Concerning the presidential candidacy of Republican billionaire Donald Trump, I believe all the pundits have it very wrong. Trump has already won — even if he loses.
What is all the talk about, even from the Democrats? Donald Trump.
So even if he loses in his attempt to be elected president, he has won.
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My guess is that 60 to 80 percent of the talk on TV and in the news includes something about him. So how is his Trump empire doing?
I don’t know for sure but would be willing to bet it’s doing exceedingly well. So it’s a win-win for Trump.
Ignore him for a couple of days and see how he does. My belief is he would drop like a rock.
The man thrives on strife and controversy.
So this Kansas “bathroom bill,” how’s that supposed to work (4-14, A1, “Transgender restroom bill riles LGBT advocates”)?
Will we be required to present a photo identification?
Or will we have our “equipment” spot-checked, you know, Taliban-style?
Eventually, will it be just like voting so that every time we flush we’ll be sending a message to the Kansas Legislature, our opinion of the kind of job it’s doing?
You know, this obsession of the legislators with women’s bodies, latrines and all things sexual really gets to me. Have they never known a gay person, a happily married gay couple, a transsexual person?
Why do they need to conflate all non-heterosexual people, people peacefully going about their lives, with the perverse, the peeping Tom, the pedophile? Why must they encourage the public to have their jaundiced eye?
The Kansas Legislature should turn to more productive projects, like changing the forced campus gun-carrying policy on a population that really doesn’t want it.
Now there’s a project we could really flush for.
Next U.S. president
A logical cause of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s popularity is President Barack Obama. Obama’s bipartisan approach was, “I won.” Obama’s leadership approach was, blame former President George W. Bush.
Then-Sen. Obama said Bush’s need to raise the debt limit was unpatriotic and a failure of leadership. For President Obama it was merely business as usual, with an unworkable debt approaching $20 trillion. Interest on debt will soon be the largest budget item.
The 2008 Bush recession ended by June 2009, but Obama’s boondoggle recovery continues. The ill-fated near-trillion-dollar, no shovel-ready-jobs stimulus belongs to Obama, not Bush.
Obama blames bad intelligence for his mistaking the Islamic State for a junior varsity. Apparently, his military advisers and Cabinet had better intelligence.
If we had abandoned Germany and Europe like Obama abandoned Iraq and the Middle East, Berlin would be called Berlin-grad or Stalingrad West. We still have troops in Germany, Japan and South Korea.
Remember Obamacare? You can keep your doctor and your policy? Remember it’s not a tax, illegal subsidies or sky-high deductibles?
Unfortunately, motor-mouth, insulter-in-chief Trump is probably not the answer.
At this moment, I can’t think of anything more valuable, more amazing, more exciting and more complicated than the wonderful gift of life. We need to take special care of life.
Every day, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to protect life. In the morning before busy thoughts, begin the day with happy, helpful and healthy good thoughts. And just before bedtime, take a moment to check your results of the day.
I know this is very personal, and our thoughts will differ, but place the tags of “urgent” and “important” on what you are thinking and allow your good mind to speak to you.
Special personal discipline is a strong part of proper diet, and our bodies respond to what we eat and how much we eat. I believe that being lazy and loafing, if not controlled, can weaken our bodies.
Our social lives can be a joy, and with special care our lives can be wonderfully strengthened and happy. I am a very strong believer in people having exciting and strong spiritual lives — caring, sharing, loving, trusting, goodness, smiling, laughing, listening and helping others makes such a difference in life — a difference that we need.