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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

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

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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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The Time Travel Pundit

The Time Travel Pundit provides allegorical commentary on the benefits and perils of time travel because, according to one sacred writing, effective interpreters of things significant utilize the familiar and old to illustrate the richness of the present. Don Swank is a retired window washer and inactive runner, he 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. Tap the blue button to visit his site:


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