Things have just been super hectic around here. Between work related issues and the house (which is coming along and I will have an update on Friday), it just seems like by the time I get to where I can move forward with something it’s almost nine pm. Just everything seems to be happening at 78rpm and I am still rolling along at 33 1/3.
Had to do my what seems like a daily pilgrimage to Lowes today, and on the way home I was thinking that I am still in the anger phase of this post-election, with a stunned disbelief. I just drove along thinking “I can’t believe this guy went on national tv, made fun of a disabled person, millions of people saw it, and they voted for him anyway.”
Don’t get me wrong, he’s done SOOOO many things like this, but today this is the one I was fixated on.
On top of that, I just can’t keep up with the news. I quit watching cable tv and honestly have not even TUNED to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, or even any of the broadcast news shows or Sunday programs since the election, and have basically just been reading newspapers and websites. And it’s impossible to keep up with what Trump is doing because 95% of the stuff that comes out of his campaign is just pure bullshit. And it’s by design:
Gingrich explained that Trump diverts the media with “rabbits,” or unimportant stories to throw them off from pursuing real stories. As an example, Gingrich referenced the media’s five or six day long focus on Trump’s irritation and possible internal feud with adviser Kellyanne Conway’s over her critical remarks about Mitt Romney’s potential nomination as U.S. Secretary of State.
“[The Apprentice] was a remarkably popular show,” Gingrich told Fox News host Jenna Lee during the interview. “[Trump] understands the value of tension. He understands the value of showmanship. And candidly, the news media is going to chase the rabbit. So it’s better off for him to give them a rabbit than for them to go find their own rabbit. He’s had them fixated on Mitt Romney now for five or six days. I think from his perspective, that’s terrific. It gives everyone something to talk about.”
“He does not think of this as chaos. He thinks of this as creativity,” Gingrich added.
And most of the idiots are happy to play along.
Oh, and Rosie has an eye infection, so there goes another 100+ bucks tomorrow to fix a dog that just lies around grumping at me all day and bitching when I walk by her.
Feh. I can’t wait for this god damned year to be over. I think I am just going to go play CIV 6.