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We went to see “2016: Obama’s America.” Those on the right walked out saying that this flick is _______. The theatre was pretty full, but I seriously doubt if any Liberals would pay to see a hit piece on the President. If there were, I am certain that they walked out saying that this movie is _____.

The conventions have been over for several weeks and my liberal friends are telling me to “re-elect Obama for another term” and “four more years are needed to finish the job.” As he has done before, he stated his goals, but we still have yet to hear what this administration will do different to create jobs and get my country back on track. Making promises without telling me what he will do to accomplish them is saying that he will continue on with the same programs. Great! Doing the same things over again and expecting different results is the definition of ________.

Is that saying that my president is _______? I’m not much on lowering myself to calling people names (as one of my readers does) but if the shoe fits, _________.

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The lunch we enjoyed today at Chick-fil-A was wonderful. There was a man in a suit, presumably the manager, walking around from table to table asking how everything was. I stopped him and asked how everything is now that the great big hullabaloo is over. He explained that he is not as busy as he was during the few boycott days, but his volume is up almost 50 percent over what it was before the explosion. He attributes that to the people in surrounding areas who were not even aware that the Chick-fil-A restaurants even existed.

“I have nothing against gay people and if two of the same sex want to spend their entire lives together, I wish them loads of good luck with or without an official document.” he said. “I also invite them down to enjoy the same lunch that you two are eating right now.”

Talk about a plan that was counterproductive, he concluded that the folks that wanted to hurt his business have actually helped it and he thanks them in his prayers every night.

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Bill O’Reilly read my letter on his show back in August. For the next two hours — and all day Wednesday — my phone didn’t stop ringing. I never realized how many friends I have, liberals and conservatives, who watch the “Bill O’Reilly Factor.”

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Have you noticed that the screwballs burn our embassy and burn our flag but never burn our money? I don’t know how much foreign aid Uncle Sam gives to Libya, but I’m sure it is more than enough for them to provide security for the American Embassy. From this day on it would be wise for our government to provide the dollars with strings of security attached — and that should go for every nation that accepts our handouts.

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Who am I? I am one of the people who my president insists pay his fair share. Last night my roommate and I went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, an upscale chophouse that I need to frequent at least once a month if only to remind me what a really great steak tastes like. It’s a bit pricey, but so what? This is one of those enjoyments that I worked hard for all my life.

We pulled up and the valet took my car. As we entered the hostess recognized my reservation and showed us to a table. The waiter took our order and in a matter of minutes we were dining on a medium-rare porterhouse for two prepared exactly the way we enjoy it. The chef, with a tall white hat and bloodstains on his apron, came out to ask me how I liked it.

“Like it?” I said. “We love it.”

The maitre d’ made his presence known by visiting our table twice.

The busboy removed the dishes while a pretty gal wheeled over the dessert cart.

Throw in the dishwasher and that’s eight people working because Carol and I were out to dinner. We don’t drink but if we did you would have to add the bartender and the sommelier as numbers nine and 10.

Who am I? I am a consumer. I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net, and I create jobs.

Read Stan Gershbein's column every Monday on BrooklynDaily.com.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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