My wife, who was Colombian, had three ways to win an argument.
The soft tones with light touches and soothing glances
The quiet, lay her head down and let a tear roll down her face
The hahaha, where she would start by saying ha ha ha really loud and get into a 4 minute rant in Spanish which would go into something I did years ago and when you stop listening she ends it with “you are not even listening”.
In almost all instances I would agree to what she wants and she would then come up to me, give me a kiss, grab my head and push it into her chest (she was fully clothed, sometimes, and my wife). Then she would say, “go get breakfast while you’re at it”. The motor boating wasn’t always an option because sometimes I stood there waiting for it and she would just say, what are you looking at, vayase.
I was in Scotland for work. While there, two of us went out for dinner. We ordered the surf and turf. The waiter brought over our meal with a small bowl of liquid yellow stuff. We started to eat and dip the lobster into this yellow stuff and it immediately started to burn my throat a little. We looked at each other and we kept going. The waiter came over and asked if we needed anything and I told him that this butter tastes a little funny. He says that’s because it’s not butter, it’s liquid soap to clean your hands when you grab the lobster. Me and my friend look at each other and the waiter just looked at us like we were stupid and said did you not know that. One of us asked have you ever been to the United States. He said yes. Okay, that thing you were cleaning your hands with, that was butter. The waiter then asked do you want me to bring butter and I said no, but can you show me your finest bottle of windex to go with the meal.. We didn’t order anything else after that. I think we got labeled the snotty Americans because when we walked out, the bartender gave us the peace symbol backwards. True story.
I noticed in my history that I had a lot of likes under blog post “Jesus was a Socialist”. I still agree with what I wrote and want to add that there was another man in biblical times that represents something like what is going on today. Moses led the chosen people out of Egypt into the homeland. On his way, he ran into an obstacle, not unlike a wall, the Red Sea, alright not exactly a wall either. He parted the Red Sea and his people got through and when the Egyptians tried to follow, the sea swallowed them up. Now I’m going to point to the “The Wall” on the southern border and how a big gust of wind took it down. I foresee a big hurricane decimating that wall and little Mexican guy on the other side with a red poncho and his goat herding staff with his hands in the air, saying “Hijole, vistes lo que paso”. Now, wouldn’t that be a sight.
I’m not saying let everyone in, but when you are the greatest country on Earth, it’s your responsibility to live up to that nom de plum and help the less fortunate. You call yourself Christian and you act more like heathens and pagans worshiping a wall.
Watched some of the DNC Convention speeches. While some very riveting, Candidate Biden gave a good speech, and some confusing, AOC nominated Sanders in a last bid effort to pull a jedi mind trick on the DNC, it was President Obama, as usual, that gave the speech that made you listen. His speech was poignant, historical, and relevant all at the same time.He tied it all together in less than 20 minutes. Impressive. VP candidate Harris also gave a strong speech that would make a strong man check his scrotum, just to make sure she didn’t just put “los juevos” in her purse.
I once liked a woman so much that when I ran out of conversation I told her “did you know that two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen makes water?”, she said “I have to go”. I just thought to myself, yep, that seems right.
In a 10 hour block, Hispanics get six minutes of key note speakers. What would happen if every eligible Hispanic voter decided to vote for Bernie Sanders as a write in? You know what would happen, Bernie Sanders would finish in second place with Joe Biden pulling up third place and President Trump would get re-elected to a second term. I think the Hispanic vote is being undervalued and maybe that is what Hispanics should do to get some appreciation for our efforts.
Another thought on this matter – if I had to choose a person to be President in these harsh economic and divisive times, it would be Bill Clinton. Former President Clinton was the only President, in recent times, that actually turned a deficit into a surplus all while maintaining the respect of the allies around the world and kept the economy booming. No small feat. Whatever his blueprint was to do that, it should be looked at in the times of the pandemic. President Obama would be a close second choice but he faced immense backlash by a Repub led Senate. If he would to be the President now, I don’t think they would fight him tooth and nail like they did before.
In all seriousness, what you need right now is someone that is going to bring the country together, someone that can unite the country.
I get a phone call and the person tells me “you’re a racist” I tell him “I think that you have a problem with Hispanics”. The person says “no I don’t, you do”. I tell ’em “I am Hispanic”. They say “no you’re not, you lying spic”. I just reply “huh”.
Former welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus lost in Tullsa against a very game fighter Jessica McCaskill. Congratulations to McCaskill. It was a very electrifying fight that saw the challenger come out ahead. Braekhus didn’t seem to have her feet/legs under her. She lost her bid to take over Joe Louis’ record for most title defenses. Her mistake was fighting in the USA because of the electrical atmosphere that creates home town waves. She should have fought in Europe and I’m sure given the even electrical atmosphere, she would have fared a lot better.
The betting odds were probably paying out big to some few electricians.
Congratulations to David Benavidez, who scored an 11th round stoppage of Roamer Angulo, a fighter that has never been stopped before. Benavidez showed maturity beyond his years in making Angulo look like he did not belong in the same ring as him. Benavidez addressed the issue of not making weight, which he said he felt might have been unprofessional but given the current COVID-19 pandemic, his record, his maturity, we can honestly say that these things happen. Boxing, especially training is exponentially more difficult so making weight or coming a little bit above is something that can reflect the current times. For Benavidez, who I feel is the best boxer at 168 currently, it actually might be a blessing in disguise. Most boxing organizations don’t recognize champions in their ratings, making it more difficult to have the best fight the best. Well, now, Benavidez, with no belt, will definitely be a mandatory challenger for people like Jacobs, Smith, Saunders, Plant and even Alvarez. It might seem funny but he might make more without holding a title belt.