OK, ol’ George Stepinapileofpoopus is up to his old tricks. In his efforts to help the Democrats (with ABC’s blessing) he was in full attack mode against the “Memo” yesterday. To open the show he “interviewed” Adam Schiff, the chief Dem on the ‘Trump Collusion Committee. Now, Adam is a lying scumbag right from the start. Several times prior to James Comey’s public appearance before the committee, reporters asked him if Trump was under investigation. Every time he said he did not know. But when Comey testified publicly he said that he had informed the committee several times that Trump was not under investigation. So every time Schiff was asked if he knew he did, in fact, know that Trump was not under investigation, but lied and said he did not know. Anyway, I’m a little hesitant to say that George “interviewed” Schiff. A better description would be to say that George tossed him some softballs and stood back while Schiff made short speeches.
Then George “interviewed” Will Hurd, a GOP member of the same committee. I hesitate, also, to call this an “interview.” What happened was that George would ask a question, after which I counted at least 10 times he interrupted Hurd’s attempt to answer. Not only did he interrupt, but several of the interruptions were not just other questions. Several of the interruptions were to argue with Hurd about his partially given answer. There’s nothing really new in this behavior. In fact, it is pretty much standard fare for George, his occasional stand in, Martha Rabbits and for that matter, NBC’s Chuck Toad on Meet the Press.
Then George brought in his “round table.” The round table consisted of (counting George) 4 ‘Trump haters,’ 1 GOP ‘never Trumper’ and 1 former member of Trump’s team. So it was 5 to 1. I’ll leave you to gaze into your crystal ball and figure out how that conversation went.
Martin Luther King Junior was born on this day in 1929. He would be only 88 if he were still alive. For some reason it seems like he would be much older. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the man whose leadership of the civil rights movement had a major impact on life in the United States and whose death had repercussions that are still with us today had a ‘dream’ that ended for him personally a full 48 years ago.
What has happened to his ‘dream’ in those 48 years seems to me tragic. One of the sentences which is often quoted from his “I have a Dream” speech is, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” It is a good sentence to quote because it truly characterizes the whole speech. But if you read the whole speech you will see that most of those who have assumed the mantel of the civil rights movement have betrayed King’s ‘Dream.’ Do not believe me. King’s speech is available on any number of websites in its entirety. Take a few minutes to read it. And, as you read it, ask yourself how today’s leaders of the civil rights movement measure up to the standards set forth in King’s speech. Then ask yourself how you measure up.
OK, I’m sitting here watching Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s TODAY SHOW. She is doing a report on the Tax Reform Bill. She points out that polling of the public finds that the proposed Bill is ‘unpopular’ with the public. Perhaps you are surprised. Maybe even Savanna is surprised. I don’t know why – the Democratic Party, ably assisted by the lamestream media, has been telling absolute lies about the Bill for months.
Then Savannah interviews Republican Leader Paul Ryan. In typical lamestream media mode, she rarely allows Ryan to answer a question without interrupting to ask another or challenging what he is trying to say. Then, as if by magic, Savannah discovers a new word. She asked Ryan about liberal charges that passage of the Tax Reform Bill would result in – dare I repeat Savannah’s new word – a “DEFICIT” in the budget. You, I’m quite sure, are familiar with this word. It just kinda’ seems that Savannah and everybody else in the lamestream media lost it for the 8 years of the Obama administration. And now they have rediscovered it. I find this especially interesting in view of the fact that POTUS Obama’s DEFICITS more than doubled the national debt in those 8 years. But they have dusted the word off and returned it to their lexicon. And Savannah is adamant that Ryan must justify passing a Bill that will add more than a trillion dollars to the debt in ten years. Unwilling to entertain the possibility that Ryan’s explanation as to why her assumption is wrong she proceeded on. Again, this is after she was totally disinterested in POTUS Obama adding more than 10 trillion in 8 years.
Savannah also seemed quite incensed that the biggest cut was for corporations. I believe that Savannah is a lawyer so I find it curious that she apparently doesn’t know just how absolutely stupid this position is. I’m not going to take the time to delve into this issue today other than to suggest if there’s anyone out there who does not already understand this, but who wants to, should check out my Blog posting of 2/5/16. Just enter “patter” (without the quote marks) in the search window of my Blog and the posting titled “ECON 101” will pop up.
I’m sure that Matt Liar will be happy to know that, despite his departure, media bias yet reigns at NBC.