Perm's Point: Getting along politically/Golden Oldies and trivia


Well, I hope that EVERYONE voted and the results were what EVERYONE wanted!!!  It just doesn’t work out that way with so many contested political races for government jobs throughout our GREAT country.  There has to be winners and losers.  That’s politics.  I’m writing this way before ALL the votes have been counted.  So, I won’t bore my 7.3 readers with my opinions with regard to the results in state and national elections.  Stop me on the sidewalk or in local stores, and then we can voice our thoughts, eh?  Before I go on to other “stuff”, I just have to quote “again” Leonard Pitts Jr. who writes a column for the Miami Herald:  Yes, he is a very strong Democratic voice, but I feel that he looks fairly at both “sides of the aisle” with some but NOT all of his political comments.  Recently, he quoted a verse from Mathew in the Bible:  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own?”   He goes on to say:  “Republicans should heed that injunction.  Especially given that it comes not just from “leftists,” “libtards” and “Demwits,” but from inside their own tent.  Party stalwarts such as George Will, Jeff Flake and Bill Kristol have all complained about the stench of rotting elephant. Now ‘Republicans for Integrity’ is a thing.”  “Alternative Facts,” alienating allies, kissing up to enemies.”  On the other side of the aisle we have thoughts from very liberal Democrats:  Spending more money on liberal causes such as welfare, medicare, medicaid, unemployment “hand-outs”, more money given to foreign countries, supporting labor unions no matter what the cost, borrowing money from China, etc.  So there----------Two sides with LOTS of different ideas on how to make our “country great again.”  Let us all GET ALONG and THROW OUT our POLITICAL DIFFERENCES, PLEASE????????  NEXT:  Quite a few days ago, I watched Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox approach the batter’s box, using his bat to “write” something in the sand.  It very much reminded me of what I did the last few years of my amateur baseball career with the Redfield Dairy Queen team.  Using my bat, I also “carved out” in the sand, “MP” to give credit to my late Dad, Melbert Permann.  NEXT:  I will try to finish off my notes taken when listening to “Golden Oldies.”  “I Second That Motion” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.  “Summertime” by Billy Stewart.  “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly.  “Amen” by the Impressions.  “It’s Your Thing” by the ISLEY brothers.  “The Loco Motion” by Little Eva.  “You didn’t have to be so nice” by the Lovin Spoonful.  “Hurt so Bad” by Little Anthony and the Imperials.  “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Pressley. “Carla Mia” by Jay and The Americans.  “Backfeet in Motion” by Mel and Tim. “He’s in Town” by the Tokens.  “Incense and Peppermints” by the Strawberry Alarm Clock.  “I’m a Man” by the Spencer Davis Group. “Let it Be” by Jerry Butler and Betty Everett.  “ “A Must to Avoid” by Herman’s Hermits.  “Classical Gas” by Mason Williams.  “Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson.  “Reflections” by Diana Ross and the Supremes.  “Memories” by Elvis Pressley.  “Rescue Me” by Fontella Bass. “What Does it Take” by Junior Walker and the All Stars.  “A Place in the Sun” by Stevie Wonder.  “Penny Lane” by the Beatles.  “Blue on Blue” by Bobby Winton. “Walk Right Back” by the Everly Brothers.  “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis.  “Go Where you Want to Go” by the 5th Dimension.  “Step by Step” by The Crests.  “Walk Away Renee” by the Left Banke.  NOTE:  Starting about 7:30 to about 9:00 P.M., I HAVE counted at least 450 birds flying north to roost for the night.  Every night is like that during the summer!!!  “The OOGUM BOOGUM song” by Brenton Wood.  “It’s Late” by Rickey Nelson. “It takes Two” by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston.  “Leaving On a Jet Plane’ by Peter, Paul and Mary. “Why do Lovers Break Each Other’s Hearts” by Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans. “ Can’t Take my Eyes Off of You’ by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. “Lazy Day” by Spanky and Our Gang. “Baby, I Need Your Lovin” by the Four Tops.  “Groomin” by the Rascals.  “Help me, Rhonda” by the Beach Boys.  “People Get Ready” by the Impressions.  “TUTTI FRUTTI” by Little Richard.  “The Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.  NEXT:  Two questions—Why do we pronounce “Yacht” as “Yot”?  “Can there be “Nothing” without “Something?”  Trivia questions with answers to follow and QUIT PEEKING!!!!  I will give two pesos to anybody that gets all the questions correct!!  (1)  What is a Marsupial’s Marsupium better known as?  (2)  What insect family provides the queens that Singaporeans eat alive to cure headaches and muscle pains?  (3) Who and in what year was a patent issued for his steamboat?  (4) In the world of music, who are Ping, Pang and Pong?   (5) How do crazy people walk through the forest?  ANSWERS:  (1)  A pouch (2) Termites (3) Robert Fulton in 1809 (4)  They are the three council ministers in Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Turandot.”  (5)  They take the “psycho path.”
 
Perm’s bad:  Both “sides of the aisle” NOT getting along!!!!!!
Perm’s second bad:  Forgetting or never ever listening to “The Loco Motion” by Little Eva!
Perm’s good:  Everly Brothers, Beach Boys, Elvis Pressley, Melbert Permann and Mikki Permann (MP)
Perm’s second good:  “Tutti Frutti”  and Ping, Pang and Pong

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