Monday, 10/8 Cowardly Senators

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Charlie, you know I never said I was no hero.  I was in Korea, sure.  But so was a boatload of other guys.  I didn’t get no medals, and no brass bands.  But I sure as hell never run.  Even when then china guys and then korea guys was so damn close I could smell the fish on their breath I held my place in line and I never let my buddies down.  No man alive can say that ol’ Ed ever run out on his buddies.  Not then – not ever.   But this whole supreme judge deal  come down to 3 senators.  One was a woman and she sure had every reason to vote NO, but she let down all them  women who trusted her with her vote –just turned her back on them.  The Arizona senator guy is retiring so he could have voted NO, but he traded in his honor to keep good with the party.  And the West Virginia guy is a Democrat, but he turned on them cause he was scairt.  Now I never knowed any miners what was scairt, so I guess he’s the first.  I’m glad them 3 wasn’t in my outfit in Korea.

 

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.

 

Monday, 8/27 One Scary Damned Weapon

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I’m getting’ scared, kid.  So I’m looking through a hunting – fishing magazine in the barber shop.  And some company just is brung out a 20-round shotgun with a clip thing like the old BAR in my Army days.  Now, Charlie, you and I gone huntin’ years ago, and nobody needs more than 2 shots in a shotgun.  Cause if you miss the first shot, them birds is long gone.  So who in the hell needs 20 rounds which is more than I had in my rifle in Korea?  One of them damned mass shooter guys gonna get his hands on one and can you imagine how much he could do in a crowd?   I was always against gun control, but damn it, kid, this is just too much.  It’s like a invitation to one of them guys.

 

Sunday, 8/26 We’re Too Used To Mass Shootings

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Kid, I’m getting scared.   There been so many of these damn mass shootings that we’s all getting harden to them.   Yesterday I’m watching the cable news about John McCain, and he was a really great guy.  But right in the middle, they interrupt and say there’s a mass shooting down in Florida again and at least 15 people has been hit.  Some is wounded, some is dead.  Then – here’s the scary part – they say: “we’ll get back to that later”.   Just like 15 people getting shot ain’t no big deal.  Well it is a big deal.  It’s a big damned deal and it don’t say much about us Americans if we treat it like it was just s traffic accident.  Bullcrap!

 

Thursday, 8/9 Live and In Person

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So I hear the Prez is gonna be near Delaware.  That’s like maybe 2 hours from me so I think: “What the hell, I’ll go check into a speech and maybe I’ll get some scoop on what’s goin’ on”.  So I make the drive and get there, but man what a let down.  And what bullcrap.  So you go through security and all that crap, but it ain’t like no picture show with a stage.  It’s like a big old gym thing, so lot’s of the people sit behind him.   And that’s why it looks like a crowd on the TV.  So he starts in yappin’ and, kid, it was all about himself.  He’s the biggest this, and the greatest that, and the most wonderful whoever.  Bullcrap.   I didn’t learn a damn thing and was pissed because I had to drive 2 hours home.  Next time I feels the need to rub elbows with loud ignorant guys, I’ll just go down to Stosh’s Tavern.  Bullcrap.

 

 

Saturday, 8/4 LeBron or Trump? You pick it.

So I’m here in Y-Town Ohio.  And so the Prez starts his insults flying about LeBron James.  Now that’s like insultin’ Dale Earnhardt down in Carolina.  You just can’t flippin’ do it around here.  LeBron brung Cleveland a championship when nobody else could, he just builded a school for them poor kids, and he’s The Man for Ohio Guys.  He can squawk about Hillary, but he sure better leave LJ alone.  No bullcrap.

 

Monday, 7/30 Global Warming

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You know, kid, I was an old open hearth guy all my life.  So I know heat.  And I never seen no heat like what they’re havin’ in Northern California.  Be damned glad you moved out. The prez he says their ain’t no global warning, and that fat guy on the radio – Rush Whoever – he just says anything the prez says.  But when half the country is burning up and just like an old open hearth – their sure as shootin’ is global warming.  Maybe when the ocean washes up on Miro Lager they’ll believe.  Don’t let them guys bullcrap you, kid.

Sunday, 7/29 Shutting Down The Government

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Well our Prez is makin’ threats again.  Now he’s sayin’ he’ll shut down the whole government if he don’t  get his Mexico wall and other stuff.  Charlie, it’s like some guys I knew when I was a kid.   This one guy had a nice ball and bat and he’d bring it to the field down by the playground but if things didn’t go his way he’d take his ball and bat and go home and that would ruin the game.  Now this ain’t no different, if you know what I mean.  The Prez is sayin’ he’ll screw over everybody if they don’t do stuff his way.  What a pile of bullcrap.  Maybe a whole mountain of bullcrap.  Like kids on a damned playground.