Written by DML
When I was a teenager I absolutely hated my hairy legs. Compared to my friends, my legs looked like those of a great ape.
When I was young, guys didn’t wax away their unwanted hair like they do today. Back then, shaving body parts was worse than having all the hair. So what to do?
Side note: I can’t believe I am revealing this story.
When I was 14 years old, I tried everything to disguise my hairy legs. I tried wearing high socks and low hanging shorts, but the style looked ridiculous.
I thought about bleaching the hair. No kidding. I actually purchased a bleach kit used by women to disguise lip hair, but it involved so much work that I scrapped the idea.
I then tried taking a scissors to my legs but it took forever, plus it was really hard to cut the hairs on the back of my legs. Bleeding everywhere!
Days at the beach sucked. My buddies called me Chewbacca. Then there was the guy who always asked the impossible to answer question, “Why are your legs so hairy?”
In the end I gave up because I grew so tired of complaining about what I could not control. My legs remained hairy.
There is an article today on POLITICO.com about Trump’s tweets being his presidential library. I’ve never thought about it this way, and perhaps Trump has overlooked this fact himself, but historians will one day write about these tweets as being a major part of his presidency.
HERE IS HOW THE POLITICO ARTICLE STARTS:
Lots of people want President Trump to stop tweeting. Mitch McConnell wants him to stop tweeting. Carly Fiorina wants him to stop tweeting. Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins and other Republican members of Congress and some Democrats in Congress and Jeb Bush and many of Trump’s advisers and attorneys and even some of his supporters (although not all of his supporters) want him to stop tweeting. His wife wants him to stop. A majority of business leaders want him to stop, and a majority of millennials, and a majority of voters, period. His tweeting, they all believe, is unseemly and incendiary, legally risky and chaotic, undiplomatic, demoralizing, destructive, and distracting, too—for everybody, but especially for Trump.
The people, though, who want Trump to keep tweeting are the people who rely on his words to do their jobs—reporters, biographers, political scientists and strategists, and presidential historians. They often are appalled by the content of the tweets, just plain weary like everybody else of the volume and pace of the eruptions and deeply worried about their consequences as well—but still, they say, the more Trump tweets, the better.
As a staunch supporter of the president, for months now I have voiced my concerns about the tweets here on my website and during the Walk & Talk sessions. An endless number of you send emails confirming you agree with me. To the contrary, I’ve had some readers send hate mail. The most recent assault reads: “You’re a f**king ass! You have no idea how brilliant the tweeting is! Get a new job DML! I am done with you!”
Although the hate mail provides a laugh or two, I’ve arrived at a place where I am ready to accept the tweets like I did the hair on my legs.
Aside from reporting about his tweets as they happen, I will never again voice an opinion about his tweeting. I will not criticize, support, hate or love the Trump tweets. Here at DML we will simply report about the tweets, we will not opine. *Although I do reserve the right to rave about tweets that reflect good news about new jobs, veterans being cared for, ISIS being destroyed, stiff immigration laws, lower taxes and healthcare reform if and when they happen.
Why the sudden stop on my part?
This weekend has been a tough one for me personally. Although I am unwilling to share why — some things just need to stay private — I will reveal that I’ve come to realize my passion about certain things has led to too much stress that ultimately weighs on my health. Thus, much like I have up on ridding of the unwanted hair on my legs, when it comes to Trump’s tweets I have grown tired of yelling at the moon and shoveling sand into the tide.
Bottom line is God wants my legs to be hairy. God also wanted lyme-carrying ticks, major earthquakes, flesh-eating parasites and Obama to be president. I could never understand why he would want all these things, but who am I to judge? Adding to that, obviously God wants President Trump to tweet. I’ll leave it to the historians to understand why.
Thus, I am stating for the last time that my gut tells me the tweets will ultimately hurt this presidency in ways we never expected. When it comes to politics, many of you know my gut — combined with data and my first hand experiences — rarely prove to be wrong in the long run. Therefore, this is the one time when I pray I am incorrect!
As noted, I will continue to pray for our president and proudly wear my “Make America Great Again” cap. And we will continue to be fair and balanced when reporting the news be it good, bad or ugly, but the tweets are no longer in my commentary. Therefore, going forward, when a person asks the impossible to answer question: “Why does Trump tweet this stuff?” I will give the same answer I gave to the guy at the beach who asked why my legs are so hairy…. I’ll just shrug my shoulders.
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