ENDNOTE: Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981) quotes a friend’ insights



Peter Sheridan
Peter Sheridan Above the Law move along people…. please distract with 11 year old private conversation….
I copied this from Jim Ruth
Who wrote:
I am a husband, a father of two daughters and grandfather of one granddaughter. There is no apologizing for Donald Trump’s comments, and I wouldn’t try.

What does need to be said is what I’ve said about this election in different words at different times. It would be marvelous if one of the options available to us this year were a paragon of virtue. That would make the choice easy. But that isn’t the case.

We, The Universally Flawed People, have to choose between two flawed human beings to determine who will be the leader of our country for the next four years. I’m not happy with the set of flaws that either of them present, but to be honest I’m not at all happy with my own set of flaws. If you don’t feel the same, I’d suggest the possibility that arrogance is among your flaws.

So, as always, I return to the question of who is more likely to lead this nation in a manner that I believe will be more beneficial to the most individual Americans and to the nation as a whole.

Trump’s failings have not involved lack of proper vigilance in the care of information sensitive to security interests of the United States. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not involved lying to the families of fallen soldiers about the nature of the conflict in which they fell – or lying to the American people about lying to those families. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included having received (both she and her husband) millions of dollars for speaking engagements (hers and her husband’s) to groups that are appropriately called special interest groups that her power, influence or authority could benefit while she held public office. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included receiving tens of millions of dollars of contributions into a family foundation from countries whose mistreatment of women goes far beyond some crude remarks. Contributions whose treatment of LGBTQ people includes killing them by throwing them off buildings, stoning them and beheading them. Contributions from countries that one could reasonably assume would desire preferential treatment from the Secretary of State of the United States. Clinton’s included all of that.

Trump’s failings have not involved helping to facilitate an international deal that turned over to Russia 20% of the uranium production of the United States. Clinton’s have.

Trump’s failings have not included helping move massive numbers of jobs to other countries. Clinton’s have. In fact, she helped move so many jobs from the United States to India that she could say to a group in India in 2005 “I am delighted to be the Senator from Punjab as well as from New York.”

So yes, Donald Trump has faults. Some of them serious or morally objectionable. None of his faults, though, have involved betrayal of the United States of America and its people. Clinton’s have.

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Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981)

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I’ve said all along that the choices we’ve been given are “sub-optimal” at best. But you have to pick one. And, imho, there is no real choice here. The two minor parties have both lost their collective minds — the L’s have gone Republican lite and the Greens a socialist to the left of Bernie. So you have DJT and HRC.


Both have warts and flaws, but HRC is (a) sick with Parkinson; (b) has engaged in multiple counts of criminal behavior throughout her political life; and (c) is obsessed with gaining the Presidency to complete her insane ambition.

I’m not asking anyone to agree or disagree. I’m just using my ENDNOTE to echo what a fellow Jasper has shared. And it was much better than I could have written. But then I’m just a fat old white guy injineer.

Trump is the prettiest horse in the glue factory coral.

Dona Nobis Pacem and more likely to be the “peace President”.

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