Monday, November 7, 2016
PRE-ELECTION TWEETS (@driskilldanny)
Tap … tap … is this thing still on?
LONG time no talk, all you wonderful people. So sorry it’s been so long!
A LOT’s happened in recent years, months, days.
Got married five years ago. Still feels like I won the Relationship-Mega-Jackpot. She’s amazing.
Left Arizona four years ago.
Finished my first book. My mom got to read it a few months before she died, summer before last.
Hope to finish my second book – the first one I started, about the 1956 Grand Canyon airliner crash – by the end of the year.
Still a flight paramedic … but part-time now. My new day job: Teaching at a medical school.
Lots more to tell – and looking forward to hearing how you’ve all been! – but today I’d like to talk about the election.
(My first political memory: “Re-Elect the President” signs in our garage in ’72.)
(But when Watergate broke, “President Nixon” became “Tricky Dick” in our house.)
(We watched the hearings together as a family. Cheered Barbara Jordan. Booed Tricky Dick.)
(We watched the ’76 conventions too. Cheered Barbara again. Wished it was her running instead of Jimmy.) #IWAS11
(Long story short: I'm about as far from racist, low-fillintheblank, fillintheblank-phobic as you can get.)
I wish I could be voting for Barbara Jordan tomorrow.
But tomorrow we’re going to elect either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. And I’ll take Donald over Hillary any day.
http://watergate.info/1974/07/25/barbara-jordan-speech-on-impeachment.html … America WAS pretty darn great once; I’d like to see it that way again. #WHYILIKETRUMP
https://www.numbersusa.com/resource-article/immigration-world-poverty-and-gumballs-updated-2010 … America can’t help the rest of the world if it can’t help itself. #WHYILIKETRUMP
bigthink.com/videos/john-cleese-on-political-correctness … 1984 wasn’t SUPPOSED to be an instruction manual. #WHYILIKETRUMP
https://www.aclu.org/blog/speakeasy/youre-not-wrong-youre-just-ahole … Or as we used to say I Disapprove of What You Say But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It #WHYILIKETRUMP
tps://www.amazon.com/Tombstone-Great-Chinese-Famine-1958-1962/dp/0374533997/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478542194&sr=8-1&keywords=tombstone+book+china … Love China. Lived there for a while, even. DON’T want the USA to turn into the PRC. #WHYILIKETRUMP
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/ … No, it’s not about ignorance and hate. David Wong @JohnDiesattheEn gets it. #WHYILIKETRUMP
https://evolutionistx.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/psa-honesty-is-not-hate/ … <-- This scientist/blogger/mom gets it. #WHYILIKETRUMP
http://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/the-flight-93-election/ … Because yes, as 63% of the Country agrees (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/top_stories/right_direction_wrong_track_nov7 …) we ARE on the wrong track. #WHYILIKETRUMP
theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/02/07/the-classiest-debate-moment-that-no-one-noticed-never-leave-a-good-man-down/ … The moment I started really liking Trump, not just what he was saying. #WHYILIKETRUMP
http://blog.dilbert.com/post/152734465316/unhypnotizing-a-clinton-supporter … Like the Dilbert Guy says, Trump is the SAFE choice. #WHYILIKETRUMP
Thursday, June 30, 2016
... sixty years since TWA Flight 2 and United Flight 718 collided over the Grand Canyon, on June 30, 1956.
... eight years since Guardian Air Angel 1 and Classic Lifeguard 2 collided over Flagstaff on June 29, 2008.
... just over a year since my mom died, on June 22, 2015.
... way too long since I checked in with you all here.
I'm still flying, still writing, still teaching. Still happily married. Still crazy-busy.
Still working on finishing Vanished in the West.
I haven't forgotten.
I'm on duty tonight. Here it's already July 1. Out West it's still June 30.
Good night, all.