WEEKEND UPDATE/TREMONTI

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Music throughout the weekend.

 

Quiet & uneventful weekend.  Kim was cleaning like crazy.  “Will you eat this?  It expires today” she asks me as she’s cleaning the fridge.  Of course I say “Yeah, sure!”  Mmmm, chocolate milk & vegetables, they don’t really go well together.

Friday night I watched the baseball game, then ‘Friends’ on Netflix until midnight.  Got up shortly after 9:00 am & watched more baseball.

Kim & I went out for a drive in the evening, she needed photos for her photography class.  Drove around the city & couldn’t find a place to photograph what she needed.  Came home, had supper & watched “The Secret Life of Pets”, even funnier with rum & coke in you!

Thought I would have more exciting news, but plans changed.  I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

 

TREMONTI

Yes, Mark Tremonti former guitarist of “Creed” & current lead guitarist of “Alter Bridge”.  “Tremonti” is his side/solo project.  He classifies his solo project as metal, I find it to be a different form of hard rock, much like Alter Bridge.  Both would be in the same genres, but I really don’t see a genres either group would easily fit into.  Usually what happens with Alter Bridge is that singer, Myles Kennedy, will take off to sing live/record for Slash, Mark Tremonti will do an album & tour with his solo group, where he is the lead singer also.  So far Alter Bridge has released 5 studio albums & a few live albums.  Tremonti has released 4 studio albums to date.

2012    ALL I WAS

 

2015    CAUTERIZE

 

 

2016    DUST

 

 

2018   A DYING MACHINE

 

 

Alter Bridge with Symphony Orchestra in England!!!!

I’m so excited about this DVD/Blu-ray.  Available on September 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Smashing Pumpkins cover Led Zeppelin & David Bowie on tour

http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-tour-opener-greatest-hits-led-zeppelin-david-bowie-covers/

 

More System of a Down news.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-john-dolmayan-all-of-us-to-blame-new-album/

 

What the Heck was that??????  Unfortunately Metallica didn’t improve the Macarena.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-master-of-puppets-macarena-mash-up/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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CELL PHONES, NO RANTING/BUSH

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I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” the album “Pleasure to Meet You”

I exercised to “David Bowie” a “Greatest Hits” compilation

 

I’ve recently added beets & ginger to my vegetable juice in the morning.  I REALLY like it.  2.5 cups of water, 1 cup of orange juice, little tomatoes, spinach, celery, broccoli, ginger, a beet, & some ice cubes.  All in that order, & a carrot or 2 if it’s not filled completely.  I love our Vitamix!  No waste like our juicer.

How much did I NOT want Monday to come!  I’m trying out something different to see if it works.  Apparently your body needs 48 hours to recover from exercise to build strength & muscle.  I’m testing that theory this week just with my pushups every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  The rest of my exercises will remain daily unless I see marked improvement with my arms within 3 weeks.

I don’t get along well with technology.  No, I’m not going to rant about my dislike for cell phones.  I tried texting on my dad’s phone when we went to Calgary in the spring.  I have very thin fingers, there was no way I could text.  As thin as my fingers are, the keyboard for texting had very tiny letters/buttons.  I owned a flip phone for about a year to the point this cancer thing happened.

I love it when I’m watching a movie or TV show at home with a group of people who pipe up “WHO IS THAT?  WHAT SHOW WAS THAT PERSON IN?”  “Don’t look at me, you’re the ones with a computer in your pocket!”  www.google.com  uh www.imdb.com

If I wanted to know who it was, I’ll check it out after the show if I remember.  If I don’t remember, it must not have been a life or death situation.  At the end of the day it’s your decision to have a cell or not, or maybe you need one for work as some people are required to.  The one thing I don’t understand is why text someone after work hours?  It’s a cell PHONE, if you’re texting them, why not call them & actually talk to them?  Everybody seems to forget that it’s a phone?

 

BUSH

 

I’ve got 4 of their albums, 1 on CD.  I do have “Sea of Memories” from 2011.  I listen to that album on occasion.  Mostly I listen to their first album “Sixteen Stone” released in 1994.  I’m not an expert on them, I did play & sing 3 songs from that album with the first band I was in.  I wasn’t a HUGE fan, but I thought they were OK.  I think that first album aged well though.  One of those albums I can put on & not skip a song.  When it was first released, Canadians knew them as “Bush X” for a short time.  Apparently there’s a Canadian group named “Bush”.  Never heard of them?

The first song I learned to play & sing was “Comedown”, yes all 4 chords!  BAZINGA!

 

Alter Bridge will be releasing a live album &/or a live concert DVD/Blu-ray of a show in England with an orchestra?

