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6 Sept 2017
you see the movie Up with the cute little dog who got
distracted every time a squirrel passed by?
Or maybe a better analogy is the Wizard of Oz, and that
fire and brimstone machine that pours out smoke and speaks in a
loud scary voice when really it's just a little old man behind a
curtain ("Pay no attention to that man behind the screen")
I thought of those two examples yesterday.
* We are on the verge of nuclear war with North Korea, and each
country has a little kid at its head just itching to try out
their war toys.
* We're talking about a troop surge in Afghanistan.
* We have just been through the worst storm in this country's
history and people are still digging out their homes.
* A storm which has the potential of being even bigger
is rolling around the Caribbean approaching Florida
(please let it hit Mar-a-Lago!)
* We are dealing with the rise of white supremacists.
* Mueller and his committee are apparently finding more and more
* FEMA runs out of money at the end of the week and there is
nothing to give the victims of Harvey the assistance they need
And in the middle of this, POTUS decides to cancel DACA??? What
was the reason for doing it NOW? What is the urgency (other
than that he is determined to erase every thing Obama ever
did.) He put the entire country in turmoil, headlines, talking
heads, demonstrators, all concentrating on nothing but the
Dreamers (whom the president claims to "love.")
The man is the master of distraction. When things get
uncomfortable, find something else to divert attention. Just
like he stood in the White House to answer questions (like
that is going to happen) and said "SQUIRREL!" and everybody
stops thinking about all the bad stuff and goes chasing after
the damn squirrels.
The ridiculous thing about this all is that now that he has put
the future of 800,000 people who have only known the USA as
"home" all of their lives and who, for all intents and purposes,
have led blameless lives and are living productive lives and
contributing to the country, in jeopardy, he claims to love them
and to leave it to Congress to find a way to protect them...and
THEN at the end of the day he tweets that Congress has six
months to solve this problem and if they can't solve it "he will
What the hell is THAT????
In the meantime, the guru is coming today to check out the
computer and we'll see if I'll be back in business tonight or if
he will take it with him for another week.