I get a print copy of The Week in my weekly mail. One of the interesting columns is call “Noted”. That is where they give me a few tidbits to counter all the “fake news coming from the Executive branch. Here is this week’s words.
- In his first two weeks in office, President Trump attacked at least 23 people, places, and things on his Twitter account, including Women’s March protesters; Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Chuck Schumer; Mexico; Iran; and the “failing” media.
- U.S. imports made up just 15 percent of our gross domestic product in 2015—which makes us less reliant on imports than almost any other country. Less than 3 percent of U.S. spending is on Chinese imports.
Source: The Week Feb 17, 2017
Simply stated I am just not an “in your face” guy. I don’t believe that everyone that thinks differently than me is the enemy. In that vain, I can’t understand why CO3 * attacks so many people. Making 23 enemies in just two weeks? But then again I realize that he is an extreme narcissist and that is just what they do to build themselves up at least in their own minds.
I have been studying some of the early Hitler years and the similarity to today is very obvious. Now before you get the flamethrower out I am not comparing CO3 to Hitler other than to point out his fascist leanings. One of the first things that Hitler did was to attack the media as the enemy of the people and to state that he was the only one to be believed. It took Hitler almost ten years to take total control of his fascist regime and ethnic cleansing and the resulting WWII. Kind of like Minnesota’s Jesse Ventura, I can’t see the possibility of CO3 lasting more than four years. I really can’t see him even lasting that long before he gets impeached. 🙂
On the second quote it is kinda surprising to see that China imports make up only 3 percent of U.S. spending but given that it takes a lot of DVD players to equal a $30,000 car (there are no cars coming from China….yet) or a $350,000 home. Yeah, many of our toys are made in China but almost none of our food or other essentials comes from there.
The thing that the current executive branch totally lacks is perspective. Everything is either CO3’s way or it is wrong. That idea is growing very thin with me and I’m pretty sure many others.
* CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant