Share Your World —What’s the Point?

Monday has once agained rolled around, and you know what that means, boys and girls. It’s Melanie’s Share Your World time. Those of you who know Melanie know that she’s had a rough go of it, and I’m glad that, with all she’s had to deal with, she is still able to do her Share Your World prompt. Hopefully our answers to her questions will bring a smile to her heart.

What, in your opinion, is the point to life?

I’ve been hanging out around this place for seven decades and I still have yet to figure that out — at least not what the point of my life is. But if someday I have an epiphany and discover what it is, I’ll be sure to let you know.

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously.

“This homemade kale soup you made, sweetheart, is delicious.”

What country do you consider the strangest? (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders)

Greenland. It’s a large country mostly covered with ice and snow and yet some optimistic soul named it Greenland. It has a total population of only around 56,000 human inhabitants even though, in terms of land mass, it’s the 12th largest country in the world. And no one from Greenland has ever visited my blog.

What’s your funniest story involving a car?

Just for shits and giggles, I bought a used, 1959 Jaguar XK150. It was drivable, but just barely. In the 3 years I owned it, it spent about 2 3/4 years in the shop of a self-proclaimed Jaguar mechanic who called himself “Jaguar Joe.” I paid Jaguar Joe more than I paid for the car in the first place, and he was never able to get it to run for more than a week or two at a time. I finally ended up just letting him keep the damn thing.4C909071-5C08-4C7D-9367-E43895AA1AF1

Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone?

Not really. Tune in again next week for the next installment of As the World Turns, I mean Share Your World.

One-Liner Wednesday —Lies and Dementia

28C7FE45-0FAE-4C72-A7F0-538B1D82A5A7I 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.

To Watch or Not to Watch

CF4728FB-9BA6-49A6-9874-F3941702CBD3That is the question. I’m torn. Do I tune into Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, where he’s being handed a figurative megaphone to spew his lies and his divisiness? He claims he’s going to be talking about unity, but to him, unity means uniformity. It means supporting him unquestioningly, uniting behind him. The kind of unity Senator Lindsey Graham has called for, where he has threatened Republicans who don’t back President Trump on his proposed border wall, which Graham calls “the defining moment of his presidency.” Unity. Yeah, right.

I am tempted to skip the State of the Union because my bullshit meter is full and there’s just no room to overwrite it with more of Donald Trump’s nonsense. And when I think about all of the other possibilities for how I could spend that time: reading a book, reading and writing posts, watching a comedy or drama on TV, listening to upbeat music that I can hum along with, or whatever, why waste my time watching that moron?

I have to admit that I’m considering recording the SOTU on my DVR, just in case he says something truly important.

Yeah, right.

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (megaphone), Your Daily Word Prompt (overwrite), Word of the Day Challenge (possibilities), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (hum).


Fandango’s Provocative Question #12

FPQEach 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.

This week’s provocative question deals with exaggerations, embellishments, and lies.

“How do you feel about people who always seem to exaggerate when relating a story? Do you equate embellishment with lying? As a blogger, when, if ever, is stretching the truth, other than when writing fiction, permissible?”

I wrote a post about this back in September 2017. You can read it HERE if you want to, although I’m more interested in your perspective, so feel free to skip the link.

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.

And most important, have fun.

Enmity Toward the Press

0bcfb788-a484-4d91-8e3e-f7faf0c722cdHe calls the stories in newspapers, magazines, and on TV about him “fake news. He refers to the free press as “the enemy of the people.”

But in a way, I understand Donald Trump’s enmity toward the press. After all, they call out his lies, they fact check his “alternative facts,” and they demonstrate just how unhinged, unfit, and unqualified he is to hold the office of President of the United States.

By printing what he says and does, by video taping his own words, by counting his lies, and by documenting his misstatements and fabrications, the press is demonstrating the depth of his narcissism, his lack of knowledge, his inability to be empathetic, and his moronic delusions.

By quoting him, the press is showing that he has an inability to construct cohesive sentences, which is not surprising, given the clearly chaotic way his mind works.

Unfortunately and inexplicably, about 40% of American voters hang on his every word and believe every lie that escapes his lips. Apparently, if they even watch news, it’s only Fox News. And if they even read newspapers, it’s only conservative newspapers.

So the master of the con continues to carry on and we just have to hope that the press will continue to do the job that the Republicans in Congress seem to be unable and unwilling to do: keep the president in check for the good of the country.

Written for the benefit of America and for my one-word challenge (enmity).