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Donald Trump Hooked on Skittles

Well, this should not take long. We’re only talking about Skittles. It’s not like they are people or something. The latest Trump scandal involves Donald Trump, Jr. It’s reported he transgressed, transformed a bag of brightly colored Skittles into a metaphor and all media (1-2-3-4-mm-5: almost a four letter word) broke loose.

Blue Swede’s Hooked on a Feeling, better known as the Democratic Party theme song, at least it should be; includes the following lines:

Lips as sweet as candy
It’s taste is on my mind
Girl, you got me thirsty
For another cup of wine

Got a bug for you girl
But I don’t need no cure
I just stay a victim
If I can for sure

There. Candy is a metaphor. Not really. Candy is still candy. But in the song candy is a metaphor. Algebraically speaking, if candy is a metaphor and Skittles are candy, Skittles are a metaphor, though not really, except when they are.

But actually poison in Trump, Jr’s. “what if” story, dressed up to look like Skittles, is the villain. Poison is the metaphor. The Skittles are innocent victims. Hmmm. This took longer than expected. Now we’re talking allegory. We’ll have to start over….

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Don Swank

Don is a semi-retired window washer, an active runner, and occasional bird watcher. Don earned his B.A. Degree in Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University in 1971, and his M.Div. Degree at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1974. He lives near Toledo with his wife of 40 years. Visit my Website below:

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