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Stan takes a swipe at the other Clinton

I was glued to the tube when they cut away to Clinton the Liar. No, not that Clinton. The first one. The Clinton who swore a thousand times that he did not have sex with that woman — Miss What’s-Her-Name? Then after the stain on her blue dress was analyzed, the front page of newspapers from almost every city in America showed a blowup of him with — in very bold print — the words “Liar, liar, liar.”

So there is absolutely nothing wrong with referring to him as Clinton the Liar — the first one. When the screen was cut away to Mr. Clinton, the Liar, there he was calling Donald Trump a racist. Why? Because the Donald continues to use his slogan, “Make America Great Again” and according to Mr. Clinton the Liar, “Make America Great Again” is a racist comment.

The production staff of the show I was watching was prepared for Mr. Clinton, the Liar. The screen instantly cut to many shots of the former president saying — on several occasions, in several places — “Let’s make America great again.”

Wasn’t there something about what’s good for the goose is good yada, yada, yada? If Trump is a racist, then so is Clinton the Liar, the first one.

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I like McDonald’s coffee. I also enjoy a cup of Einstein’s with the free refills, Dunkin Donuts, Denny’s, and I-Hop. I do not like Starbucks. I know, I know. Everyone else on the planet loves Starbucks. Me? I find it burnt, bitter, and I need three Sweet’N Lows to get one cup down.

I watched a gal shaking her face while sipping her fancy shmancy Starbucks whatchamacallit. She shook her face the way some people try to shake off a straight shot of scotch.

If it’s that painful why drink it? Okay. So that’s me, and I’m not alone. I am proud of Howard Schultz. The kid from the Bayview Projects in Canarsie climbed to become one of America’s leading businessmen. Good for him. This week he announced that he is supporting Hillary for president. Hey there, Mr. Schultz. I don’t like your coffee, and I certainly don’t like your politics. Nice knowing ya.

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Some commentators tell us that these football players have a right to protest the “Star Spangled Banner” and the American Flag. I have the right to protest these players by not buying tickets to see them play.

I wrote the above comment on every ticket application that was given or sent to me. Let the team’s owners and management feel it in their pockets.

To tell the truth, I attend very few football games anyway. Many games up here in the north are played in cold, miserable weather. Then, at almost every play, the fans stand up, sit down, stand up again, sit down again. It’s almost like being in Synagogue on the Jewish Holidays. Carol and I prefer watching a game on TV in the comfort of our home.

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Everybody in business knows that, when a product cannot be sold, it may be advantageous to change the name of that product. For example, would you order an item at dinner called snails? Probably not. But if the waiter with a nasal twang and a French accent suggested something called “escargot,” you just might.

I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net suggesting you look up Prairie Oysters, Sweetbreads, and Swai before you order them.

Read Stan Gershbein’s column every Monday on BrooklynDaily.com.

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