“Don’t be a cutie pie.” – President Trump

I heard President Trump say this a few weeks ago after a reporter asked a question, clearly looking for a “gotcha” moment. I really liked his response. I’m going to try to work this in to every conversation I have for the foreseeable future.

-Out of the Wilderness

 

How Famous Men Sleep in 2020

About 10 years ago I posted a list of the sleeping positions of a few famous folks. Some were based on characters in TV shows and movies, and the rest were about real-life people. You can check that list here. I’ve decided it was time to update the list! So in 2020, here’s a list of famous men (John Krasinski, Donald Trump, Post Malone, and more)  and the positions I believe they sleep in at night. But first, the list of various positions:


SLEEPING POSITIONS… 

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Fetus position – tough exterior but are still sensitive and may appear to be shy but warm up quickly.

Log position – social, easy-going person who is trusting, sometimes to the point of being gullible.

Yearner position – open-minded and still cynical, suspicious, and stubborn about sticking to decisions once they are made.

Soldier position – reserved, quiet, without fuss, and hold themselves and others to a high standard.

Freefall position – brash, outgoing, and very uncomfortable with criticism.

Starfish position – good listeners, helpful, and uncomfortable being the center of attention.


FAMOUS MEN…

John Krasinski (Actor) – Fetus or Log (tough exterior yet sensitive, social and easy going)

Donald Trump (US President) – Freefall (brash, outgoing)

Joe Biden (Former VP of US) – Fetus or Yearner (sensitive but cynical/stubborn)

Post Malone (Entertainer) – Fetus or Soldier (tough exterior, high standard)

Jimmy Fallon (Entertainer) – Log (social, easy-going)

Louie Giglio (Pastor of Passion City Church) – Soldier (high standard)

Sean Connery (Actor) – Soldier (reserved, high standard)

Tom Hanks (Actor) – Log (easy going)

Denzel Washington (Actor) – Soldier (reserved, high standard)

Jose Altuve (MLB Baseball Player) – Starfish or Fetus (uncomfortable with attention)


Please know these are all just educated guesses. I have no solid information on how these men sleep so I’m basing this information on their public persona. Check back soon for a list of how famous women sleep!

Thanks for stopping by…

-Out of the Wilderness

Bernie Sanders ends his presidential run… again

I just came across the news that Bernie has suspended his campaign. I guess the shushing Joe Biden is the guy now. Who will be his running mate? Possibly her? Or her? I wonder why Bernie picked today to make the announcement. I still think he would’ve had a better shot of beating Trump in 2016 but I could be wrong about that. Afterall, his loyal supporters just don’t vote. They are vocal and often annoying, but when it comes to necessary action, they come up short.

It’ll be interesting to have Joe Biden in debates with Donald Trump. I still can’t believe he’s the nominee even with his supporters (and everyone) witnessing the degradation of his mind right before our eyes. It really makes me question our whole political system for this reason: why would anyone support a person declining in health unless they just want their party to win, no matter who the party rep is?

That’s scary.

Surely Bernie would have been MORE scary, though, because he actually believes the ideas he promotes, and his mind is clear (as far as we know).

What are your thoughts on Bernie dropping out? Do you think anyone else might swoop in and take the Democrat by storm before the convention? Will Biden win the Senate? 😉 Comment below!

-Out of the Wilderness

So is Hillary running for Prez or not?

There’s a local radio host here in Nashville who has prophetically projected that Hillary Clinton will jump into the race for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Obviously, at this time she hasn’t and since a few of the states’ deadlines for submitting your official entry has passed, she’ll have an interesting road ahead if she’s going to secure the nomination.

One thing working in her favor is that all of the current nominees basically use defeating President Trump as their top priority. My reaction is this: OK, so what will you do the next day? To make it more clear, it’s like your spouse has been making popcorn for the family for the last few months and one day you tell them, “We need someone else to make better popcorn.”

Your kids react, “Oh, ok. Well, why should you be the one to do this?”

You respond, “Your mom isn’t fit and my top priority is to stop her from making popcorn.”

Kids: “What will you do different?”

You: “Let me be clear. Your mom is the worst popcorn maker in history. It’s time for her to go.”

Child 1: “Yes! She’s brought popcorn back 20 years and we need to move forward! She hates yellow kernels, too.”

Child 2: “Hates yellow kernels? When has she ever said anything like that?”

You: “She’s spreading popcorn phobia, and she’s a white popcorn supremacist. If you choose me, I will defeat your Mom. We cannot let her take away the popcorn’s right to choose.”

Child 1: “Kernels aren’t even popcorn anyway.”

Child 2: “I believe once the kernel is in the pot, it’s popcorn.”

You: “You don’t have a pot, so your opinion doesn’t matter.”

You see what I mean? OK, that sort of went in a direction I hadn’t planned but the whole point of this post is that the Democratic Party is fertile soil for a hero to come in and save the day. If it’s not Hillary, I could also see the party uniting around Michelle Obama (recent Grammy winner, btw). I think Michelle’s smart enough to stay out of politics, but Hillary has a bone to pick with Trump. And Bernie, for that matter. My final thoughts, “Why can’t we just pop some popcorn and enjoy it’s buttery goodness?”

-Out of the Wilderness

Yes, I voted for Trump

…and I’d do it again. Wait… wait… I will do it again! 2020 is right around the corner and as the political scene comes more into focus with a nominee for the Democrat party, I’m reminded of how weird it is to be a conservative in the U.S. nowadays.

In fact, I’ll throw this out there: it’s more acceptable to come out as gay than it is to come out as conservative. If you don’t believe me, think about the last time you heard of anyone who’s gay getting harassed or roasted or slammed in the media? Now think about the last time a conservative was harassed or roasted or slammed? Let’s see, how about last night on every single late night talk show?

It’s crazy that there are times in conversations I’ve had where I hesitated to say something about being conservative, voting for Trump, or supporting anything like right to life, guns, the border wall, etc.

Crazy times!

But while I would be considered a conservative by public opinion, I like to think of myself as a preservative. I want to preserve the country the way it was meant to be. Every single person has the God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I see one side of the aisle trying to stick to this, and the other side trying to change it.

Maybe one day it won’t be such a social risk to admit we care about “conservative values,” but for now our most vocal citizens are pushing for the advancement of “progressive values”… which is a glaringly obvious oxymoron, anyway.

-Out of the Wilderness

…and I’m Kanye West

Kanye West has been an interesting conversation since he’s become a household name. I didn’t know who he was until I heard “Jesus Walks,” his fourth single off his first album way back in 2004. I remember thinking, “Well, here we go! Maybe there’ll be some entertaining mainstream rap about faith.”

Then he pretty much skidded off the rails. And by that I mean, he’s kinda nuts.

I stopped liking him because of his braggadocious personality. He was still entertaining, don’t get me wrong, but much like those rails he skidded off of, we like witnessing metaphorical train wrecks, don’t we? And there might be something loose upstairs, just saying. But back to train wrecks… well, I’ll also admit here that I watch The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise for the same reasons.

Anyway, Kanye annoyed me to no end with his “everyone’s out to get me” attitude.

Then he randomly had praise for Donald Trump last year, I believe it was. I thought, “Well, here we go! Maybe there’ll be some redeeming value to this guy after all!”

So at this point, I still don’t understand him. I mean, he willingly married a Kardashian people!!! He said he was running for president in 2020 yet I see no commercials of him saying, “I’m Kanye and I approve this message.” But somewhere deep down maybe he’s got something we can like about him. I don’t know.

-Out of the Wilderness