Private enterprise to the rescue: Shoot neat stuff into space!
Restore Trust in Government! Invent fake quotes!
My Always Trump friends (for they ARE my friends) maintain there is method to Donald Trump’s madness. Making America crazy is beneficial. It fracks the Deep State and drains the swamp, or some such ex post facto apologia.
But Trump is also making America stupid. Viewers were appalled when the Congressional Black Caucus sat on their hands as the President announced the lowest-ever black unemployment during the State of the Union address last week. Independents tsk-tsked at Nancy Pelosi’s churlishness. Opinion polls were swinging Trump’s way. So what does the Commander in Chief do? He shoots himself in the foot. Again.
No cheers from the gallery? “Treason,” the President himself says. (The Official Transcript.) Who is this guy in the White House? Kim Jong-un? Can be hold the Constitution in such disregard. Doesn’t he realize Democrats are fully capable of knitting their own rope?
Sen. John McCain, heroic POW held 5 ½ years in the Hanoi Hilton, is guilty of “Treason” for not voting with Trump, according to the social media Boob-wah-zshee. The Senate is not a rubber stamp? Off with their heads, say the Mesdames LaFarge — not that any of them would understand the reference.
The Blaska Policy Werkes exists to scourge the mainstream news media and academia for their liberal-progressive-socialist bias. Their 24/7 fixation on Russian Collusion is evidence of their investment in the Trump Resistance. Much of their product is questionable, if not outright fakery.
But Our Side is guilty of Fake News, too. No, make that Stupid News. A particular social media meme takes a well regarded public personage, someone like Tom Hanks, and inserts into their mouths preposterous oaths of blind allegiance to the one true Trump. Demonstrably false, it doesn’t matter. Take the following exchange from the Manor’s
Facebook feed: A well known Republican activist posts a photo of actor Morgan Freeman purporting to demand that Hillary Clinton be thrown in jail to restore trust in government.
Another Facebooker responds: This is fake news. Morgan Freeman campaigned for Hillary. Do your research.
The original poster: News is supposed to be FACTS. This is OPINION but it is true. The opinion is true, no matter who said it or not.
Another response: But he never said it.
The original poster: Someone did, and it is a true sentiment.
Think about it: the purported goal is to Restore Trust in Government. The tactic to achieve that goal? Make up a quote and put it in the mouth of someone who would never say that. As George Costanza said, “If you really believe it, then it’s not a lie.”
What else cool could be sent into space?
Elon Musk is a real-life Tony Stark. Re-usable launch rockets! Sending an open-cockpit Tesla automobile into space. What a hoot! Putting a spaceman behind the wheel, pure demented Marvel-comic genius. Playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity, priceless! More here. How long before Apple, Facebook, and Amazon get in the space race?
Anyone know if it is possible to send into orbit a cubic yard of nothing but earth air? Should remain intact, no? What would degrade it? What else should be shot into space? Fun or political.
Platinum Subscriber Stuff: Scott Walker calls for incentives for Kimberly-Clark in attempt to save two plants. Where do the corporate giveaways end?
The Capital Times, supposedly concerned about politicizing the state supreme court, endorses the most nakedly partisan Never-Trump candidate, Tim Burns, and the other Democrat on the ballot, Rebecca Dallet. Pay attention, folks: the supreme court primary is Tuesday, February 20. Why pretend? The indentured servants are instructed to vote for the conservative, Michael Screnock.