#100WW — Head in the Clouds

“Fred, what are you doing sprawled out on the ground staring off into space?” Tony asked.

“Fred nonchalantly greeted his coworker. “I had to come out here and chill for a while. Our manager is driving me crazy. I can’t deal with his trite motivational platitudes anymore.”

“Well, you’d better get your head out of the clouds,” Tony said. “The boss has been looking for you and sent me out to find you. He’s not a happy camper.”

“Just tell him you couldn’t find me. I have a really negative visceral reaction to that guy. I’ll go find him later.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt from Bikurgurl. Photo credit: Bikurgurl. Also for these daily prompts: MMA Storytime (chill), The Daily Spur (manager), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (trite), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (visceral).

America’s Mayor

Do you remember when Rudy Giuliani, pictured above, was the highly respected mayor of New York City after 9-11? That tragic event thrust him into the national spotlight and he was even referred to at the time as “America’s Mayor.” Well, Giuliani is back in the spotlight, only this time he’s serving as Donald Trump’s personal attorney in federal court. And he’s making a fool of himself.

Giuliani, who has not argued a case in federal court since 1992, is accusing Democrats in control of big cities with large minority populations, like Philadelphia and Detroit, of hatching a nationwide conspiracy to steal the presidential election from Donald Trump. He is claiming that there is “widespread voter fraud” and that, in addition to Philadelphia, it has occurred in at least ten other jurisdiction around the country. Note that no such evidence of widespread voter fraud has emerged in the two weeks since Election Day.

The objective of Giuliani’s efforts on behalf of the Sore Loser-in-Chief, is to prevent state officials from certifying the vote results. Trump and his lawyers are hoping to reverse the outcome of the elections in key states, like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Just today, Trump’s campaign announced that it will be seeking a partial recount in two highly Democratic counties — Milwaukee and Dane — in Wisconsin.

The Trump campaign and its lawyers are continuing to try to discredit the results of the election, even though it is clear that Trump lost. But legal experts say that there is little chance of that happening in those targeted states, much less being able to overturn the overall election results. In fact, experts from both political parties have publicly stated that the election went well and even international observers agree that were no serious election irregularities.

It is truly amazing how far people like Rudy Giuliani and, for that matter, most of those who have attached themselves to Donald Trump, have fallen. And it’s pathetic that Donald Trump cannot accept the irrefutable truth that he lost the election and would rather sow chaos and trauma upon the American people than graciously accept his defeat.

But then again, when has Donald Trump ever been gracious?

One-Liner Wednesday — Brainwashed or Brain Dead?

Following Joe Biden’s election victory, 70% of Republicans say they don’t believe the election was “free and fair” and almost 40% think the results will be overturned.

Politico Morning Consult

As long as media outlets like Fox News are allowed to blatantly lie to their viewers, most of whom are conservative Republicans, the majority of Republicans and around four in ten Americans will continue to believe that Trump didn’t lose the 2020 presidential election, even though he irrefutablly did.

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

Fandango’s Provocative Question #96

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.

We live in a fast moving information age where we are bombarded with, and sometimes overwhelmed by, the many things that we see, read, and hear. We try to keep ourselves informed and up to date as we sort through the myriad information we are exposed to. However, this comes at a cost, in that, while we may know a little about a lot, what we know about any given subject, may be limited. Th old expression “Jack of all trades, master of none” illustrates this interesting dichotomy of how we view knowledge.We either have a depth of knowledge or expertise in a specific area, or we have a general breadth of understanding regarding a number of topics. Or there may be one area where we have a deep understanding, but for most other areas, our knowledge is more superficial.

So the provocative question today is simply this…

Do you think it’s better to have a broad knowledge base or a deep knowledge base?

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. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Trite

FOWCWelcome to November 18, 2020 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 “trite.”

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. Please 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.