Delusional

Supporting TrumpI just read an article that showed up on my iPhone’s newsfeed this morning. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota held a panel discussion with six voters from swing districts in Pennsylvania. When the group was asked by Camerota if they were “tired of the divisiveness,” they all agreed that they were. But they were split down the middle over whether Donald Trump was responsible for that divisiveness.

“Do you think that President Trump plays any role in that divisiveness?” Camerota asked.

“No,” several voters responded. When Camerota asked the group if they think the President is “being helpful,” one Trump supporter replied: “I think he’s being helpful, yes.”

Camerota asked that same person if there was anything Trump could do that would make her not vote for him. “No.”

“If he shot someone on 5th Avenue, would you vote for him?” Camerota asked, referring to Trump’s infamous comment during his 2016 campaign that he could shoot someone on the busy New York City street and still get elected.

“You’d have to know why he shot him,” another Trump supporter, said.

“Yeah, why did he shoot him?” yet another supporter echoed.

Are you fucking kidding me? These people are the very definition of delusional. If this is the way half of American voters think, the American republic is doomed.

One-Liner Wednesday — Cats

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“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”

Author Terry Pratchett

Pratchett’s quote about cats being worshipped as gods reminds me of something someone once told me about the difference between cats and dogs.

A dog looks at you and thinks to himself, “You feed me, you shelter me, you love me. You must be God!” A cat looks at you and thinks to himself, “You feed me, you shelter me, you love me. I must be God!”


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #47

FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

There are those who believe that technological advancement a net positive, while others look at it as more of a net negative. Yet most people agree that technological progress is inevitable as long as humans exist and that it can’t be stopped, nor should it be.

There is a controversial concept wrapped around technological advancements called “technological singularity.”FDA6DCE0-1BC0-4605-856A-036827FDF863It’s a hypothetical future point in time when technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.

So my provocative question for you this week is this:

Do you think the singularity will occur? If so, what time frame do you think it will happen in and how will it impact humanity? Alternatively, do you think or care at all about the potential for reaching singularity?

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Germane

FOWCWelcome to November 6, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “germane.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

The issue with pingbacks not showing up seems to have been resolved, but you might check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.