Comments by Mike Childers

Sep. 1, 2022
Okay, so I'm sitting here in the dark watching TV and thoroughly enjoying my malted milk balls I bought on impulse at Wally World today. I know you have experienced this, so I have to ask for your input.
You are crunching away, but invariably you hit a "gooey" one. They are somewhat rare, not really nasty, they are just GOOEY and not crunchy. I always eat them anyway. It's almost like hitting the Lotto and you might fall into some money or good fortune or something.
Question: Why are there occasionally gooey ones? I even Googled it and others have had the experience, yet no one had a satisfactory answer as to WHY they are gooey.
Is this one of life's great mysteries wherein we will never know the answer until we step into the Eternal Phase?
*sigh*
~Brother Mike
Aug. 30, 2022
I got up this morning and fixed a cup of coffee. I grabbed my phone off the charger and checked my messages. I had one.
 
It was from work. They take a pic of the job board that shows what is ready to print. I sighed. It seems I stayed up too late watching Gone With The Wind which I had recorded on my DVR. I was tired and really didn't want to go in. I'm a part timer, old timer, with Alzheimer's at times.
 
I thought.to myself, "Is today the day? Will I call in and say, 'I'm done. I'm not coming in anymore.' " I turn 70 years old next month, so who could blame me?
 
Then it hit me. I can't do that! There is some bunghole that I don't even know who is making six figures a year and I have to pay off their college loan!
 
I hit the shower and went to work.
Isn't Brandon great!
~Brother Mike
Aug. 20, 2022
 
The Southern border is a disaster. Brandon is completely clueless or intentionally attempting to destroy America. Over 2 MILLION illegal migrants have entered and been released within our borders, not to mention the 1 MILLION "got aways". All in less than 2 years.
 
Texas Governor Abbott has tried to secure the Texas border as best he can, but it is next to impossible without Federal assistance. After all, it is a Federal issue. As a novel idea, he started bussing the illegal immigrants to Washington DC. The DC Mayor provided much bellyaching about what to do, what to do. There were 1000 or so sent there. That is no where near the 500 per day that Abbott is experiencing.
 
Many of these Illegal immigrants found their way to New York City. Now the New York Mayor is bellyaching and entering into a word war with Governor Abbott, who responded by bussing them to New York City. DC and NYC have gotten the attention of the Federal government, not that they are going to do anything about it.
 
Now DC and NYC are putting up the illegal immigrants in high end hotels! This is insane! How is that going to deter more illegal immigration?!
 
Can you picture the flyers that the drug cartels (which have gone to the more profitable human trafficking trade) are passing around in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and Venezuela? Maybe they're buying radio ads featuring "Coming to America" by Neil Diamond playing in the background.
 
COME TO AMERICA!
FREE FOOD!
FREE CLOTHING!
FREE HEALTHCARE!
FREE CITIZENSHIP FOR YOUR BABIES!
FREE LODGING! And not just some tent!
COME NOW and get free lodging at the beautiful WALDORF ASTORIA!!!
This is pure INSANITY !
 
The Democrats think I am heartless and mean for thinking this is as wrong as wrong can get.
 
There are many, many other problems other than the Southern border: Infaltion, ridiculous gas prices, $BILLIONS sent to Ukraine to protect THEIR borders (what about our own borders?), no baby formula, supply chain disruptions, fentanyl and other dangerous drugs killing our citizens, and the IRS hiring on 80,000 new agents and ARMING them!
 
We are on the edge of collapse gang! We can't go on like this!
"What can I do about it?" you might ask.
 
VOTE! Vote out the source of this garbage: DEMOCRATS! If a candidate has a (D) next to their name, vote them out! Do your research, if they are Republicans in name only (RINO) vote their sorry butts out as well! Wyoming did their homework on this and FIRED Liz Chaney in the primary, it was a blowout!
 
The next step will be difficult for some, but as easy as falling off a log backwards for many. When he announces, and he will, support and VOTE for DONALD J TRUMP for President!
 
