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friday, october 9th, 2020

All the polls aside, President Trump is positioned to win a historical victory in November. We can thank the inept Democrats who have sowed the seeds of their loss even before Hillary was defeated in 2016.

Their preoccupation with "Hate Trump" started the moment they realized he might be the GOP candidate. Once elected, the deep state did everything they could to sabotage him and his administration.

The House invested months (and millions) in trying to impeach him.

But President Trump is not your normal politician. He has stood up against the slings and arrows. He's taken their best shots, and he's again campaigning to enthusiastic crowds. His supporters can't wait to vote to give him four more years. In fact, Trump has an unprecedented opportunity to win the election, expand GOP seats in the Senate, and even, possibly, take back the House!

Newt Gingrich recently asserted to a Jewish Republican Alliance online audience, "Trump is not the best conservative, but he is the best anti-liberal president we have ever had." Trump doesn't fit the mold because he's not a classic politician. He is an outsider, a businessman not a lawyer, and a leader who above all else gets things done. He respects and is more comfortable with workers than political elites from his own party.

And then there is Biden. The Democrats have selected a weak, mentally challenged basement dweller as their presidential candidate. His campaigning is scripted and takes place in front of less than impressive crowds. The vice president search was a disaster from beginning to end. Democrats have built their power in pleasing special interest groups. But their requirement that Biden's choice for vice president had to be a "black woman" eliminated black men, Hispanics, and all other needed special interest groups from consideration. As a result, the Hispanic defections could give President Trump the best ever Hispanic voting edge by any GOP candidate.

Kamala Harris is left doing most of the active campaigning, but she is no more popular than she was when competing with Biden for the top spot. She is not liked even in her own party and is not providing the bounce in the polls that Biden desperately needed. For Democrats, this is looking more and more like McGovern all over again.

Add to weak candidates the Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the unchecked rioting and looting in Democrat-controlled major cities, more and more Americans are concerned about their safety. Americans don't want to defund the police; they want more officers protecting them. Chaos and threats of continuing civil unrest if Trump wins are just making President Trump's stand for law and order even more appealing. Biden's late criticism of the rampant violence is vividly contrasted by Trump's continual offer to help bring order to cities and his success in doing so when invited to help.

What is on voters' minds? This election will be about safety and the economy. While many Democratic governors and mayors have tried to keep their constituents on lockdown because of COVID-19, President Trump is calling for opening up the economy to produce the economic rebound and jobs citizens crave. He did it before, producing the highest average income levels in history. He can do that again. Biden is a question mark; Trump is a proven economic catalyst. He's promised and delivered. Americans will be reelecting a president with a proven track record.

There is one more promise that will ensure Trump's victory in November. Teacher unions are long-standing Democrat supporters. Biden has promised to support their demands to limit charter schools. But school choice is one of the most important issues to many minority Americans. If their children are trapped in underperforming schools, their children are blocked from achieving their American Dreams. The Trump administration is ready to push hard for school choice. In his first term, it was long-needed criminal justice reform. In the second, it's school choice.

The Democratic push for mail-in voting could be another costly mistake. We may not know the winner in all states on election night, but that won't keep the media from using exit polls to fuel voter interest. Since Republicans are less trusting of the postal service, more will be going to polls in person to vote or drop in their completed ballots. Newt Gingrich expects that to impact the exit poll trends that are shared that night. If trends show a strong showing for Trump, it will tend to further suppress Democrats going late to the polls.

But all of these advantages will mean nothing if we don't vote. Do not be complacent. Keep an image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in your mind as you vote for every GOP Senate or House candidate you can support. Consider every race in play, even if you feel there's no chance. Let's make sure that this time that Trump wins the popular vote as well.

Voting for Biden inspires no one. The "Hate Trump" crowd may just be too busy preparing to riot and create civil discord to take time to vote. Let's settle for nothing less than winning it all!

Put your enthusiasm for Trump into action. Stay informed and engaged. Ask Democrats the three reasons they support Biden. When they say their version of "I hate Trump," be ready to enthusiastically share the three reasons you can't wait to vote for President Trump-safety, the economy, and school choice. We don't vote against people. We vote for candidates who love America and have policies that will keep America great for years to come!

© 9.21.2020 Terry Paulson, "TownHall.com".

A Day In The Life.

Up at 8a on Friday, it was only 64° outside – had a couple smokes in the garage while the coffee brewed, did my DR (Type 1 Diabetic Routine - Blood Sugar Level Test and Sliding-Scale Insulin Shot), applied the CBD Hemp Ointment to my neck and shoulder, had simple toast for breakfast, and checked the weather and news.

After posting the "Chris Plants Show" daily thread to FR, I had some errands to do, get the 'fridge reloaded, fill-up the Jeep HEMI with *Ethanol Free* 90 Octane fuel, open the panoramic sunroof and just enjoy the fresh, cool and dry air. Back home by 11a, I did an early lunch, reapplied the CBD Ointment to my lower back, hit the couch, and slept thru the 3hr "Rush Show" after posting the daily graphics. After dinner, I watch FN's "Tucker", "Hannity" and "Laura" until 11, but suddenly was hungry for some pasta, before calling it a day.

I had a bad fall in the kitchen, just after I'd made a huge container of Cappellini #1 ("Angel Hair", my favorite) Pasta w/ crab, lime, baby peas, Irish Butter, Parmesan, salt & pepper. I made a sudden turnaround to take the two-handed container to the 'fridge, lost my balance, and crashed into the counter, 'fridge and down hard onto the floor. I wrenched my already painful lower back, cut my right elbow and left knee, and they were very bloody. I cleaned-up myself, the blood, and the spilled pasta into the garbage, bandaged myself and literally crawled up the stairs to bed at 10p. Damn.

