I did not watch Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Why not? Because he lies and he’s a moron and it would have been a total waste of time.
As comedian Bill Maher, host of his HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said this past Friday night of Donald Trump…
“I can’t tell where the lies end and the dementia begins.”
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.
“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.”
Humorist Franklin P. Jones
How are you at accepting “honest criticism”? Be honest, now.
Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.
“I do not believe that divisions purposely caused can ever lead to good.”
Italian Renaissance period diplomat, politician, and philosopher, Niccolò Machiavelli
Machiavelli is sometimes called the founder of modern political science. I wonder if Donald Trump has ever heard of Machiavelli, since he, Trump, is purposely causing divisions.
There is also a popular anti-Machiavelli opinion, where Machiavelli has become a synonym for duplicity. A person who will scheme, lie, and trample over others for personal gain is often referred to as behaving in a Machiavellian manner.
So maybe Donald Trump has, indeed, heard of Machiavelli and is emulating the Machiavelli that was accused of scheming, lying, and trampling over others for personal gain. Because Trump certainly isn’t the Machiavelli who recognizes that divisions purposely caused, as he is famously doing, will never lead to good.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday (and JusJoJan) prompt.
“Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.”
American author, journalist, and screenwriter
How many times have you, after the fact, thought of the perfect thing to have said in the situation or under the circumstances but didn’t say it when you had the chance?
Or how many relationships have you screwed up not because of the things you said, but because of the things you didn’t say?
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt, which doubles as today’s Just Jot It January (JusJoJan) prompt.
“If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.”
Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley
I believe that many of our elected representatives have been corrupted by money from Super PACs (thanks to Citizens United) and by the influx of under-the-table, laundered money from foreign countries, large corporations, and lobbyists.
Do you agree or disagree?
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt, which during the month of January, is also part of her Just Jot It January prompt.