REMEMBERING 9/11 — 17 YEARS LATER

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THE TRUMP QUAGMIRE (AND WHY HE WON’T GET RE-ELECTED)

   Considering what’s been happening to U.S. President Donald Trump so far this year (not to mention last year) – and it’s definitely all bad – many Americans who voted him into the Presidency in late-2016 are no doubt silently asking them: “That’s the man who promised to make America great?”  “That’s the leader of the free world?”  And, most important: “What have we done?”  Any Americans who didn’t vote for Trump could easily answer those – and other related questions, though it’s more than likely that die-hard Trump supporters like Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity wouldn’t appreciate them. (But then, Gingrich and Hannity are among those who’ve already worn out their welcome in the spotlight – yet aren’t willing to bow out gracefully.)

   I’m a registered Republican – and yet, I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, which was why I voted for Hillary Clinton.  (I would have liked it better if Bernie Sanders was voted the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. President in 2016 instead of Clinton.)  Almost two years after Trump was voted into office, the American public’s already paying the price for letting Trump sway most of them – that’s what happens when a terrible and poorly-conceived TV series like The Apprentice increases Trump’s already-inflated ego, and makes him believe that he can’t do anything wrong.  (Not unlike many Fox News Channel hosts and commentators.)

   Trump, a business and financial giant, is a terrible U.S. President in much the same way that his Russian counterpart Vladmir Putin isn’t a great political leader – both believe that they’re above both God and Man’s laws, and that they can do what they please.  But then, you could say the same thing about past leaders like Caesar, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin – the list is definitely endless – simply because they stood for everything that the best of humanity’s against.  The flaws that define both Trump and Putin are the same ones that they refuse to acknowledge, partly out of trusting their own egos more than what knowledge and wisdom they’ve accumlated throughout their own lives – which, in the long run, isn’t good for the entire world (with many global political leaders’ greatest doubts and fears about Trump becoming all too true).

   As for those Americans who’ve stood behind Trump and have blamed the Democrats for most, if not all, of his present woes – they’re still blind to the fact that Trump, however a business and financial leader he is, totally lacks the experience needed to be a great politician.  Some skeptics said the same thing about Dwight Eisenhower when he first ran for U.S. President in 1952 – but Eisenhower had the advantage of being aware of the global situation before, during, and after World War II, as well as soothing ruffled feather as Supreme Allied Commander during WWII.  If Trump were in Eisenhower’s shoes, he wouldn’t have lasted even five seconds. Our country’s present Republicans and Democrats politicians should remember why the public voted them into public office – to make things better, and not just for the American public, something that Trump’s been ignoring as U.S. President (and while he ran for office two years ago).  It’s one reason why Trump won’t get re-elected in 2020 – it’s also one reason why Trump might not finish even his first term.  Already, Trump’s past and actions are catching up to him in much the same way that Richard Nixon’s political and personal greviances forced him to resign as U.S. President almost thirty-five years ago – and as was the case with Nixon, Trump’s worst enemy will no doubt be himself.  No doubt those like Stormy Daniels are looking forward to Trump’s fall from grace.

   If anything good comes out of Trump’s present troubles and his eventual fall – aside from his Presidency coming to a screeching halt – it’ll be that we’ll finally realize that Trump shouldn’t have been elected as U.S. President almost two years ago, and that the Republican Party shouldn’t have nominated him in the first thing.  Not to mention an important fact that all of us should truly heed: Reality TV, in the long run, does nobody any good – and should be permanently consigned to obscurity. (At least we won’t have to put up with Survivor, Big Brother, etc. – which should be cancelled, and probably will be if there’s any justice left in the world.)

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A FEW WORDS FROM YOURS TRULY – 8-17-18

This is definitely the first video coming from my all-new Pictures Shop channel on YouTube, which I uploaded yesterday.  Part of the reason why I did this was — what else — to attract potential customers to my Pictures Shop website (after all, isn’t that the purpose of ads and commercials promoting any and all businesses — at least those that aren’t illegal?).  And I definitely plan on adding more video ads to my Pictures Shop channel within the next few days — with more still to come.

But my Pictures Shop channel on YouTube is only one of three that I’ve already added to my account — and the rest won’t be long in coming, which I’ll explain further in future posts (which, I also hope, won’t be long in coming).  Meanwhile, I hope that the YouTube videos above those two paragraphs will encourage you to visit my Pictures Shop website, and (hopefully) purchase one or more of my artistic wares.

But that’s not all — I’m currently considering upgrading my Weebly website subscription that’s connected to my five websites, partly for improving their overall quality, as well as drawing attention to them.  More news concerning that coming soon — maybe even sooner than both you and I realize.

In the meantime — I hope you visit my Pictures Shop website (and possibly become regular customers).  Until then — ciao.

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REMEMBERING ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942-2018)

Aretha Franklin Tribute

And to further remind all of us how great and far-reaching Aretha Franklin was as an entertainer — and why she’ll be deeply missed — here’s one of her greatest and most iconic songs:

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IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH J. LAVERNOICH ON HER BIRTHDAY–7-2-18

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A FEW WORDS FROM YOURS TRULY-6-20-18

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My latest YouTube video should be self-explanatory — but just in case that alone somewhat confuses you — I’ll be expanding my YouTube channel output soon to include those promoting not only my Pictures Shop website, but also Chameleons, Inc. and Beyond The Unknown, in the hope of drawing greater attention to my creative projects, both now and in the near future.

And that’s only the beginning of what I hope will be a successful and all-out media blitz — a harbinger of greater successes soon to come.  (And I’ve already got several promotional videos planned for my all-new YouTube channels — some of which you’ll definitely see before week’s end!)

The best is definitely yet to come — so please visit my YouTube channels (and more) on the Internet.  (And — oh, yes — please be sure to spread the word to everyone else!)

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A FEW WORDS FROM YOURS TRULY-6-16-18

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   If you’ve already guessed that I’m promoting my latest literary efforts – with the book covers seen above serving as a not-too-subtle clue – then I’ve somewhat gotten your attention. (As for the why of it – all will be explained very quickly.)

   Both Beyond The Unknown: Special Edition (a re-issue of the very first BTU book published three years ago) and Twists & Turns Of Fate (the second BTU book) will soon be available for purchase from not only Lulu Books’ website, but also Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc.within the next week or two.  Granted, for right now, both books will be available in only print and PDF formats (the latter format you can only purchase from Lulu’s website) – but for those of you owning E-book readers – don’t worry: the E-book versions of both BTU: SE and T&TOF won’t be long in coming (as soon as I can figure out how to convert the manuscript files for both books to digital format).

   But that’s not all – there’s several things connected to BTU that’ll be forthcoming – including its own YouTube channel.  More on that in the coming days – in the meantime, keep on web surfin’!

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