2017-08-09 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett
Military Active Duty

I have never been a fan of soap operas on television. There is enough “real life” drama around with which to deal, no need to watch the drama in the lives of “pretend” people on television.

However, there is a new soap opera that has appeared on the national news scene that I can’t seem to avoid, short of throwing my television out the window. I would call it “Chaos in the White House.” I awaken each morning and turn on the television only to learn of a new “controversy” in our nation’s capital.

The doors must be coming off the hinges in the West Wing as the President’s cabinet members and staff are “hired” and then “fired” or “quit” before they can get started! Just keeping up with who is in and who is out takes a large portion of the news broadcast. And, then there are all those “tweets” that the news media see fit to broadcast and then get opinions on them from at least three different “experts.” Spare me, please!

And, of course, we have to hear about the latest bickering between law makers and their inability to get anything done. Honestly, it sounds like a bunch of children fighting on the playground!

When will it end and when will our President and legislators get back to the job of running our nation? There are more important matters with which to deal – Russia, China, South Korea, terrorism, etc. And when will the news media stop giving air time to “rumors?” If it can’t be proven as a fact, don’t broadcast it!!!! Every good journalist used to know and abide by that rule!

Happy birthday this week to: Donna Chance, Jessica Murray, Roger Black, Colin Chance, Evie Wiggins, Jeanette Becton, Rosa Hill, Art Johnson, Martha Edwards, Adriannia Grier, Antonette Grier, and Rev. Dan Zellner.

Happy anniversary this week to: Rev. and Mrs. Dan Zellner.

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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