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The following are some random thoughts written on the scraps of paper and backs of business cards I found while emptying my jacket pockets this morning.

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My president really believes that crime will go away by passing more gun laws. Yeah, right! He also believes that he is protecting us by spending more time on weather changes than on a true inspection of the immigrants he is permitting to enter the United States. It isn’t those immigrants that we find troubling. It is the bad guys who may be coming in with them that many of us are afraid of.

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Carol and I are still enjoying life on the high seas. We are leaving next week, expecting seven wonderful days aboard the brand new Norwegian Escape. This will be cruise No. 105 for us. We really believe that if we continue to travel, the angel of death will not know where we are when the time comes. That way, we can live to be 100. Great thinking, yes?

I was asked about our travels recently at a party. One very envious person with a bit more alcohol in him than he really should have consumed snipped, “Who can be as rich as you?”

Without a moment of hesitation and a great big grin on my face I snapped back, “Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jim Walton, Mark Zuckerberg, and me. That’s about all.” I received a nice pat on the back from everyone in the room. It seems that they approved of my verbal comeback.

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Right now, only 26 percent of the 2,500 registered voters who were asked believe that this nation is heading in the right direction — 66 percent disagree. Can you imagine that? Two-thirds of Americans actually believe that the United States is going downhill, yet they are willing to stick with the same party that is in power, the same administrators that got us here, and the leadership that still hasn’t changed anything for the better.

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Bernie Sanders is quoted as saying, “Nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty.” Dr. E. Pratts responded to his comment by saying, “Then stop giving their money away to people who work zero hours a week.” Nice comeback, doctor.

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Hey Jeb, you were the best governor of Florida ever. Only Floridians know what you did for education and taxes. Instead of spending so much airtime blasting Trump, why don’t you tell the world how great you were for the Sunshine State? It’s only my opinion, but I do think you’d stand a better chance of getting the nomination that way.

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Hey Marco, do you really believe that not showing up to vote is the same as voting nay? Yeah, right! The only way to vote nay is to be there and vote nay. Nice try.

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If those accusing Bill Cosby are telling the truth, then Mr. Cosby is the dumbest animal on the planet. With all of his money and fame, Mr. Cosby could have had all the sex he wanted by reaching into his pocket for a few large bills.

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Those of us who watch MSNBC — and whether you believe it or not, I am one — learned this week that 49 percent of Americans are more angry with current events now than they were at this time a year ago. I am StamGershbein@Bellsouth.net asking, does that include you? Why?

Read Stan Gershbein's column every Monday on BrooklynDaily.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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