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Tuesday
Jun182019

Sooo?

 

So it seems we’ll now be treated to O.J. Simpson twitter babble. Include me out.  Any possible interest I might have in anything he has to say is non-existent. Father’s Day saw another tweet, this one from the deposed Cosby which began “Hey, hey, hey..it’s America’s Dad”, neglecting to add “tweeting from the can”. Same goes for him. Just go away.

Ted Allen, host of the Food Network’s “Chopped” is in the running for quote of the week: “ **** tolerance, I want respect”. Perhaps the elimination of that obscenity from his public utterances might garner him more respect. Sadly, the use of that once banned word has now become almost commonplace.

June 17th is designated “Flag Day”. In recognition, The White House tweeted that previously seen picture of its occupant hugging the Stars and Stripes. The official U.S. Flag code stipulates “The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way....The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever". Add another poorly conceived tweet to the already generous collection. 

John Stewart’s elegant speech was made before an unforgivably scarce collection of Congressional members regarding health care funding for 911 responders. His follow up was a well-deserved lashing of a lifetime politician who’s lived off the taxpayers for years, Mitch McConnell. John tore into the Senate leader citing McConnell’s lack of compassion in securing the necessary funding for the heroic victims from that horrific day saying,  “I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell”. 

Feature story headline in a N.Y. rag: “Teen Daughter Walked In On Kelly Ripa And Husband Having Sex”.  Who the hell cares.   

Sooner or later Donald Trump castigates his favorites. The latest case in point that of criticizing his favorite network, Fox. How dare them!!  Seems they released a poll displaying his trailing Biden and others in key states. Meantime, Trump reportedly fired some of his own pollsters who leaked results of his trailing. Certain utterings by former office holders follow them throught the years. His “You’re Fired” from the tv web to the Oval Office are not exactly the substantive words of a JFK or FDR. 

Our Freedom of Speech right is a wonderful thing. It displays not only the barest truths but the most outrageous claims. It often places radicals in the spotlight highlighting their blatant absurdity. Take for example a Connecticut judge now being able to impose penalties on InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for airing a show where he’s seen punching a picture of an attorney representing Sandy Hook families and calling the lawyer a “pimp.”  His raging at Chris Mattei, the lawyer for those suing Jones for claiming the 2012 elementary school shootings never happened is typical of this loose cannon. Thankfully, our second Freedom, that of Speech, helps expose the foolhardy as well as spotlight the profound.    

 

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