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    Thumbsucker Musings

    Well, when you get bored with the constant who is criticizing Trump today, and why they are idiots, and out-of-touch with America, ya post up some thumbsucker's (newspaper speak for musings and irrelevant thought provoking information)........here are a couple.

    When old men plant trees they know they will never enjoy the shade of, a society is in great shape........(Greek-unknown), but a relevant metaphor for a lot of circumstances.

    Get to know guns. They are like a parachute. If you ever need one, and don't have one, you will never need one ever again!

    Sign on a Used Tire Store.........."If found here after dark - you will be found here in the morning."

    Every morning in Africa, a gazelle awakes. It knows it must outrun the lion that day or die!
    Every morning in Africa, a lion awakes. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle that day, or starve!
    It makes no difference if you awake as a lion or a gazelle!
    When the sun comes up - you better be RUNNING !

    Rule one of journalism - When the legend and the truth collide, always print the legend!
    Rule two of journalism - Dog bites man is never news..............Man bites dog is always news!

    It costs the U.S. mint 1.3 cents to produce a 1 cent penny. The American people, when polled, 97% do not want the penny eliminated, despite the fact that 90% of all produced, are never recirculated. They end up in jars; car mats; sofa pillows; kids banks, etc. Whereas the single $1 bill only has a 90-day lifespan, and will be circulated almost 40-times before it is worn out, and must be returned by the bank to the mint to be burned. If we could ever find a "penny" politician - America would be in great shape.

    Pet peeve Number 1 always: People and students, who refuse to stand for, or remove their hats for the National Anthem.
    Pet peeve Number 2 always: Musicians who put artist interpretation into the National Anthem. I never want to hear a Bon Jovi version!
    Pet peeve Number 3 always: People who believe they are entitled to privacy and access anywhere, because they are on their phone.

    The Admiration Meter:
    Top Five (Deceased)

    1. Abraham Lincoln
    2. Harry Truman
    3. John Wayne
    4. John Lennon
    5. Dr. Martin Luther King

    The Admiration Meter:
    Top Five (Living)

    1. Paul McCartney
    2. Donald Trump
    3. Sarah Brightman
    4. Oprah Winfrey
    5. Dwayne Wade

    Moving up fast on the Admiration Meter:

    1. Trey Gowdy (should be appointed FBI Director)
    2. Ivanka Trump (what's not to like)?
    3. George Clooney's Islamic wife.
    4. The band "Chain Smokers"
    5. Simon Cowell

    Person I would have liked to go back in time and observe, not necessarily speak to - Jesus of Nazareth........... Stan .......

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    How come Reagan didn't make it into the admiration list?

    He was the perfect politician - he did NOT want power for personal glory or his own enrichment; he wanted power to control government power.

    His like, will not pass this way again in our lifetimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    How come Reagan didn't make it into the admiration list?

    He was the perfect politician - he did NOT want power for personal glory or his own enrichment; he wanted power to control government power.

    I don't look on Ronald Reagan as the "perfect politician" or the "perfect President" either. Already have Lincoln and Truman in most admired (deceased) category. Lincoln for saving the Union, there is no America without his actions; and Truman for an unbelievable number of accomplishment's as President which puts him in the "Great" category - even above Reagan. Dropped Donald Trump in there in the living category - stunning election alone braked a liberal slide into Third World category for America. Not sure how we will be in four years, but damn sure we will be better off than a Clinton/Obama third term.

    Reagan's policies caused the old Soviet Union to collapse, while Truman was the one who stopped that country from controlling Europe and Asia in the 1940's and early 1950's in the first place, with NATO, Berlin Airlift, Marshal Plan, etc. Lincoln ended slavery and reunited the Union by force of arms, which was the only way it could be done. Left to their own devices, the South's secession would have led to European powers returning to America and eliminating our Republic; separate nation states in Texas and California, both probably dominated by Mexico, and the disunion and creation of three separate countries, the North America; the South America and the Western America (the latter probably would have been the strongest). Separated, none could have lasted long as a nation. Reagan doesn't match those critical accomplishments.

    The rest of my list - all personal choices, one can debate or disagree, but put up your own, that's what a "Thumbsucker thread" is designed for.......Stan .....

    His like, will not pass this way again in our lifetimes.

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    Shut the Fake media up!

    Without art, the earth is just, eh......... Stan ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Fan View Post
    Shut the Fake media up!

    Without art, the earth is just, eh......... Stan ........
    Don't let yesterday use up too much of today..........Cherokee proverb;

    Duct tape is like "The Force"
    It has a Dark Side and a Light Side and holds The Universe together.............. Stan ........
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