Today's Tids Issue 3,800! Yikes!
Oh no, not the Thimble for Crissake! If the Trump press conference yesterday didn’t make you believe you were on another planet, then the demise of that iconic Monopoly token voted off the stage yesterday, surely must. Yes, the future is now about virtual living at the expense of developing small daily talents like threading needles. The thimble is irrelevant in a world where thumbs are now relegated to keyboards. Yes, sometimes in this new world of incoherent bombast, real paradigm changes are lost in the barrage of tweets. The Thimble is gone. What would my grandmother say?
Actually, the media loved yesterday because it gave them new fodder for negative headlines. So basically, all of those who missed the press conference will only know what they read or hear from the main stream media. And, mostly that will be ridicule. But, for Trump believers, and there are way more than the tone of the news would have us believe, it was an out and out victory over the questionable journalistic society. The so-called elite on the coasts will dine together and guffaw, but in the pockets of Trumpland across the country, the shouts will be “Go get em’ Trumperino”. That’s just the way it is, this February 17, two thousand and seventeen in these United Sates of America.
“If your heart lies to you, go with your gut. It never lies.
What are Three of Rene Russo’s best known movies? Bonus: As of today, Smart Car has sold 714 cars this year and is the lowest of all manufacturers. What are the five top selling brands of autos so far in 2017?
--Trump Appointee CIA Director Pompeo Denied Allegations That The Agency Was Hiding Info From the Boss – “Dead Wrong”.
--Dow Looking To make It 7 In A Row; Fannie Mae To Pay Treasury $5.5 Billion After Doubling Profit.
--Trump Press Conference Has The Country Talking From Both Sides Of Its Mouth; Media Enumerates Falsehoods; Trump Supporters Cheer.
--Vice Admiral Robert Harward Turns Down Trump Offer For NSA Post (Note—Yesterday Tids News Prematurely Reported That Harward Had Replaced Fellow Acquidneck Islander Flynn.
--Kraft-Heinz Proposed Takeover of Lever Brothers May Still Move Forward Despite Early Setback.
--Mike Dubke, Founder Of Crossroads Media, Expected To Take Over As White House Communication Director From Jason Miller. Dubke Would Ease Burden On Spicer And Repair On-Going Problem Of Conflicting “Official Messages”.
--Baghdad Car Bomb Kills 24.
--Russian TV Told To Stop “Gushing” Over Trump.
--Spanish Court Acquits Kings Sister Princess Cortina of Tax Fraud.
Did you know that today is the birthday for both Newsweek and The New Yorker Magazines, both being about 93 or so years old? I imagine they are lighting lots of candles in the news room today. If you get my drift.
I have a feeling that the new Broadway A Coppella musical “In Transit”, already gaining solid audiences, is going to be a winner, a classic for all ages, and the kind of uplifting look at life that everybody should enjoy. And the music is hummable, as it should be coming for the producers, directors and writers and composers involved in “Frozen and “Pitch Perfect”.
Actually, Trump is the great unifier. He’s unifying the press against him. He’s bring together everybody who doesn’t trust the press. He’s unified women in the streets, celebrities with tweets and policemen on beats. And that doesn’t even include all that he has done for Democrats and anarchists. No president has unified so much in so little time.
As of this second, there have been 587,181 Fords and Chevies sold in 2017. There have been 78,172 Subaru’s sold. Ford and Chevy with huge truck sales are more likely to be Trump supporters than Subaru owners who are generally considered more to the left, and readers of the NY Times and other assorted elite news media. So, the net time the media seems to imply the lack of support for Trump, check out the Fords and Chevies in your neighborhood, just to gain a more balanced perspective.
Instead of being rewarded for his invention, Dr. Guillotine was charged with neckless endangerment.
Actually, I have noticed some Hillary voters who are beginning to sort out the facts and take honest positons based on reality over the hysteria of the past months. While not giving up their dismay over this person in the White House, they are admitting that he is on the right track in many instances. Things will sort themselves out over time, if the cavalier in the Oval office doesn’t naively take a sword to the ribs in his next joust.