 

I hope “MUSE” will also release the live concert movie in theaters July 12th everywhere but Saskatchewan?  If not, I hope they release it on Blu-ray or DVD.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Pink & James Corden.  Carpool Karaoke.  Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

 

I’m getting bored with “Walk off the Earth” releasing cover songs & not releasing an original full album.

 

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Chris

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALTER BRIDGE

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I fell asleep to “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger” followed by “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Purple”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weekly exercise total; 1,200 pushups, 800 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 400 squats, 300 tricep pushups, & 200 back flexes.  I took shorter rest periods today, I’ve got some stuff to do.  This is what happens when you wake up at 7:00 am here. I was doing 8 sets of 25 pushups, all I did was add 5 to each set to make it 240 a day.

 

Still every day I wake & for a brief moment I think to myself that this is ALL my fault.  That’s just me, nobody has ever said that to me.  Nobody, including myself, ever expected this to happen to someone they know.  I’m sure this is not how Kim expected her life to turn out, nor did anyone else.  After I think about that for 1 second, I get in my wheelchair & start my day, & never think of that until the next “….mourning”.

I do this amount of exercise as a necessary evil, at least that’s what I think beforehand, & after it for a minute or two.  I roll on my back to catch my breath & ask myself “Why, did you do that much?”  The answer is simple, maybe what I just did will help me walk one day?  After I cool down for 1 or 2 minutes, I feel much better, closer to whatever normal is & go about my day.

 

ALTER BRIDGE

They’ve all but created a new genres for themselves.  Are they a rock band or a metal band?  Hard to fit them into a genres now.  The music is somewhat metal, Myles Kennedy’s voice is far from it though.  Power metal?  I couldn’t say.  They’re not “Iron Maiden”, “Trivium”, or like any power metal group out there.  Alter Bridge is made up of the original bassist, drummer, & guitarist from “Creed”.  The difference is the singer Myles Kennedy, probably best known from “Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Apocalyptic Love”.  Way back when, I saw a live show that Myles Kennedy played in the opening band here in Regina.  “The Mayfield Four” Myles was the front man/guitarist, “The Watchmen” & headliner “Big Wreck”.  1 American group & 2 Canadian groups.

Alter Bridge is very high on my long list of preferred bands.  I only learned the first song on their first album “Find the Real” from the album “One Day Remains” there’s a long high note at the end of the song, I think I hit it once between the 6 rehearsals & one performance.  They’ve lost a lot of fans since their debut album released in 2004.  They’ve gone from a straight up rock band to whatever you want to call them now.  I liked them as they were when they started & even more now.  After 5 studio albums, a B-Side album, & 3 live albums!  Here are some of my favourite songs by them & one that everybody else seems to think is the thing since sliced bread…….

5 studio albums from a band based in Florida.  Yet, when I say Alter Bridge, I’m usually answered with “Who?”  Fair enough, they mostly stick to touring Europe.  Pretty rare to see them live in North America.

Alter Bridge, Nothing but Thieves, Paramore & Muse are now on my bucket list!  These are some of these groups Kim has mentioned she’d like to see live.

 

“Venom” trailer from Marvel.

Metallica has made 2 bad albums.  “…And Justice for all” poorly mixed, not all their fault & “St. Anger” lazy production & very questionable song writing.  The rest of their albums are good, but over rated.

http://loudwire.com/mike-portnoy-metallica-huge-band-bad-albums/

 

Check this article out!  How metal music helps with mental health!

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/02/21/metal-music-good-health-study/

 

I don’t like getting drunk at a live show.  I’ll have one or two drinks, but that’s all.  I prefer to relax & enjoy the experience.  If I’m home & it’s playing on my stereo, I have maybe 4-6 drinks if it’s a weekend or special occasion.  Heck, there are weeks where I would love a drink, weekend hits & all of a sudden I don’t feel like having a drink.

http://loudwire.com/top-11-rock-metal-drinking-songs/

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold, followed by “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

Friday carried on with me watching the Blue Jays first pre-season game & some of the kids, I think, have a chance of making the 25 man roster.  All of that said, it was one game.  I watched the game & Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown.  I only watch the first hour on Fridays to hear the call in hour for other people’s opinion on whatever they want to talk about, or anytime of the week when he announces what the topics will be & who he’ll be talking to.  Kim came home & as usual we watched “The Ellen Degeneres Show” then the Olympics until we went to bed at 10:30 or so.

I missed 3 of my favourite “Winter Olympics” events.  Ski jump, Speed Skating, & Hockey.

Kim got up early Saturday to go out for coffee with Jolene.  Then off to see a medium.  After going to see a Medium she was home at 5:30 pm.  We hung out on the couch, had supper, & watched some of “Friends” on Netflix after “The Legend of 420”.

