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The Similarities of Pro Wrestling and Politics

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IMG_6364By Larry Oscar

Ever notice how election years really bring out the worst in the political clowns.  For some strange reason politicians can really stir up the emotions in people.  The entire scene reminds me of professional wrestling.

Not that there is anything wrong with professional wrestling mind you.   After all a lot of good marketing ideas come from professional wrestling.  There is always something in it for everybody.  About 20 years ago I was watching TV and flipping through the channels when I landed on a show called Monday Night Raw.   It was something to see.   It was produced by what is known today as World Wrestling Entertainment, the WWE.

Back then it was known as the World Wrestling Federation, WWF.  When I happened upon the show they were selling cans of “Whoop Ass” that contained a T-shirt that read “Austin 3:16” for $50 dollars a can.  And just in case you didn’t have a place to sit, watch the show, and drink your beer, they had a plastic blow up chair on sale for $60.

Then this wrestler by the name of Stone Cold Steve Austin came out and trash talked Vince McMahon, the WWF owner, for about 20 minutes.   When Vince had all he could stand he strutted down the ramp and climbed into the ring to confront his nemesis.   After a few words were exchanged the microphone was dropped and Vince was on the receiving end of a “Stone Cold Stunner”.

This left him floundering on the mat like fish out of water. Then Stone Cold Steve Austin grabbed the microphone trash talked Vince to his face, and stomped out of the ring.   The crowd went wild. The  cameras scanned the crowd, which had completely packed  a huge stadium with standing room only. There were young  boys and girls, old men and women, and every age, race,  and nationality of American society.

In the short time span of 30 minutes the WWF had united a highly diverse crowd of Americans and had them cheering on their feet. The people had homemade signs they were waving that supported their favorite wrestler. And not a single face in the crowd was protesting.

No, instead they were all smiling and having the time of their lives. I have been a fan of pro wrestling ever since. It has to be one of the best action packed trash talking soap operas around. I think pro wrestling is a model of marketing unparalleled since the days of Ron Popeil with his Veg-O-Matic and Pocket Fisherman.

You just have to marvel at how Americans respond to different things, and some people just have a gift for inspiration and entertainment that hits home with the American people. You can’t say that this year’s political scene has been much different than pro wrestling.

And I for one hope it continues to liven us up.  We need a good laugh. For the past eight years we have had nothing but a stagnant economy, world religious turmoil, wars, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorism attacks, and those fat butted Kardashians to put up with.

We deserve a good knock down drag out of an election. Maybe they could throw in a good law suit to spice things up like they did in 2000.  What ever happened to David Boies and his hanging chad?  They could put old Bill Clinton back in the spotlight.  Maybe dress him up in drag and let him go after the transgender vote.  Lord knows Hillary is as boring as a sack of hail damaged lard.

Nothing like a presidential election to make our enemies shake in their turbans and burkas.  But don’t take any of this too seriously folks.  After all, nothing could be any worse than what we have had for the past eight years.  So just sit back and enjoy the show.

And, just in the nick of time, Budweiser has come out with a series of strangely flavored light beers. Now it just doesn’t get any better than that!

Larry Oscar is a graduate from the University of Tulsa and holds a degree in electrical engineering. He is retired and lives with his wife on a lake in Oklahoma where he brews his own beer, sails, and is a member of numerous clubs and organizations.

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A Socialist-Marxist Leaning President

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By Larry Oscar

A great American from Fritch, Texas once said, “You can’t fix stupid.” Perhaps that has never been more true than in today’s global political arena. It’s hard to imagine more glaring examples of stupidity than we have witnessed in government leaders over the past few years. It was Forest Gump’s mother that said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

That too has been duly noted in the actions of such leaders as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi. The stupidity of Saddam was astounding. He would still be alive and the leader in Iraq if he had just let the UN inspectors back into his country, thrown them a party, and let them inspect and visit anything in the country their heart desired.  In fact, he should have invited George Bush and Bill Clinton over for a bunga-bunga party.  Instead he had to act tough and thumb his nose at the world. The result was he ended up swinging from a rope Texas style.

Now we have that little runt with a huge nose from Iran threatening to “Wipe Israel off of the face of the Earth.”  And at the same time celebrating his country’s march toward nuclear technology that will ultimately end in nuclear weapons.  What a complete fool.  What would you do if your neighbor down the street threatened to “wipe you off of the face of the Earth,” and then proceeded to build a bomb in his garage.  Would you wait until his bomb was complete before taking action? Would you sit idly by like the Jews did in World War II and just let him exterminate you? Or would you learn from history and defend yourself while you still had the power to do so?

It’s hard to imagine what goes through these bozo’s little minds.  There are many roads to Rome.   And if you want to accomplish things in life you need to study the roads toward your goal with some thought and circumstance. Emotions will be your worst enemy.   The emotional route will almost certainly be the most costly for you.  For example, the best way for the Muslim countries to deal with Israel is through friendship and trade and not through religious emotionalism. Take a look at Europe for example.  Germany fought WWII to conquer Europe  and what was the result?   Their own destruction.  However, by working hard as capitalists and establishing free trade, they now own Europe.  They have now accomplished through Capitalism what they were unable to accomplish through the forces of war.

We are now at another crossroads in the world. We still have leaders that do not understand the power of capitalism or how it works. They are still preaching the failed promises of Socialism-Marxism and ignoring the historical failures of this philosophy such as the Soviet Union, East Germany, North Korea, Greece, and Cuba.  The only conclusion you can come to is that they are blinded by their own stubborn stupidity.  No system is perfect.  And all systems of government will leave some people behind, but only Capitalism lets the people use their creative talents to the fullest, and that generates the greatest wealth for the greatest numbers.

Without Capitalism we would not have had Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, or Oprah Winfrey.  We are now facing a critical election; one that will determine if we are to retain a Socialist-Marxist leaning President who thinks that we should all have equal amounts of “stuff,” and that the government should tell us what to eat and how to live our lives.

Or do we move forward and choose a new President that will remove the burdensome weight of this government from our backs, and let us live free creative lives according to our own abilities as the founding fathers of this country envisioned.  There are always risks in life. None of us has a guarantee that we will even be alive tomorrow, but one thing is for sure, if we are not free to develop the talents that are given to us by God, then we will pay a price far greater than life itself.

This nation has the richest poor on the face of the Earth.  We have the only poor people with big screen TVs, cell phones, cars, and air conditioned housing.  We will always have the poor, and it is Capitalism that will keep them from living in mud huts like they do in other countries! The best way to redistribute wealth is with a paycheck, and not a welfare check. If you want tomatoes you have to grow healthy tomato plants. If you want jobs you must grow healthy corporations, and not a bloated overgrown government that is funded with borrowed money!

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