12 (Dougie) Days Of Christmas – Day 6
Hear ‘N Aid & Love
December 14, 2017
And here we are on Day 7 of the 12 (Dougie) Days of Christmas blog series and of course, I’m running a day behind and this is Day 6. Funny how that works out sometimes. But before it’s all said and done, I’ll get caught up and back on track (maybe). And if not, well it will still be complete and finished well before Christmas Day actually gets here. So what’s on the agenda for today and what are the topics of discussion. Let’s find the “Magic Bag” and find out. We have “Love” & “Hear ‘N Aid”m two very different topics to be sure. I think we’ll just leave this at two topics today. Let’s do this…
Hear ‘N Aid…
This was a one-time super group of metal and hard rock artists put together in 1985 by rocker Ronnie James Dio to help raise money for famine relief in Africa, much like USA For Africa and Band-Aid did before them. Actually, according to Wikipeida, the whole idea came about when it was noted that USA for Africa and Band-Aid and the other efforts lacked a metal or hard rock presence and Dio and friends decided to rectify that with a group of their own. The single released was called, “Stars” and peaked at # 26 on the UK Singles Chart in April, 1986. Artists who appeared for this effort included: Ted Nugent, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tommy Aldridge and members of Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister, Queensrÿche, Blue Öyster Cult, Vanilla Fudge, Y&T, Rough Cutt, Giuffria, Journey, W.A.S.P. and Night Ranger as well as the parody band Spinal Tap. Lead vocals were shared between Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, Kevin DuBrow, Eric Bloom, Geoff Tate, Dave Meniketti, Don Dokken and Paul Shortino. Vivian Campbell, Carlos Cavazo, Buck Dharma, Brad Gillis, Craig Goldy, George Lynch, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie Ojeda, and Neal Schon all added guitar solos. A video of the sessions and lots of outtakes was also recorded and released alongside the album “Stars” and over a million dollars was raised.
Here is the video for the single, “Stars”…
And next, we have “Love”.
“What is love?”, you ask. It’s the warmth a person feels towards another person, where they value and respect that other person and put the other person and their needs before their own. It’s caring and understanding and good will towards each other. It’s sacrifice and patience and being the best you can be for the sake of others as well as yourself. So many ways to describe the feeling and power that is love. Love is what makes the world go round.
And it’s also a drink. A mixed beverage to be specific and since I work in a liquor store, that’s what I’ll go with here. This is a sweet, made for sharing cocktail that was popular in the 1920’s. Here is the recipe, designed for two people.
Six tablespoons of Sloe Gin
1 1/2 tablespoon of Lemon Juice
1 egg white
1 teaspoon of grenadine
Take all the ingredients and shake well, mixing together with ice.
Strain into 2 cocktail glasses.
Garnish each with a pair of cherries.
And there you go… that’s love.
And with that, I’m through for today. I still have to do breakfast, shaving, and finish getting ready for work. Oh vey! I don’t want to work today. Back tonight or tomorrow with Day 7. Have a great one and be safe. Love you… mean it!
“I’ve put this off long enough”, he thought to himself. “It’s time to sit down and finally get this letter out to Santa!”
“Dear Santa”, he began to write. “I’ve been a good man all year long. Well, maybe not great, but fairly good. Well, maybe not all that good, but I haven’t had any Federal warrants served and I haven’t killed anyone… yet. Although there have been a few people who might have been deserving of a high five… to the face… with a steel chair. But I’ve restrained myself and with all of that in mind, I gladly submit to you this… my Christmas list!”
Hobbes sat back and reviewed what he had written.
“Not bad so far. I hope he doesn’t double-check that naughty or nice list or else I’m in trouble.”
Suddenly, a voice came from behind and filled the room.
“A letter to Santa? Really? Really? Really?”, the voice said.
“Hi Miz”, Hobbes replied.
“Wait a moment. I still have two more ‘Really’s’ to do”, Miz answered.
“My bad!”, Hobbes said.
“Okay, so where was I? Oh yeah? Really? Really?”, Miz continued.
