Fandango’s Flashback Friday — September 23rd

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 23rd) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on September 23, 2017.

Relevance is Relative

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“One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.”

“One man’s meat is another man’s poison.”

What one person finds relevant, another finds irrelevant. In other words, relevance is not absolute. Relevance is relative.

Let’s take Donald Trump as an example. Donald Trump is a liar. That is an absolute, indisputable truth. Yet to many people — to too many people — the fact that he is a liar is irrelevant. It’s not that they don’t know that he’s a liar. They do. It’s just that they don’t really care. They are not bothered by his lying. To his supporters, his being a liar is irrelevant.

To others, me included, Donald Trump’s lying is highly relevant. It means that you can’t trust anything that he says (or tweets) to be the truth. And he’s the President of the United States.

Some people claim that all politicians lie, so the fact that Trump lies is irrelevant. They point to Obama’s promise that “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” as the illustration of a lying president. Yet most people under Obamacare were able to keep their doctors. I was.

But everyone knows that Mexico is not going to pay for “the wall.” Most people, even Donald Trump, know that Russia interfered in last year’s presidential election. Most people don’t think that climate change is a hoax.

But to Trump supporters, it just doesn’t matter. To them, it’s irrelevant. Because relevance is relative.


Written for today’s one-word prompt, “irrelevant.”

27 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — September 23rd

  1. Marleen September 23, 2022 / 7:39 am

    That’s a dramatic story, Lou; such carelessness with words (on top of everything else).

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  2. newepicauthor September 23, 2022 / 9:25 am

    Republicans have taken a stance against crime, but they still support Trump who may be one of the biggest criminals of our time.

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  3. Marleen September 23, 2022 / 12:33 pm

    Not only is Mexico not going to pay for a wall (and never would they have agreed to pay), Trump followers instead got snookered by the Trump orbit into handing over money in schemes to scam them into believing the wall would be built. No one can even trust anyone Trump forwards as a star. Trump Pardoned Bannon, for instance, once. But people of this kind are repeat offenders.

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  4. jilldennison September 23, 2022 / 11:48 pm

    And now … five years later … he has been twice impeached, badly lost his bid for re-election, is under investigation for numerous crimes against the government of the United States, against We the People, is still a bloody liar, and yet still … far too many people still think all of that is irrelevant. His four years were oh so much worse than we even imagined when you first wrote this post, and today there is a very real danger he will be anointed king in another two years. It seems that old saying is right: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Sigh.

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    • Fandango September 24, 2022 / 6:53 am

      Yes, his support today, even with all the things you pointed out, hasn’t eroded. I can’t fathom it.

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  5. Carol anne September 25, 2022 / 2:06 am

    Donald Trump is a lying piece of shit! Don’t know how anyone still supports him!

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  6. Lolsy's Library September 25, 2022 / 4:01 am

    I got into a “discussion” with someone that was saying that if Biden hadn’t said what he said about the far right, then the 41 year old man wouldn’t have killed the young man. As I pointed out though, if Trump hadn’t wound up people and divided the nation, Biden wouldn’t have had to say it. So the blood is still on Trump hands. They did not like that, lol

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