Notice the cleaned up patio. Yesterday was sunny and we got work done.
What a nasty day. Too much rain. Huge amount of rain. What a disaster! Must be rigged against me.
Sorry. I can't stop talking like Trump. You might have that problem too if you watch the trending #TrumpsBookReports. Google it. It's very funny. Bigly funny!
On Tuesday morning I had a tooth pulled. When I went to the dentist, I had not planned on a tooth extraction, but my badly broken wisdom tooth was not a good candidate for repair. After contemplation I choose to have it removed.
It was a first for me. While my teeth are unattractive, I still have all of them. Well, now I don't. I was a bit fearful, but decided to joke with the dentist and just relax and go with it. The process was quite simple. As I waited for the deadening agent to wear off, I also waited for the pain to set in. It never did. It was painless!
That was not the case Wednesday evening. After working in the yard much of the day, I got dinner ready and then at 6:00 we sat down to the dinner table and the 3rd Presidential Debate.
I was dreading this debate. After the first two, and especially the second, I was so weary of Trump. I find him an embarrassment to our nation. But most of all I didn't think Hillary should have to stand on the stage with him for another 90 minutes and be bombarded with lies and insults and attacks.
Now I know some of my dear readers do not agree with me politically. If it is a difference of conservative view of policy vs liberal view of the role of government, I can respect that. However, if you find yourself feeling you have to vote for Trump because you hate Hillary, I can only say that you have been misled. So many of the claims against her just are not true. You can find this out by fact checking. Just google a question, like "Did Hilary Clinton lie to the FBI", and look for the Pulitzer Prize winning PolitiFact link, or try Snopes.com. Both are good and non-biased.
Anyway, back to the debate. I needn't have worried about Hillary. She can take care of herself. After trying in the first two debates to actually discuss policy, she realized she would have to squeeze substance in where she could. Instead she dismantled her opponent.
Trump was pretty good for the first 30 minutes, trying hard to stay calm, on topic, presidential. But Hillary knew how to get under his skin, and I think it was talk about Putin that got to him and sent him reeling out of his carefully coached control. From then on, substance on his part amounted to babble and word salad. I had to put my hand up to cover his face from my view (On a 60 inch TV, that is a bigly face!) much of the time as he sighed and sniffed and screwed up his face and mouthed words of retort. It was painful to watch. Ugh. That man should never play poker.
Donald Trump is a bully. He has bullied his way into being one of two major candidates for the President of the United States. It is beyond belief.
But Hillary Clinton is one tough lady. She has had to be. She can handle a bully. Using Trump's own words, she took him apart, until what was left was a big pouting pile of poo.
I hear that our ballots are in the mail. I'll sit down today and study the voter's guide. One race I will not have to study is POTUS. I will be proudly casting my vote for the first woman President of the United States!