Taking a number is not always a good thing.
Taking a number is not always a good thing.
I just listened to The Daily by the New York Times and they put on a very interesting talking piece about what the candidates listen to to motivate their crowds. So I thought I would have some fun with it and put my set on how they seem to look right now from my own playlist.
Bernie Sanders –
1. I’m Alive – by Johnny Thunder
2. Legendary – by Welshly Arms
3. Take back the Power – by Interruptors
Joe Biden –
1. Dear Mr. Fantasy – by Traffic
2. Everybody wants to rule the world – by Tears for Fears
3. This Ain’t My America – By Lynyrd Skynyrd
Elizabeth Warren –
1. Renegades – by X Ambassadors
2. You Can’t Stop Me – by Andy Mineo
3. Stand by me – by Otis Redding
Kamala Harris –
1. Bad to the bone – George Thorogood
2. Californication – by Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Short Change Hero – by The Heavy
Pete Buttigieg –
1. Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers
2. All the Way Up (The remix) – Fat Joe, Remy Ma
3. Come Together (remake)- by Gark Clark Jr.
Julian Castro –
1. Believer – Imagine Dragons
2. Simple Man – by Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. Fantasy – By EWF (if you don’t recognize that moniker then you shouldn’t be allowed to listen to them)
1. One Love – by the great Bob Marley
2. Feel it Still – by Portugal.
3. Don’t Let Me Down – Chainsmokers. Daya
1. Spirit in the Sky – by Norman Greenbaum
2. Whatever it takes – by Imagine Dragon
3. Victory – By Notorious B.I.G., P Diddy (G Version, if there is one)
1. Paint it Black – Ciara
2. In the Name of Love – Jacob Banks
3. We didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
Tulsi Gabbard (The Sniper)
1. Black Eyes – Bradley Cooper
2. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels
3. Congratulations – Post Malone, Quavo (Radio version)
4. Hell and Back – By Kid Ink
5. Mean Demeanor – by Run the Jewels
6. Drops of Jupiter – by Train
Not every great idea has to be yours, it just has to be implemented. That’s the difference between a leader and a Great Leader.
The way to combat rudeness is with politeness, hostility with hospitality, anger with kindness, stubbornness with amenability, ignorance with common sense, hatred with love and absolute injustice with unwavering determination to do the right thing.
I was over my girlfriend’s house and somehow I was roped into giving her a massage. She was always funny. I would try to talk to her and she would grab my hand and put it on her back. I would start then I would stop and try to talk to her again and she would look up, reach for my hand and put it on her back. I would stop and say “I don’t think you’re listening to me”, she would turn her head, look for my hand, grab it and put it on her back and say “what”. So I would just give her the massage and she would get this cheese eating grin on her face that would make me laugh. This day, she pulled a fast one on me. I started to massage her back and I would normally unclasp her bra, but I couldn’t find it. She said “take off my bra”. I started to look for the clasp again but couldn’t find it. She said what are you doing, take it off, really sweet like. So I started to try and slip off the straps, maybe that’s what she wanted. She just turned her head a little and said “take off the clasp”. I was perplexed, I rubbed my eyes. Was it a microclasp or a velcro clasp. She them turned and said “What, were you a virgin before you met me, don’t you know how to take off a bra?”. She laid back down when I realized the problem. “apurase, slow poke” she said. So I pulled on the back strap a little, then a little more, then a little more and I let it go. It snapped onto her back and she sat up and said “ouch”. I then reached to the front of her bra and and unclasped the bra. She just laughed a little and said, “Uh, I forgot which bra I had on.” She then rubbed her back a little and started to look at her middle finger and started to rub it with her thumb. She said “you see that?” and I got closer to look at her finger and she plucks me right in the middle of the forehead and gives me a dirty look. She then takes off her bra, lays down, puts my hand on her back and says “hurry up virgin” and laughs to herself and her body starts to shake, like mini convulsions, because she’s trying to hold in her laughter. She was helluva of funny.
