If You Want To Win The 2020 Election, I Suggest That You Find A Way To Re-Open The Government

As the government shutdown continues on, the frustration from all walks of life in this country is palpable.

The latest anxiety is that if TSA absences continue, this will create multiple issues at our nation’s airports.

The fact is that the government has to re-open at some point. We cannot continue to allow this orange hued man baby to continue to take an adult tantrum and holds the paychecks of government workers hostage.


While keeping our borders secure is a non-negotiable issue, we should not be wasting $5 Billion dollars to build the wall and then waste even more money for security and maintenance.

On this morning’s Brian Lehrer Show, US Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) proposed a plan to re-open the government while continuing with negotiations in regards to the wall and border security. I personally think that it is best of both worlds, but I am not the final decision maker in this process.

The fact is that the American voter has a long memory, especially when it comes to elections and more specifically, Presidential elections. We vote with our wallets as much as we vote with our cultural/social/religious beliefs. If he wants to become a two President and not a one term President, he had better find a way to compromise and re-open the government. Otherwise he might be a one term President.



A Gift to Remember: A Novel Book Review

Sometimes, the dream of romance does not match the reality.

In the 2013 novel, A Gift to Remember: A Novel, by Melissa Hill, Darcy Archer is dreamy-eyed bookworm. She works in an independent bookstore in Manhattan and is looking for her version of the romantic fictional hero.

On her way to work one day, Darcy hits a guy with her bicycle. As he is taken to the hospital, Darcy decides that the best thing to do in the short term is to take in his dog. Her plan is to return the dog to his master, whose name she discovers is Aidan. As Aidan recovers in the hospital and tries to regain his memory, Darcy tries to piece together who this man is. Along the way, she starts to put together a picture of who he is, which may or may not be correct. She also starts to wonder if Aidan the guy she has been looking for.

I have mixed feelings about this book. While I appreciate that Darcy has a deep appreciation for books, I wish there was more to her. I also find it inconceivable that one can live in Manhattan on a retail salary without living with multiple roommates or living in an apartment the size of a shoe box.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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