5/17/17

Faik News IV

Welcome to another edition of “Faik News” ...

Washington (aka the Swamp), the White House and Trump continue to not disappoint in creating and releasing faik news.  Everyday there’s always something from Washington that either makes you cringe and go “Uhmmm, really?” or just makes you rethink America’s place in the world and the seeming compromises - if not the beginning of the demise - of democracy as we understand it.  Is America on the precipice of decline and eventually going the way of all the other world powers of the bygone eras?  ...it's possible.

Anyhow, let’s check on the faik White House press secretaries first.  After Sean Spicer’s blooper regarding the Holocaust for which he profusely apologized, you would think he would learn some lessons to be less faik in his “spicing”. Oh, and not to be outdone, the deputy whose name is Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the female version cut from the same mold.  My question is: "Is there a school of faikery out there that these people attend to learn their art?"  Must be that faik university called Trump University!..lol!

At the peak of all this faikery, we have the press secretaries saying that it was some faiks in the Justice Dept who recommended to the president to fire Comey (FBI Director) only to be repudiated by Trump himself and said it was his choice, and his only, to fire Comey.  A perfect case of faikers outfaiking each other.

So any guesses who the new FBI director will be?  For faik’s sake, let’s have some faik takes: Uhmmm, Ivanka?  She shares the same last name as the president, so a perfect pick. Oh wait, is she Trump’s daughter?  Ok then.  How about Jared Kushner?  Yep.  In that way all the investigations will  “end with integrity” according to Huckebee Sanders.

Some recent polls asked Americans what the first word that comes to mind to describe Trump.  Here are the top three answers (in order) ...[drum roll] ... 1. Idiot 2. Incompetent 3. Liar.  Sorry, I did not faik that - it’s true.  Just ask Google!  And not surprisingly, Comey seems to agree.  He called the president as someone who is "outside the realm of normal," according to the New York Times.

So is Trump still being faiked by the Russians?  He just recently shared some classified information with them.  His National Security Adviser held a brief press conference to say that the president did not share any classified information. (Now wait for it!)  Per WH “protocol” (my parody of Trump’s “words in quotes” tweets), Trump tweeted repudiating the NS Adviser and that he (Trump) DID actually share classified information, and considered it his “absolute right” to do so.  Woh woh ... “absolute” is one word we need to be careful about in how it’s used in a democracy.  The word is associated more with dictators. President, you may have the “right” to share information but it’s NOT absolute! No, nada! So what’s next? Absolute POWER?  He does behave like he actually DOES have Absolute Power.  What’s that maxim again about “absolute power” by Mr. Acton?  Yes. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely!”

And so the “corruption” continues now with the so-called “Comey Memo” which the WH, as always, has quickly dismissed as “faik news”. Stay tuned.  It gets more interesting from here on out.

Ok, enough on Washington, let’s move West to the center of faikery - Hollywood! ..lol!!

So last week I went to see Fast8 (aka “Fate of the Furious”) or “Faik of the Furious” as I would like to call it ..hahaa.  I would really like to write an extended  review/critique of the movie but I abstain. Therefore this short and brief statement and opinion will have to do.

Due to so much "faik", my disbelief was willingly suspended to the max, beyond and back and to the point that I was on the verge of losing all or any leftover disbelief I had planned to suspend to begin with. In other words to the point of a total unwilling suspension. Or better still, rescinding the suspension and returning to find enjoyment in reality which is what, I think, the underpinned universal theme of “family” intends to accomplish.  Though completely overshadowed and rudely paradoxed by the action filled plot and violent content, the family subtext tries desperately - and yet almost futilely - to give some grounding, if not genuine sentimentality, to the movie.

Apparently there’s a huge market and demand for this genre, otherwise it will not have broken the record as being the highest-grossing movie opening of all time ($541 million).

By the way, I liked the touch of Polynesia in the movie when Hobbs’ (Dwayne Johnson) daughter’s soccer team performed a haka simulation.

... my Diesel impression..lol
My man Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) are the principal actors, -- oh and the Brit, Jason Statham.  Speaking of the Rock, he recently made it known that running for President of the United States is something he may consider.  For me, I say “Why Not?”   If Trump can do it, anyone, and I mean aaaanyone can be President!  Who could be worst than Trump?  At least that’s how some people - celebrities especially - like Oprah are thinking now.  If Trump can be president, especially with all his audacity, mendacity, incompetence, villainy and perversity, then anyone can do it, at the very least pass the vetting stage.

Some responses to the Rock’s POTUS intention are calling for him to just stick with acting.  To these people I say to remember that Reagan was an actor.  And Trump too is/was an actor (in Home Alone and The Apprentice TV Series where the familiar “You’re Fired” line is from).  Though Trump is no longer an actor, per se, he’s still acting.  He’s “acting” as President. In other words, he’s “faiking” it.  LOL!!


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