“So what are you doing here, Miz?”, Hobbes asked.
“The usual”, Miz answered. “Taking a few days off from the WWE, celebrating the holidays and just being myself.”
“And that is…”, Hobbes asked.
“Good question”, Miz said. “It gives me a chance to do my catch-phrase.”
“I aim to please”, Hobbes smiled.
“Being myself because I’m the Miz and I’m… wait for it… AWESOME!”
“Well done”, Hobbes said.
“Thanks!”, Miz replied. “So a letter to Santa? Are you for real?”
“Absolutely”, Hobbes said. “I know it’s kind of late in the year with Christmas only being a few days away, but I figure it can’t hurt.”
“You know that Santa isn’t real, don’t you?”, Miz asked.
“I think he is”, Hobbes answered. “Not in the real, physical sense, but in the spiritual, subliminal sense.”
“It’s really Mick Foley in a Santa suit”, Miz continued.
“Who? Santa?”, Hobbes asked. “I saw that, but I’m not talking about Foley.”
“Of course not”, Miz said. “Because the only person in the WWE worth talking about is the most must-see WWE Superstar of all time… ME! Because I’m the Miz and I’m…”
“You already did that”, Hobbes reminded him.
“Oh yeah! Sorry!”, Miz said.
“So why are you here Miz?”, Hobbes asked.
“Hell if I know?”, Miz said. “It’s your story and you’re obviously relying on your old crutches again.”
“Wrestlers, super heroes and vampires”, Hobbes muttered.
“Exactly!”, Miz said. “By the way, that damn vampire isn’t around here anymore, is he?”
“Who?”, Hobbes asked.
“You certainly do already know who”, Miz shrieked. “The last two times that I’ve appeared in thse crazy ass stories of yours, I’ve been threatened by that vampire from that old show, Black Shadows or whatever it’s called.”
“You shouldn’t have insulted him”, Hobbes replied.
“I didn’t insult him or his campy sixties bad television show or bad acting or even that he’s boring. And if he was here right now, I’d tell that Barney Rubble bloodsucker..”
“Barnabas”, Hobbes said.
“What?”, Miz asked.
“His name is Barnabas Collins”, Hobbes said.
“Barnabas? Barney Rubble? Bart Gunn? I don’t care! He’s a boring stereotype and joke. He’s a loser and a whiner. He’s a leech!”, Miz continued for a moment and then he stopped. “And he’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?”
“Yep”, Hobbes smirked.
Miz slowly turned around and there stood the vampire, from the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, Barnabas Collins. Barnabas’s eyes were bright red and his fangs were bared.
“Eeeep!”, Miz squeaked before breaking into a panicked run and fleeing for his life.
WIth a loud snarl, Barnabas took off in pursuit of the WWE Superstar as Hobbes stood and watched.
“Well, that was fun”, Hobbes muttered to himself. “And now, I should get back to this letter to Santa.”
Hobbes turned back to his computer and started to write once more when he heard a noise behind him.
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… a beautiful day for a neighbor. Won’t you be mine? Can’t you be mine?”, a voice sang out.
“No, it can’t be”, Hobbes thought to himself as he turned around, but there he was. “It’s Mr. Rogers!”
“Hello neighbor”, Mr. Rogers said. “How are you? Did you know that I think you’re special?”
“Did you know that you’re dead?”, Hobbes answered back.
“No, I’m not”, Mr. Rogers replied. “I’m just in syndication.”
“But you’re strange and stiff and creepy. Oh wait, you’ve always been like that”, Hobbes said.
“I didn’t die. I just moved to the Land of Make Believe”, Mr. Rogers said.
“So why are you here, Mr. Rogers?”, Hobbes asked.
“It’s your story so you tell me”, Mr. Rogers replied. “I was just playing checkers with King Friday one moment and the next minute, here I am.”
“That’s creepy”, Hobbes said.
“So what are you doing neighbor?”, Mr. Rogers asked. “Is there anything I can help with?”
