The Difference Between Donald Trump and Jimmy Carter

Having watched the first thirteen seasons of Ancient Aliens

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https://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens

I had fallen behind. Needing something to occupy my time, and divert attention from the news, I checked out AA and, to my surprise, found it was in the fifteenth season. It was amazing to see the fourteenth season contained twenty-two, the most ever in one season, episodes. I have binged on them to the point there is only one episode of the fifteenth season to watch. Fortunately, the season continues…

The last episode watched was The Immortality Machine, which aired TV Mar 14, 2020. During the episode a story was told of a gentleman who lived inside Big Rock, the name of the huge rock. I learned something not previously known while watching. During World War II there was a draft for men aged between 50 something and 64. When the deputies came out to bring him in, the guy who lived in a rock pressed two wires together and blew himself to smithereens.

If the current POTUS, the Trumpster, were to call for a “geezer force” I would laugh, because everything he says these daze makes me laugh…to keep from crying.

If former Governor of the Great State of Georgia, and President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter, were to call for a “geezer force” I would be the first to join. This would be done because I know Jimmy would be right their beside me, shoulder to shoulder, leading by example, just as he has all his life. One example among many would be the work he has done getting his hands dirty with the Habitat For Humanity (https://www.habitat.org/).

Jimmy Carter back to building houses after hip surgery

By Devan Cole and Betsy Klein, CNN
Updated 9:51 AM ET, Tue August 27, 2019
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/27/politics/jimmy-carter-habitat-for-humanity-homes-hip-surgery/index.html

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The Habitat for Humanity Build Jimmy Carter Called His Favorite

Where have you gone, Jimmy Carter? The nation sure could use a man like you right about now…

Because of the calamitous situation in which we find ourselves I urge you to to give strong consideration to watching a program about viruses:

Ancient Aliens
S 14 E 9
The Alien Infection
42m | 2019 | TV-PG | CC
In 2016, scientists made the astonishing discovery that 30 percent of all protein adaptations since humans’ divergence with chimpanzees have been driven by viruses. Could ancient aliens have shaped human evolution by introducing viral epidemics on Earth? And if so, for what purpose? Are they making us more like them?
https://play.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-14/episode-9

All episodes can be watched free of charge. You can thank me later…

Hollywood’s Chess Master

There is a TV Guide special edition of “American Icons” for sale at a price of $9.99 focusing on “100 Years of Our Nation’s Greatest Actor.” The choice of TV Guide is Humphrey Bogart. This point is debatable. Many consider Ronald Raygun the best actor of all-time simply because of the fact that of all the actors to have played the President of the U.S. he was the best at acting like a President. For my money the greatest was John Wilkes Booth, for obvious reasons. The one thing everyone seems to agree on is that Humphrey Bogart was “Hollywood’s Chess Master.” He is considered to be the strongest players of the Royal game among those in the know in the movie making industry. The magazine quotes Pete Tamburro, “…of Chess Life, the official magazine of the U.S. Chess Federation,” who says, “In the 1940s, chess was extraordinarily popular in Hollywood, and Bogart was one of the best players.”
The author of the article, James Ellis, continues, “For Bogart, chess was a constant companion throughout the course of his life. And it wasn’t just the game-it was a way of putting food on the table when he was down and out in New York.”
“He used to hustle for money,” Tamburro says. Bogart’s playing style could easily belong to one of the crafty and cunning private eyes from his noir films. “No matter how good you think you’re playing, he’s going to swindle you somehow,” Tamburro says. “It’d be like playing Rick in his cafe.” One of the pictures in the magazine is of Humphrey as Richard Blaine in his cafe, Rick’s Café Américain, looking at a chess board with Peter Lorre, as Ugarte, looking at Rick while lighting a cigarette.
I have lost count of the number of times I have watched the movie. Humphrey would have to be on my short list of favorite actors, but how much is because of my awareness of his fondness for the Royal game I cannot say. I can still watch it, but can no longer watch the two other movies on my top three list, “Cool Hand Luke,” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” because they are too depressing.
There are pictures of some postcards Bogart used in correspondence games “…with friends around the world, including GIs serving overseas in World War II.” There is a picture of the July, 1945 Chess Review with Bogie and Lauren Bacall on the cover, as well as Bogart’s chess set, a small wooden, well worn, board and over sized wooden pieces.
“More than just an avid player, Bogart threw himself into organizing tournaments to promote the sport. He served as a tournament director for the United States Chess federation and, with the help of other celebrity chess fans such as Basil Rathbone, sponsored the Los Angeles Pan American Chess Conference in 1945.”
“They were creative people, and creative people are fascinated by the game and its competitive nature,” Tamburro says.
The era of Bogie and Bacall is a relic of the past. How long before the Royal game is thought of in the same way?
“Key Largo”
Wrapped around each other
Trying so hard to stay warm
That first cold winter together
Lying in each others arms
Watching those old movies
Falling in love so desperately
Honey, I was your hero
And you were my leading lady

We had it all
Just like Bogie and Bacall
Starring in our old late, late show
Sailing away to Key Largo

Here’s lookin’ at you kid
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know
Just like they did in Key Largo

Honey, can’t you remember
We played all the parts
That sweet scene of surrender
When you gave me your heart
Please say you will
Play it again
‘Cause I love you still
Baby, this can’t be the end

We had it all
(We had it all)
Just like Bogie and Bacall
Starring in our old late, late show
Sailing away to Key Largo

Here’s lookin’ at you kid
(Here’s lookin’ at you kid)
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know
Just like they did in Key Largo

We had it all
(We had it all)
Just like Bogie and Bacall
Starring in our old late, late show
Sailing away to Key Largo

BERTIE HIGGINS- “KEY LARGO” (W/ LYRICS) – YouTube

“Released as a single in September 1981, the song became Higgins’ only Top 40 hit in the United States in early 1982, when it peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song spent 17 weeks in the Top 40 and was certified Gold by the RIAA.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_Largo_%28song%29