I don’t use it, but you go ahead.  It is said that it can help cancer patients.  It was never recommended to me, although I know it can be useful.  I personally choose not to use it.

Kim went out this morning for groceries.  I cooked fish yesterday for my lunches during the week.  Made a veggie juice for the week.  We visited my Grandparents for a bit.  My cousin, her husband, & their toddler were there also.

We’ll be hard boiling some eggs & doing laundry.  Just our usual Sunday, getting ready for the week ahead.

 

 

Prince was the first musical act I was into, but Michael Jackson was never out of sight.  I saw the video for “Thriller” & was pretty much hooked on him for a long time.  When the album “Dangerous” was released & the video for “Black or White” was released, it was an event in my parents’ house.  Of course there are songs I’m not a huge fan of, but most of his stuff I’ve always enjoyed.

All I own for Michael Jackson is the albums “Dangerous” & 2 “Greatest Hits” albums.  I made an album of 30 songs on iTunes that I’ll listen to all the way through.  “All killer, no filler” – Sum 41.  That album was mostly filler for me.

 

In Flames, Opeth, & Dream Theater seem to be under constant fire for not being as “heavy” as they once were.  Unless you’re a flat out metal fan, heavy isn’t always necessary

http://loudwire.com/10-rock-metal-acts-who-went-soft-but-still-rule/

 

Muse, Alter Bridge, & Nothing but Thieves are my new bucket list!

http://loudwire.com/muse-matt-bellamy-guitar-has-become-textural-instrument-rather-than-lead-instrument/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday was quiet.  Jolene’s birthday but Kim was pretty out of it at the end of the week.  She went to bed around 9:00 or 9:30 pm.  I stayed up to do a few things on my computer, looked at the time & figured I should pack it in.  It was 11:55 pm.

Kim felt better today, & went to take family photos of Corey, Jolene, Hannah, & their dog Dug.  I spent the majority of the day going through every song on my iTunes.  Crap I have a LOT of music on here.

I got up around 9:45 am, had breakfast, & came in here on Saturday.  I missed having lunch but I did have some tasty tortellini for supper.  Ended up coming back in here, deleting doubles & such trying to make my iTunes library as close to perfect as possible.  Looked at the clock & it was 11:50 pm.

Today I have no “Desire” to be on the computer.

 

Myles Kennedy’s, singer of Alter Bridge & Slash, debut single from his solo album “Year of the Tiger”.  In other Alter Bridge news, lead guitarist Mark Tremonti has promised a 4th solo album next year.

 

See James Corden as Taylor Swift’s back up dancer!  Hahahaha!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-james-corden-become-taylor-swifts-backup-dancer-w513634

 

Mark Hamill creates a non-released cantina scene with Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-stephen-colbert-mark-hamill-create-new-cantina-scene-w513702

 

I’m not a horror film fan.  Here’s Stephen King’s, top 30 movies for you.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/top-30-stephen-king-movies-ranked-w493317/the-mangler-1995-w494743

I do REALLY like 2 of these movies though!

 

I watch a lot of his youtube videos & they’re mostly guitar videos & he’s very good.  I’ve never heard him speak.

 

What do you think of Myles Kennedy’s first single?  I’d say it’s decent, a nice change of pace from everything else he does.

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-year-of-the-tiger-video/

 

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MY REASON BEHIND THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE & NO STRESS HERE EVER OTHER THAN THE DAYS THAT END IN Y.

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I fell asleep to “Opeth” the album “Ghost Reveries”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the latest studio album “The Last Hero”

 

500 pushups, 500 leg lifts, 245 triceps pushups.  I’ve upped the triceps pushups to 45 a day.  I have accidentally done 110- 115 regular pushups a few times, but I won’t add any until it becomes a regularity in my routine.  I might switch it up & throw in some back flexes on the odd day?  When I do my pushups, I don’t do a specific amount of sets, I go full on & do as many as I can (minimum 25) until I can’t do anymore.  I rest, then do the same thing, I repeat that until I hit 100 or more.  It ends up usually around 3 sets.  I’m pretty sure I could do more pushups, if I took more rest periods, maybe I’ll try 130 next week?  Once that’s done, I shower, eat breakfast, then I tend to other stuff that needs to be done here.

At the moment still, I cannot do any squats or more crunches due to my pending back surgery.  I had a disc slip out of place and I’ve had that off & on experience since grade 10.  I twisted the wrong way to borrow a pen, I went home for lunch, bent over to pick up a piece of paper off of my bedroom floor & BOOM I spent the rest of the day on my parents’ kitchen floor.  It has come & gone over the years.