“I’m writing a letter to Santa”, Hobbes answered.
“Be sure to ask for hookers”, Mr. Rogers replied. “I like hookers!”
“Mr. Rogers?”, Hobbes exclaimed. “I’m shocked! You and hookers?”
“And don’t forget the whiskey”, Mr. Rogers added.
“I didn’t think you were into that kind of stuff”, Hobbes said.
“A man can’t survive on sweaters and slippers alone”, Mr. Rogers replied. “And besides, I’m dead. What have I got to lose now?”
“Good point”, Hobbes said. “But I don’t think I can ask Santa for that kind of stuff. It’s not me.”
“Quit lying”, Mr. Rogers answered. “You’re even worse than Elmo!”
“Elmo?”, Hobbes asked.
“Two hookers a day, plus he likes crack!”, Mr Rogers replied.
“You’re kidding?”, said Hobbes.
“No neighbor”, Mr. Rogers replied. “He started hanging out with Charlie Sheen and…”
“Charlie? You don’t need to say anything else”, Hobbes sighed. “And he used to be so lovable and sweet!”
“Elmo Winning!”, a voice came from off page.
“I think I’d better go with him before he gets in trouble. Are you sure you don’t want my help in your letter to Santa, neighbor?”
“No, I’m good!”, Hobbes replied.
“I’ll leave now. Don’t forget to ask Santa for hookers. Go for the Thai ones. They’re really special… just like you, neighbor”, Mr. Roger said.
“Just go… please”, Hobbes sighed.
“Won’t you please… won’t you please… won’t you please be my neighbor!”, Mr. Rogers sang as he walked away. “Good-bye neighbor!”
Hobbes watched Mr. Rogers leave and sighed loudly once more.
“Now finally, I can get to work and get this Christmas list completed and sent to Santa. I just hope there are no more interruptions.”
And then, as if on cue, the sound of broken glass filled the room.
“It must be time for ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin”, Hobbes said as he turned around to see the newest arrival to his small office. But instead of the expected former WWE Superstar, standing there was from Family Guy, Mr. Peter Griffin.
“Peter, what are you doing here? Where is Stone Cold Steve Austin?”, Hobbes asked.
“I don’t know”, Peter said. “I just came in here looking for Stewie.”
“I haven’t seen him”, Hobbes replied. “But I heard broken glass a few moments ago. Did you break a window?”
“I did not”, Peter replied as he held up his hand, revealing a long shard of glass sticking out.
“Then why do you have glass in your hand, Peter?”, Hobbes asked.
“Geez! This is worse than that time I worked as a make-up artist for the Joker!”
“No flashbacks allowed here, Peter!”, Hobbes said.
“Oops! I just pooped myself! I’ll see you later!”, Peter said as he suddenly ran off page.
“That was weird!”, Hobbes sighed.
Then suddenly, Peter ran back into the room.
“I forgot to tell you that if Lois calls, you didn’t see me because she thinks I’m volunteering at the Friends of Lepers Home, but I’m not.”
“Then what are you doing?”, Hobbes asked.
“Looking for Stewie. He has the keys to the car”, Peter said. “And he’s my ride to Wally World.”
“What are you talking about, Peter?”, Hobbes asked.
“Bird”, Peter said.
“Bird?”, Hobbes replied.
“Bird is the word!”, Peter said.
“Bird is the word?”, Hobbes repeated.
“Yes”, said Peter before wandering off again.
“Okay, that was really weird”, Hobbes said to himself.
Glancing over at the clock, Hobbes sighed once more.
“Look how late it is. I’ll never be able to get this list finished today now. Too many interruptions and disturbances.”
Hobbes reached down and clicked off the computer.
“I’m going to go take a nap. Maybe I’ll try this again later.”
Hobbes got up and walked from the room, clicking off the light switch as he exited through the door.
All was quiet in the dark room.
And then a loud crashing noise filled the air and the silhouette of a small child with a large football shaped head standing on top of the body of a larger man moved in the darkened corner of the room. The small child had a big steel rod and was beating on the larger man for several minutes before finally quitting and stepping into the light.
