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The Twitter Week In Review: Racist Dems, Green Frauds, State of the Union

The Twitter Week in Review
(Because The Campaign Never Ends On Twitter, Either)

[Here’s a review of the week just past taken directly from the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed. If this gets a good response, we might just make it a weekly feature.  Enjoy.]

It all started with a really tedious football game. Unfortunately, things only went downhill from there…

Sean Davis sums up the fake news media double standard on reporting sexual abuse scandals…

When you’re running for president and nobody notices…

But…but…but the fake news media and their Democrat masters assure me this is not an “emergency”…

In case you missed it because your fake news media buried the story…

Speaking of #fakenews, didja know that Columbus caused Climate Change?  *sigh*…

That time Democrats wouldn’t support a law banning the killing of live-born babies…

Wise lawyer advice: Never ask a question you don’t know the answer to in advance. Nobody informed Senator Spartacus Jazz Hands…

James Woods knocks another one right out of the park…

Brit Hume is worth following on Twitter as well…

Why yes, yes she is lacking in the most basic common sense…

Democrat hypocrisy, part 8,888…

And we’re just now getting to the State of the Union on Tuesday – what a week!

ICYMI, I live-streamed the State of the Union, and all the critics agreed it was epic…

Also, this happened, and Lieawatha had no good answer for it…

If @AOC has her way, the nation’s schools will soon be filled with girls with nicked-up legs from using those “safety” razors…

Trump just keeps waving that darn magic wand!

If you don’t follow Mollie Hemingway on Twitter, you’re doing Twitter all wrong…

I’m very tired of climate alarmism – can you tell?

This was also a thing…

Then that whole “Green New Deal” thing got dropped, and hilarity and embarrassment quickly ensued…

They told her to wear glasses because they’d make her look smarter.  They were wrong…

Hey, where are the unicorns?

San Fran Nan tried to change the subject…

…but it didn’t work…

Oh.

But hey, they fixed it!

Goebbels would have been so darn proud of this bunch…

And finally, the end came for the most embarrassing talking points document ever created by a federal officeholder..

But enough about that – let’s end this weekly review with an elected Democrat hilariously lying about socialism (which, come to think of it, is what the Green New Deal is all about, too)…

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Patriots and Rams Deliver a Super Bowl Deserving of its Halftime Show

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Can somebody tell me why I still watch these things? –  The NFL almost pulled off what I had always assumed was the utterly impossible last night, staging a Super Bowl game that was very nearly as  boring and tedious as a damn soccer match. Yes, yes, yes, I know – it was a “great defensive battle,” right? Spare me, please.

It was a game in which LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff played worse than any Super Bowl QB since at least Billy Kilmer and really since Joe Kapp in Super Bowl IV. The vaunted Rams offense punted on its first 8 possessions, racking up a princely 3 first downs in the process, before finally breaking through with an actual drive that resulted in an actual score – a field goal – with a few minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter.

You read that right: Rams fans (I’m not one) had already had to sit through that atrocity of a halftime show before their team even scratched the scoreboard. At least Patriots fans (I’m not one of those, either) got to see their guy kick a field goal before the NFL rolled Adam Levine, Maroon 5 and a bunch of hip-hop artists who CBS had to keep bleeping out onto the field to deliver what has to have been the most dreadful halftime show since Up With People performed back in the mid-70s.

Somewhere, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is no doubt preparing to have a press conference in which he says something like, “look, I have worn full-length mink coats and heavy chain jewelry while in black face many times in my life, but I swear I was not that fat rapper who performed with Maroon 5 last night, and I want to use facial recognition software to prove it.”

The show’s sole redeeming value was that the media-hyped promise that Levine would give some sort of tribute to all the wealthy NFL slobs who kneel during the national anthem failed to materialize. Guess either the NFL or CBS warned him off.

For their own part, Tom Brady and the Patriots offense played possum through the first 53 minutes of the contest before Brady finally started targeting all-time great tight end Rob Gronkowski on a fantastic drive that ended in a TD run by RB Sony Michel. The Rams got the ball back and, with the Patriots in a soft “prevent” defense, promptly moved the ball to the New England 27 yard line before Goff very predictably threw an interception that effectively ended the contest.  That INT occurred with 2:43 remaining on the game clock, ending the lone 4-minute and 17-second flurry of actual action in this three-hour long contest.

When you think about it, that’s actually not as tedious and boring as the average soccer match, which will have about 45 seconds of actual action spread over about two and a half hours.

So, at the end of the night, in spite of everything – including Adam Levine taking his shirt off, I guess in a tribute to Janet Jackson – American football is still better than soccer. Faint praise, but it’s all I got.

A little bit of trivia and a song to start your week off right. – Other than the game’s only touchdown, the only real other highlight of the evening was the magnificent rendition of the national anthem delivered by the great and elegant Gladys Knight. The Pips were nowhere to be seen, but the lady didn’t need any help on this particular night.

On a sports-related bulletin board I frequent, a poster related this wonderful bit of trivia that links Ms. Knight to the late Farrah Fawcett, who would have turned 72 on Sunday:

Most people don’t know that the song “Midnight Train to Georgia,” which was such a huge hit for Gladys Knight and the Pips in 1973, was inspired by Farrah. In 1972, songwriter Jim Weatherly phoned Lee Majors, who was one of his friends and Farrah’s husband at the time. Farrah picked up the phone and answered the call. Weatherly and Fawcett chatted briefly and she told him she was going to visit her mother and was taking “the midnight plane to Houston.” Although Majors and Fawcett were both successful by that time, Weatherly thought Farrah’s line was a good one and used Farrah and Lee as “characters” in his song, which is about a failed actress who leaves Los Angeles and is followed by her boyfriend who cannot live without her. Eventually the genders were swapped to a failed actor who leaves Los Angeles and is followed by his girlfriend who cannot live without him, a train replaced the plane, and Houston was changed to Georgia. Here is Jim Weatherly singing the original song, the song that Farrah inspired, “Midnight Plane to Houston.” As soon as you hear it, you’ll recognize it.

Midnight Plane to Houston

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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