I Think Trump Will Pull It Off

I think Trump will pull it off! Somewhere between the Russians, healthcare and Paul Ryan, Donald Trump sits in a whirlwind of political activity. It’s all new to him. He is used to a streamlined, productive organization, with energetic people, single minded, with the success of the organization, and its goals firmly in mind; everything the government is NOT!

As Paul Ryan rearranged the deck chairs on the Obamacare Titanic, Trump took the pulse of the gay men’s club, referred to lovingly as Congress, peed on the fire, and called in the dogs. He was NOT beaten! Healthcare is not complicated, it’s just that Obamacare has it so screwed up that it’s hard to unscrew it. Remember how back in the day when we had the “clap,” and one shot of penicillin would take care of it, then along about the eighties or so we got “super clap?” Well, that’s Obamacare!

Trump pulled back, took a breath and suggested working with the democrats. Everyone’s butt fell off. Can you imagine? The very idea of a president engineering a coalition of republicans and democrats in order to make America great again. Both sides of the isle quickly understood that such an idea would never work. The only thing these guys and gals have agreed on in the last eight years is Trans-gender restrooms.

But, I think Trump will pull it off. The art of the deal is just that, the ART of the deal! The ability to bind minds together in common purpose for the good of the whole. It’s time we all came together and put America first. That’s not racist friends and neighbors. Just this weekend, in a telephone call with the Prime Minister of Australia, THAT man said his main interest is Australia while he tried to shove a bunch of so-called “refugees” up our butts, and got MAD when Trump suggested checking them for gunpowder on their hands. Now, I’m just a simple old boy from Austin, but these people are too wild for Australia, and they want to ship them HERE! Did I miss something here? And, yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m a racist, but I took a look at the numbers of people streaming in from “anywhere” in Africa as compared to, say, Denmark? You think?

But, I think Trump will pull it off. He jumped on this horse, and didn’t make eight this time. He’ll out more grip on his glove next time. What is going to make it work is in spite of the dysfunctional government the PEOPLE proved on November 8, that MOST of the voting machines still work, and George Soros simply doesn’t have the money to hire enough protestors or get Hillary into rehab, and when it’s all said and done President Trump WILL “make the 8,” leap from the saddle, tipping his “Make America Great Again” hat to the American people! Yeah, I think Trump will pull it off. Remember you heard it here first.

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Beauty and the Beasy

Beauty and the Beast. The story of Ted Cummings, and Elizabeth Thomas is an old one. A man in mid life crises being attracted to a young girl is not the most surprising thing in the world. Of course there is revulsion, and cries of pedophilia, but that’s not what’s in play here. This is a man grasping for his youth by enticing a girl, who while may be physically well grown, is not mentally equipped to understand the situation at all. He’s looking for a “new beginning” and she just moved from dolls to high school crushes. This is a recipe for disaster.

Social norms adjust from place to place, indeed from era to era. When Chuck Berry recorded “Sweet Little Sixteen” the “coming out” of a young girl on the eve of womanhood was a recognized red letter day, with the understanding that she would need a bit more time to “learn the ropes” before she took her place in society, that place in the 50’s being a wife and mother. The young man she would marry would be honing his skills to be the provider as she kept house, raised the kids, and if all went well, the grandkids.

Still, you must ask why does a man of that age become entangled with a teenage girl? There is no common ground, no future, and no hope. As the last nine days have played out I’ve watched. At first it was called a kidnap crime, but released Facebook items have shown that it was a full blown romance between a starry eyed girl and an old fool. The girl IS endanger when you realize that when Cummins dreams and life comes crashing down around his ears he will turn on her as the primer of his delusional view of life.

I take a young man to work every morning. When I drop him off, and start home, there is a pretty girl sitting, waiting on a bus to take her to high school. I can see her backpack filled with books. I stop at the light, she smiles, I smile. I think, “Oh, to be young again,” but I’m not, and she is, and her gift to me is a pleasant smile, perhaps a nod, and my wishing her a good day at school, and a happy life. Cummins has robbed Beth of all that. He has thrust her helter skelter into an adult world when she should have been talking with her BFF about the best looking boy on the football team.

So what’s his plan? I mean we all know they can’t just settle down somewhere. Well, I’m an expert at that, having at twenty eloped with my seventeen year old girlfriend. . . to Mexico! I’ve watched as he headed south from Tennessee, and presumably west at Alabama. Back in the day we went to Mexico. We ventured forty miles into the country, swore allegiance to the Mexican flag, and were married. When we returned to the states her father gave as an American wedding. Some differences here. For one, the age span between us was only about three years. Two, we were able to return and live a fairly normal life. Finally, I don’t even know if the laws are the same, and he could end up in a Mexican jail and she . . . well, gringo girl, alone, Mexico?

This will end badly for him, but begin badly for a young lady who is scarred for life. Only when he is captured, and looks into the faces of his grandchildren will he come to realize the cost of his actions. We should all pray for Elizabeth’s return, but no amount of prayer will return her to innocence. Cummins took that, and left it in a motel somewhere. Beauty and the Beast? It will be beauty that kills the beast!

The Green Rush

There is a “Green Rush” sweeping the nation right now, and if you can’t smell the smoke then see a doctor because you have a sinus infection! California blazed the trail in 1996 for medical marijuana, and over the years several states have leaped on the cannabis express. With federal law looming over their heads every minute of the day, growers, processors and dispensaries are expanding their business at an exponential rate with no end in sight. At the same time, the access to data is now allowing medical research teams to examine the real benefits and drawbacks of applying the plant to various health conditions.

When the term “medical marijuana” was coined it was looked at as a joke, or at the most a clever way to people to use the drug under the guise of legitimacy. The drug has had to prove itself by winding its way through a maze not put upon other pharmaceuticals. Marijuana won’t cure cancer, it just masks the symptoms. Well, aspirin won’t cure a broken leg, it just masks the symptoms! As users come out in public the amount of symptoms marijuana masks is quite impressive. From the Wall Street stock broker who unwinds after a long day, to the VA patient when asked what he did that improved his eye pressure the insertion of the use of marijuana is demonstrating its value from D.C. all the way to Oakland, California.

So what is the federal position? The federal government bases its case on the ramblings of one crazy old man in post prohibition America who convinced congress that smoking marijuana made Mexicans crazy and they would rape white women! Is that racist enough for you? Harry J. Anslinger heading up the Federal Bureau of Narcotics gave us the mindless regulation we enjoy today. With the formation of the government entity propaganda films were produced based entirely on wilder fantasies than any pothead ever had, and the fed is still trying to instill these ideas in the heads of laughing school children.

At the core of this debate is the very same idea that started the Civil War, states rights! The the state of California chooses to regulate and tax marijuana what right does the federal government have to overrule the will of the California people? The Feds should worry about roads, and perhaps those thousands of “refugees” coming into the country with no name and carrying tuberculosis! The last time so many states defied the national government we had a war, this time, ironically the states “just said ‘NO!”

As the evidence for the use of marijuana mounts, and more people come out front the Fed will have to concede to the will of the people. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, isn’t it? Half the country smokes and the other half don’t care. It’s as simple as that. I don’t smoke, I’m allergic, but a lot of my friends do. Solution? Sit down wind. And if some lovely lady smokes and becomes romantically aggressive, I can always go to confession. Yessir, The Green Rush is definitely here to stay.