Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“The return of the Phantom Poet”)

I don’t want to sound angry, frustrated or bitter

But I never thought we’d have a president who “governs by Twitter”

He wants to bar illegal immigrants and keep them out for life

but never entertained the idea when it came to his wife

He claimed that Hillary was a criminal because of hacked emails that were sent

But changes his tune completely on emails of his Vice President

He says he has nothing to hide but we know what the natural fact is

To this date he “still” has not been willing to show us his taxes

He has a particular message that he wants to share with all

“Instead of building a bridge, let’s just build a wall”

When it comes to his inconsistencies he has managed to raise the bar

And we still have problems believing him about his ties to the USSR

And he also claims that ex president Obama illegally wiretapped his tower

His erratic statements seem to be getting stronger “by the hour”

Who knows what other solutions he may have hidden in his basement?

Does he really think his new plan for repealing Obamacare is a suitable replacement?

The problems he has set off appear to be far worse than just random emails

He has managed to tick off minorities, veterans, other republicans and females

When it comes to his political victory he never refuses a chance to gloat

Even though everyone knows that he didn’t come close when losing the popular vote

How he managed to even get elected I think we all are “stumped.”

Well guess what, America? I hate to say it, but you’ve been “Trumped.”

 

A political revelation from the “Phantom poet”

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“If Trump came to you for advice, what would you tell him?”)

I realize this is a loaded question but I wanted to ask it anyway. Everyone who has been following the recent span of politics here in the United States already knows the stormy climate surrounding our new President. Recent Polls support the theory that Donald Trump is already riding the “lowest wave of popularity for ANY incoming President. He recently reached out to Steve Harvey for advice on handling the minority community. I would like to know what YOU would say to him if he came to you for advice (and this would be on “anything”). Would you express anger towards him or would you just tell him that he is already doing a great job and congratulate him? Many people have already voiced their concerns through protests, tweets,  and public opinion. Some have said they would refuse to even talk to him. I would definitely talk to him, and I would have no problem telling him my own opinions. The first thing I would mention is that it would be very unwise to ignore the public. The anger is real and I would let him know that from this point on it is not what he says that will win the public over but rather what he “does.” I would also advise him to stop responding back to those who say negative things about him. He is quick to single out “anyone” who says anything bad about him and gets coverage from the press. He should have more important matters to focus on, and he needs to realize that no matter what he does he will never be able to please everybody. I would also advise him to “delete” his Twitter account. That seems to be the one thing that has gotten him in more trouble than anything. If he doesn’t want to delete it then at least get a representative to handle it for him. My BIGGEST thing that I think he should do is address the public with a “cleansed soul.” In other words, I think he should go public and just “ACKNOWLEDGE” any past negative behavior by simply saying that he knows he has not been perfect, but is willing to change for the betterment of the people he now serves. To me, THAT would be HUGE…. The more ego and arrogance he shows the more people will respond to him negatively. No one is perfect and there is nothing wrong with admitting that. Sometimes even Presidents need advice.  That is why they hire cabinets and advisors. Trump may need to rely more heavily on his people if he isn’t sure of the possible consequences of his actions. Right now he is under the public “microscope.” Anything he does runs the risk of being scrutinized before he even completes it. If I had the chance to talk to Mr. Trump, I would not do so with any anger, animosity or hatred in my soul. I would be honest and genuine. I would not want to revisit the past because no matter how much we look over our shoulder at it that scene “never changes.” We can only control the present and try to make a positive impact on the future, and that is where the focus should now lay.  Would you say that same to him if you had the chance or would you say something else? Everyone has an opinion on something. That is what democracy is all about… Maybe one day, you will get the chance to tell him. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“The issue of sexual assault… What can be done?”)

