Who Won The Week? 9/8/19

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think won this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

My selection for this week is Newell Brands, the company that manufacturers the Sharpie.2509BB1A-9FCF-4906-BFBD-F59C2EC13CC2Sharpies are permanent makers that were made famous this week when Donald Trump used one to alter an official National Weather Service showing the projected path of Hurricane Dorian.

Trump had tweeted that Dorian was heading toward Alabama long after official NWS forecasts had shown it turning toward the north up the Atlantic coast and away from making landfall in Florida.1E4DC753-40A3-47DD-A473-36C0CA549F50But never wanting to be called out for having misspoken, Trump took a Sharpie and altered an outdated version of an official NWS map, which, by the way, is a federal crime, in order to “prove” that Alabama was in the path of the hurricane.341eb21c-3ea2-4cc4-8dbd-023a78901419.pngThis nonsense has generated what is now being referred to as “Sharpie-gate.” And yet a week after his insistence that Dorian was bound for Alabama, he’s still on a Twitter tear trying to defend his error. And he’s even gotten others in his administration to defend his error by saying it wasn’t an error and that he was right. He was not.

The Sharpie has now become a household word and sales of the markers are up. And to show just how shameless Donald Trump is, Trump’s reelection campaign has added a Trump-branded permanent marker to its web store, capitalizing on the Sharpie-gate drama.

And so I declare that Newell Brands and its Sharpie marker won the week.

And if you’re unfamiliar with a Sharpie, here are some hints on how best to use one.C21609DA-6E43-4F28-BAA2-C42350EBA94FSo tell us. Who do YOU think won the week?

26 thoughts on “Who Won The Week? 9/8/19

  1. Lisa Coleman September 8, 2019 / 9:25 am

    This seems to be the largest trend this week. Took Dorian 3 weeks to go away. When will Trump go away? Would like to just erase him away. Maybe we can get the old eraser trending for next week???

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Astrid September 8, 2019 / 10:24 am

    Oh wow, your post is so hilarious if it werent’ such a serious issue! I agree with Lisa on erasing Trump.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Marleen September 8, 2019 / 10:42 am

    Great follow-up to last week, excellent timing.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Stroke Survivor UK September 8, 2019 / 10:46 am

    Try thinking of one not involving politics! Hard, isn’t it? I just heard on the news here that Australia won the Ashes, but I probably know less about cricket than you do!

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    • Fandango September 8, 2019 / 10:52 am

      I know NOTHING about cricket…except for the annoying bug that makes that annoying chirping sound.

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  5. XingfuMama September 8, 2019 / 11:01 am

    Can’t help but wonder what, more serious, crap is going on since playing into this smells like distraction to me.

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      • Marleen September 8, 2019 / 1:36 pm

        From the end if one of those (above) articles:

        The probe of government spending at the president’s Scottish resort was revealed on the same day Cummings announced the Oversight Commitee is seeking more information about Vice President Mike Pence’s stay earlier in the week at Trump’s Irish golf resort.

        Pence was with his family during the stay at Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland. The resort is about 180 miles away from Dublin, where the vice president met with Irish officials.

        Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, said the detour to Doonbeg was suggested by the president. But the vice president’s office subsequently issued a statement saying the trip to Doonbeg, where Pence has familial ties, was “solely” the idea of the vice president and his staff.

        Short told a New York Times reporter the vice president would cover the costs for his family’s stay.
        https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-made-suggestion-pence-stay-president-s-irish-golf-club-n1049026

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        • Marleen September 8, 2019 / 5:16 pm

          Oh, wait. There’s more. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/30/trumps-pardon-offer-may-have-violated-federal-bribery-laws/?noredirect=on


          This week, President Trump reportedly told aides that he wants to expedite construction of his border wall and that if they have to break any laws to get it done, not to worry: He will pardon them. Democratic members of Congress vowed to investigate this alleged abuse of power. The White House quickly responded that Trump was just joking, the apparent go-to defense whenever the president is caught saying something outrageous or potentially criminal. …….

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          • Marleen September 8, 2019 / 11:45 pm

            It’s all the more offensive that Trump wants to inappropriately profit at places associated with his name when he doesn’t care about other people and their property rights.

            https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/460419-pardon-power-is-not-meant-for-securing-bribes

            It’s sometimes hard to believe that we have reached a point in American politics where it’s necessary to state the obvious: It’s not okay for presidents to break the law, to ask others to break the law, or to promise pardons in exchange for government workers’ agreement to break the law.

            When the law is broken, people get hurt. The people we are talking about here are those with personal property along the southern border who … would have it stolen by the U.S. government so that President Trump can build his elusive wall and thereby increase his chances of retaining power in November 2020.

            Thankfully, so far, this is not another instance in which Congress is sitting on its hands and doing nothing about the possibility of an epic constitutional monstrosity. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security for documents relating to any pardon offers.

            ……….

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  6. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com September 8, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    OMG! Hilarious! 🤣 Seriously though, I shouldn’t be laughing at Trump being a complete moron. But, you wrote such a great post, I laughed so hard, I woke up the dog. Excellent post!!! 😜 😝

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 8, 2019 / 6:07 pm

      Thanks. But you’re right. It’s not a laughing matter.

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  7. rugby843 September 8, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    The worst part of this is the pressure that was put on NOAA to cover after the fact.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen September 8, 2019 / 1:20 pm

      I agree; that’s the worst.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango September 8, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      I know. I can’t believe how these people…and even the military…are covering for him.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. ArtisanX September 8, 2019 / 2:57 pm

    I would have never considered them in contention. 😂 Your argument is both valid and awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. leigha66 September 9, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    I have seen a lot of Sharpie memes on Facebook this past week that are picking on the president. Good call on the week’s winner!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango September 9, 2019 / 10:38 pm

      That’s what a lot are calling it: Sharpie-gate.

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