Monday, April 2, 2018

Politics, Fake News, and Noise...



Every so often it is necessary to turn off the noise, step back, take a long breather, and put all things in proper perspective.

If El Donaldo has done anything of value since his inauguration it is that he has shown the rest of the world, and some in America, what a red, white, and blue jackass looks like.

For this I thank him, tenfold times over.

The offshoot of this, at least for now anyway, is that this weblog is dropping out. Turning to things that will provide a positive healthful physical and mental environment, one that politics, the media, and the continual left-right struggle for total power only destroys.

Be well. Perhaps someday, after El Donaldo and company have disappeared from the scene, we'll return. Until then:

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”   T.S. Eliot

39 comments:

  1. Farewell, my friend. Be happy, laugh, and enjoy good booze! See you on the other side.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear this; you'll be missed. But I can understand that sometimes the crap just gets to be too much to take.

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  3. We hope you return soon. Your blogging will be missed.

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    1. That was for ONE poll. Trump's average is still underwater and he holds the record for the MOST DISLIKED NEWish PRESIDENT in modern American history. You can eat that for lunch, Uncle Sham.

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    2. Sorry Shaw, I deleted Sam. I will no longer suffer abject idiots.

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  4. Thanks Uncle Sam for a copy and paste of a tweet from Pres Trump. Of course the poll in question, Rasmussen, always has Republicans over performing in relationship to the other polls. DJT's current approval polling average is still sitting at about 42%. Nothing to crow about.

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    1. As I said to Shaw, I refuse to tolerate flaming idiots any longer. Sam is a flaming idiot.

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  5. Les... we'll be sorry to see you go. I've often wondered why a group of us don't just build a blog ring and only allow sane people from both sides of the political aisle, to comment.

    And it would not all have to be politics.

    Just a thought.

    Spend time with your fam, hold them close and enjoy a cold one for me every now and again.

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    1. .....and only allow sane people from both sides of the political aisle, to comment.

      I already do that. Just zap the suckers in the moderation queue and never let them appear. It's too much of a drag to deal with them, and they soon learn not to waste their time.

      A blog ring does sound appealing, though.....one blog ring to rule them all, one to delete them, one ring to pwn them all, and in their dorkness bind them.....

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    2. Les and I were in on such an experiment ten years ago or so. It devolved into the typical incoherent screaming insane asylum.

      Everybody needs to look around and look inside. If you think the problem is all with them, or only over there, you are part of the problem.

      If you cannot understand where the person you are arguing with is coming from, you have no business arguing with them.

      If you cannot understand what you are arguing against, you have no business arguing against it.

      If you think those who don't believe as you are all morons, communists, rednecks, America-haters, white supremacists, (fill in the blank), you are intellectually incurious and ideologically-stunted.

      Finally, if you cannot understand why someone voted differently than you, and you despise, denigrate and dismiss them, you really need to look inward. If you cannot marshal some empathy, understanding and charity for a fellow human being you disagree with, you are the bigger problem.

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    3. As your remarks appear to be addressed to Dave I shall refrain from commenting. Other that to say your 2'nd paragraph Silverfiddle is the real meat needing tenderizing. My observations are con sights could use a huge dose of your wisdom.

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    4. It is not my wisdom, but wisdom of the ages. I am merely echoing the ancient Greeks and others who recommend engaging in dialog with charity, candor and goodwill. Our dysfunctional American dialog is shot through with the opposite.

      I was speaking in general, not directing those comments to anyone in particular; especially not Dave. He is one of the few who consistently practices those interlocutory virtues, and may God bless him for that.

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    5. Stand steadfast against backsliding into both-siderism. That way, madness lies.

      There is no equivalence between the hate and derangement that suffuse Trump and the Trumpanzees, and the sanity of those who oppose them.

      I understand very well why people voted for Trump. That's why I despise, denigrate, and dismiss them. Both-siderism claims an equivalence between the lynch mob and its victim because they both hate each other. Entertaining any such equivalence is itself a betrayal of honesty and truth.

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    6. Infidel, tRump tapped into the worst of America. While I have made the point that both reasonable conservatives and reasonable liberals can at times stray from common sense there is no equivalency with tRump and his tRumpanzees. Honesty and truth flew the coup with tRump and and his supporters.

