We Gonna Be Famous!
|Travis was first up in the individual interviews.|
For that gathering we were joined by a camera crew from the local public television station TPT. They are doing series focusing of various Twin Cities social groups that have regular meet-ups. Travis, one of the organizers of our gatherings, was contacted to see if we would be interested in being on the TV. Well, duh!
It made for an interesting if awkward meeting. We don’t normally have cameras and a boom mic hoovering around us. It took some time to get warmed up, but we eventually did. And after we found our footing, the producer had some of us partake in individual interviews. I did my bit, but we all think Tim stole the show.
“I honestly did not share this as a response to the most recent mass shootings. I don’t know if the cartoon was done as a response to those shootings.
“I shared it for two reasons.
“1) I happen to agree, at least in part, that Pres. Trump is presiding over a climate that is encouraging, intentionally or not, the worst of us to act out. He may not be creating those who are acting so hatefully and heinously, but he is winding them up. As is shown in the cartoon.
“2) I think it is a damn good editorial cartoon, both in its artistic skill and ability to make its point.
“Is Trump to blame for the climate we find our country in of late? Is it the media? Is it the Left? Is it the Right? I don’t know. It’s probably a combination of all those factors.”
|Clueless. Simply clueless.|
Well, the pedantry had to do with Letterman teasing Pres. George W. Bush having verbal gaffs in public. But, I always thought it was unfair to set up the bit by showing previous presidents making actual speeches and comparing them to moments when W was speaking off script.
But it was nice talking about a man who knew better than to treat meeting with victims of some horrible tragedies as though they were kissing babies campaign stops. Even people who couldn’t stand W at the time agree with that notion.
|Three men being presidential, one man being clueless.|
He sounds even more disingenuous.
First ad break bumpers: ‘One Day In Your Life‘ by 54-40 & ‘Nobody Told Me‘ by John Lennon
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