Columbus Day 10.10.16

Columbus Day

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Columbus Day officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher
Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

And so it all began on the North American game board...

Quest to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day sails ahead  
CNN - October 10, 2016


Is this trapped bald eagle symbolic of America today?

Found in Jacksonville, Florida, they named him Matthew after the
recent hurricane that tore through the Caribbean and southeastern U.S.

Clean up and rescue efforts continue today after Matthew ... Trump and Hillary.

Second Presidential Debate

Where did we leave off Sunday night? Ah yes ... I went off to watch the debate but once again Trump's nervous sniffle made me uncomfortable so I fell asleep checking the highlights Monday morning. Trump's sniffling is equivalent to the throat clearing many people do when they're uncertain about what they are saying. It's a nervous habit generally brought on by the fact that they are embellishing the facts and insecure.

The debate was about two lying cheating candidates each trying to discredit the other in the battle for the title. Any way you cut it ... We are the losers.

Trump showed his differences with running mate Mike Pence on their views about Syria. Will Pence drop out? Probably not. Can Trump change running mates? Doubtful.

Many Republicans are asking Trump to step down - but he won't. They just want things to work they way they used to ... but guess what? Those days are over and only worked to the good old boys. Makes me want to vote for Trump. There are many lessons now for Trump even at age 70. He once said he doesn't apologize. Since last Friday that's all he does. I don't think he can or will change at his age but he can take a long hard look at how his behavior has affected his family and others he has dealt with in the past. It all goes to his childhood and emotional problems.

Surprisingly Trump appeared with Bill Clinton sexual accusers in a pre-debate photo op. It's not so much about the shady character of Bill Clinton but about how Hillary handled the women in the past - just as sleazy. How low can they go? This, like everything else, was a diversion as is all of politics and life. What's going on behind the scenes? Even those facts are not often accurate.

The candidates made claims about taxes, terrorism and e-mails - some comments totally flunking the Fact Check.

There was no handshake going into the debate - more like two boxes coming into the ring to prepare for battle - opponents not relaxed but keyed up for the main event.

As they walked out - it looked like two old people from the Senior Citizen Home down the block ... burned out but still in there punching and jabbing in this round thinking they will win.

You probably knew how things would play out. Hillary and Trump spent nearly 90 minutes exchanging personal attacks, suggesting that the final weeks before Election Day will be an ugly political brawl. Hillary stuck to a safe script and leveled no surprise attacks while Trump widened his political vulnerabilities with ill-considered comments. Who won? According to some pundits, Trump exceeded expectations and showed supporters that his campaign wasn't over, but again Hillary won.

They ended on a surprisingly polite note. When asked what they respect about each other, Trump said that he respects the fact that Hillary doesn't quit - that she doesn't give up. Hillary responded that she respects Trump's children.

So on we go to the next event. No matter who you vote for - if you vote - the future promises to have major upheavals on all levels as nothing gets fixed in end times.