It is fun watching the narrative flow of the opposition. The speed with which they drop topics that just hours ago were of earth shattering import is amazing.
Stop and ask yourself what happened to “
The “Blue Wave”
The inevitable impeachment
The Porn star destruction of the President
The disastrous trade war
The daily racism of POTUS
We are now back to all hope going to the Mueller team and the martyrdom of John Brennan, who presided over Khobar Towers, the Iraq WMD , the Iran deal , the Benghazi Massacre plus the “Arab Spring”.
Morning Joe is now back to “POTUS is mentally unstable” based on his wide experience in promoting mental illness.
In the article a video was considered hate speech because the crawler had “witch hunt”. I can’t believe it but I couldn’t believe “Never Trumper” was considered forbidden either. Why are people considered children with the inability to handle any negativity? Are we in the age of needing “padded rooms” so no one gets hurt on the Internet?
People need to know what they are seeing is what someone wants them to see. The filter is in. The fight is fixed. It reminds me of this.
As of late Saturday evening, I’ve been visiting my 80-year-old mother, who is recovering from a severe broken leg (eight weeks ago, spiral break of the femur just above the knee — plate and ten screws). My mom is in remarkably good shape, and is actually a couple weeks ahead of schedule in her recovery, having been allowed to put 40lbs of foot pressure on the leg this week. She’s still homebound (no stairs allowed), but there’s light at the end of the tunnel now.
Anyways, my mom and I fell into an informal tradition years ago where she would make me a tuna-fish casserole, 70’s retro-style (corn flakes on top instead of crushed potato chips), any time I’d visit, after once expressing delight (actual) when she made it. Apparently, I’m the only one of her seven children that is fond of it. I live outside of Atlanta, and she’s in the woods of Western Maine, so it doesn’t happen all that often. I fully expected her to make one for me on Sunday, to be the subject of this post. It didn’t happen — she can’t do her own groceries, and the last sibling to do so failed to note that mom had cleaned out her tuna supply. /-:
The fallback plan was her low-carb meatloaf recipe:
There was an air traffic controller at JFK who did his job superbly and had fun while doing it. If one has listened to ATC they say the same things over and over again. There voices can be lifeless. An air traffic at JFK named Steve was known for mixing it up a bit which kept it interesting. I like the following exchange.(At 1:00)
British Airways Pilot: ….. which way do you like us to face? (After a airplane pushes from the gate they are told which direction is best to taxi.)
Steve: Oh face the front, sir. If you’re flying facing the passengers, they get very concerned.
Steve: Err, but the push back, sir, the nose is SE.
BAP: SE, thanks.
Steve: Ah, come on, you got to admit that it was slightly humorous!?
BAP: It’s hilarious, we’re crying with laughter here.
The sad news is Kennedy Steve retired and I doubt there will be another like him.
Life goes a whole lot easier when a person puts some life and creativity in their job. A little fun can go a long way.
Occasionally Ratburger.org gets new members that are confused and dazed by things. Some are angry also. They come here to vent and publish things that would be censored other places. I know some consider these posts are not the best but they are in keeping with being open and freedom of thought.
Today we were treated to a burst of collusion by the lamestream media. For the past week, the Boston Globe has been encouraging journalists to publish editorials today that would condemn President Trump for calling the “fake news media” the “enemy of the people.” Somewhere around 350 editorials were published today in answer to the Boston Globe’s call. There were also a handful of editorials that opined that this collective effort would surely backfire and only prove Trump’s allegation that the journalists are partisan Leftists and “the Opposition Party.”
So, Ratburghers, did you bother to read any of these editorials?
Did you see any new points that you had not already heard many times?
Did you see any really good examples of arguments against President Trump? Any criticisms that seemed to be helpful or useful to the public discourse over the battles between Team Trump and mass media?
Have you heard any conversations triggered by this effort at a collective rebuke of President Trump?
My thinking is that this is a really small deal. Nobody will be persuaded to think differently than they already did.
I know I was wrong when I thought the site would be destroyed at R1K, 1000 Posts but this is different. Please buy my new book, “20,000 Reasons Why We Are Doomed” at the Ratburger gift shop. It has actual math inside. I figure we only have a few weeks left. It was nice knowing everyone. (I don’t mean everyone but it sounds nicer.)