“I warned you not to mess with me, Fat Man”, Stewie Griffin proclaimed. “And that bitch Lois, she’s next. And victory will be mine!”
Stewie started to scamper from the room, but stopped.
“Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Time to break the fourth wall. For all of you people reading this, have a very Merry Christmas… or else!”
Tossing Salt Presents:
December 14, 2017
Let’s talk a little wrestling this AM. Let’s do this…
1. What current WWE superstar has the worst finisher. I am going with Braun Strowman.
Actually, a running power-slam by a guy the size of Strowman doesn’t seem all that bad to me. For me, either Naomi’s “big finish” where she hits a person in the face with her butt or else that knee to the face thing by Seth Rollins would qualify as the worst. I much preferred it when Seth used the curb-stomp or the pedigree. Made much more sense.
2. If you could pick one guy from the WCW roster in the “war” time frame, that you feel WCW and Eric Bischoff dropped the ball with, a guy who could’ve played a much bigger part if given the chance, Who do you pick? I gotta go with Jericho.
There are plenty of folks who could be used to answer this. How about Scott Norton? Man was a monster, but stuck in tag teams with Ice Train as “Fire and Ice”. Steve Austin wasn’t used well and that’s why he left to go to the WWF. Jericho obviously could have been used much better as well.
3. Which title run do/did you enjoy more: Heel AJ or Face AJ?
Probably the “face AJ”. He’s not a natural heel in that he’s cocky, but not really coming across as evil or a low-life piece of scum. The face role is more natural and since people are going to cheer AJ anyhow, the best role for him.
4. Describe Jason Jordan in one word.
Athletic. And now that the “one word” is out of the way, how about a work-in-progress. I’m not crazy about Jordan or this whole angle as Kurt’s son, but it’s slowly growing on me and I’m curious to see where it goes and when they do the heel turn where Jason turns on Daddy to prove himself thing. We know it’s coming, but just a matter of when. Jordan is a good wrestler who is kind of bland in the (scripted) promo department, but there is potential there and while I originally thought (and still do) that this story with Kurt is a dumb one, it may be the one that makes or breaks the man. We’ll see.
5. Which was the more electrifying finishing move? Tully’s Slingshot Suplex, Arn’s DDT, Nikita’s Russian Sickle, or Magnum’s Belly to Belly.
The belly-to-belly by Magnum and Arn’s DDT always seemed to just come out of nowhere and while they were hot for the time period, being turned into just regular moves by the current product has lessened the effect for me over the years. Tully’s slingshot was exciting and exceptional for the time, but again, time has made it less impressive. I’ll go with Nikita’s “Russian Sickle”. Just like Stan Hansen’s “Lariet” or JBL’s “clothesline from hell”, it’s just brutal and effective and is almost painful to watch. You feel sorry for the victim. I’ll go with Nikita on this one.
And that’s all for this. Short, I know, but this is my warm up. More is coming (I hope). Thanks for reading. Questions and comments are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time.
Tossing Salt Presents:
December 13, 2017
I did an “Opposing Views” piece yesterday, with questions from the Facebook page of the site, “Opposing Views” of course, and it was kind of lame. I started off kind of sassy and okay, but it kind of sucked there towards the end. So let’s try it again. I mentioned in the piece yesterday that I had a few more questions left, but didn’t feel like messing with them anymore. Well, here are the rest of the questions and even though I still don’t feel all that inspired at the moment, I do have about thirty free minutes before I have to head out to work and I figure I can do this or else go watch “The View”. I ain’t watching no View. So let’s get political and do this, shall we? Of course we shall. And away we go…
Do you think Obama’s critics dislike him because they disagree with him on policy or because of racism?
I think for some of his critics, it is all about race. Sad, but true. But the majority of Anti-Obama folks are, I think, because of the bad policies he enacted as President. Plus Obama did not come across as a sincere or honest person in my opinion. He’s a good talker, but what he said and what he did were often far apart and people noticed. Not everyone of course, but some of us did. Obama supporters will always pull out the race card when someone speaks ill of Obama, for whatever reason, but most of the criticism was and is deserved and earned.