The incredibly growing tariff war with China has hit home. The stock markets are declining and the average American will soon feel the pinch. Is it necessary? Is it necessary to get into what will amount to an all out fight against China over tariffs? I don’t know, I’m not an economist or hold a degree in that field, so I called a buddy of mine and asked him and he said that we should send tanks and take over Taiwan. In all fairness, he isn’t an economist either or particularly good at world geography, he works at a deli, so after getting my bagel with cream cheese and grape jelly, I decided he doesn’t really know what a tariff war is. What I do think is probably around the same as the common laymen, that doesn’t play X-box Call of Duty, even though he does make a mean cream cheese bagel with grape jelly, and that is that we might as well get it over with now. A trade war was bound to happen. China keeps devaluing it’s yuan, or is it peso, dollar, euro?, China keeps devaluing it’s money and that’s going to keep us, who almost pay a fair wage to it’s employees, on edge. Companies keep moving there manufacturing businesses there because of the cheap labor. That cheap labor, who gets paid something like $3.41 on the low side, is attractive to people that like profit over people. China has the largest disparity of income between classes, having the most millionaires in the world. You can’t have the most millionaires without having low paying wages. China keeps there poverty rates and housing conditions under wrap, meaning that if you got to wikipedia, you probably won’t get the most accurate information. In the end, China’s ambition, don’t really know what they are, to devalue there money is tied to keeping their products cheaper when they export them to the U.S.. I’m not saying that China doesn’t have the right to attract businesses and reap rewards and stave off of poverty, (wait, taking a bite of my bagel) but when you keep wages low, then you devalue your money, people living two to a studio apartment, have the highest disparity between working classes then any other nation, and don’t pay a fair minimum wage across the board, ratchet up military spending (maybe they’re worried about North Korea), and allow loopholes to the labor laws to be constantly exploited, then it’s hard to be sympathetic to these millionaires. While the administration’s reasons for the tariff war might not be what I think it is, to promote humane treatment and prevent people from being exploited as cheap labor, maybe… no huh, it still can have that affect.
This is where the Marshal Plan would be effective. Castro’s idea of a Marshal Plan, even if President Trump gets re-elected (since a Demo came up with the idea), should have some very serious consideration. The plan of America First sounds a little self serving but everyone knows that increasing the economic future of our neighbors to the south, not just Mexico, will eventually do what we all want. It will curb illegal immigration, it will make China reevaluate their position, it will stop illegal narcotics (at least from that corridor), it will raise our own minimum wage to a fair level ($37 an hour, just kidding), we will no longer feel the need to live inside a wall (I don’t anyway), it will save money building a wall, it will stabilize global markets mainly because devaluing the, I’m going to say the Ruble? no?, China’s currency will no longer have the same impact. Locking up ourselves in this dome that we are currently calling the U.S. because we fear, I don’t know, foreign cooties, which is different from regular cooties I guess, only plays right into China’s hands, (not that they are the bad guy but they should really pay their workers more plus in the end and they are a Communist government who can, with a swipe of their pen, take all the freedoms that we enjoy here away from their own citizens), and allows China to expand. China is currently investing in poor African Countries, a Marshal Plan of their own, and they are succeeding. If we become a hermit to the world, if we don’t become a beacon of freedom, I saw that in Justice League, and help out other countries, they are going to seek help from someone else and I’m sure China is more than ready to invest in their infrastructure. I’m sure they would love to invest in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador and the other countries that make up Central America. If I were them, I would, as soon as possible. Then you will have puppet regimes that are run by Huwaei 5G cell phone towers and our bigotry will get us what we deserve.
I’m not a fan of any type of government that can take away our right to vote, have guns, get an abortion, buy a house, own a pet that isn’t a shih tzu. If they succeed, they pretty much have said that communism is the right approach and then NRA can get into a frenzy over not being able to buy guns and we would all agree and the NRA would probably back abortions.
Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg had an awkward campaign trail encounter Tuesday with a woman in Iowa who told him she once met the late-Robert F. Kennedy.
The Democrat was campaigning at the Iowa State Fair when a woman approached him and said she met Kennedy in 1968, according to a tweet from a CNN producer.
“I shook Robert Kennedy’s hand in 1968,” the woman told him.
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Buttigieg responded: “So you’re good luck?”
“Not really— he was shot a month later,” the woman said.
Kennedy, the former senator and attorney general beloved by liberals, was assassinated in California in 1968 while seeking the Democratic nomination for president. His brother, President John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1963.
Buttigieg is among the Democratics who have been campaigning over the last few days at the Iowa State Fair.
“I’m running for president because it’s time to have somebody in the Oval Office who will stick up for American values,” Buttigieg said during a speech at the fair Tuesday.
Manny’s Blog comment…….
Hopefully Mayor Pete skipped the hand shake and gave her a hug instead.