Friday, July 29, 2016


We are back to watching the Royals play the Rangers down in Texas tonight after having watched the Democratic National Convention for the past few nights. We did the same thing last week during the Republican National Convention, and there were parts of both of them when I had the same feelings that I have when Alex Gordon watches a 3rd strike called without his moving a muscle.  But, for the most part, I found them both interesting. We will be bombarded with campaigning between now and the general election in November, but I wonder what may come out on either side to change voters' opinion. I wonder how many of us would be willing to subject ourselves to the scrutiny that has become routine for those running for higher offices. Campaigns require an enormous amount of money and even a greater amount of ego. There was a time not too long ago (Kennedy Administration) when the press and political opponents felt some restraint, but now it seems that everything is game.
We used to believe that " seeing was believing" but we can no longer even believe what we see. How a women who will be 69 years old before the election can appear as attractive as Hillary did last night is hard for me to imagine. She might be an inspiration for ladies to spend more time and money in facial remedial treatments and make up because she has been very successful at it. Donald Trump has already had an impact on our TV weatherman. He often wears a Red necktie with a dark suit and brown shoes. He ties the tie so it hangs down to the lower level of his zipper. Back in my day, the challenge was to tie it so the ends were nearly equal with the narrow end, just a little shorter. It was also taken for granted that if you wore a dark blue or black suit, you wore black shoes. I wish these things were the only problems I see with our choices for President of the United States of America.

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