First we have a dentist who’s about to see his practice go belly up because he went all Robin Hood on a lion in Africa who was a popular zoo exhibit, beloved by many. Frankly, I’d never heard of that lion before this story broke. Then again, I never heard of the dentist either. Now, that dentist has hired a PR firm to help him climb out of the mess he (and his African hunting leaders who made 50 grand on the deal) created by killing Cecil. Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this. I’m not a hunter or a fan of guns or bows and arrows, at least as far as hunting goes. Target shooting is another story (A tangent: I shot a hand gun one time on a shooting range. Aimed at the target. Missed completely. Shot it again and nipped the target’s edge. The thing was, though, as I recall the episode, I literally could watch the bullet leave the barrel in slow motion and make its way to the target’s very edge. Such a feeling of power! Such a feeling that I never shot a gun again. End of tangent.)
We also have a tiger who also is a bear. Donald Trump who is enjoying his, and about 100,000 other people’s 15 minutes of fame as a presidential candidate. He is a tiger on the attack of his GOP opponents and a bear too. And not the cuddly type. He is espousing positions of a sort that he espoused completely opposite a few years ago. Says outrageous things because that’s what he’s always done to get attention. This time, though, his alleged goal is to be president of the United States. Even he has to know he can’t get there from here but there has to be a reason – beyond an outsized ego – that he is doing it. Why, I have no idea. Don't really care either.
The GOP debate should be “fun” to watch and we’ll wait to see which candidate is the first to say to Trump “you’re fired.” That candidate won’t get my vote either. Jokes about “you’re fired” and his hair are just too easy, and not worthy of anyone’s uttering them. Especially a candidate for president.
Then again, the GOP nomination is like a clown car, with person after person climbing out of it in a seemingly never-ending stream. Now, the folks who aren’t making the Top 10 cut imposed by Fox News are scrambling to increase their poll numbers to try to get in the main debate (there is a second debate for the “losers” the same night but who cares really. If they aren’t the first out of the clown car, do they really matter? At least as far as Fox is concerned?)
As I said, sort of, dentists and hunters and Trump. OMG!