Share Your World — Dammit, Melanie, You Got Me Talking Politics Again

It’s Monday and that means Melanie is here with another one of her Share Your World set of questions. So let’s give it a go.

What inanimate object do you wish you could eliminate from existence?

Fox News, Newsmax, OAN News, and any and all of the other far-right news media outlets that continue to spew the Big Lie, conspiracy theories, and Trumpish propaganda that is designed to promote and elevate Donald Trump and to further split, divide, and ultimately destroy our American democracy.

What tells you the most about a person?

Their eyes.

What is something you thought would be easy until you tried it?

Downhill skiing.

What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?

Hearing, watching, and reading about how congressional Republicans, right-wing pundits, and other deranged Trump supporters attempt to justify Trump’s claim that the election was rigged and that he is the legitimate president, and who continue to kowtow to a man who was unquestionably the worst president the United States ever had.

What are you grateful for since they ‘cured’ Covid? (Yeah, I realize it’s not cured. But at least the vaccine is available and restrictions have eased up in many places. If that’s a good thing or not remains to be seen I suppose).

I am grateful that my wife and I are able to invite a group of about a dozen and a half family members and friends (all of whom are fully vaccinated) to our home on Sunday to celebrate our grandson’s first birthday with us.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Uncanny

I’m astonished by the large number of Republican members of Congress who are still willing to take their chances supporting Trump after all of his craziness. I just can’t digest how they could capitulate to his madness. It’s uncanny.

(39 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “uncanny.”Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (astonished), Ragtag Daily Prompt (chance), Word of the Day Challenge (digest), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (capitulate).

Who Won the Week? 12/13/2020

FWWTWIt’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.

Sometimes I struggle to come up with even one designated winner for Who Won the Week. But this week I struggled to choose between the hope that the approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and the nail in the coffin to Trump’s ludicrous attempt to reverse the results of the presidential election.In the end I chose the Supreme Court of the United States. On Friday, the Supreme Court, in a brief order, rejected the Texas AG’s lawsuit to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory in four critical swing states. The court said that Texas did not have the legal right to sue those other states, thus ending Trump’s desperate attempt to use the Supreme Court, with its 6-3 conservative majority, including three justices appointed by Trump, to overturn the election results.

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

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.