The number of illegal immigrants crossing the border just hit a 45-year low. Do you think Trump and his team deserve credit for cracking down on illegal immigration?
If they don’t deserve the credit, then who does?
Yes or no: Will Obama go down in history as a great president?
No. His signature piece of legislature, Obama Care has been a major disaster. His policies hurt America again and again and he was viewed across the world as a weak and failed leader, offering giving ultimatums, but rarely following through. And what about the hypocrisy and blatant lies? I think his legacy will be that he made Jimmy Carter look like a good President by comparison. Obama was not a good President.
Yes or no: Is Trump the worst president in American history?
Trump hasn’t even been President for a year yet and has a long ways to go before we can call him the “best” or “worst”. So far, he’s been doing a good job in my opinion and the country has been showing signs of a stronger economy with illegal immigration down and the job market improving. So worst? Not by a long shot if things continue as they have been. Best? Only time will tell, but so far, so long as he stays away from Twitter, he’s on the right track.
President Trump just fulfilled another campaign promise by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Do you support his decision?
I do and so do George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. They all promised to do so and Trump actually did it. It’s the right call and I’m glad to see Trump follow through where his predecessors talked the talk and promised it, but didn’t follow through. Good move by the President, who is actually trying to keep his campaign promises. A President who does that? Amazing!
A Christian-owned Colorado bakery is under fire for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Now, their case is being decided in the Supreme Court. What do you think: Do businesses have the right to refuse service to people they disagree with?
They should have the right to refuse service to anyone. It’s the benefit of having a privately owned business. And they didn’t refuse to make a Wedding cake. They refused to make a custom cake and tried to refer the same-sex couple to someone who would be more comfortable with doing so. It was a deliberate attempt, in my opinion, by that couple to get these folks and try to cash in. Why would anyone want someone who doesn’t want to make a cake for their wedding to be the ones to make a cake for their wedding? That doesn’t make sense to me and I would think they would take their business elsewhere to someone who supports their marriage. I’m gay and if I get married, I want my wedding cake and everything else to be handled by people who support me and my future husband and will give us their best. I wouldn’t go to someone who doesn’t want to take my business and money. That part just rubs me wrong and makes me think this whole thing was intentional to get at the bakery and intentionally drive them out of business. I support the bakery and their rights to refuse a customer on this one.
Use ONE WORD to describe the Obamas!
Would you like to see Obama get his own monument in D.C.?
Save the monuments for those who deserve them. Obama does not.
And there you go. This one is better than the one yesterday. I’m sure I still managed to get a few of my liberal friends PO’ed, but that’s okay. I still love you and you are still my Peeps. Comments, thoughts and all feedback is welcome. I’m gone now. Take it easy and be safe.
12 (Dougie) days of Christmas – Day 5
Neighbors, Leaders versus Boss and Elf On A Shelf
December 13, 2017
Yes, I am still running a day behind. At this rate, doing the twelve days of Christmas, Dougie style, should only take about a month or so. I am getting so slack. I need better time management skills. Well, that or less things to do. But I have no one to blame but myself and I’m committed (or should be). Let’s go find the so-called Magic Bag’s and figure out the topics of the day. In the original song, it would be “five golden rings”. Well, we don’t have any golden rings here unless they’re onion rings from Burger King, which would be good right now for breakfast. I have coupons. But what we do have is (drum roll please), the topics of “Neighbors”, “Leaders versus Boss” and for the Christmas spirited one, we have “Elf On A Shelf”. Yeah, that last one might be fun. So without any further waiting, it’s the “12 (Dougie) Days of Christmas – Day 5”. Let’s do this…
We all have them unless we’re rich and fortunate enough to live on a private island or in the middle of a forest in a tree house. And there are good ones, bad ones, ones you never see and ones that you wish you’d never see. And being here living in the same house for thirty-six years, I’ve had some doozy of neighbors come and go. We had the crazy one that lived across the road for a while. Good people, but mix in a little alcohol and things would get a little wild and crazy. We had the family that always had the police being called and for a period, our neighborhood always had patrol cars coming and going. We’ve had people who became as close as family. We’ve had people that if you see them coming, you go inside or duck away. We’ve got people who watch your house when you’re gone and people that the others watch so they don’t break into your house when you’re gone. (Those guys live up in the circle.) And right now, we have the best batch of all, who are wonderful, awesome pleasant and just damn good people. It took a while to weed out the bad seeds in the batch and get the ideal neighbors and friends, but we got ’em now. We are truly blessed.
