Why I Think President Trump’s Supporters Love Him

I had an epiphany when President Trump contracted the Coronavirus and the news outlets that often show contempt for the President, along with a slew of Democratic politicians, and non-supporters were wishing our energetic, charismatic, outspoken President harm.

They’re jealous.

They can’t comprehend the love and support President Trump garners. Few if any leaders enjoy this level of adoration, not even former President Barack Obama.

As an ardent supporter from the start of the first debate cycle in 2016, I picked Donald J. Trump as my guy and here’s why. I don’t really trust politicians anymore than I trust snake oil salesmen, although, there are a few exceptions. I find it offensive when politicians talk down to me. I’m an educated voter. And new flash, the ignorant masses are gone as voters are becoming more informed. Fact checking is easier to do now thanks to every comment being recorded and reproduced on the internet. The veil has been lifted, we can see through the lies. I’m not sure all politicians or the press have gotten the memo on this.

I see the three greatest impediments to true public service as being: greed, power-hunger, and fame seeking. These make for weak character and translate into weak leadership because human beings can be manipulated for any of these reasons, and lose sight of the mission. Politicians can be bought. Politicians can become drunk with power, war mongering, and obsessed with their legacy.

So why did I pick President Trump as my guy in 2016?  

  1. He wasn’t a politician.
  2. He didn’t need the money. Not that public service pays exceedingly well, but after serving in public office, former Presidents get book deals, and speaking engagements, and seem to end up quite well off financially in their post-presidential lives.
  3. He wasn’t seeking fame. He was already a celebrity.    
  4. Fewer surprises and fears of dirty laundry. When candidates run for office, they’re dragged through the mud along with their family. Trump was already a public figure, so I figured his skeletons had already been exposed.
  5. He didn’t need the job, he wanted the job.
  6. He was a successful businessman on the world stage and I thought that the business of America was a mess at the time.

Why am I picking President Trump as my guy in 2020?

  1. He loves the United States of America.
  2. He respects the Constitution.
  3. He works harder than anyone I know.
  4. He survived all of the attacks and investigations by the Democrats over the last 4 years and did not lose focus of the job at hand.
  5. He knows what America needs.
  6. He wants the best for all Americans.
  7. I applaud his foreign policy.
  8. He’s working on world peace.
  9. He’s for school choice.
  10. He supports our military.
  11. He supports legal immigration.
  12. He lowers taxes.
  13. He supports our police officers.
  14. He’s made America energy independent.
  15. He selects the best person for the job, regardless of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.
  16. I know people who have worked for one of his private companies and his employees like him.
  17. Made in America is important to him.
  18. He supports our farmers.
  19. He was living the ultimate American dream and he gave it up for us.
  20. He has really smart, well raised children.
  21. He isn’t obsessed with his legacy.
  22. He’s a fighter and he won’t quit.
  23. He survived the Coronavirus.
  24. He has a great sense of humor.
  25. He doesn’t take a salary.
  26. He picked Amy Coney Barrett and she’s brillant.
  27. He wants to clean up corruption in Washington, DC.
  28. We need him more than he needs us.
  29. I trust him to do even greater things in the next four years.
  30. He’s the best person for the job.

If you still don’t get it, then maybe you just aren’t paying attention.

Ten Buttery Chardonnays for Under $20

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Bringing you some feasible Friday fun with numbers…just in time for the weekend! Actually most of these wines are available for under $15, which is amazing considering the quality.

Fans of the buttery, creamy variety will enjoy these ‘Fab Chards’! I like mine fruity, but on the dry side, with hints of vanilla and oak of course!

Any fans of the new ‘un-oaked’ Chardonnay out there? I am curious if oak lovers find those enjoyable. I prefer these types with oak better.

Feel free to share some of your own great wine picks.

Have a wine-derful weekend all!

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The Trump and Sanders Phenomenon

Four years later and still true!

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How do you begin to explain the current public interest in politics? Is it because the candidates offer more in terms of entertainment value or because they have actually struck a nerve? Are we tuned in just watch their antics or are they tuned in to us for once?

Possibly the most interesting aspect of the political rise of both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is not in the why, but in that fact the Political “experts” still find it so baffling. In my mind, herein lies the proof of just how out of touch those in Washington, DC truly are with the Country that they presume to govern.

A few years ago, I wrote an article entitled “Voting Rights” which sparked a great deal of debate. Then, I was of the mindset that Americans should not so easily take for granted their right to vote. What I learned from…

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Shenandoah Vineyard Hopping

Visiting CrossKeys Vineyard,  in Mt. Crawford, VA:  https://www.crosskeysvineyards.com/

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#Empty-nesters for the week while our two teenagers are at XC camp-my hubby and I enjoyed some vineyard hopping in the lovely Shenandoah Valley.

CrossKeys Vineyard is a must do: The wine is exceptional, the views are panoramic, and the food is heavenly.