There is one thing that this Presidential debate has brought out that needs to be addressed, and that is the issue of “sexual assault.” For both candidates there appear to be accusations thrown that (if proven to be true) can be damaging. The problem is “How can you prove it?” Without any real evidence to back them up what can be done to verify the validity of any charges? All accusers against Bill Clinton and Donald Trump say their experiences happened many years ago. While there is no reason to disbelieve them there is nothing there to help substantiate their claims either. In both of these situations the “alleged offenders” were “men of power.” It is more difficult to prosecute men of power without having “more solid concrete evidence.” When this is combined with the fact that the women waited a long time before coming forward it only makes their claims “less” believable. I saw an interview recently with Ben Carson, the Republican candidate for President who dropped out of the race during the primaries. He said that these issues should not be allowed as part of the political process but rather should be brought up in a court of law. Do you agree? Both Donald Trump and Bill Clinton discredit the charges of their accusers and claimed that these charges were “politically rigged” to alter the election. Considering the fact that the charges happened so long ago but are being brought up now during this election has me a little “suspicious.” I am not saying that the women are being untruthful at all (in fact, I believe all of them to be credible) but the timing of it just appears to be more “politically motivated” to me. What can be done for women who feel they have been sexually assaulted? The first thing is to “gather proof.” Men of power are usually followed around by video. In fact, there are video cameras just about everywhere these days. Witnesses would help as well. If these assaults happened in a public atmosphere, changes are that many people were around to witness it. Don’t wait until you get home to determine if you have been wronged or not. That lapse of time can (and probably will) be used against you should you decide to bring up charges later. Also, your own past can be brought up in a court of law as well. If you allowed someone else to grope, grab or kiss you without your consent and it can be proven, then it automatically sheds doubt on your current charges of assault. Sexual assault is a serious issue for both women and men, but you need to know that it takes more than just “accusations” to make any charges stick. Until any of these charges can be substantiated, I feel we ought to leave them “out” of the political arena (and yes, that goes for “BOTH” candidates). Let’s allow the candidates to speak on their platforms and let’s make our determinations based on what they have to offer instead of what they have been accused of. I am Brett Jolly, and I endorse this message. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“The legacy of Donald Trump”)

Recently the best current news readings here in the states have mostly been about Donald Trump. He has a love-hate ratio that makes him incredibly popular for people to talk about. Many people love how confident he is. He has swag. He has no problem saying exactly what he feels. However, at times that also seems to be his biggest detriment. He will often speak without thinking first and while that may be an admiral trait for some, in the political realm that policy can come back to haunt you. Things he has said have bothered people from his own party, and many are wondering if there is any way to stop him from spiraling out of control. The reason the media is having a ball with him is because he seems to be extremely sensitive at times and people have found that it’s very easy to “push his buttons.” However, he has earned the right to be the Republican nominee because he won the primaries fair and square. With whatever faults he may have, the people still elected him. If he is truly as damaging as many say he is, does that reflect more on him or more on us? If Hitler were alive today and decided to run for president, should we still support the process if the people choose to elect him? Please keep in mind that I am “not” trying to compare Trump to Hitler by any means, but rather trying to create a hypothetical situation here. The process is designed to reflect the “will of the people.” Trump himself once said that he could probably shoot somebody and still get elected. If that is the case, then is it the candidate himself who is out of control or is it the people who endorse him? Is he wrong or are we wrong? If Trump is popular right now and the people approve of his ways, then why not just let the system play out? From the plagiarizing of his wife’s speech to the big mistake he made criticizing the parents of a war hero, Trump’s campaign at first appears to be a comedy of errors. How can one candidate who claims to be serious about contending for the Presidency conduct a campaign in this manner? Right now he appears to be the “Republicans greatest strength and it’s greatest weakness at the same time.” No matter what you think of him, he is surely “different” and that may be what has gotten him so far. Time will tell if he truly reflects the will of the people or if he manages to self destruct. Either way, he is providing a “plethora of entertainment along the way…” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“Could you vote for a woman president?)

I know how this sounds, but this is really “NOT” an official support for Hillary Clinton. I had a discussion the other day about electing candidates for the Presidency, and this one guy told me that he could “never ever” vote for a woman to be President. For the sake of curiosity I asked him why and his response was, “Women are way too emotional. They get upset easily and we could go to war at a moment’s notice based on their fluctuating moods. They are too unbalanced with their hormones.” I looked at his face while he was saying this and then started to realize that this man was actually “serious about this.” I paused for a moment and then decided to ask him this question, “Does that mean that you think all the other men running for this office are balanced?” At least he had the resolve to shake his head “no” to that one. According to him though, he did not have any personal bias against Hillary Clinton whatsoever, but he honestly believed that “no woman” should ever hold a post as high as the Presidency. He said that some of the other world powers would “never respect” a woman in such a high position because of their own faiths and customs. I told him that the same thing was thought when we elected a minority to the Presidency and look what happened there. I told them that ALL Presidents have their own cabinets and before rushing into any war they all would convene together in the decision process, so it should never just be about her alone. I also alerted him to the fact that at one point years ago people thought that no woman should ever be allowed to vote either. They also were not allowed to hold high positions in companies and many men fear woman who are self supported with high educations. I told him that he will never know what a woman can accomplish until he first “gives her the chance to show it.”  As I said, this is NOT an endorsement for Hillary, but for “women in general.” I even divulged to him that in many situations a woman might be “even BETTER” qualified to hold such a high position in office. When we let our own prejudices limit us then we can never grow. I will never be afraid to make a woman president “just because she is female.”  I only want to vote for the “BEST candidate” and the gender makes absolutely difference to me. I am sharing this today because I just wondered if anyone reading this felt the same way… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought today, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“Is it right for Trump to boycott debate?”)

