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It seems that most ideas perpetrated by our government today are a wait-and-see game. It is a cinch that
neither party, Democrat or Republican, will soon give their hand away or give one inch to the other party! This leaves most of us
in a quandary!
One gismo that has most Americans buffaloed is called the economy. In the past few years it
has gone up and down so many times that it has been compared to a yoyo. Investment has become a thimblerig game in which companies
come and companies go at the drop of a hat. There is very little interest to be had by the hard working middle class. Money must be
invested for several years in order to get even a 2.5 percent return. Then one cannot be sure whether the investment company will
be around to pay the interest when the time runs out. In the old thimble and pea game only the shyster knew for sure where the pea
was located, most of the time it was under none of the thimbles. To be a good thimblerig operator, the game provider must know great
Another doodad being used in America is someone’s ability to stir up the opposition,
by keeping them guessing, raising their ire to a fever pitch, until they just simply give in out of sheer frustration! In short, if
you tease a dog long enough he will eventually bite you. It seems that the present Administration has the ability to get what they
want by offering what seems to be a better deal than what the opposition offers. “We will do this if you will soften your policy on
that!” When you are dealing with businessmen, who knows what gimmick will appeal to the competitor. What makes one unhappy is the
very thing the opposing party is looking to gain.
The ‘hootenanny’ that is called politics, by some, has
become a stench in the nostrils of a lot of Americans. It is impossible to know what thingamajig will be presented to our citizens
next. One says we should have open borders. Another says we need to build a wall to keep all illegals out. When the parents of illegal
children come to the border and shove them across thinking that they too will be given entrance, this is both immoral and unthinkable.
Anyway, this is how I see it. Who knows what gimcrack will show its head in the future?
There is one thing
for sure! Our country has been divided by wrong information, some call it fake news, and also, there is a lot of chicanery being offered
by both parties. The widget of answering every question with ‘we’ll see’ is not wrong in itself, but when will the actuality of that
statement be made manifest? When a leader of a country is planning something big, that leader should sit down and count the cost before
he commits himself to that undertaking.
Will the border wall be built? We’ll see!
Will Mexico pay for that wall eventually?
Will Congress come together to do what is right by DACA? We’ll see!
Will North Korea denuclearize? We’ll see!
country who holds all the markers of our National debt call those markers in soon? We’ll see!
Will the One who holds the future make
His presence known soon? We’ll see!
Then we will know for sure who is really in control! When this happens there will be no gimmicks,
gismos, gimcracks, doodads, widgets, thingamajigs, doohickeys, whatsis’, hootenannies, jigamarees, or sleight of hand tricks! It will
be done openly and in plain sight!