Greetings, and thanks for joining me for another week. So, it’s down to crunch time in New Hampshire. Our first-in-the-nation presidential primary election (bragging rights) is this coming Tuesday. NH allows voters to maintain a traditional one-of-two party registration or an ‘Undeclared’ status (I would like to see Libertarian recognized). In the primary, an Undeclared voter shows up, declares one party or the other, votes, and upon leaving can return to Undeclared. That way one can vote for or against a candidate. As an Undeclared, my plan this time is to declare Democrat, vote for Bernie Sanders, and return to Undeclared. Why Bernie? Because Hillary (I do not want to see her as the candidate). The Republicans can sort themselves out. Then, when November rolls around there will be another choice to make.

There is a meme that’s been around for a while: “How to start an argument: (1) Post an opinion on Facebook. (2) Wait.” The other day, I posted the following quote without comment: “It is exactly right that in terms of who I am, I am a Christian first. I am an American second.” Ted Cruz. It generated some interesting responses. When it comes to politics (and most other things) our views are usually formed from everything that has come before. No one else has totally shared all the experiences another person has, and those are what shape and form our beliefs. When someone has a different opinion, agree to disagree. There is no cause to name call.

So have you seen BatDad on Facebook? Funny at first but eventually irritating; I can’t believe his wife puts up with it. I briefly went through a phase where whenever my wife drove us around and slowed down, I’d flop forward like a crash-test dummy. Needless to say, I am now usually the driver (not necessarily a good thing).

Here’s an unusual question: when a band plays a song, I presume it is basically the same each time (unless they experiment). If a group plays a song five times with five different drummers, will the drummers all do the same accompaniment or would they all be different?

Things we don’t normally think about: Even though concealed-carry gun permit-holders in Texas can now “open carry,” pistol-packing women concerned with fashion are not limited to traditional firearms in ordinary cowboy holsters. One online company, The Well Armed Woman, offers such carry options as stylish leggings, lace waistbands and an array of underarm and bra holsters (even an in-cup model, the “Marilyn”) in leopard-print and pastel colors. However, a woman’s body shape and size may be more important shopping considerations, according to the company’s founder. “A 32A bust could not conceal a Glock 19 very well — nor would a 42DD-or-larger (front) allow for effective cross-draw carry.” [Star-Telegram (Fort Worth)]

I love to make my wife laugh…. Her laughter is music to my ears. Yesterday, I made her laugh – I was pushing the muck cart down a slope, and I slipped and fell flat on my back! Ouch! She said it was a cartoon-like fall where one’s feet fly up in the air. Glad to accommodate, Dear.

I get that you hate Obama and Obamacare – you post every day (I am no supporter, but I don’t post it all the time). What I haven’t seen is what else you would do…. And the name-calling!

Unclear on the Concept: Overlooked by the roundup of “state fair” foods listed in News of the Weird two weeks ago was the debut in June, at California’s San Diego County Fair, of the deep-fried Slim-Fast bar. A 200-calorie “diet bar” is breaded in pancake batter, fried, dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate. [Huffington Post]

Rule in our house: if my wife or daughter cooks, I do the dishes. If I cook, I do the dishes. No wonder I like to eat out when I can.

So I got an email from a woman who said she saw my profile online and is interested in me. Hmmm, I am married and in my 70th year. I am thinking she is in need of glasses.

Back on January 1st, I e-filed a small claims court case. On February 5th I received word I won by default. So if everything was ignored up until now, what makes me think I will see a cent? Winning was easy. Collecting won’t be. I will keep you posted.

Finally, they’re out there…. A couple in Vestavia Hills, Ala., called police after spotting a man in their driveway late at night wearing only a Ronald Reagan Halloween mask and a strategically placed sock. “It was so cold outside” that “police said he wouldn’t last long” without any clothes on, said homeowner Bart Yancey. “I got a chuckle from it later, but at the same time, it’s very concerning,” said his wife, Danielle. “I don’t know what he was planning on doing.” At least, she added, “I don’t think he had a gun on him.” [Birmingham News]