.
As you know by now, we do this by reaching into what I call the “Magic Bag” and pulling out three random topics and then without advance notice or warning, I just write about them. It’s a great writing exercise and almost always interesting to see what comes out when writing on the fly like this. So where is the bag? Got it! And the topics for today are: Trump, Hold My Beer & Ghostbusters. Nope, nothing that can be controversial or piss anyone off here, right? (Takes deep breath). Let’s do this…
When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Probably 911 actually, but if you’re familiar with the movie, the first of which was great and the ones that follow, oh vey, and the song, written and sung by Ray Parker Jr., he who likes to fall in love with the other woman, you know that the answer should always be, “Ghostbusters!”. I remember the movie so very well despite not having watched it in at least ten years. I did go to the movie theater with my brother and his mini-me and saw the all-woman version that came out a couple of years ago. Maybe we just watched it at home with the Red Box thing, but I know that Kenneth and Kayden were there. And it sucked. It wasn’t totally bad I guess, but nothing special that stands out about it and totally forgettable. The first one though, with Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Remis and so many others, it was fresh, original and while a little overly 80’s cheezy at times, has stood the test of time.
There was also a cartoon if I remember correctly. The Ghostbusters and a sidekick / mascot called, I think and I may be wrong, but was it “Slimer”? That was Saturday mornings back when TV actually showed cartoons on Saturday mornings and there was something special for the kids (of all ages) unlike now where all you get is news and reruns of NCIS. Bring back the cartoons! But not the Ghostbuster’s one. I did watch it a few times and it was kind of dumb. Yes, I was already an adult at that point and that might have something to do with watching and just sighing a lot rather than being entertained, but they should have just stuck with the movie and the music videos. There were more movies, cartoons and even a breakfast cereal, but it all started with that first one, the only one that really matters. Well that and the song. And I ask again, “Who you gonna call?”. The answer will always be “Ghostbusters!”.
Hold By Beer…
A popular cliche that refers to when someone does something big and spectacular, usually a major screw up, but then someone else sees it and knows that they can do it bigger, better, more bigly if you will. And guess what? My mind is going blank on this one. I drew out the piece of paper with the topics and it said, “Hold My Beer” and I got all excited and almost giddy because I know that this one could be fun to write about and there are so many great examples out there of people doing something stupid and then someone else comes along and their act of stupidity totally eclipses whatever the first one was, such as every time Nancy Pelosi speaks and looks like a lying, delusional idiot and then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, “Hold My Beer” and says something so dumb that it makes Nancy look honest and intelligent by comparison. That’s an easy one because they’re both major pin-headed weasels, but what was I saying? My mind was full of ideas to write about when I saw the topic, but now that I’m actually writing about the topic, I can’t think of any good examples to use. I hate it when this happens, but that’s one of the bad things about writing on the fly with no chance for research or background material to look up. Oh well, it happens. You’ve seen things written that have lots of flowery words and descriptive adjectives and look all pretty, but don’t actually say a damn thing. Well, think of them and now look at this. Hold my beer! I got this. And there you go. Now, let’s go piss some people off.
Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. I know that a lot of people don’t like this or like him, but it is what it is and if you’re a citizen of the United States (or an immigrant, here legally… build the wall), he’s your President. And it’s wild and crazy and sometimes I wonder how it came to this, but then as I look back over the past several decades, I get it. I really do. After so many different Presidents, of both parties, who were just playing by the numbers, business as usual, political machines, our country needed something totally different and some major changes. And Lord help us, we definitely got it.
When I see Trump or listen to him speak, I see many things. He’s loud, obnoxious, rude, overbearing, egotistical, untruthful and full of himself. In short, he’s an ass-clown in many ways. When he announced in 2014 that he was going to run for President, I was very against it. And all during the Republican primaries, I was pretty much anyone but Trump. Well, I did prefer Trump over Rick Santorum who is a homophobic prick and over Ted Cruz who did and still creeps me out, but apart from those two, anyone on the GOP side was preferable. I knew I was not going to support Hillary because she’s just a bad, disgusting person who is about as trustworthy as a den full of rattlenakes and cobras. But I was not going for Trump either. Almost anyone but Trump.
And then he won the nomination and I was not happy. I remember many times comparing the race between he and Hillary as the same thing as that South Park cartoon where they had to choose between a douche or a turd. And with Donald versus Hillary, we were pretty much screwed regardless of who won the election. Our country was f*cked!
But guess what? Since he was elected, I decided to give the man a chance. As with Obama before him and “W” before that, I decided to adopt a “wait and see” attitude. And when the left lost their minds almost immediately and the daily attacks from the media just exploded, I realized that he has them scared. He’s not politically correct and I can appreciate that. I’d rather have someone who is blunt and to the point rather than a person who speaks in metaphors and political speak.
We all knew Trump was not an average politician and he’s proven that from Day 1. He’s a businessman, like it or not, and he gets things accomplished. Look at the unemployment rates for everyone. Would this be going on if Hillary had been elected? Trump made a lot of promises on the campaign trail and he’s actually trying to make sure to keep all of them. Definitely not the usual Washington politician.
And the more he manages to accomplish, the more the left hates him, the more the media hates him and the more I realize that while he’s not the most likeable person, he’s a true leader who gets things done. He made a promise to “make America great again” and it’s not just a campaign slogan, but something he’s actually trying to do, despite the desperate attempts by those in Congress and afraid of losing some of their power, to cut his legs out from under him with fake charges, fake investigations and attack after attack. Look at all he’s managed to do so far and that’s with having to fight at every turn and no help from the people we’ve elected who are supposed to be looking out for us. Can you imagine what could be done if certain people would put aside their hatred and political games and actually work with the man as they’re supposed to be doing. There would be no limits to what could be accomplished.
Bottom line is this. President Trump is many things and not all of them are charming or good. But he’s not a fake politican looking for power. He gave up far more to be President than he gained and I think that he’s actually got the best of intentions and truly believes that he can help make America great once more as it should be. He’s never going to win Mr. Popular, but he is doing a great job running this country. He’s not about political correctness. He’s about getting the job done… period. And for at least the next two years and hopefully for the next six, he’s our President. He’s not perfect, but he’s the right person the right time and he’s what our country and people need. And that is truly ‘Nuff said!
And there you go. Thank you for reading. Any thoughts, comments or questions, give me a shout either here at the site or else at my e-mail, Doug28352@yahoo.com. And now, I’m out of here. I have to go get ready for another fun filled 11 hour day of getting people liquored up. Until the next time, take care and I’ll see you on the flip side.