During the Olympics, I keep wondering when Michael Phelps is going to forget and dive into that pool still wearing his headphones.
The AP reported on August 11, that 70 prominent Republicans had signed a letter to the Republican National Committee asking it to stop helping Donald Trump. We should also see a letter asking Donald Trump to stop helping Hillary Clinton.
A man in Georgia was arrested recently because he lost his temper at his wife. In doing so, he yelled at her, spit on her and prevented her and their daughter from calling 911. According to the wife, he had a history of violence against her. What set him off? She made a grilled cheese sandwich with three slices of cheese, when he wanted two.
“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons.” That’s Hillary Clinton’s strongest argument against a Trump presidency. Trump’s impulsiveness is a big concern to a lot of people.
Have you seen the TV ad the Clinton campaign is running? The one that features Donald Trump saying nice things about her, including that he thought she’d be a good president. If I were her, I am not certain I’d run any other.
I don’t think Mrs. Clinton succeeded in redefining herself at the Democratic National Convention and I don’t think Trump has tried to redefine himself. I don’t think either of them can. These are probably the two best known and least liked major party candidates ever to seek election to the US presidency as non-incumbents. Also the oldest. Whichever of the two is elected President will be older than any previous US President beginning his or her first term.
I’d really like to return to the political system where we didn’t hear much from the major-party presidential candidates between the conventions and Labor Day.
Last year, my phone company, let’s call it Horizon, okay? Anyway, Horizon wouldn’t repair my copper, land-line phone service, so I was forced to switch to Horizon’s fiber-optic service, or switch to my cable system’s phones which are also fiber-optic. I am aware of the benefits of fiber, but I didn’t want to switch because of the main disadvantage: fiber-optic phones depend on the electric utility for power while copper phones have independent power. I lived through Sandy and had no outside power for four days, but my phone still worked. I’m not complaining about the power, by the way. The local electric company worked round-the-clock to fix things, and a lot of people suffered much worse damage than I did. Some of those houses are still uninhabitable. Last month, my phone’s battery died. It’s not a little one. The battery would probably start my lawn mower. I was not happy. Horizon sent me a new battery for free and sent it overnight. I was happy about that, because sometimes the best description for Horizon service of its equipment in customers’ homes is “glacial.” But, this battery is supposed to be serviced by the customer, and since that’s true, it would be nice if the wires connecting the battery were a little longer, the battery compartment was a little bigger and the battery cover was easy to put back on. I finally got the battery connected. I had to grow a third hand to do it, but I haven’t figured out how to reattach the cover yet.