Why was I doing 1,500 crunches a day?  Kevin Hart was on The Ellen Degeneres Show & said he does 1,000 crunches & 500 pushups a day.  I’ve got the time to exercise like crazy & there is/was nothing preventing me from achieving the same thing.  Well I proved that I could reach/exceed the number of crunches & I would like to achieve the number of pushups.  I’ll get to that total but it will take time & persistence.  I didn’t wake up one day and do 1,500 crunches, I built up to that number.  I don’t need anyone to tell me I can’t do something, I want to get better, I don’t want to sit here & feel sorry for myself.

Sure my life is different than most people, but what is “normal”?  Other than a B-Side by Foo Fighters, I couldn’t tell you?  Is your family or household the same as everyone else?  I doubt it, & it shouldn’t be.  Whatever you think is your “freak flag” let it fly.  Show it off & people that care about you will still be there for you.

WOW did that feel like a Yoda moment for anyone else?  Where did that come from?

Lastly, it’s the holiday season.  I’m tired & stressed a little more each day, & I have zero reason for it?  That’s weird & it affects my sleep.  If I can figure out what it is, I’ll be sure to let you know.

 

 

Jimmy Fallon talks to Patton Oswalt as Roy Moore

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-patton-oswalt-as-roy-moore-on-fallon-w513441

 

Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 best albums of the year.  I’ll agree with 2 of them.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/10-best-albums-of-2017-readers-poll-w513196/lorde-melodrama-w513205

 

Everything is politically charged.  I’ve had more than enough of it & I’m not on twitter nor do I own a cell phone.  Why?  Information overload!  Nobody will talk to someone.  “But I missed the emoji, ah my life is over” if you say so?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-nerds-politically-charged-new-1000-video-w513550

 

Is Trump good for the entertainment industry?  No, because he’s everywhere & everyone has heard the same thing about him at least 50 times a day already!  Movies, late night talk shows, sports, music, etc.  I’d love to put something else on here but he is the definition of a “media whore”.  If it’s not a picture of him beside the definition on www.wikipedia.com wait until they update the website.

 

Hahahaha!  James Corden & Kristen Wiig sing the song “Hallelujah”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-kristen-wiig-beautifully-butcher-hallelujah-on-corden-w513555

 

Were they all good albums that 1000s of people know & bought?  I can fart into a microphone so it records, if I sell 1 copy, I’d feel sad for that individual & return their $4.  Quality, not quantity!

 

The thing I want to know is.  Why is it that a guitarist playing a solo on the higher end of the guitar, have to make a weird face as though they’re pinching off a loaf?  Is every solo that difficult or are they making it look hard?

What I personally know is A) I sang & played rhythm guitar, I played a very easy solo when I was asked, I also changed one of my guitar parts when asked.  B) How on earth do you play or sing after consuming alcohol?  I never ever did any type of drug or smoked cigarettes.  Before I was done on stage, I avoided alcohol.  I wasn’t a great singer so there was no reason to make it more difficult.  After we played maybe a beer.  I’d go home, unload my gear, and then relax with a beverage or 3.  People actually paid to hear us play our songs, I’d better make the evening enjoyable, & have a good night.  Any type of entertainer should care about what they’re doing!

I remember our 2nd drummer, who had recorded & played with/for professional musicians saying that the vocalist typically gets 50% of the money.  I thought that was odd & immediately said “We split it evenly, 25% each since there’s 4 of us & I’m the hack”!

 

Surviving Nirvana members reunite at a Foo Fighters show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-surviving-nirvana-members-reunite-at-foo-fighters-show-w513601

 

I guess the Rogers Company still owns the Blue Jays but they are for sale.  A sale of this magnitude will take some time though if it happens.  Starting Pitcher Aaron Sanchez, who went on the disabled list 4 times last year due to a blister forming on his pitching hand, will resume throwing tomorrow.  Has the league changed the baseball?  There were many pitchers across the league that dealt with the same problem.  The players could tell the ball was wound tighter & the seams were lower.  All of this means that if a pitcher wanted to make the ball move, he would have to use more pressure on the ball with his fingers.  If the ball hasn’t changed, I doubt anything from a players stand point or injury will change.  More millionaires sitting around because they have a boo boo on their finger.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/toronto-blue-jays-sale-rogers-rumours-off-season-plans/

Next week all of the MLB general managers begin their Winter Meeting.  They go to Florida & talk about trades or free agent signings & see what they can possibly achieve or what can happen ASAP.  I’m sure there will be many rumours & moves made around Wednesday or so.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/07/trump-to-undergo-routine-physical-and-release-health-report-white-house-says.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104885872&yptr=yahoo

….and the results show he is unfit to serve as President, I hope & nothing serious since he’ll eventually live in a jail cell.

 

 

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