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On the road to a vineyard, I am always hopefully optimistic, although on occasion, the website and the hype do not measure up to the reality. Not so here! Reminiscent of Tuscany, this is an exquisite escape!

We began with some sketchy weather, but it quickly improved!

I highly recommend having one of the cheese plates, and thoroughly enjoyed the all day Sunday brunch menu options. The wines are complex in style and can easily compete with European vintages, especially the Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Our little romantic getaway was complete with a stay in one of the many local B&B’s, but this vineyard has the space and facilities to accommodate large events or would be fun with a group of friends.

Thanks for reading and keep drinking great wine!

 

 

 

Writing Success?

Amazon Top 100 Metaphysical free until 2/20/17 is #28 today!!! Secret Agent of God

How do you measure your success as a writer? Is is solely based on monetary terms? Is it based on numbers? Views? Or rankings? All of this has become very complicated. When I first published my book, I had no idea what I wanted in terms of writing success. Every month, and every year this definition of success keeps changing.

One single factor that remains consistent is that I am always taken by surprise when some form of writing success comes my way. So much for my mastery in marketing!

I actually forgot that I scheduled a book promotion for this weekend. Woops! I was checking the stats of another author, which of course led to checking my own stats, and then…an ah-ha moment.

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Incidentally as I write this the book went from #26 to #28! If I don’t write faster it may drop off the list entirely!!! Success no matter how you measure it fleeting.

When I was a “new” writer, I would get very excited about any measure of success. This is as it should be, which makes me wonder, as an “old” writer, am I now jaded or just too busy?

I have been a little busy with a new job, my daughter was home sick, I had a few plumbing disasters. You know, life tends to get in the way of one’s “writing life”.

Another recent discovery (again by accident) was that one of my blog posts from 2014, about buttery chardonnay, is consistently fighting for the top three position against Total Wine and Wine Spectator. What led to the discovery was I kept getting new comments on an old post. I looked at the stats, and realized it had a crazy number of steady views:

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  1. http://www.totalwine.com/wine/buttery-chardonnay/c/92888977Total Wine and More features the best wine selection with over 8000 wines in stock. Shop Buttery Chardonnay now.

  2. https://eileenslovak.com/2014/04/25/ten-buttery-chardonnays-for-under-20/Apr 25, 2014  Bringing you some feasible Friday fun with numbers…just in time for the weekend ! Actually most of these wines are available for under $15, which is amazing considering the quality. Fans of the buttery, creamy variety will enjoy these ‘Fab Chards’! I like mine fruity, but on the dry side, with hints of vanilla and …

  3. http://www.winespectator.com/drvinny/show/id/47437Wine Spectator’s expert describes malolactic conversion, or ML, which can impart a buttery flavor to Chardonnays or other wines, and suggests ways of finding wines that have this flavor.

It does make me smile, to see that today, I beat out Wine Spectator. But what does this mean? I love that people are finding my post useful. It’s flattering to be google ranked among the big shots of wine for my post. But at the end of the day, most of the people in my everyday life have no idea that I even write. BTW: I use my real name on everything!

Putting “success” in perspective means finding out what it means to me to be successful. I do feel inspired by this “success” enough to make me want work on my new novel today. This equals a positive result.

My goal as a writer has always been to write for the love of writing, to publish just to say I did it, to maybe reach a small audience, to inspire, to make a few connections, and NOT to quit.

The last one is the toughest. Hang in there!

Thanks for reading and keep writing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Night Vouvray! Hooray!

Try a little French classic this weekend, Vouvray from the Loire Valley. Crowd pleasing Vouvray is perfect for entertaining. Lovers of both dry, and sweet wine will enjoy this wine. It is a Chenin Blanc, which can vary in sweetness.

This particular bottle of Vignobles Lacheteau was not overly sweet, although some Vouvray can be. It was characteristically deep yellow in color, fruity, and fragrant. I found this one at Trader Joe’s for under $8.00.

I like to serve Vouvray very cold and with appetizers, especially mild french cheeses like honey goat and triple cream brie.

Thank you for reading and keep drinking great white wine!

Friday Night Chardonnay

Manage a Trois Gold California 2015, for under $10.00, is pure buttery deliciousness! This is a fun, rich tasting wine that surprised me with how fabulous it is. The back label copy is spot on!

I give this one three sticks of butter!

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Try it with seafood fettuccine alfredo, or a rich dessert, or just have this wine and call it desert. Yum!

Thanks for reading and keep drinking great wine!

 

Saturday Night Old Vine Zinfandel!

Carnivore Old Vine Zin is the full package: a wine with a catchy name, an attractive label, a rich red color and a medium body all for around $12.00. This is a delightful drinking wine with oak forward and fruit back. Darky fruity, I tasted plum, raspberry and dark cherry.

For cocktail hour try it with substantial cheeses such as an aged cheddar or gruyere. At dinnertime it mixes well with veal, lamb, or spicy food, like Indian cuisine.

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Please let me know how you liked it. Thanks for reading and keep drinking great wine!

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