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The President should refrain from trying to impress friends

Posted: June 25, 2014 - 12:20am

The First Gay President” – Newsweek magazine gave that nickname to Barrack Hussein Obama – the current occupant of the Oval Office at the White House. Aren’t you proud to live in a country that has a president with that nickname? It’s a safe bet that gays, lesbians and transgender Americans are celebrating, hooting and hollering in support of their recognized leader.

I have more to say about that, but first I want to share an event with you that happened almost 60 years ago.

The year was 1955 and my grandaddy’s 1948 Dodge was overcrowded – with four of us riding in the front seat. Our problems started while riding down a dirt road that passed a schoolyard – Forris suggested that we drive through the schoolyard and turn around. Of course, folks, since I was very busy displaying my great driving skills, the fact that my door wasn’t completely closed didn’t bother me at all.

As we started back onto the main road, I immediately shifted the gear to second and pressed the gas pedal. My intent was to further demonstrate my great driving skills – which didn’t work too well after we suddenly encountered some deep sand on the edge of the road. As the car swayed to the left, I felt the force of three warm bodies against me and, since my door wasn’t completely closed, I was ejected from the car. Sherrill, who was trying to hold on to me, was also ejected from the car.

I was actually knocked out for a moment and then all I could hear was Forris laughing and Judy crying. The car had jumped a ditch and continued across a field before stopping. Sherrill had fell under the car as it crossed the ditch, but her only injury was a broken toe. I was sore with scratches and bruises, but my pride was hurt more than anything else.

Now, folks, as you can imagine, no red-blooded American boy wants to lose control of an automobile in front of a girl. That alone is very embarrassing, but to have some of your “friends” laugh – like it’s the funniest thing they’ve ever seen – makes it a lot worse.

I did learn two good lessons from that eventful night; Don’t try to impress girls with your “great” driving skills, and if you must act like a jackass – leave your friends at home.

Since I mentioned trying to use “great skills” to impress the girls in the automobile I was driving – we will now discuss the new title that was given to our president. I’ve been very critical of Obama since he came on the scene in 2008.

And, of course, the Obamacare debacle and now his new position with gays, etc. in our society can only increase my dislike of him and his wife. Simply put, folks, Barry and Michelle should not try to impress their friends while, in my opinion, they act like jackasses.

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