12 (Dougie) Days of Christmas – Day 12: Electric Cars, Football Games & Living on a Prayer

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12 (Dougie) Days of Christmas
Day 12: Electric Cars, Football Games & Living On A Prayer
December 24. 2022
DougMaynard.com

Greetings and salutations and welcome to Day 12 of the 12 (Dougie) Days of Christmas. Yes, we made it to the end and actually (almost) stayed on track this year and didn’t miss a day (kind of). Merry Christmas Eve, my friends. I hope that everyone is bundled up and staying warm this morning. It was 8 degrees when I woke up and the temperature has risen to a balmy 21 degrees now, two hours later. Baby, it’s cold outside!

But I’ve already been out once and will be heading out again in a little bit. I need to go to Walmart and finish (start) my Christmas shopping, but guess what? That’s not going to happen. My gifts will be a little late this year. It happens like that sometimes.

But that’s something to worry about later. For now, it’s time to get the Magic Bag out and figure out what the topics of discussion for today will be. So let’s get the bag, reach the hand in, and we’ve got Electric Cars, Football Games, and Living On A Prayer. And now that we know what I’ll be talking about, I guess there really isn’t anything left to it, but to do it. Let’s go.

Electric Cars

Nothing against Elon Musk. I love that he’s taken over Twitter and put all those woken whackos on the defensive, but there is no way in hell I’d ever want to own an electric car. I like to put my gas in the tank and drive. And if the needle gets low, I go to a c-store or gas station, fill up and go again. It’s quick, easy, and convenient.

I like quick, easy, and convenient. Can you imagine having to sit and pug your car in and just wait for it to charge? I am bad about forgetting to charge my cell phone. Having to plug in my car? That just wouldn’t work for me at all.

And I know. I hear all the naysayers throwing in their arguments about climate change and global warming. What about global warming? It’s freaking 25 degrees outside right now and the high today is only going to be 31 degrees. What about global warming? It’s damn cold!

And besides, think about this. To charge the electric cars, you plug them into a charging station. And what powers up the charging station? Electrical power, which comes from a power plant that is fueled by coal and fossil fuels, runs totally counter to the “save the enviroment” purpose anyhow. An electric car is a toy so that the libs can brag about how good they are and how much they love the earth, but when you are honest about it, it isn’t helping or saving anything. Yeah, they’re a joke, just like the whole climate change argument that’s used to promote them. I don’t do electric cars. ‘Nuff said! Let’s move on.

Football Games

Who still watches football? Not me. I quit watching when they ceased to be enjoyable and became just another political tool. Football is supposed to be a game to watch, enjoy, and use as an escape from reality and the craziness that is in our world for a little while. It used to be that, but thanks to kneeling and political correctness, it’s just a waste of time and money now. I have no use for it.

Okay, that’s not totally correct. I do like the football team of our local college, St. Andrews University, and the Knights. They only started a football program a few years ago and it’s been exciting to watch the program grow and prosper. And those young men who are out there every day working out and practicing their skills. Woof! I’m too old for them, but damn, they’re hot. I think I need a sugar baby. So the team from St. Andrews, I like. I keep up with their games, talk to the players regularly, and think they’re doing some good stuff. The rest of it though? Nah, I’ll pass. Let’s wrap this up.

#Go Knights!

Living On A Prayer

Yes, I know it’s a song by Bon Jovi, but I’ll also use it as the Christmas part of my blog today. After all, Santa and all of that is cool, but Jesus is the reason for the season. This holiday is used to represent the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and while I’ll never be accused of being overly religious, I do know that and say thank you every day for what I have in my life, my friends, my family, etc. And when times are rough, as they most definitely have been these past few years, I use that faith to suck it up and get by. And it helps. It’s just living on a prayer sometimes, but those prayers matter and help to guide me to the next stage of my life. It may not work for everyone, but for me, I do believe.

And as I said, it’s also a Bon Jovi song and a pretty damn good one at that. I just hope that Tommy & Gina are more than halfway there now. It’s been almost forty years. Here’s the song and video. You’re welcome. And Merry Christmas.

And there you go. My thanks for reading. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are very welcome and appreciated. And thank you for your continued support of the site. The numbers as of late have been booming and it looks as if December 2023 will be the best month ever for this site. You folks are the reason I do this every day. Well, y’all and to keep me semi-sane. But it’s been one helluva ride for the past nine years at this site and many years before at all the other places I also wrote.

I guess I’m out of here for now. Take care and be well. Stay warm and from all of us at the site, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. I’ll catch you later.

Ubuntu!

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