Sadje, at Keep It Alive, tagged me for the latest round of Rory’s 3-2-1 Quote Me! prompt. The topic for this prompt is TRUTH.
Here are the rules for this prompt.
- Thank the selector
- Post two quotes on the topic (truth)
- Tag three bloggers
So thank you Sadje.
Now here are my two quotes:
“One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.”
American columnist Cal Thomas
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
Now I’m supposed to tag three bloggers, but you know what? I’m not going to tag three bloggers. I’m going to tag all bloggers to post two quotes on “truth.”
And that’s the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me blog.
And I’m pissed.
Don’t worry, though
I’ll get over it.
Because what choice do I have?
There’s really very little I can do.
But I am hopeful that, eventually, the truth will out.
And decency and sanity will be restored.
I am optimistic that this madness will end.
I am counting on the survival of our republic.
But just in case I’m wrong
And Donald Trump gets re-elected
I will be exploring other countries to move to.
Being an expat might not be so bad
Compared to staying around
And witnessing the dissolution
Of the American republic.
Today’s word for Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January prompt is “testify” and it was suggested by Dan Antion over at No Facilities.
What I will never be able to understand is how anyone who is summoned to testify before Congress or who is subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury and who is under oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help him (or her) God can lie.
I’m late with this post. I intended to post it yesterday because yesterday was Monday and you know what Monday means, right? It’s time for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt. So, since I’m a day late, without further ado….
What’s the closest thing you’ve experienced to real magic?
At the risk of sounding schmaltzy, I can name four times I felt “the magic.” The night I met my future wife, the day we got married, the day my daughter was born, and the day my son was born.
Who is the messiest person you know? And why?
Me. Some people think I’m meticulous, but the truth is, when it comes to keeping things like my desk and my office neat, I’m lazy. Hence, despite my attention to detail, my work area is always a mess.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
What’s it all about?
What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way?
Art is an artistic expression of creativity and the world would be a dull and boring place we’re it not for various forms of artistic endeavors. Does art hurt society? No. What hurts society is when people attempt to censor or ban artistic expression.
What’s something positive you’d like to share? Can be a smile, a joke, or music…anything that gave you a lift this week!
The New England Patriots won the AFC championship game Sunday night in an exciting overtime victory and will be playing in the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year! Go Pats!
Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, tagged me for another 3-2-1 Quote Me prompt. This time the word is “truth.”
Here are the rules:
- Thank the the person who tagged you. Thank you Teresa.
- Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day. See below.
- Select 3 bloggers to take part in “3-2-1 Quote Me.” My tags will be at the end of the post, so you’ll need to read the whole damn post to see if you’ve been tagged.
There is no deadline for participating in the game, which makes it perfect for everyone.
Today’s topic is truth. It’s a tricky one, especially in the world of Donald Trump. He wouldn’t know the truth if it smacked him in the face. And as his TV lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, infamously said, “Truth isn’t truth.”
But that said, here are my two quotes about “truth.”
“Most truths are so naked that people cover them up, at least a little bit.”
American journalist and TV anchorman,
Edward R. Murrow
“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
American novelist, short story writer, and essayist,
Okay, now it’s time for me to tag three other bloggers. But before I do, let me give you this bit of advice:
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
Okay. I am tagging:
For what it’s worth, you three are under no obligation to participate, although I hope you will.