Here’s all I would like at least once from the media someday. When sitting with an immigrant leader for a P/R planned anecdotal interview designed to produce emotion in an effort to gain empathy, I’d like to hear the question: You must know that most Americans appreciate immigrants and their contribution to the country. So why are you creating a false impression though these disingenuous protests that imply that the US is against all immigrants when all that US citizens are saying is that they have a problem with any people breaking any laws, and in this case those who gain entry into a country illegally. Why don’t you come out against people who are unlawful? Or, don’t you believe in the laws of your Adopted country?
Whenever there is an earthquake, the geologist are always quick to find fault.
The Parking Lot: Chapter 79.
Martha Prescott sat at the long wooden table in the big barn at the Prescott family farms. The people in the audience were all pretty friendly to each other, so they took the opportunity to talk quietly with the neighbors they don’t see as often as they should.
Martha finally stood and the soft rumble in the room became silent. She felt hesitant, but somehow the words came out of her mouth, stronger than she thought they could. It didn’t take long for her to get into her little speech, telling the people that she was here mainly to assume the role of leadership for the Hicks family. She paused and nodded to her dad who was looking up at her with pride, and seeing her as being so much like her mother, his beautiful Musatta.
Martha reiterated the terms of the agreement as a good thing for everybody. Heads nodded. She emphasized the importance of maintaining relationships with the Wampanoag’s, whose lands were often eyed by abutters. Several of the farmers looked at each other and then up at Martha a descendent of the Indians.
Generally the farmers liked the Hicks and Martha was considered a special person in the community. She closed by saying that they must remember that they were on Hicks lands and that it would was to be that way for their succeeding generations. That sat stone faced, knowing the truth that sometimes felt confining. And she ended lightly, “Who knows, maybe some generous member of my family will find a ways to make it all to yours too,
With that, they began to clap and whistle, until heads turned to a commotion in the back of the room. “Don’t let the Hicks run your lives.” There stood the three sons of Thomas Howland. Hey looked ready for a fight. One turned and opened a door to reveals a large crowd of coastal people standing in the yard outside, looking angry, if not a little taken by too much alcohol. Martha tensed as Jeremiah rose ot stand next to her.
Reading Between the Lines Movie Reviews:
--No, The Great Wall is no apolitical drama starring you-know-who. It is about Matt Damon and William Defoe and others taking a stand on The Great Wall of China against monsters that would destroy humanity. Sound preposterous? It rally is and is not going over well with critics or audiences. And it is not exciting despite the plot.
--Cure for wellness poses an interesting mystery about curious misfortunes as the result of a Spa’s promise of Miraculous treatments. The executives as well as the patients rush to find a cure for whatever is altering their bodies and their lives. Sounds exciting but is quite predictable.
--The trailers for Fist Fight look stupid and it turns out that e film that tries hard doesn’t make it at all. It’s about two mild mannered school teachers being sucked into a fight, It is supposed to be a raucous comedy, but it runs out of jokes and humor fast.
--XX is an all woman hoor film anthology that telsl fr9out stories allwritenby women. Critgics sortof likeit, abyut audiences seem turned off.
Rene Russo had a number of successful role. I remember her most for the golf film Tin Cup. She was acclaimed for her role in Nightcrawler. But she was good in many films like The Thomas Crown Affair, Lethal Weapon, Outbreak, Get Shorty, Ransom, In the Line of Fire and Yours, Mine and Ours. Bonus: The top selling auto brands are Ford 320.7K, Toyota 269.9, Chevy 267, Honda 189, Nissan 183, Jeep 119,5 and Hundai 100.3. Of the luxury brands its Mercedes 48K, Lexus 41K, BMW 39.7, Audi 26.5, Cadillac 21, Volvo 10.3, Land Rover 9.2 Porsche 7.1, Tesla 5.4 and Jaguar 3.8.
Have a great weekend E-v-r-y-b-o-d-y!