Back to politics for just one day. By now, you are probably familar with the "3 a.m. phone-call'' ad that the Clinton campaign aired in Texas. Some called it a fear-mongering message. SNL did a whole skit on it:
Let me ask you a question: Suppose you had to choose between two Presidential candidates, one of whom had spent 20 years in Congress plus had considerable other relevant experience and the other of whom had about half a dozen years in the Illinois state legislature and 2 years in Congress. Which one do you think would make a better President?
If you chose #1, congratulations, you picked James Buchanan over Abraham Lincoln.
Here is my point for today. (And please remember I have yet to make up my mind on which candidate I will vote for in November). If Hillary Clinton believes her â€œexperience countsâ€? song and dance, she needs to elucidate why she voted for her husband over George HW Bush back in â€˜92. Bush the Elder, had a massive amount of know-how on the national political level (including, of course, four years as president), while Bill Clinton had not an iota, save for losing a House election in 1974.
All his skill was on the state level, as is Obamaâ€™s up until Wild Billâ€™s election in the Senate. If Hillary wants to suggest that Obamaâ€™s not ready for the 3am phone call, she should explain why she felt her husband was, back in â€˜92. Has someone asked her about this?
Speaking of Politics
How they are dealing with important issues in Wisconsin. Another example of the boon-doggle that is politics in America. Barf!
Something to cleanse the palate after the all the heavy talk. Check out this Amazing Fact generator. Some examples:
Baseball anthem, Take Me Out To the Ball Game, actually has two main verses. During the 7th-inning stretch, fans traditionally sing just the refrain. Ironically, the man who wrote the song, Jack Norworth, had never been to an actual game when he wrote the song.
The 'french' in french fries actually describes the way the spuds are sliced, not their country of origin.
Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey has an older brother, Randy, who makes a living as a Rod Stewart impersonator.
Bolivia is home to a few of the worldâ€™s most unusually-named lakes, including Titicaca and Poopo.
Coming Friday: A new theory on lactic acid. And, does that oxygen on the sidelines really help Adrian Peterson after those 80-yd TD runs?
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