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October 18, 2019

Register people to vote

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:13


  1. Hi Scottie;
    I’ve spent my morning watching the news shows. What a sad thing that Mr. Elijah Cummings has passed so young! One of the things I really think is important is to try to see the different sides to a story that is presented by the two major extremes, Fox on one side and MSNBC on the other. The story of Trump and Syria, for instance, is hugely different. MSNBC has focused on the crisis of leaving our allies open to invasion and being wiped out and the absolute waste of having a fully capable base left for the invaders, the forced destruction, the nukes, the prisons being opened, the rebirth of ISIS due to the replenished stocks of their people, the failure to consult with our partners in the efforts, etc. Fox seems to be focusing on the absolute right of the president to have made the call and the new era of peace that the Kurds will now enjoy since they are no longer having to fight to keep their homeland, I guess. Suffice it to say, I was not happy seeing the Fox side of things and so didn’t pay as close attention.
    My point in regards to this post here, though… yes, I have a point this time! There is such a huge difference in how Fox shows this issue, and how I imagine a typical Fox viewer would look at the issue as whole, and how MSNBC has portrayed the issue and how it would appear that the typical MSNBC viewer would look at it. I have people in my family who I dearly love and respect that are of the Fox persuasion. While I try to share the facts of the issues with them when they seem a bit open to hearing what I have to say, it truly saddens me to realize that the Fox viewer likely looks at this issue without the moral compass or long term viewpoint I believe the MSNBC viewer is using.
    Somehow the focus is on power, the less than legitimate use of that power, and the perception of power for the Fox viewer. Trump is liked not for what he does, but because he speaks with a brashness that flaunts a power these people seem to crave or fear they’ve lost, I don’t know. It’s speaking from spite and fear, and it’s a sad thing to watch. I don’t see them accepting the MSNBC outlook because we… did I out myself?…look at these things and cry “What have you done!” and they pound their chest and declare “Did you see that huge explosion!”. I don’t think you can find any way to win that crowd over. The best we can hope for is that they die out before they kill us all.


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    Comment by Randy — October 18, 2019 @ 13:13

    • Hello Randy. Fear is a great motivator for some people. Fear of change, fear for something they remember having even if they are remembering wrong, fear of the future, fear of the people around them. That is what the Republicans and State TV Foxed News sell, fear and more fear. The constant drum beat and hyperbole of fear. But they have a savior, saint tRump of the golden palace and he of the white race will ride to your rescue and save you from all those things you fear, as long as you give him all your money, all your rights, and of course your soul. Then they will find more things for you to fear. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 18, 2019 @ 13:37

  2. It’s been noted time and again by many — tRumpsky supporters are a whole different breed. One wonders if the scientists overlooked something in their study of evolution.

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    Comment by Nan — October 18, 2019 @ 13:22

    • Hello Nan. Interesting thought. We have seen species diverge before. In fact I remember a Newsweek article that took kids, teenagers, and adults and did brain scans while they multi tasked and used electronics. Turns out the younger people had developed different brain pathway that older people simply did not have. The study said brains of people born after a certain time were simply wired differently from the older generations. Maybe it is similar with the cult of tRump members. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 18, 2019 @ 13:45

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