North Country Snapshot #37 Bernie Thayer Sandillo

Name: Bernie Thayer Sandillo
Occupation: School Bus Driver
Residence: Groveton, NH
Age: 36

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would you want to have dinner?

“My mother, and Donald Trump.”

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

“Dirty Dancing”

3) Cat or dog?


4) If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?


5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

“I’m No Angel (Gregg Allman)”

6) What’s your favorite thing about the North Country?


7) Smartphone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

“Smartphone (iPhone)”

8) What’s your least favorite thing about the North Country?

“Winter, and people who can’t drive according to road conditions.”

9) What's the biggest problem facing the world right now?

“That's a great question. There are lots of problems in this world but right now we need to focus on what's wrong with America. The establishment has taken over, our own people are starving, our Vets are homeless and not cared for. We are required to pay for healthcare that we (as working class citizens) cannot afford. We owe TRILLIONS of debt and China basically owns us at the point. Do you know that we no longer own our National Park Systems, China does. We import goods but do not export accordingly. Our jobs are being being moved to other countries at lightning speed and there is nothing that this administration wants to do about it. When is the last time you called customer service for anything and you actually spoke with someone from the United States? No often I'll bet. Social Security is bankrupt and by the time I go to retire, there will be absolutely nothing left for us. Do not get me started on illegals either. I was denied Medicaid because I make $11 too much a month... yes $11. Meanwhile, illegals are living it up at my expense. America needs a change and we need it quick. Repeal Obamacare, build a wall, bring back our jobs, support our Veterans. It's not simple but it can be done. American is a business and we need a businessman to run it. $15/hr minimum wage is not going to solve any of these problems! ‪#‎Trump2016‬

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

“Flip it twice and hand it to me…”

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

“I was born with double thumbs on my right hand. Yes, double thumbs. I had one removed when I was 5. I guess I'm kind of a freak but I like that. :-)”