The Pardu

The Pardu
Watchful eyes and ears feed the brain, thus nourishing the brain cells.

Friday, February 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: How Tall?, Rose Garden Insanity, And A Need For Change




The Superfluous precedes the insanity of Trump.

How tall are you?
As sure as an echo in the Grand Canyon, Trump (overcoat and all) walked up to a Rose Garden podium and delivered the most whacked out of addresses in US History. While his choice of topics spanned China to Rush Limbaugh, the Internet and TV networks have been overwhelmed processing and developing news (segments) literally filled with lies (old and new).

Herewith is a sample of Trump's continued lying. 

We have excerpted the following from an NBC News piece linked here.

4. VIOLENCE IN EL PASO WAS "100 PERCENT BETTER" AFTER A WALL WENT UP
Speaking about crime and violence, Trump said "it was not only better, it was 100 percent better" when a border barrier was constructed in El Paso, Texas. 
Crime data published by the FBI shows otherwise, as NBC News reported in a fact check earlier this month. 
Violent crime has been dropping in El Paso since its modern-day peak in 1993 and was at historical lows before a fence was authorized by Congress in 2006. Violent crime actually ticked up during the border fence's construction and after its completion in 2009, law enforcement data shows.

Violent crimes in El Paso, 1985-2017
Crime fell long before the border city put up steel fences.

Today marked a significant day in US history. It appears Trump ran his lie account up by at least 50 additional lies during his state of emergency Rose Garden statement. Let's take a few quick peeps at Trump doing what he does as a matter of pathology.

First Keith Boykin captured and tweeted a piece which shows how Trump spends his morning hours. The White House called his post-tweeter pre arrival at the Oval Office hour as Executive Time." It appears the time should be referred to as Far Right dogma absorption via Limbaugh, Fox & Friends et al).
Now watch and listen to this. If you continue to hold onto any vestige of thought Trump is sane you should maybe seek a charge per visit Psychiatrist. whatever you do avoid a charge per hour Psych you will deplete any discretionary dollars as your stays will be lengthy.
CNN Fact Check
More?  This one is a bit longer but relevant.



"Sing along" Trump? Really? Presidential?


As we move away from Trump's Keystone Cop appearance in the Rose Garden we must stay-up on other matters inherent in Trumpism. Let's take a Twitter look at a couple of lingering examples of leadership failed.
Didn't Trump promise he would eliminate US Debt in his first term. 
Yes, of course, he is coming to the end of his term in office so he makes US debt and deficits much worse before he applies the fix, right? 

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Fox News: Why Cancel An Anti-Nazi Ad?





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Let's start with a bit of deductive reasoning.

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Donald Trump spends a good bit of his day absorbing Fox News entertainment.  
Fox News is the network of far-right conservatives and the viewing preference for Americans who embrace Trumpism as if it is a religion.  
Fox News is an entertainment network which purports to the moniker and promulgates all things Apple pie with network hosts who often use the word patriot while feeding viewers utter propaganda.
Wouldn't a credible news source welcome an opportunity for its viewers and the US President to see and hear an ad with an anti-Nazi message?
The answer is a deductive, "no." 


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While many articles have been written about Fox News and its seeming disdain for coverage issues of race from a neutral perspective and Bill O'Reilly (when employed at Fox) was over-the-top with his brand of racism, I offer a very basic example of Fox News's commitment for fostering white nationalism.

I offer the first 33 seconds of this video and former Fox News prime time host Megyn Kelly whitesplaining Santa Clause for some phantom set of child viewers.


For perspective here is a shorter version.


After a few days off and a return to the set on the following Monday, Kelly approached her on-air racism like only a Fox entertainment host would return. She followed what seemed a well planned and shoddily crafted response. A response which included mention of kids watching her show.  What Santa aged kids would be sitting in front of a TV set on a school night at 10:00PM EST watching he Kelly File? She mentioned tongue and cheek with a clear emphasis on "joked."  And she ended her five-minute response with a clear declaration of Fox as "...the powerful Fox News."  






Enough of our example of over-the-top racism followed by a spineless effort to cloak the Fox FUBAR with pure malarkey. Let's move to a much more recent example of Fox News as a conduit to social regression. 

Fox News management actually refused to air an anti-Nazi advertisement slated to run on Hannity's nightly Trump-feeding show. After the 30 second viewing, think about why such an ad would be banned from Fox. And then think about the psyche of its audience and the core of its mission.




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