Open Thread 12-01-16: Thinking of Friends and Relatives
Honey, you lied...and I had no reason to doubt you
All this talk of fake news reminds me of my own list of "don't trust 'em!!"
New York Times
Michael Moore (woo-hoo!)
No big deal for us. We know how to read, how to verify stories, how to double-check. If Digby says something and it sounds fishy we don't simply take it as the truth, we go looking for corroboration. Some, like my friend Brian, don't. He's still looking (half-heartedly) for the "smoking gun" against Hillary, while he believes that....well, let's go see what he's saying now.
The vote was rigged against Hillz by tough voter ID laws. PropOrNot is a legitimate organization. The Wisconsin vote was hacked.
But I love the guy. He's passionate about Standing Rock. He doesn't blast Obama for doing nothing, but he's hoping that the Prez might intervene any day now.
I bet we all know people like this. These dearest friends who are almost there, who have strong ideals but who just don't question what they hear.
Juvenal or Lincoln or Shakespeare I said "oh well, what can you do?"
Meanwhile the roof is great. Still more work to be done but no leaks. I remain panicky. I hear the kitchen clock ticking and I think it's water dripping. I hear the cat drinking from her water bowl and I think it's water dripping. You get the idea. Besides our roof there were two others right out my window that were getting done. I'm not big on heights so I really admire those roofers' ability to think nothing of it. Or Gulfgal's hubby, who stood on their roof this summer, "helping the guys".
In other news I talked to some of the back East relatives today. Can't believe how old my little cousin is! Boy, he's getting old! My uncle said to me "I can't wrap my head around the fact that I'm 88 years old now!" Me either. I told him I still think of myself as a teenager and that he's in his 30s. One of my favorite things he ever said (talking about Sergeant Pepper when it came out) was "I like this but I think the last one was better". I disagreed with him but thought it was really cool that such an old guy (38 at the time) would know both records. These days lots of people think he was right! Maybe shaz and I will take a trip back there next year. I doubt it, though. I don't fly and she hates how long the train takes...and how expensive it is.
And now....some entertainment! All of these have something special in common.