I hope that this Black Friday finds you all in good spirits. (No more All Fridays Matter jokes, please.) I swear that free and cheaper stuff will do more to cause the downfall of America than any terrorist ever could. But I digress.
Anyway, there has been a lot happening in these divided states of America since I have been out of pocket for the past few days.
As I type this post I am watching an "active shooter situation" on CNN from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Apparently some loon was in the Planned Parenthood building shooting at police officers and possibly worse. (More on that to come.)
Donald trump (He doesn't deserve caps for his name) has now expanded his campaign of hate to include the disabled. He actually made fun of a disabled man to the delight of his minions, and then had the nerve to say that our eyes were lying to us because he did no such thing.
Then, to make matters worse, he told even a bigger lie by saying that he doesn't even know the reporter who he made fun of.
"I have no idea who this reporter, Serge Kovalski is, what he looks like or his level of intelligence,” Trump said in a statement Thursday, misspelling the maligned reporter’s last name. “I don’t know if he is J.J. Watt or Muhammad Ali in his prime — or somebody of less athletic or physical ability.”
Trump had gone after Kovaleski, who has a congenital condition called arthrogryposis that limits the movement of joints, at a campaign rally on Tuesday, flailing his arms in apparent mockery of the journalist’s movements.
“Now the poor guy, you ought to see the guy,” he said as he gestured."
I know that this will not move his supporters to reconsider voting for this boorish ignoramus, but as I said above, he lied.
"The reporter Donald Trump claims he's never seen before says he spent a whole day with the bombastic billionaire while working for the Daily News — and he's drawn Trump's ire before.
Serge Kovaleski, now a New York Times reporter, said he closely covered Trump's launch of an airline in 1989.
"I spent the entire day with Trump, along with some other reporters, on the inaugural voyage of the Trump Shuttle, which Trump bought from Eastern Airlines in the late 1980s," Kovaleski told The News in an email on Friday.
“Flying out of La Guardia, we spent a big chunk of the day flying up and down the east coast with Trump chatting with me and the others on the plane." [Source]
I don't know about you, but I find the disable guy more credible than the guy who told me that he saw thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey from his apartment in Manhattan after 911.
Then there are the marches going on in Chicago. Folks in that city are rightfully outraged over the actions of the police towards citizens of color over the years, and they are making their feelings known by taking to the streets.
And staying in Chicago, I am glad that the animal who allegedly executed the poor nine year old child in that city has been apprehended. He deserves everything he has coming to him. To take the life of a child in such a manner is truly baleful and malevolent.
Having said that, the timing of his arrest has me saying, hmmmm. I am guessing that they 9the authorities) knew who they wanted for this murder for some time, and that they knew where to go and get him. Holding that large press conference today to announce his arrest when they did just seems like the Chicago PD playing politics to minimize the backlash from the alleged murder of Laquan McDonald.
I hope you all enjoyed bonding with your family yesterday. I know that I did.
Thanks for al the kind words and your contribution to the blog while I was away.
*Pic from CNN