Who Won the Week — Early Winner

I usually don’t publish my Who Won the Week post until Sunday, but I’m going to make an exception today. Just one week after pro-Trump MAGA thugs stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an armed and deadly act of insurrection that was instigated and cheered on by Donal Trump, the House of Representatives, in an unprecedented move, impeached the very unpresidential president for the second time. Hence, I’m going to designate the American Democracy as an early winner of Who Won the Week.

I sat riveted as I watched the proceedings on TV. I heard the arguments on both sides of the issue and was pleased that ten Republicans had the courage to join 222 Democrats in the vote to impeach the scumbag for the second time. No Republicans in the House voted to impeach Trump the first time he was impeached last year.

The impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate probably won’t start before Joe Biden is sworn in as the next President of the United States next week, so Trump will not be removed from office before then. But it’s still possible that he will be convicted in the Senate — not likely, but possible — and he will, hopefully, be barred from ever holding a federal office ever again.

So much for Trump 2024!

Who Won the Week? 01/10/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) 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.

Last week I designated “hope” as The Who Won the Week winner. I may have been premature or a bit naïve to think that, just because we turned the page to a new year, anything would change in Donald Trump’s America.

This week we saw that it was domestic terrorism that “won” the week, when a horde of Trump supporters, spurred on by the sitting Presidential of the United States himself, stormed the U.S. Capitol building in what was an act of insurrection against America. The whole world watched Wednesday’s events in horror as the unthinkable was occurring right before our eyes.

It’s just 10 days before the inauguration of Joe Biden and instead of being filled with hope, I am filled with anxiety as I see headlines like these on my iPhone’s screen.I worry that horrific scenes like those we saw in Washington, DC on Wednesday will be repeated not only in our nation’s capital, but at state houses all across the country.

Why isn’t Donald Trump calling for his fanatical mad dogs to stand down? Because he lives for this. He loves this. And even when he is no longer sitting in the Oval Office, he will continue to sow the flames of insurrection among his rabid, mindless supporters.

This is truly an American tragedy.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Who Won the Week? 01/03/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) 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.

Just about everybody agrees that 2020 was a terrible year.But 2020 is finally behind us and as we turn the calendars page to 2021, most people are feeling a sense of relief that the worst year in our lifetimes is over. But even more than relief, 2021 is offering us a sense of hope. Hope that we’ll see the end to this pandemic that has been crippling us for the past year. Hope that some degree of normalcy will return to our lives. Hope that we will put aside the differences that have divided us and come together for the sake of humankind.

And so, I am designating hope as this week’s Who Won the Week winner.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?


Photo credit: MLPFAN3991 at DeviantArt.

Who Won the Week? 12/27/2020

FWWTWIt’s the last Sunday in 2020 and time for the last Who Won the Week prompt in 2020. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) 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.

Earlier this month I wrote a post in which I whined about something that was causing a major problem between me and my wife. You may recall that almost a year ago I had surgery to remove a middle ear growth in my left ear. The surgery successfully removed the growth, but not before that damn growth ate a tiny bone in my middle ear that connects the ear drum to the inner ear. Without that tiny bone, sound waves that vibrate the ear drum don’t reach the inner ear, which means that sounds don’t reach the brain. As I result, I am deaf in my left ear.

The hearing in my right ear is a bit underwhelming as it is, so in order to hear the dialogue while my wife and I are watching TV, I have to turn the volume way up. But my wife, who can hear a pin drop from across the room, complained that the TV was way too loud for her.

The solution I came up with was to splurge on a fancy, fairly expensive wireless headphone system. But no matter how I tried to configure it, I couldn’t get the sound to come through both the headphones — so I could hear — and the speakers — so she could hear — at the same time.

Finally, as a last resort, I bought a pair of relatively inexpensive Bluetooth headphones on Amazon.After a bit of finagling with my TV’s settings, I am able to hear the audio from my headphones while my wife can hear it through the TV speakers without the volume so loud it’s practically blasting her from the room.

Hence, I declare that this week’s Who Won the Week winner is my wife. And you know what they say, right? Happy wife, happy life.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Who Won the Week? 12/20/2020

FWWTWFirst, let me apologize if you received a duplicate of last week’s Who Won the Week post today. I somehow screwed up. So ignore that and let’s start over. Ready?

It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) 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.

The good news is that now there are two different COVID-19 vaccines being distributed around the nation, the one from Pfizer and the latest one from Moderna, which was approved by the FDA on Friday.

The not so good news is that it will take months, and maybe even until late 2021, before enough Americans receive the vaccinations to stem the tide on the surging virus.

The bad news is that there is still a large segment of Americans who believe that the pandemic is a hoax and that it’s some sort deep state social engineering conspiracy. There are those who still refuse to wear face masks and to maintain social distancing. There are those who are skeptical about getting the vaccinations, as well as the anti-vaxxers, who refuse to take any vaccines.

So who won the week this week? Well, I’m going with Garry Trudeau and his Doonsbury comicstrip for today. It seemed to me to be both funny and sad at the same time.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?