How is your Christmas shopping coming? Almost finished? What? Haven’t started yet?! Oh, my goodness. For myself, I’ve had trouble coming up with appropriate gifts for famous people who have almost everything already. So, my list this year is more of a list to Santa with suggestions on what he could bring specific individuals. Here are my suggestions for him.
Donald Trump. Since he has everything money can buy, I’d suggest going in a different direction. To go with his most frequently used emotions (Envy and Anger), I suggest Santa give him a third emotion: Empathy. With his emotions increased, he’d be a better man as well as President.
Tiger Woods. 2019 should bring him his 15thmajor tournament victory. Then, maybe, Jack Nicklaus will start looking over his shoulder again.
Michelle Obama. (see above) Her book should be a best seller, money maker, and award winner, in part because she said, essentially, “the Emperor has no clothes.” And we’re not talking about QEII.
Philadelphia Phillies. This is the baseball team I have rooted for since I was 7 years old. If Santa can bring them another 4 good hitters and 3 starting pitchers to compliment Aaron Nola, they could be a winning team again. Instead of picking up in 2019 where they left off in 2018: with a record of 14 – 31 in the season’s last quarter.
Super Bowl winner. Perhaps Santa could arrange for the winners of competition between the Patriots – Chiefs, plus the Rams – Saints , to play in the Super Bowl …with the Saints winning?
LeBron James. In the next 2 years, he will make Magic Johnson, Lakers’ fans, and himself happy with another NBA title. (And retire?)
Ruth Bader Ginsberg. (see above) Give her another 8 – 10 healthy years on the Supreme Court.
John Roberts. After informing The Donald that there are no Obama or Bush Justices, his next step will become the new “majority maker” for the Court. And, perhaps, lean a little Left?
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in creating the most news will be: Donald Trump. Who else could it be? Chris Christie? And, honestly, who else could it be?**
In 2019, the Nobel Peace Prize will go to: No One. Will anyone ever stand up to Syria? Millions of lives have been destroyed and the world wrings it’s hands, but does nothing. Do the words “Never Again” mean anything?
The 2019 Brothers from another Mother Prize goes to Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin.
Oscar for Best Documentary. A tie = RBG and Won’t You Be My Neighbor.
Viola Davis. (see above) With another Oscar for “Widows”, people may start saying “She’s the Black Meryl Streep.” Or would the chant be: “Meryl Streep is the white Viola Davis?”
Any agreement on some of this Baker’s Dozen of possible Christmas gifts?
** = Just prior to posting this article, I found out Time’s person(s) of the year. It was a wonderful choice.