Fast and furious; that is how the political news keeps coming in. Today I’ll try and briefly comment on some of it.
Fox News, (I think I’m going to have to start putting the word “news” in scare quotes when preceded by “Fox”), was the first to selectively tell the story in “shock”. A few days back the child poverty rate for 2022 was publicly reported. In 2021 it was a historic low of 5.2%, in 2022 it skyrocketed to 12.4%. The right wing media immediately and dramatically implied that Joe Biden was the cause. Sarcastically I’ll say, “Not exactly!”
I just added Doppelganger by: Naomi Klein to the Recommended Reading List. This is not the straight forward book the title implies. It explores life, especially in the pandemic era, from various perspectives. In part, Klein again proves to be a “poor man’s Malcolm Gladwell”.
If it doesn’t make you laugh, shake your head and be frightened check your pulse.
It’s another one of those days where I will try and clear out the “notes” folders. Please buckle your seatbelts and come along.
Sunday, I set the kickoff 2024 GOP debate to be recorded on my TV. I decided that I would not watch it live nor make it the next day’s article’s topic. I may or may not watch it down the road and I don’t feel the least bit guilty about my decision.