So far, they have been 10 presidents in my lifetime. I'm not count'n the current vacancy. I do not hate Barack Insane Obama, I just disagree with his Satan-endorsed world-view on most issues.
George W Bush: He was the only president I had the privilege of seeing speak in person - twice! My buddy Joe and I campaigned for him dur'n his second run for presidency. Learned a lot while inda mix of things. When asked (before & after his presidency) who influenced him the most in his lifetime; he responded, with little wait time - Jesus Christ. Amen? Amen.
He and his wife hand-signed, and mailed birthday, and holiday cards for the next couple of years to my house. I really appreciated that.
I also had the privilege of listening to Laura Bush speak at a business get together in Orlando Arena. So poised. So caring. Beautiful smile. Pretty doggone smart as well.
William Jefferson Clinton wanted to introduce ClintonCare. He also did not inhale. And, most importantly, he wasted our dime, with his time, with Monica Lewdwinky.
George H Bush blew my mind with his skydives at ancient years of age.
Cowboy/Outdoorsman/Governor Ronald Reagan was the first president I ever voted for. Everyone knew he would become president. It just was a matter-of-time fact.
Jimmy Carter: Failed as Commander In Chief. Served under him inda United States Army. As a humanitarian
, I'm a big fan of his efforts to build houses for those who would not normally be able to.
Hey, remember odd and even license plates? I had a tee-shirt. Glad I was even.
Gerald Ford was OK. Nothing outstand'n for me.
Richard Milhous Nixon: I liked Tricky Dicky. Except forda scandal of course. I was drafted into the United States Army in February 1973. Told I was going to Vietnam. Oh, boy. I just knew, without a doubt, I would become a dead hero. It echoed in my head for the next twenty-four hours. Dead hero. Dead hero. I hated/hate slave-labor Communism.
Wellll, one problem. I was still in school. My discontented parents moved quite often, never find'n their greener grass acres. I had to prove I was still in school. I did so immediately. That
got me outta da draft. Then
, for a couple of years, I physically/mentally/emotionally trained myself into mind-blowing shape before volunteering. Three others (Smith, Buck, Lemon), and myself, were top-notch trainees in boot camp & advanced individualized training at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas! Air Defense Artillery. Hawk missiles.
The Phillipines version looks a whole lot like ours. Great video. I did a lot of work with these babies. Was the best/fastest operator/cable humper our battery had! Loved my job! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3cq9dy-vKU
Lyndon Baines Johnson inherited a headache ofa deal. Vietnam. Asa kid, I delivered newspapers, and watched ABC, NBC, & CBS news every day with my family. (Internet? Cable? Satellite? What?)
I watched us send so few troops, at a time, into South Vietnam, then looked at the Chinese funnel map. We killed our own. Repeatedly. We needed to Trumanize the North. Otherwise - lost cause death trap. Checkmate. Communism won.
Of course, in 1973, I knew, without a doubt, as soon as we pulled out, Communism would prevail. It immediately did. In my lifetime, I met two escapees. They were not will'n to talk 'bout it, but said it was horrible. On top of that, we left some prisoners, and missing in actions, behind. My hero, my cousin Sammy, went crazy. Way to go loyal government.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: He was my childhood hero. As a thumb sucker, my Mom and I watched him get shot, as
it occurred on television. I did not understand death. I thought my hero would get back up. Like they did on television. Mom held me and cried. I cried too. Everyone cried.
When I was born, General Dwight David Eisenhower became president, and
, in charge of General George S Patton. Something tells me General Patton would have won the war in Vietnam, and Barack Insane Obama would not inhale with the North Vietnamese supporters > John Kerry and Jane Insane Fonda.