Saturday, 7/20 Trump’s antics Make Him A Hero”

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Charlie, them news guys just don’t get it.  Their screamin’ cause Trump’s lawyer guy had some tapes of Trump payin’ off another model gal.   So the news guys figure folks will be pissed off.  But, kid, they ain’t.   I stopped at Stosh’s Tavern for a brew with the guys last night and they are happy.  I mean happy and maybe jealous.  The guys what voted for him, they ain’t pissed off.  They’s made him some kind of hero cause he got the cash to  get a good lookin’ gal to sleep with him, and here in the Mahoning Valley, ain’t nobody can do that.

 

Tuesday, 7/17 What Is Treason?

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Hi, Kid.   I watched that Trump and Putin deal on TV last night  — and I wanna puke.  I ain’t kiddin’ you.  When our prez comes out and says our country is wrong – I don’t know if that’s treason, but I do know it’s a damned shame.  I know I yap too much about my  years in Korea, but that earned me the right to bitch about this.  Me fightin’ to defend this country, and this guy tryin’ to tear it down  — there ain’t no comparing.  I was just a dumb-assed army private, but I put my ass on the line lots of times.  And watched my best buddy when he was bleedin’ to death and I couldn’t stop it.  So if anyone got a right to call it treason, it’s some dumb old guy like me who earned it the hard way.

 

Monday, 7/16 What’s Considered Treason

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Charlie — man, I don’t know what in hell’s goin’ on.  I seen the Prez and that Putin guy on them speeches and I am just  on the floor.  I know I spout off too much about being a Korea vet, but damn it I was.  I was fightin’ for this country in the mud and snow for 2 years and watchin’ good guys die.  And they was dyin’ in the dirt because them China guys and them Russia guys was givin’ the Korea guys guns and ammo.  And now the Prez wants us to believe them guys is our buddies?   Horse crap, kid, horse crap.  If he’s so ashamed of America why don’t he quit his job and go live in that hotel of his in Russia?

 

Saturday 7/14 Too Much Criticizing Allies

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I seen them talks when Ol’ Trump was in England.  And he’s standing up there like some kind a  king, tellin’ the Prime Minister gal how she’s got the immigration thing all wrong and how it’s gonna bite her in the behind.  Now when I was a kid, Charlie, we went to some old aunt or uncles place and I sees this ugly old couch and says out loud “that couch is ready for the junk heap” and my Ma whacked me on the head a good one, grabbed my ear and pulled me outside.  She says “Eddy, don’t you never go into somebody’s house and tell them it’s ugly cause you don’t know why they live like that and it ain’t none of your business”.   I guess the Prez’s Ma never taught him good like that.

Tuesday, 7/10 Senate Hearings

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Been seein’ all that stuff about the fight comin’ in the senate about this supreme judge guy and will he get approved.   I guess it’s a shoo-in, cause none of them GOP guys will buck the prez.  And that’s a damned shame.  It ain’t possible that everyone of them agrees with him down in their guts.  If 3 of them would say no, that would grind to a halt right there.  But ain’t nobody got the stones to do it.  And, kid, I learned this in them 2 years I was fightin’ in Korea.  If anything will get a guy killed, it’s a leader whose a  damned coward.  Don’t nobody – except old John McCain – have no stones?

 

Tuesday, 7/10 Conservative Judges

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Hey, kid, I been watching all that supreme court judge stuff.  Now you know I didn’t have all that much schoolin’.  But sometimes it’s just common sense and even an old mill hand like me can see what’s what.  This conservative stuff sounds good if you’re rich, or you’re a preacher, or a political guy.  But sometimes it ain’t real life.  What I mean is  — it’s OK to go around saying you’s pro-life, until your youngest daughter gets pregnant.  It happens, kid.  And it’s mighty easy to hate them gay folks until your kid tells you he’s gay.  That’s stuff for the family to solve, not some dumb-ass politician.

Sunday, 7/8 Them Phony Rallies

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Charlie, I seen one of them Trump rallies on TV.   I got it figured out.  He don’t go to no big cities,  he ain’t even come here to Youngstown.  He goes to them little towns, kid, and you gotta pay attention to this:  there ain’t no black people in the crowd, there ain’t Hispanic people, no Chinese guys, no Arab guys.  It’s all white folks and if there ain’t none of the others who show, then it means that ones who does show up – they gotta be bigots.  Right?  So he’s appealing to bigots.  Now you know I ain’t no saint, kid.  But nobody never called me no bigot.  When you’re busting butt in a steel mill, everybody’s equal poor.

Monday, 7/2 40 Years in the Wilderness

Hi, Kid.  Just a quick thought.  You know I ain’t one of them fancy Bible scholars.  But I do listen up when I goes to Mass – just not often enough.  Anyhow, Father Tony was preaching today about how them Jewish tribe guys gets The Lord pretty ticked off and he tells them they gotta spend 40 years wandering around in the desert.  And that ain’t no fun.  So anyhow, then I come home and see’s this TV clip of ol’ Trumpet and he’s yowling about how whatever the super judge he puts in that big court is gonna serve for 40 years at least.   You think The Lord is punishing the USA?

Friday 6/29 Them Doggone Animal Petitions

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You get that email thing about them China dogs?  Seems like this time of year, they eat up 15,000 dogs.  Some kind of festival deal.  Well I remember when I was a kid fightin’ in Korea,  them guys there ate dogs, too.  It’s a culture thing, kid.  So somebody wants me to sign this petition and send some money to make ‘em stop, but seein’ as how they been eatin’ dogs for hundreds of years I figure they ain’t going to stop.   Then I gets a petition to make office buildings turn down their lights at night cause birds was getting’ confused by them.  Bullcrap!   If half of these people would pay attention to the elections and stuff we might have a better Prez and Congress guys.  People should be worryin’ about other people.

Thursday 6/28 Why Do Kentucky Folks Vote For McConnell ?

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Charlie, you grew up near them mills and mines.   You remember how bad the poor section of Kentucky was, I betcha.  I can’t figure how them folks, who is almost the lowest  in income in the country, keep on voting for this McConnell hombre.  Gimme a break!  He’s Trump’s lap dog.  Wouldn’t vote on Obama’s supreme judge guy, but now he’s sayin’ that “we gotta get it done for Trump right now”.  Trump says bark, and ol’ Mitch barks.  Trump says jump and Mitch dances around and rolls over.  Bullcrap!  In my world a guy’s either got stones or he don’t.  Why’s he get elected?