Leader versus Boss…
I won’t even try to be original here. I saw this meme come up many years ago, during I believe the Kersey versus Jones Sheriff Race here in Scotland County back in 2014 and it was so true. I forget the actual quote and don’t feel like looking it up (I’m being slack again), but the gist was this. A leader leads by example, is part of the group and won’t ask anyone to do something that they won’t, shares the credit and accepts the blame and uses “we” instead of “I” or “Me”. A boss gives orders, but not the direction to follow said orders, is quick to criticize and shift the blame while taking the credit for the good stuff, prefers “I” to “Us” and bullies instead of inspires. You get the idea. So be a leader and not a boss. A leader makes the whole group stronger. A boss will eventually destroy it all.
This reminds me of someone I’ve been dealing with as of late in a management role at a local business. Since he took over, people have been quitting right and left and the mood and moral has dropped considerably. This man is a “boss” in that he doesn’t offer suggestions, he gives orders. He’s been telling the people, most of who have been there for many years, that they don’t do their jobs correctly and not in a polite or understanding manner. Just bluntness and outright disdain or so it appears to me. He’s a smart man in some ways, but dealing with people and having tact are not his strong points. His manner… oh vey! And this is something that I shouldn’t even be taking about. Not my job luckily and I don’t have to deal with this place but on a limited basis. My boss-man is good. He falls into the “leader” category. I’ve had some “bosses” in the past, but that’s where they are and where they’ll stay. I survived and learned what to and more importantly, what NOT to do from them and now, I’m past all that. Thank goodness.
And this has turned into a rambling mess. Let’s move on.
Elf On A Shelf…
This is where small elves come and stay with families that have small children during the holidays. The elves attach themselves to a child (not literally) and observe the child each day and then, at night, once the child is asleep, fly back to the North Pole to tell Santa what they’ve observed and if the kid has been good or bad each day. And each day, they change positions and move about the house, observing all. And they can not be touched by human hands when in their dormant state during the day or they’ll lose their powers and won’t be able to make their reports to Santa.
Dormant during the day. Only come alive at night. Are we talking about an elf or a vampire here? Actually, they’re pretty cool to helping to keep the kids, at least the young ones who still believe, in line and on good behavior. Then the kids get older and instead of Elf on A Shelf, the parents have to evolve and move on to “belt on a butt”. I prefer the Elf thingy.
It’s such a simple concept and idea that has quickly become a tradition for so many families and so many children over the years. We’ve always been told that “Santa Claus is watching you”, especially by singer Ray Stevens, and now, we have proof. Small snitches dressed in red and they see us when we’re sleeping, or awake, or in the shower, or having sex. What the hell? Bunch of perverted little peeping toms. Oh wait, they’re just watching the kids. Us adults are safe. Or are we? Something to think about, right?
But the Elf thing is cool. Didn’t I already say that? And I approve.
And that’s all for Day 5. Yes, this is lame but I haven’t had breakfast or a shower yet and I’m only operating at about 35% capacity. I should have stayed in bed. And now, I’m going to go do all I need to do and get ready for work in a little while. And then I go do the Food Bank. And then I go chill with the fam and watch NXT tonight on the USA Network. And then it’s here for Day 6. And I’m already tired. It’s going to be a long day.
Thanks for reading. Thoughts and comments are welcome and appreciated. Tell your friends about the site. I need more readers. And until the next time, have a great Holiday season and Merry Christmas. Love you – mean it.
