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
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