Saturday, January 28, 2017

Fake Cake and Alternate Facts...







Last Sunday, Kelly Anne Conway used the term "alternative facts"
In response to that statement I'd like to say this;
can we please all just agree that two plus two equals four?

No matter how you add it up, two plus two will never equal five.

If it ever does it is not an alternate fact,  it's just wrong, period!

Here's another one of those pesky little facts, just because someone believes that we are going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it, doesn't make it true.

Fact is, U.S. taxpayers are going to pay for that wall AND prices on all goods from gas to your local WalMart will go up right here in the good old U.S.of A. if we start putting tariffs and taxes on Mexico or anywhere else that we trade.
Here's another fact; that Keystone Pipeline everyone is so happy to build?

All it is, is Canada using our land to get their oil to the Gulf Of Mexico to sell overseas.
We won't see any of that oil unless it leaks into our land and water. And as for all those jobs it will create?

35 jobs, that's it and those are temporary.

There is absolutely NO benefit to the USA if we build that pipeline,
but the risks are enormous!

And the last fact I'd like to share is this; as for repealing  Obama Care ( the ACA ),
there is no replacement!

You will loose your health care.

And those not on the ACA? Those people will be paying much higher premiums and medical costs will rise much more than they have  since Obama Care's implementation.

Those, like them or not are the actual facts!


Trevor Noah of the Daily Show had a wonderful metaphor, for what we are witnessing these days.
The show got hold of one of the cakes from one of Mr. Trumps Inauguration balls.

Low and behold, the cake was mostly fake, except for a little section where Mr. Trump cut into it.
(* if you look where we've circled the picture you can see were the real cake was sliced.)

It was a facade with one piece of real cake stuck into the bottom as a ceremonious symbol to be cut in front of the cameras. The rest was assembled with Styrofoam.






" Has there ever been anything more Trump than this cake ?" It's like someone said, " Hi, I'd like to order one giant metaphor with vanilla frosting".- Trevor Noah


And so here we are...

Apparently having a discussion as to the reality of reality!

Stuck in a parallel universe where facts aren't necessarily facts and how one perceives a situation carries much more weight than evidence to the contrary.

Being challenged as to what we actually see with our very own eyes and are being told what we
see.
Debating what is real against alternate facts.

We may want to tread very carefully going forward because once we start down this road, it just might turn around and bite us in the ass!



Just some things to think about this weekend...


Noodle and crew











16 comments:

  1. Well done post, I like the cake metaphor. One thing though, I know you aren't going to like this, but I want a wall and I am wiling to pay for it with increased taxes.

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  2. I'd read that entire bottom layer was real but the rest wasn't. I also read he axed the baker to copy Pres. Obama's cake. Anyhoo, we're all effed one way or the other. #letstakebackamerica

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  3. Hari om
    G'day Noodle - good to see you are still keeping it real! I'sa been travelling and am now in Australia for a month. Good to catch up after a month without i'net...not that it was a bad thing mind you!!! Hugs and wniskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. We here in United States got a snake oil salesmen for a president.
    Coffee is on

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  5. Humans are just plain weird most of the time!

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  6. Maybe they could fund the wall with sponshorships or naming rights. You know, like stretches of highway are cleaned up by the Jaycees or the Garden Club. Or the section of the wall could be named like the stadiums are.

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  7. Facts are facts, Noodle. Now there may be differing interpretations of facts but that doesn't make the fact alternative. It makes the interpretations alternative. #alternativeinterpretations

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  8. The cake metaphor tells all... Purrs

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  9. We think the motto of the Trump Administration will be "Styrofoam & Stupidity"!

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  10. In the interest of "fair & balanced"
    ;-)- I think a lot of elaborate wedding cakes are done that way. But at least a full layer (or 2) is all cake.

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  11. Noodle, You is very wise. Noodle for president!

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  12. I love your blog, but unfortunately, those who NEED to read it and absorb it often do not believe anything said about facts and lies. How do we get to those who are the non-believers, the ones who voted for this terrible example of a humane being. Yes, humane.

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  13. Our question today (after the Friday surprise) is, what *else* is going on behind this latest smoke-and-mirrors act?

    Welcome to the Terrordome.

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  14. noodle....if we haz said it onze, we haz said it mor timez N we can rememuburr......ore count.....thanx bee two cod we iz

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  15. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next four years. When you are as poor as I am, there are very few things in politics that actually make any noticeable changes in your life.

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