Tossing Salt Presents:
December 12, 2017
Are you ready to get political? It’s that time of the week and I’m feeling sassy. I have the music on YouTube cranked up and the site, Opposing Views, has a ton of great questions waiting. So with all of that being said, let’s just jump right into it and do this, shall we? This are just my opinions, but of course, I’m right. Questions, comments and all feedback is welcome and appreciated. Don’t like what I said or else agree 100%? Let me know what you think. And now, let’s present a few “Opposing Views”.
Do you Michelle Obama would beat Trump if she ran for president in 2020?
What exactly qualifies Michelle to run for President? Her manly physique and prominent Adam’s apple? She’s never held a position of leadership of any kind and isn’t qualified to be President or even be allowed in the White House for that matter except for her marriage to Barack. The only job she’s ever held of any importance was as an Attorney and her license to practice law has been revoked for reasons that have yet to be revealed. So much for transparency, right? So yeah, a large number of liberal minded idiots would vote for her and she would definitely win California and Washington DC. But actually win the election and the Presidency? I would hope that America isn’t that stupid.
Do you think America is more respected with Trump as president than Obama?
I think so. Before, America was a joke with Obama as the President. There were no consequences for actions and disrespect was rewarded with money and political agreements. Now, we may not be as “liked” as we once were, but we are definitely more respected and people are more apt to mind their P’s & Q’s when dealing with the U.S. than they did before.
Do you hope Mike Pence runs for president after Trump’s time in office ends?
Honestly, I don’t know if I’d like to see Pence as President or not. There are many things about him that I still don’t agree with and have my doubts about, but I would have to look and see what the other options would be before giving him my support. He’s far better than say Hillary or Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren or any of the top Democratic leaders currently in power though.
‘Sheriff Joe’ Arpaio just announced that he’s ‘seriously, seriously,’ considering running for Senate. Would he get your vote?
Nope and that’s not because I don’t like Sheriff Joe because I do (for the most part), but I don’t live in Arizona where he resides and would be running from. And also, he’s in his 80’s and too old for a new job and role in such an important position. I think he should retire from public service and enjoy his life, not waste his time with politics and the B.S. that is our government these days.
The White House says Democrats are only trying to impeach Trump because they’re bitter about how badly he beat Hillary Clinton. Do you agree with that?
That’s part of it to be sure. Plus, Trump is everything that the liberal minded politicians hate in that he’s proof that capitalism works. He’s not politically correct and regularly calls them out on their hypocrisy and he’s the anti-Christ to every argument and agenda that the liberal left seems to have. He’s keeping his promises and keeps doesn’t play the political games that the powers-that-be are so used to. The more successful Trump is as President, the more it weakens and destroys the Democratic party and they don’t like it.
Do you think the Clintons are a disgrace to our country?
I think they’re a disgrace to humanity in general and truly vile and evil to the core. A disgrace to our country doesn’t even begin to describe it.
The President’s children are ALWAYS off limits. Agree or disagree?
So long as they are minors and not politically active, they are all and should always be off limits to the press and to political opponents. However, once they become adults, and IF they decide to act as representatives for their parents on the political scene, then all bets are off. Be a child and be left alone. Stay out of politics and be left alone. Be active in the political scene, you’re just another victim and anything goes.
President Trump says it’s absurd that he’s being investigated and Hillary Clinton isn’t. Does he make a good point?
No one can come up with any actual law that Trump may have broken. Hillary has been proven to have violated laws, but the FBI only calls it “reckless” and there are so many issues and proven lies and issues in the previous investigations that it’s not even funny any more. If Trump has broken the law and it can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, then impeach him and be done with it. Otherwise, shut the hell up. And Hillary should be charged and prosecuted if proven she has broken any laws. So do that too.
And I’m going to quit right here. I have more questions to use, but I’m getting bored with this. I think I need a nap. So that’s all for now. Thanks for reading. Give me some feedback. And have a great one. I’ll see you later…