Tuesday, 9/18 Sure Miss John McCain

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It’s me, kid – your Uncle Eddy.  That damned TV is full of them election commercials and every one of them loudmouths is gonna “fight for me and my family”.  Bullcrap, kid.  Ain’t none of them today got the stones to fight for anything. ‘Cept for John McCain, may God bless him.  I wished he’d been my commander in Korea, and I woulda followed that man anywhere.  Snow and ice and all.  Them senate guys today just line up like them dwarf guys in the cartoon and say “yessir, yessir” and do what the Prez wants.  With this supreme judge guy they may know it’s wrong, but ain’t none of them got the stones to back talk the Prez.  Maybe I couldn’t finish high school, but I ain’t dumb and I know about them check and balance things, and I guess them founding fathers figured them senate guys would have guts like they had.  And like McCain did.  Old John – he sure weren’t no coward.

 

Thursday, 9/13 Pray For Carolina

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Hey, kid.  You know your Aunt Marge she says I don’t go to Mass enough, but I’m sayin’prayers today for them Carolina folks.  Sometimes I think I wanted to retire down South or out West where it’s warm, but they’re payin’ one hell of a price for it.  And I remember visitin’ with you when you was living by Frisco and we felt that earthquake.  You said it was no biggie, but I nearly crapped.  Sometimes the Ohio weather gets me down, but I wouldn’t trade it for what them poor folks is goin’ through.  We both should be prayin’ for them.

 

Thursday, 9/13 Fool Me Once . . . .

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Good  thing you’re not home, Charlie.  Damned good, cause’ I am so pissed.  You know I never finished high school, but that was those days.  Nowadays I count pretty good.  I read up and also seen on TV where them professors who study stuff says there was 3000 people got killed in Puerto Rico last hurricane.  3000!  But now the Prez he’s sayin’ that’s a lie it was only 18.  Now maybe some of the guys down at Stosh’s Bar is gonna believe that, but I ain’t that easy to fool.  When I was in Korea, kid, the government also did the same bullcrap.  Tellin’ folks at home only a few guys was killed in a week.  Hell, sometimes the truth was that many got killed in a couple of hours of heavy fightin’.  Why does the people in charge always think bein’ flat-assed broke mean we’re stupid?  Bullcrap.