I know he is brash. I know he is not politically correct. I know he is 100% unpredictable. I know when you go against him, he will hammer you. I know he sends off "mean tweets". At this point in American history, I don't care.
 
Trump always puts America first. He has uncanny instincts. Our adversaries don't have a clue what he is going to do. He had an exit plan for Afghanistan and it would have worked had it been followed. But since it was Trump's plan, Brandon threw it in the dumpster.
We had a booming economy under Trump. Gas prices were close to $1 a gallon. No supply chain issues. Employment for Blacks, women, Hispanics, Asians, high school educated and below were at all time highs. Trump has the audacity to kick against the pricks (biblical reference to those who work against you).
 
Look at the viciousness of the attacks against him. He has withstood them all. We need him as President. It has been said, "If you can't stand the heat, get out if the kitchen." Trump knows the "heat" that is in the "kitchen" of the Presidency, and he is eager to get back in there. He has become filthy rich by being a real estate tycoon, so it isn't for the money.
 
He wants EVERYONE to prosper as he has.
~Brother Mike
Aug. 1, 2022
I let Ella out so we could go chase each other around the car in the driveway. Childish for a 70 year old man, huh? I don't think so. Ella is 3 years old, has a lot of energy, and she just loves to play this game...especially since she is the one who created. On top of that, I love playing it with her.
Our game was interrupted when Ella's attention was distracted when the neighbor's daughter came home. My neighbor has a little dog that she cherishes. We wave at each other when our "doggie walks" happen at the same time. Her daughter and son in law have apparently moved in with her, which is fine with the hard times hitting us all.
It seems her daughter has acquired a dog. When she pulled into the driveway, the little dog was excited to see her and began to voice her excitement. This was what distracted Ella and me from our ring around the Ford game. Instead of greeting the dog and showing she appreciated the dog's love equally, she began yelling at the dog, that she needs to "shut the hell up!"
I don't know if Ella understood the words or not, as I have never said that to her. However, she appeared to understand the tone, as her usually perked up ears dropped down. She looked at me with saddened eyes. I told her, "I'll never do that to you, Sweety. I love you too much." I asked her if she was ready to go back in. Her ears perked back up and ran to the front door with her little tail nub wagging to beat the band.
Ella is my companion. She is my friend. I talk to her all the time and she's a darned good listener. We talk about the movie we're watching. We talk politics and I am convinced she is a diehard Conservative and loves President Trump. Yeah, we are that close.
My neighbor's daughter does not understand the unconditional love of a dog of the canine persuasion. If you don't love your dog similarly, I question whether you should have acquired the dog in the first place.
I pray my neighbor's daughter finds a new forever home for that fur baby tied up in the backyard. What she is doing is not illegal, but it sure is heartless.
I tell this true story to say this: Love your pup as much as they love you. You both will be better for it. Amen
~Brother Mike
Jul. 8, 2022
It's hot in Little Rock! The weather report is that it's supposed to hit 100° today. Add in the humidity that puts the heat index at 113°. If you work from 8 to 5, you can wrap a raw potato in aluminum foil, put it on your dashboard, and it will be fully cooked when you get off work. That's hot.
 
As I was walking to my car the other afternoon it was pretty hot. I brought to remembrance my old MINI Cooper. It had a feature that if you held down the unlock button on the key fob, it would roll down the windows and roll back the sunroof. By doing this as you approach the car, the initial blast of furnace heat will have blown out and it won't be so intense when you get in the car.
 
I thought to myself, "Hmmm...I wonder if the Ford has that feature?" I mashed and held the button to find out. The parking lights came on, the brake lights lit up, and the windows rolled down! I told that story at work and asked if their vehicle did that. The response was the same, "I don't know, I've never tried!"
 
I guess sometimes it pays to read your owner's manual. Or, maybe you can give it a try because this old man learned a new trick and shared it with you. Either way, it's better than getting a 200° blast of heat in the face!
 
You can thank me later.
~Brother Mike