      I still have confidence tRump will be gone in three years, hopefully less. If not I'll be supporting whoever opposes him, his lies, and his evil. Probably blog in support of them actively.

      Bottom line for me? tRump is an evil POS. No chance of me backsliding into trumpism or the Republican party.

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  6. Jerry, Infidel, Shaw, and Dave... Thank you your kind words.

    It is with mixed emotions that I decided to stop active blogging. However, at the end of the day when all was considered I knew taking a long break and separating myself from the constant 24/7 negativity of blogging was necessary. Next on the chopping block, the GD cell phone.

    At 66 the time left is simply too short to put up with the idiotic and irrational BS that is so prevalent in politics and government since tRump and
    The Chaos Express to Hell took over.

    Time for me to chill, reflect, and, as Jerry said, laugh, be happy, and enjoy good booze. When I'm not enjoying family of course!!

    Be well all, and, be kind to all who deserve it.

    Later my friends...

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  7. RN, the mentally diseased TOM is a plague on all blogs. By withdrawing from blogging, you'll no longer have to tolerate his nincompoopery. Lucky you!

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    1. I feel better already. The ignore and delete provides a great sense of satisfaction.

      TOM is most definitely mentally diseased. He has plenty of like company on the con blogs like "FreeThinke" and WYD.

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    1. Thank you for once again confirming your EXTREME mental illness TOMMY BOY.

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  15. You are a fucking idiot, thank the Good Lord that you are about to become History!.

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    1. The depth of your intellect and communication skills is remarkable! Perhaps you will be tRump's next communication director. LMAO!!

      As for thanking the "Good Lord", let me just say this, the "entity" of whom you refer has nothing to dl with my extended temporary exit from blogging. I'll Be Back! On the day of MY choosing.

      And yes, history WILL recofd what a dismal failure you cons are/ were.

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  16. Robert burns? We hope so -- in hell.

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  18. Interesting that the "Lisa" above (one w/out a profile) dropped in to comment. Likely a s**t who was banned here sneaking in the back door to get posted.

    Delete works nicely, wouldn't you agree.

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  19. I just took a stroll over to the "FreeThinke" anti free thought site. Apparently Mr. "FreeThinke" has significant reading comprehension issues. The "Freethinker" has posted an announcement on his fake news weblog that this site is permanently closed. Which is not stated ANYWHERE in this post.

    "FreeThinke" apparently needs to return to school and take a class in reading comprehension. Or, admit he is a liar. One or the other.

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    1. Lack of reading comprehension and lying seen to be common maladies with the Trump infested conservatives.

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  20. There are more important things than blogging, Les. Glad to see you're redirecting your focus to more productive pursuits.

    Face it, we don't want good debate and clean intellectual combat that sharpens our arguments and perhaps changes our mind on something. We want our ideological cloisters where we are comforted by the baahing of our flock.

    Someone who wanders in with an opposing point of view is dogpiled and deprecated, and why not? Most blogs are a club of like-minded people chatting and commiserating with one another, and what's wrong with that?

    Godspeed.

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    1. I want honesty supported by evidence. Sincere discussion over valid differences of opinion. I character assasination to cease to be a MOI. And more.

      I realize the above is not possible and while I hold cons most responsible there certainly is evidence progressives have some responsibility. One thing I know for certain. As long as tRump and his minions hold the strings I'm out. I don't suffer liars and fools and prefer to not be in their company.

      Thanks for the good wishes Silverfiddle. I'll be back at the time of my choosing. Most likely when tRump is gone.

      Take care...

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  21. All perfectly understandable. I've been trending in the same direction for years ... withdrawing from the sandbox of Cyberspace. I've even given serious thought to leaving the country. Earlier this year, cruises to the Caribbean, the Panamanian rainforest, and beyond have afforded me welcome relief. In any event, I am sure we will keep and touch. You are welcome to visit
    and stay with me Florida anytime.

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    1. Your trips sound like the perfect anecdotes to the sometimes insanity of the blogosphere!

      Mrs. RN and I are taking a 10 day vacation in June to visit our son, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren who live in Utah. A trip to the southeast in the future is in the talking stages. Thank you for your offer (O)CT(O)PUS. I'll be in touch.

      Thanks for stopping in. While I am not posting at present I do check in from time to time and visit a few blogs occasionally.

      Later gator...

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