October 3, 2023

Looking at the video footages of the visit of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to the Whitehouse in Washington D.C., I could not help but admire his United State President Joe Biden, who, at age 80, yearns for another four years in a second term against the younger Donald Trump.
But Biden has his moments and his slip seem to be showing memory lapses or cognitive decline seem to come with aging.
In one event, he looked in the crowd for a congresswoman who was long dead due to an automobile accident and once acknowledged the presence of his mother, who was also deceased. There were more instances of a memory fail – a particularly embarrassing one for the presidency.
They say there are four stages of old age: First, you forget names, then you forget faces. Next, you forget to zip up and finally, you forget to zip down.
The President of the U.S. defines age based on geography and country.
For women: Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa. Half discovered, half wild, fertile, and naturally beautiful.
Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe.Well developed and open to trade, especially for someone of real value.
Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain. Hot, relaxed, and convinced of her own beauty.
Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece. Gently aging but still a warm and desirable place to visit.
Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain. With a glorious and all conquering past.
Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Israel. Has been through war, doesn’t make the same mistakes twice and takes care of business.
Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada. Self-preserving, but open to meeting new people.
After 70, she becomes Tibet. Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages, an adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge.
For men: Between one and 100, a man is like North Korea and Russia: Ruled by a pair of nuts. At his age, Biden has “personal space” problems.
At a Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ conference, he joked that he had permission to hug the group’s president, Lonnie Stephenson, after embracing her after being introduced by him.
Later, he put his arm around a young boy — and joked “By the way, he gave me permission to touch him.” Then allegations emerged from several women who say he made them uncomfortable.
Last week, Lucy Flores, a former Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor, said Biden made her feel uncomfortable by smelling her hair and kissing her head at a campaign rally.
In addition, six other women have come forward with their own allegations of encounters with Biden that they said made them feel the same way.
None of the women though have come forward and alleged Biden made overt sexual advances, and other women have stepped forward to defend the President, saying they found similar physical interactions with him to be grandfatherly comforting or supportive.
Unlike the husband of a former Cabinet secretary who was arrested by the police when a chambermaid at Marriot complained she was harassed by the former congressman. It led to a scandal resulting in the firing of the Cabinet secretary by President Marcos Jr., who said that age does not excuse the misconduct.
Apparently, age does not matter as long as matter does not age.
Sigh.