I slept-in until 11a on Saturday, as I hurt too much to get up. I headed for the CBD Ointent, triple-applied it, changed mega-large band-Aids on my right elbow and left knee, with a liberal application of Bacitracin Antibiotic, let things settle-out, and gingerly made my way downstairs, to have a couple smokes. After the morning DR, coffee and breakfast, I got my wooden cane from York Hospital, and had to use it for the day; just no strength in my left knee and leg. After the Dinner DR, I had a Chicken Salad Sandwich on Croissant w/ Chips, watched Discovery's "Expedition Unknown" until 10, and after the nightly DR, bagged it for the evening.

If I'd have known that I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.

On Sunday, barking dogs woke me at 9:30a, with owners walking them up and down the lane, or I'd slept away the morning. The pain was gone as long as I was asleep, but came back in multiple places as soon as I woke-up. I did the morning DR, had breakfast and coffee and skipped the CBD Ointment until after my shower. I'd also forgotten last night's DR, as I was so tired, so my BSL was greatly elevated to 196; not good. Shit. After the shower, I re-cleaned the wounds, applied Bacitracin, changed bandages, applied the CBD Ointment to my lower back and shoulder, and started to feel a bit better.

I rested my aching back and hips, knee and elbow, for much of the day, watch part of an accident-riddled NOOSE-CAR race, and switched to "American Pickers" for the rest of the evening, until 10p. Lights out.

Up at 7:30a on Monday, after a decent, painless night's sleep, the condo was cold so I fired-up the furnace for a short while, had a couple smokes in the garage, applied the CBD Pro-Level-5 Pain Ointment, did the morning DR, had oatmeal (no fruit) and coffee. I posted the weekly "Chris Plante Show" thread, and just relaxed with the Kona Estate Coffee. I had some errands to do, grabbed my cane and left at 10a. Getting in-and-out of the Jeep is only relatively pain for my left knee and back, but it lessens a bit each day. Back home by 12:30p, I did the midday DR and had a light lunch. I disconnected the Drip Irrigation Systems, since we're got some 30° nights coming, and soon I'll drain and bring the garden hose into the attached backyard storage shed, with the brass Y-fittings. But for now, they're okay outside.

I watched History's "Ancient Aliens" until 10, and packed-it-in for the night.

Awake at 8a on Tuesday, I had to get the CBD Ointment quickly applied, as the back/hip pain had kept me up during the night, and I needed relief. After the DR, coffee and breakfast, I changed the bandages on my knee and elbow, laid down on the couch with the heating pad, and slept until 12noon, or thereabouts. Lee stopped-by to visit, and his Jeep's starter died when he tried to leave. AAA came to pick it up, I gave him a ride home to Dallastown, and got home around 5p, applied more CBD Ointment and climbed back on to the couch.

Awake at 7:39, I did the evening DR, had a light dinner and printed-out the list of 11-of-14 blood tests for tomorrow morning at WellSpan Stony Brook Labs, from my WellSpan Portal. It was to be a 10hr fast, so I did the evening DR and crashed around 10p.

I had a terrible night, with hip and lower back pain, getting-up 3x to re-apply the CBD, and finally got up at 8a on Wednesday. After posting the daily "CP Show" thread to FR, I drove over to the lab around 9:30, was 3rd in-line, and done in 5-6mins. After no coffee or food prior to the blood-draws, I enjoyed the morning DR and breakfast. I had a couple COVID-19 surgical masks to wash and dry, so I'd be staying-in for the majority of the day. Plus, using my sleek brown wooden cane from the 2017 23-day York Hospital stay was getting monotonous.

I called Sherry to set-up a time for tomorrow, to narrow down where we could shop for the last of her major shrubs, and get them in the ground ASAP, as Winter is coming faster than most people realize. Garden center's and nurseries have 25-50% sales on now, to clear-out stuff they don't want to Winter-over, so it's a good time to get it done. After dinner, I had a boatload of the morning's lab tests' results on my WellSpan Portal, so I spent time going thru each, and comparing them to the same ones from Spring.

I did watch the VP Debate, and thought Pence clearly won, based upon the evasiveness, condescension, idiotic frat girl, half-breed mutt, and snarky facial expressions from Caramella Hairass gave. By 11p, it and the recap/analysis were over, and so was I.

Up at 7a on Thursday, I did the usual DR, had a couple smokes in the garage while the coffee brewed, a light breakfast and though I was supposed to p/u Sherry to shop for some large shrubs. and a few perennials, for her front garden. I was wrong – it was scheduled for 10a tomorrow, so I screwed-up – but drove to her home, anyway. We altered plans, she came to my condo at 1p, and we got the things she needed at a local garden center, loaded her BMW and left before traffic got heavy. I was home by 3:30p, and grabbed a 2hr nap.

After dinner, I watched "American Pickers" Marathon reruns and re-edits until 10, did the nightly DR and quit for the night. Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", as usual, and it all dr's app'ts coming-up, which I'm not looking forward to going thru.

Most Of My Generation 70+ Were HOME SCHOOLED.

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.

"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.

"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.

"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My father taught me LOGIC.

"Because I said so, that's why ."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.

"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.

"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My father taught me IRONY.

"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.

"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.

"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.

"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.

"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.

"If I told you once, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.

"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.

"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.

"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.

"Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.

"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.

"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.

"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My father taught me HUMOR.

"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.

"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up"

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.

"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.

"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.

"When you get to be my age, you'll understand.

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE.

"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!

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