Most Recent Posts By Dandy Custard

Below are my most recent posts. I focus mostly on personal blog posts but include my product reviews from time to time. If you like what you see please share!

A Crazy But Perfect Strategy For The 2016 Election

About 2/3 of voters said they don’t want to vote for either Trump or Clinton. That’s an historic high as far as I know. Never before in an election have so many thrown their support against a candidate rather than for a candidate. It has given rise to serious consideration of third party candidates. Really just a crazy election year all around. So it should end as crazy as it has been all along. Here’s how that would ideally happen. Right now the election appears to be a toss up. Depending on how the swing states go that are too close to call, either of the major candidates can win this thing. But why leave it up to chance if you can do something about it? I will admit, this strategy will likely be more beneficial to Trump. But I’ll show how Clinton supporters could wield its power as well. Everything hinges on one thing: Gary Johnson. Why? Because for the first time ever we have a third party candidate in a position to actually win a state. It’s a long shot, but the shortest long shot it has ever been. And in the race to 270 electoral votes, people have to stop thinking about how to get more votes to their candidate. You have to think about how to steal votes away from the opposition. And this is the plan that would do that. Caveat: this will never happen. It would be crazy awesome to see, but it’s just never going to happen. Throwing it out there anyway. Step 1: If you live in a swing state, vote... read more

How Mitt Romney Becomes President In 2016

I’m going to start off by saying this is a long shot. A very long shot. But right now if I had to make a list of who is most likely to become President after this election, it would go like this: 1. Hillary Clinton 2. Donald Trump 3. Bernie Sanders 4. Mitt Romney 5. Paul Ryan As the Sanders campaign gets mathematically eliminated in the delegate count, Romney will move into that #3 spot. And while it is a long shot, he does have a shot, and here is how. First, after yesterday we can all but guarantee Clinton and Trump will be the nominees of their respective parties. Super Delegates could boost Sanders to the nomination, but it is unlikely. And we could get a brokered convention for the GOP, but again, that is unlikely (although if so, that is why Paul Ryan is on my list). It looks more and more likely that Clinton vs Trump is the November showdown. The winners? Clinton and Trump. The losers? The American people. Most people know and recognize this. Michael Bloomberg contemplated an independent self-financed campaign for a while, but concluded that he would be giving the presidency to Trump if he did. But Romney? Mitt Romney might be the best positioned to do something truly incredible here. All of us are sick and tired of the partisan bickering. Democrats and Republicans in politics live for it. The rest of us just want pragmatic leaders who will get stuff done. Clinton is more of the same. She maintains the status quo. Trump is a loose cannon, a wild card... read more

How To Fix Our Political System

This is a follow up to my previous post about fixing the primary election system. It’s broken, obviously. But what’s even more broken, and even worse that it is, would be our entire political system. It’s an utter mess. And it is corrupt beyond belief. But can it be saved? How can such a monstrosity possible be fixed? Easily, that’s how. First, what is the problem? The Republicans say the problem in this country is the Democrat Party and liberals. The Democrats say the problem in this country is the Republican party and conservatives. In a rare moment, I actually agree with both sides on something. They’re both right- Republicans and Democrats are the problem! It is a rigged two party system. Whether you’re talking at the federal, state or local level, they have rigged the game to ensure Republicans and/or Democrats are always in charge. Always. Mega donors know this. Huge lobbying groups know this. So what do they do about it? They give candidates a ton of money. A ton. But here’s the best part- every other lobbying group pays off both the Republican and the Democrat in the race, ensuring that regardless of who wins, they are taken care of. Whichever candidate gets elected to whichever office doesn’t matter. They would both do much of the same things. In fact, look at what they do when one party is in charge of both Congress and the White House. Do Democrats take care of any big liberal agenda issues? Do Republicans take care of any big conservative issues? Under Bush we got big tax cuts. Under Obama... read more

How To Fix The Primary Election Season

It looks like we’re going to be stuck with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as our major presidential candidates this year. I can’t imagine much worse personally. So how does something this awful happen? Is it an ill-informed electorate? Cleverly run campaigns? I don’t happen to think so. It’s the system itself that is the problem, and a major overhaul is necessary after this year. Here’s how it works right now. Iowa always goes first in the primary season. Shortly afterwards, New Hampshire votes. Then South Carolina and Nevada. Florida has sneaked in around then too I believe. But then we get Super Tuesday, a day when several states hold primaries. This is the first Tuesday of March. Throughout the rest of the month a lot of states hold their primary elections. However they aren’t all done until June. Frankly I can’t think of a time that any race in the primaries ever went until June. So if you live in a state that votes in May or June, sorry, but you literally never have a say on who your party’s candidate will be. Iowa on the other hand? They get major face time for months and months from all the candidates. Why? Are voters in Iowa so important compared to those in California? The problem is that’s just the ridiculous system we have. And it’s archaic and asinine. Things have got to change. Here is my open proposal to both major parties as a way to easily and simply reform the system to give everyone a voice. First, you need to divide the country into four regions. My... read more

On Mormons, Membership and Joy

UPDATE: Due to questions and concerns from friends and family, this post has been updated for clarity. To summarize, not every member of the church has a strong spiritual witness that it is the one, true church. Those who feel they have received this witness should not judge those who feel they haven’t received it. The church is just one component or aspect of the gospel. We should love and cling to the whole gospel and not just the church. In my original post I intentionally left my faith in the church ambiguous to illustrate the point that one’s faith in the church shouldn’t ultimately matter. This concerned many friends and family who interpreted it to mean that as a result of my own faith crisis I had lost faith in the church. First, that misses the whole point that the strength of my testimony regarding the church doesn’t ultimately matter. Second, I’ve edited the post to make it a little more clear that I don’t doubt the gospel taught by the church. I hope this makes clear where I believe our faith should be centered and where mine is. This week saw my church in the news twice. First, there was a mass resignation event in Salt Lake City where Kate Kelly, a recently excommunicated member, spoke about membership in the church. Second, the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay leaders which led my church’s leaders to re-evaluate their long standing relationship with the BSA. I have seen a whole lot of commentary and opinion since then, and I have felt a lot of sadness... read more

TallSlim Tees Review

TallSlim Tees are fantastic t-shirts for tall skinny guys. The material is great. It is a 50/50 cotton and polyester blend. This means it is soft and light but more importantly won’t shrink nearly as badly as most shirts. The extra length in the sleeves and body is obvious when you put the shirt on. It’s a relief to have arm holes and sleeves that are more closely sized to actual human arms. The body seems to taper in a bit at the waist and then open up at the hips, so the fit is perfect. They are available on Amazon and on their website You can see my video review... read more

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