Each day, I receive thousands of messages and emails. Below are three of them from the past 24 hours, and the response I’ve given to each. NOTE: I do not include the last name of the sender unless they explicitly request that I do so.
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1) From Mad Max:
Hey DML, My name is Tony. Please forgive my bad grammar. I’m a poor guy living in a low income apartment. I’m a smoker. No drugs, just cigarettes.
The place at which I live is becoming “No Smoking.” On Obama’s orders it seems. There are a lot of smokers in the low income homes. Which means we will all have to find new places to live. August or September is when the new no smoking rule will go into effect. I know you got a lot on your plate. Thank you for the time to read this.
P.S. Jesup GA. Housing Authority.
DML: Max, warning to you…. I’m about to piss you off.
I believe everything happens for a reason. For example, someone upstairs (and I mean way beyond the clouds) wants you to stop smoking. Those cancer sticks will ultimately kill you, and deep down you realize this is true. I know it’s hard to quit; I know you probably enjoy smoking, but you have to stop.
Like I said, I am more than 100% certain this is not the response you wanted from me, but I’m sorry pal, I can’t champion for a cause that will eventually take your life. If you could find the strength to quit, not only would you be able to remain in your home, but you’d be more healthy, and you’d have more money in your pocket.
Everyone deserves a fresh start, I urge you to take this sign from above and make a change. You can do it! I’m pulling for you.
2) From Lisa:
Just wondering what your thoughts are on the steadiness and rising of the market. I believe you stated that this is normal and will eventually level off. Do you still think that is the case? Lots of people don’t think that it has anything to do with Trump at all. Thanks, Lisa
DML: Who do these naysayers credit, Obama? If they do, then trust me when I tell you they are clueless.
For example, it happens all the time, a public company announces better than expected earnings for the quarter, but the stock drops. Why? Because the stock market is not based on what happened last quarter, but, rather, what happens in the future. So, in the example I use, odds are the company provided a warning about future earnings. They forecast what they can earn in the coming months / quarters / years.
Fortunately, this is not the case today. Not only are companies reporting strong earnings, but they are optimistic about what lies ahead. That’s because the markets love what Trump has to say. He wants to strip away regulations that slow down business growth, and he vows to kill the job killer known as ObamaCare. He also plans to lower taxes on corporations and individuals. This means companies will have more money to invest in new products and services. This means they will need to hire more people. Odds are, those people with jobs will have more money in their pocket because they too are getting a Trump tax break. Thus, they will spend more money. Put it all together and the future looks bright because the economy hums like a great sounding Billy Joel song. So, yes, Trump can take a lot of credit for the market’s optimism.
Side note: Solely for the sake of clarification, you confused a prior conversation about the economy with the stock market. I’ve never gotten into the nitty gritty about the stock market, although I should probably do so soon.
3) From Brandon:
Hey DML, I’ve been following you since the day you left Newsmax. I follow you on the walk and talks nearly every day and am constantly keeping up to date with the latest news on your app. I love what you are doing and what you are creating. I have realized that keeping up with all of this takes a good part of my day. I’m just writing to let you know that because I know it will be a tough thing for me to do, but I am giving up the DML App for lent.
I’m sure I’ll be back after Easter because the news and knowledge I gain from you and your staff is amazing and I’m sure I’ll miss it. Can’t wait to see the newest improvements to the newsroom when I return. Until then, God bless you, God bless the rest of the DML crew, and God bless the USA. See you in 40 days.
DML: Can’t you give up something else, like pizza? Or, give up iTunes. Or, give up Fox News. Or, give up… Hey, Brandon, are you there? Brandon? Brandon? You there, Brandon? Dang it. Alright pal, I guess we’ll see you in 39 days.
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