TIDBITS July 28

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TIDBITS by RALPH SHEALY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT A MESS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I don’t watch Presidential debates or conventions.

 

 

 

  I grew up on a dairy farm, and I’ve seen enough manure to last me a lifetime.

 

 

 

  Instead of getting swayed by promises that can’t be delivered, I study and read-up on the candidates.

 

 

 

  Voters are often influenced by words.

 

 

 

  We have elected four presidents in my lifetime on charisma, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Reagan and Clinton had governing experience. Kennedy and Obama had been in the elected government, but were not leaders.

 

 

 

  We do not have that problem this year. Neither candidate has charisma and neither has governing experience.

 

 

 

  In fact, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most disliked people in America.

 

 

 

  They are both arrogant and neither thinks they are capable of doing anything wrong.

 

 

 

  Trump’s political inexperience came through at the Republican Convention.

 

 

 

  The use of a few of Michelle Obama’s words in Melania Trump’s speech was a debacle.

 

 

 

  Every teacher knows there are websites that can check to see of papers are plagiarized. Why didn’t someone on Trump’s staff check Melania’s speech?

 

 

 

  Of course they denied the plagiarism for several days. The Trump people allowed prominent Republicans make fools of themselves, explaining how the speech was not copied.

 

 

 

  Then a couple of days later there was an "Ooops" moment, when a speech writer admitted inserting the words in the speech. It was a minor thing, but it was an embarrassment.

 

 

 

  Another embarrassing moment was when Ted Cruz was allowed to speak.

 

 

 

  Cruz is the most hated man in Washington.

 

 

 

  Lindsey Graham said choosing between Trump and Cruz was like choosing between getting shot or stabbed.

 

 

 

  People were expecting Cruz to endorse Trump. He did not. The smirk on his face showed why he is so disliked.

 

 

 

  Cruz said he was not endorsing someone who insulted his wife.

 

 

 

  You remember when Trump put out the tasteless tweet comparing his wife’s looks to Cruz’s wife in an unflattering pose?

 

 

 

  That’s Trump’s problem. He has insulted so many Republicans, how is he going to get them to work with him if he’s elected president?

 

 

 

  And his top advisors are his five adult children, who are all, get this, registered Democrats!

 

 

 

  The reason the mainstream Republicans don’t like him is they are not real sure he is a Republican

 

 

 

  Hillary is definitely a Democrat. Her opponent in the primary, Bernie Sanders, is a Socialist, who ran as a Democrat.

 

 

 

  How unpopular is Clinton? She lost many states to a 74-year-old socialist, hippie in a suit.

 

 

 

  She is a terrible public speaker, as is Trump. Turn the volume down the next time you see them making a speech. They are both scary.

 

 

 

  Hillary admits getting a private computer server for a home was a mistake, but she will not admit she did anything wrong.

 

 

 

  When the director of the FBI said she was careless, and allowed classified documents to be stored, she still denied it.

 

 

 

  I do like the vice presidential choices of both. Maybe, we can get them to change places!

 

 

 

  It’s going to get interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALKING ABOUT CHILDISH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Did you hear about Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Gale?

 

 

 

  He didn’t want to wear the teams’ throwback jerseys in a game, so he cut them up!

 

 

 

  This a grown man, not an eight-year-old.

 

 

 

  He was suspended for five games for his actions.

 

 

 

  He makes $12 million a year to play a game, and if the people who pay him big bucks tell him to wear a jersey, he should wear it. And if he doesn’t like it, he can get a 9 to 5 job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SADDENED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I was saddened to learn of the passing of Allen Hipp over the weekend.

 

 

 

  Allen, his siblings Clara and Kenneth and I had something in common.

 

 

 

  We were kids raised on Saluda County dairy farms who were Carolina fans!

 

 

 

  That is unusual folks.

 

 

 

  Allen was active in many community and farm activities.

 

 

 

  His wife Joan was a longtime teacher at Hollywood Elementary.

