Quote: You fooled me with your kisses/ You cheated and you schemed/. Heaven knows how you lied to me/ You're not the way you seemed (Elvis Presley, 1968; songwriters Bill Gland, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye; backup by gospel group Jordanaires) In the news: Adam Kinzinger's family calls him a "disappointment to God" for standing up to Trump … [Read more...] about Devil in Disguise QAnon Don Does CPAC
Quote: New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings (Lao Tsu, c. 6th-4th cent bc, cited online among others by Skip Prichard, 25 Quotes to get you through a storm). In the news:: Trump whines to advisors: Why cant I tweet? (Asawin Suebsaeng, Noah Shachtman The Daily Beast, 1.07.21) In context: Trump lost his signature Twitter … [Read more...] about Defusing the MAGA Mob-sters
Quote: "It certainly is a big bun...a very big bun...a big fluffy bun...a very big fluffy...but where's the beef?" (chain store Wendy's hamburger ad challenging competitors, 1984). In the news: Nero fiddled. Trump golfs (Dean Obeidallah, CNN, 12.27.20). In context: In 1949, British author George Orwell published his classic dystopian … [Read more...] about Where’s the Beef in Trump America?
Quote: Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly as ravening wolves (The Bible, Matthew 7:15). Definition: Perfidy,; betrayal of faith, trust, official responsibility. (mentioned once in the US Constitution) In the news: Trump faces pressure from Republicans to drop "corrosive" fight to overturn election … [Read more...] about Biden Buries Trump
Quote: "Better to Rule in Hell than Serve in Heaven" (John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1667). In the news: Criminal probes, legal fights await Trump after White House (Michael R. Sisak, AP, 11.20.20) In context: The blitz of the Trump tenure has obscured the character of the America that elected Obama in 2008 and dumped Trump in 2020. The … [Read more...] about Trump the Dumped
Quote: A lie can travel halfway round the world while truth is putting on its shows (Mark Twain, aptly enough, attrib falsely per Fred Shapiro, Freakonomics, 4.07.11) In the news: Why People Who Hate Trump Stick with Him (Sarah Longwell, The Atlantic,10.19.20). In context: America seems more divided than ever in the 2020 transition but … [Read more...] about States United by US Election 2020