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Stan’s on a roll!

Today’s column is, as Golde sings in “Fiddler On The Roof,” “A little bit of this. A little bit of that.”

The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has declared that ketchup is unfit for hot dogs and should be used only by people under the age of 18. All hot dogs should be consumed with mustard. Someone should tell that to the Burger King patrons who spritz a little of both on their new hot dog special. The last time I was really not thrilled with the wrong condiment when I was in a deli in Georgetown. I heard a young woman order a corned beef sandwich on white bread with mayonnaise. Yeecch!!!

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At our recent current-events meeting, the five women sitting on the dais were asked, “Is it important that America elect a women president?” All five responded by saying, “It is more important that we elect a competent president.” Someone in the audience asked, “Do you consider Hillary competent?” Only one said, “Yes!” The other four shouted, “No!”

There were about 25 people in the room — of varying religions, political persuasions, genders, and ethnicities — and a very mixed group of thoughts and opinions. The final vote: “We have no problem with a woman president but not Hillary. Between her lies, her very wealthy foundation, and her e-mail server B.S., Madame Secretary has made much too many enemies. The Democrat party would have done a lot better with a different female.”

There was a very big round of laughter when one of the women on the dais shouted something to Hillary, “Get lost and take Pocahontas with you.”

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Is Hillary Clinton such a great speaker that someone paid millions to have her speak? Of course not. These big-number contributors were really not that interested in what she had to say. They were paying now to buy influence if she should be elected president. If she isn’t will they get their money back?

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So how important are the current polls? This early? Not important at all. This early in the race in 1988, Michael Dukakis enjoyed a 10 point lead over George H.W. Bush. What happened? In 2008 John McCain briefly surged ahead of Barack Obama — another unreliable poll. The only polls that count are the polls taken by the voters on Election Day.

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In his convention speech, Bernie Sanders said, “This election is not about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders. This election is about the needs of the American people.” It’s only my opinion, but I do think that one of the most important needs of the American people is to be safe and free from terrorism. Anybody disagree?

President Obama and Hillary Clinton seem to disagree. They both want to permit many thousands of refugees into the United States without accurately screening them. Therefore, there will be many sneak-ins whose loyalty will be to the so-called “Islamic State”. When that happens, and it will happen, our death toll will be staggering.

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Everybody knows that there was no great love between the Obamas and the Clintons. We have to wonder what Hillary promised President Obama for his support. Perhaps a seat with the Supreme Court? Yes?

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Headline: “Leaked e-mails prove Democrats rigged primaries.” I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net saying that nobody believed it when they heard Trump talk about it. Now they do.

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