If Disney Ran the United States

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Mr. Walt and his running mate for 2020

Can you imagineer the possibilities if Disney ran the country? There would be pros and cons of course. I guess it really depends on if you are a fan of Disney.

Healthcare

Healthcare costs would skyrocket, but you could at least reserve a fast pass for the emergency room. How awesome would it be to immediately hop on a paper-covered table to be examined while others have been waiting for 90 minutes for a 3-minute diagnosis? All your medicine would cost four times as much. However,  you can pay a premium if you want to guzzle your Robitussin from a souvenir cup.

Immigration

It would be too expensive to enter the United States and you would have so many people complaining “I wish I could afford to go to the United States”. Maybe there would be blackout dates where you couldn’t stay in the country. The truth is, every Main street USA would be packed to capacity, but at least it would smell good with Disney bakery exhaust.

Taxes

There would be no taxes whatsoever because there would be limited choices of high-quality items that are out of everyone’s price range.

Disney National Parks Service

Since the entire country would essentially be Disney Country, Walt Disney World and Disneyland would essentially just be like any other national park. All the other National Parks would get an upgrade as well. Can you imagine a giant slide into the Grand Canyon or the Haunted Mammoth Cave?

Transportation and Infrastructure

If you’ve ridden Spaceship Earth at Epcot, you would see this future vision of automation fast-tracked. Peoplemovers would drop you off at work after you’ve been dressed by a Carousel of Progress robot. We would have automobile safety on par with Tomorrowland Speedway because all our cars would be on rails so we couldn’t knock each other into the ditch. However, all of America’s roadways would be exactly like Orlando traffic to encourage you to take those Peoplemovers.

Is gun control the answer to gun violence?

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Drugs used to be illegal, but people still did drugs. Abortions used to be illegal, but people still killed their children. Guns don’t commit crimes, people do. Can you control people? No, you can’t. Can you control guns, drugs, and abortion devices? Yes, you can make them difficult to get for the average person, but people will still find a way to do what they. You will not be able to fix this world with man made laws. You can do your best to contain people with legal boundaries, but the depraved nature of man will go beyond that. One of the first hate crimes ever committed was done with a rock, kind of hard to ban those.

Stop kneeling during football games

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If you look up what kneeling really means then you should probably stop doing it. When you kneel you show submission. You kneel to pray. You kneel when you ask your wife to marry you. You also kneel before Zod before you throw him into an icy crevasse.

I coach baseball and softball and when a player gets hurt, all the other players take a knee. Why do we do this? It’s to show respect and care for the other players well being. Maybe a better choice for disrespecting the national anthem is to stay in the locker room until it’s over instead of making a spectacle of yourself. Just because you have the “right” to do something, doesn’t mean you should.

 

 

Does Climate Change Cause Hurricanes?

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Asking for a friend…

We’ve known about climate change, (formally known as Global Warming) for decades. For as long as I can remember I haven’t purposely burnt large piles of Styrofoam containers in my yard as to do my part in combating climate change. So with all the forced regulations in car companies making our cars lighter and more fuel efficient (and less safe) why are we still having a climate change problem? We’ve thrown tons of money at the problem, created huge solar farms covering up plenty of oxygen producing grass. We’ve built huge eyesore wind farms and killed tons of birds. We’ve cut back on fossil fuels. Shouldn’t it be getting better and not worse? What are we supposed to do?

 

Should you make fun of any president?


I’ve been voting for several elections now and I don’t recall so much hostility towards any president as much as our current one. I’ve never seen so many commercialized insults towards President Trump and now it seems that candy companies are throwing their hat in the ring. Just because you have freedom of speech doesn’t give you the freedom to be disrespectful towards your fellow humans. Well I guess it does.

But let’s remember that even if someone is “your enemy”then treating them with kindness is like dumping burning coals on them. Got that from some book, not sure which one. I think it’s the same one as the golden rule or something.

Hating on Winnie the Pooh.

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I’ve had this one almost as long as I’ve been alive. I got him for my first birthday. He still hasn’t disintegrated thus far. Not sure how anyone can ban Pooh from anything. He’s such a nice bear we overlook the gorging on the honey. I mean, he even has a ride at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom. There isn’t any higher honor than that.

How to argue on social media.

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Do you know someone who is always on the opposite side of your opinion? I’m not talking about your spouse, it’s supposed to be that way. But someone who always starts out their response with “Well, actually…”

Star Wars vs Star Trek, DC vs Marvel, Republican vs Democrat vs some weird 3rd party, Christian vs Pagan (Don’t even get me started on the Religious subcultures, that’s an issue that loses more friendships than any)

Some people just like to hear your opinion first so they can play “devil’s advocate” and just to get on your nerves. It’s tough to be friends with people like this. How do you deal with it? Well, you can always ask a bunch of follow up questions if they are the type of person that makes statements. The best way is just to keep quiet and not share your opinions. Someone can’t shoot you down if you don’t give them any ammo. Read twitter posts, Facebook status and just grin and move on. But you can’t can you? So if you must be right all the time, unleash your best with no mercy and enjoy no friendships.