I just recently heard that Presidential hopeful Donald Trump decided to pull out of the “pre-Iowa Fox debate because he didn’t feel he would be treated fairly. Many are wondering if this move will “help or hurt” him. I love to ponder events like this and I came up with my “own” conclusions. First, the people who “already decided” to vote for Trump most likely “won’t change their minds now.” If everything else he said so far hasn’t scared them off, then I highly doubt that what he “won’t say” will change much of anything. Will it help the other candidates who have been lagging behind him in the polls? That will depend largely on how they seize this opportunity. Their chances of being heard and taken seriously should be greatly enhanced without Trump there to steal the spotlight, but the question here is “What can they do with it?”. Here is an article explaining things in more detail:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35416625

Trump is not the first candidate to skip a debate. Others have done so and even won convincingly afterwards. Is it “right” for Trump to skip this debate? I can only say this much: If you have aspirations of becoming President you “have to know” that people are going to “come after you.” Donald himself “shot barbs” to President Obama when he ran, often complaining that he was not a natural born citizen of the United States (which was later proven to be unfounded). Trump himself has tossed plenty of negativity towards others (which I think has actually helped him gain leverage and advantage in the polls). He is now supported by Sarah Palin, the “political queen of negativity.” I would not be surprised if somehow she becomes his “Vice Presidential running mate” should he win the nomination. However, in this business if you can “dish it out” then you had better be prepared to “take it.” Mr. Trump has words for everybody, so he needs to expect that people will “punch back.” The fact that he is considered the front runner makes him even more of a viable target. I can’t tell Trump how to handle his candidacy. “No one can.” His blatant disregard for anything that doesn’t agree with him has actually made him “more popular than ever.” Whether you like him or not, he is great entertainment and riding that wave to the nomination. He is like that old Charmin bathroom tissue commercial (the one that stated “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin”). At one point they voted that commercial to be one of the worst commercials ever produced, and yet their sales escalated because of it. Trump’s campaign is following in the same footsteps. You can say what you want about him, but he does not lack for “confidence.” That is what most leaders need to have. The question now is whether or not his confidence has morphed into “arrogance.” Time… and votes… will tell…”  Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“When a woman has to choose between her faith and sexual activity”)

I had some “really great responses” to yesterday’s topic about erectile dysfunction and depression, but one woman in particular wanted me to post about her “female situation” today. This woman (who will remain nameless) grew up “loving and honoring the Lord.” Because of her deep rooted love for God, she literally “saved herself” for the day she would get married. When growing up she “never had any” sexual activity or intercourse by her own design. However, complications arose because her body”physically shut it’s doors” due to the “inactivity.” The way she described it to me, the doctor said that her only choices were to “physically engage in sexual intercourse” or to get an operation called a “hymenectomy.” This is defined as “the surgical removal of the hymen.” All she needed was to engage in sexual intercourse with a male, but because of her deep rooted faith she chose the hymenectomy instead. I reached out to her and said “knowing what you know now, was it all worth it?” She did admit that if she had to do it all over again she probably would have done things “differently.” Given this revelation and the reference to yesterday’s topic, I would love to know if (1) there are any other women out there who saved themselves sexually for marriage and (2) if it was “worth the wait” when they did. Faith is a “strong component to have” when living your life, and I would personally “not” want to try to persuade “any” female to give up her faith and her body if she didn’t believe in it. However, I do know of at least two women who actually saved themselves sexually for the men they married, and when talking to them afterwards they both pretty much said the same thing. In both situations  the women eventually got divorced. Also, when they got married and “consummated their marriages with sex both said that the experience was not what they imagined it would be and they would “not” have done things the same way if they could do it over. I realize that these are only 2 women’s experiences, but I also believe it may be difficult to actually find more women out there who literally saved themselves sexually for marriage. I am not trying to judge anyone, but from what I know these seem to be very rare circumstances. How far should a woman go to cling to her faith? This was a very good topic and I wanted to share it today to see if anyone agrees or disagrees with this situation. We all have the right to make our own choices in life, but does that mean that we all will be happy with the choices we make? Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

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