 

 

 

  My sympathy to the family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT A MESS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I don’t watch Presidential debates or conventions.

 

 

 

  I grew up on a dairy farm, and I’ve seen enough manure to last me a lifetime.

 

 

 

  Instead of getting swayed by promises that can’t be delivered, I study and read-up on the candidates.

 

 

 

  Voters are often influenced by words.

 

 

 

  We have elected four presidents in my lifetime on charisma, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Reagan and Clinton had governing experience. Kennedy and Obama had been in the elected government, but were not leaders.

 

 

 

  We do not have that problem this year. Neither candidate has charisma and neither has governing experience.

 

 

 

  In fact, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most disliked people in America.

 

 

 

  They are both arrogant and neither thinks they are capable of doing anything wrong.

 

 

 

  Trump’s political inexperience came through at the Republican Convention.

 

 

 

  The use of a few of Michelle Obama’s words in Melania Trump’s speech was a debacle.

 

 

 

  Every teacher knows there are websites that can check to see of papers are plagiarized. Why didn’t someone on Trump’s staff check Melania’s speech?

 

 

 

  Of course they denied the plagiarism for several days. The Trump people allowed prominent Republicans make fools of themselves, explaining how the speech was not copied.

 

 

 

  Then a couple of days later there was an "Ooops" moment, when a speech writer admitted inserting the words in the speech. It was a minor thing, but it was an embarrassment.

 

 

 

  Another embarrassing moment was when Ted Cruz was allowed to speak.

 

 

 

  Cruz is the most hated man in Washington.

 

 

 

  Lindsey Graham said choosing between Trump and Cruz was like choosing between getting shot or stabbed.

 

 

 

  People were expecting Cruz to endorse Trump. He did not. The smirk on his face showed why he is so disliked.

 

 

 

  Cruz said he was not endorsing someone who insulted his wife.

 

 

 

  You remember when Trump put out the tasteless tweet comparing his wife’s looks to Cruz’s wife in an unflattering pose?

 

 

 

  That’s Trump’s problem. He has insulted so many Republicans, how is he going to get them to work with him if he’s elected president?

 

 

 

  And his top advisors are his five adult children, who are all, get this, registered Democrats!

 

 

 

  The reason the mainstream Republicans don’t like him is they are not real sure he is a Republican

 

 

 

  Hillary is definitely a Democrat. Her opponent in the primary, Bernie Sanders, is a Socialist, who ran as a Democrat.

 

 

 

  How unpopular is Clinton? She lost many states to a 74-year-old socialist, hippie in a suit.

 

 

 

  She is a terrible public speaker, as is Trump. Turn the volume down the next time you see them making a speech. They are both scary.

 

 

 

  Hillary admits getting a private computer server for a home was a mistake, but she will not admit she did anything wrong.

 

 

 

  When the director of the FBI said she was careless, and allowed classified documents to be stored, she still denied it.

 

 

 

  I do like the vice presidential choices of both. Maybe, we can get them to change places!

 

 

 

  It’s going to get interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALKING ABOUT CHILDISH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Did you hear about Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Gale?

 

 

 

  He didn’t want to wear the teams’ throwback jerseys in a game, so he cut them up!

 

 

 

  This a grown man, not an eight-year-old.

 

 

 

  He was suspended for five games for his actions.

 

 

 

  He makes $12 million a year to play a game, and if the people who pay him big bucks tell him to wear a jersey, he should wear it. And if he doesn’t like it, he can get a 9 to 5 job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SADDENED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  I was saddened to learn of the passing of Allen Hipp over the weekend.

 

 

 

  Allen, his siblings Clara and Kenneth and I had something in common.

 

 

 

  We were kids raised on Saluda County dairy farms who were Carolina fans!

 

 

 

  That is unusual folks.

 

 

 

  Allen was active in many community and farm activities.

 

 

 

  His wife Joan was a longtime teacher at Hollywood Elementary.

 

 

 

  My sympathy to the family.