2018-01-17 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

Just when I think I’ve seen everything possible on television a new commercial comes out advertising the “Trumpy Bear!” With my curiosity spurred I checked out the website.

The 22 inch bear comes with a 30x30 flag colored blanket stored in a zipper pocket on the bear and he is sporting a crop of orange hair on his head. Sound familiar?

It gets better. The commercial’s slogan is one you’ve heard before, “Make America great again.” I assume you do this by purchasing one of these things for two easy payments of $19.95.

If you are like me, you are wondering, “What purpose does this thing serve?” Well, the commercial explains it this way. Trumpy Bear goes many places: You can hang him from a flag pole or proudly display him on your motorcycle, dinner table, or golf cart. And He comes with a certificate of authenticity. Why?

A more important question is whether or not Trumpy Bear is a joke. The commercial comes across like a satirical poke at our nation’s political machine, but then again, maybe not. At any rate, you will get a good laugh if you check out the website at gettrumpybear.com. The vocal presentation is hilarious!

I am not buying it though!

Happy birthday this week to: Sharon Jenkins, Dean Brinson, Jesha Williams, Terry Thompson, Ernestine Miller, Jessica Aaron, Joanne Sharpe, Anna Herrington, Reba Bennett, and Valerie Hall.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sampson, Mr. and Mrs. David Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Grady Joiner.

Military Active Duty

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.

Return to top