I don’t have to explain to most of you, especially if you’re over the age of 65, Like SUZANNE MC MAINS of Sierra Vista Arizona, who turns 72-TODAY, that I’ve not been sleeping well throughout the night, because of being FITFUL, especially now, since whether we are American, Canadian or Israeli, our Governments, and the Nations around us are in Social and Economic Free Fall and there seems to be no one to grab the REINS OF LEADERSHIP, with the hopeful exception of Donald J Trump.
I lay semi-awake at night, thinking about the many things that are happening all around the world, of which we have no control, such as the carnage and Slaughter in Syria and Iraq.
I feel sorry for the victims of the Genocide, and then remember that if these victims could, they would probably Slaughter me and mine, just because I and others like me are Jews.
And then again, it’s not as if Christians and Atheists would be all that safe in their midst either, all of which makes it difficult for me to square the circle of how I feel, and how I should really feel about their plight.
While I sleep, I regurgitate in my head what our Politicians are saying, in spite of what the world is really like. And I am living THEIR LIES, as costs for me go up . . . and revenue for most of us goes down, while the Politicians still live the Good Life at Work and in Retirement at our expense.
ONLY BECAUSE HE’S A GREAT GUY AND A VERY GOOD FRIEND:
There are just Two Leftists who I spend some time with. One is Family, and the other is a Very Close Friend, whom over the years has become like Family. If Anne and I didn’t care enough about both of them as much as we do, we would have ZERO Contact with them, because that’s how Far to the LEFT they are.
So . . . when we get together, we tend to stay away from Politics, but no matter what, since everything is about Politics, that’s where we generally windup, and that’s where we usually start raising our voices at each other.
It started last night with my Friend’s insistence that life in Canada was still great. That according to him, our economy is strong and growing. That our Social Structures like Medicare and our Pension Funds are not only sound . . . but also growing, which blew me away.
So two things happened at the Going Away Supper we had last night that really TEED IT OFF FOR ME:
1 – Anne and I were speaking with our friends of the unbelievable and unfair cost of Travel Insurance for Canadians, especially when one has LITERALLY ANY PRE-EXISTING CONDITION, which could be almost anything the insurer could use not to pay-up for any Health or Accident Related Issues, to the point that having Insurance at the cost of THOUSANDS of Dollars, has become no better than not having any insurance at all.
But Anne and I are very resourceful, and we dig, dig, dig, and have found reliable Insurance in Canada and the USA, which serves our needs for half of what Blue Cross Charges. But it certainly isn’t the Gold Standard of Insurance, but it’s more than adequate.
Which at that point, the wife of our friends says . . . “Oh we don’t have that problem, because we’re covered for everything through my Government Pension.” And I suspect because of that Government Pension, they are constantly traveling and going on Luxury Cruises, which most Working Stiffs working in the Private Sector could never afford . . . But I digress.
So how do you think that made Anne and myself feel? Knowing that Anne and I and others like us, subsidized her living as a Public Sector Worker (teacher/principal) on our Tax Dollars, could be so Glib about still living on our DIME, while Anne and I like MILLIONS of others struggle, just to get ample coverage, which isn’t the best at all in comparison to what the Public Sector Workers enjoy for relatively FREE?
2 – And eventually . . . it came down to the 8th, where my Friend, who is a life-long businessman, and quite successful at that, wanted to know how I could possibly promote Donald Trump, who has NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER? To which I answered: That’s exactly why I support him, because he has NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER . . . and from there . . . the Explosion was felt throughout the restaurant, when he said . . .
“HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT A RAPIST?”
You can’t even begin to imagine how I felt with such a STUPID QUESTION posed to me as FACT.
So I responded . . . “You’re the FIRST & ONLY Person I have heard from on either side of the Border, not even from Crooked Hillary Herself, who accused Trump of Being a RAPIST? So where the Hell do you come-off making a VILE accusation such as that?”
And here’s his LEFTIST Answer . . . “How do you know he isn’t?”
I won’t go into the rest of this argument, other than to say we stopped arguing abruptly, when we both realized that if we continued, it would end up with a totally destroyed Friendship. So we stopped. But that’s the mindset of the LEFT, to a man who is no dummy, and a wife who was an educator from the classroom to administration . . . which to me is both terrifying and disappointing.
IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY THE TITLE OF THIS EDITORIAL IS ABOUT NORTON/ALI:
Anne and I were on our Honeymoon 43-Years ago in the Catskill Mountains of New York, during the waning years of the Borscht Belt, where all the great Entertainers performed, including where the GREATEST TITLE FIGHTERS trained and practiced in the Resort Gyms for their big World Championship Fights.
Norton had won the Championship against Mohamed Ali on March 31, 1973. But six months later, he fought Ali again on September 10, 1973, just in time for Anne and Myself to see him Train at his Catskill Training Center.
We would have liked to have seen Ali Train as well, but we couldn’t even get close to the Gym where Ali trained, for the number of people who just like us wanted to see the him in action . . . NONETHELESS, WE WERE PLEASED just to get to see Ken Norton Up Close & Personal, as Howard Cosell would have stated it.
So, as we Stood Ring-Side, watching Norton do his thing on the Speed Bag, then Pounding the Heavy Bag, and then Demolishing his Sparring Partners one after the other, we were so mesmerized by the Size, Swiftness and Indescribable Power of this Man, that we came away absolutely convinced that Ali didn’t have a chance.
BUT WE WERE WRONG . . . and Ali Beat the Hell of Ken Norton during their Second Encounter.
This Election Campaign reminds me of the Day Anne and I saw a Near Indestructible Fighter . . . show . . . to absolutely everyone who saw him Up Close and Personal, just how he was going to decimate his opponent, long before they even got into the ring.
As for the LEFTISTS who think they are living a great life that is somehow ENTITLED to them, like Ken Norton, they too will sooner rather than later have, as President Ronald Reagan so elegantly stated it . . . THEIR RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY.
And before I send my Best Regards . . . Happy Birthday Today Sue McMains.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov