I read a lot, think a little, and now and then write down a few things.
Quoth Mr. Rogers – Will Rogers, that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. (And them’s good banjos in the background. Not them other kind.)
“At the time of his comment, he wasn’t even considering a run for the Presidency, didn’t realize he was being recorded.” Really? With cameras, lights, microphones, reporters, on a bus for a reality TV show, he didn’t know he was being recorded? Please. Give it a rest. Yes, he apologized after it was made public. The “but everybody does it” defense was pretty ineffective in childhood, and it’s just silly to hear it repeated from a (presumptive) adult.
A bag of cheetos and guzzunder, and you’re all set – for a time, anyway. One will empty, and the other need to be emptied at some point. But in the meantime, no worries – am I right?
Usually drachmai, until they converted to the Euro. Either way, the short answer is, as stated supra “not much.”
Now that’s rather petty, even for you. Of course, most of us have – to our shame, and our embarrassment, even if we were adolescent males who outgrew of such behaviors and attitudes by about 13 or 14 years of age. But I daresay most of us, except apparently you, realized it was wrong then, it’s wrong now, and any adult who engages in such “sexual twitter,” cold sober, and in such a public forum is despicable. The “but everybody does it” defense was pretty ineffective in childhood, and it’s just silly to hear it from a (presumptive) adult.
“[T]he text does not support that he actually said he grabbed anyone.” I find that quite a stretch, but even if that is true, that makes it even a more despicable comment, doesn’t it? He was not speaking of his own personal direct knowledge, but merely wishing he were of such caliber as to be able to do so? He’s actually saying, “I’ve never done it, but I hear when you’re a star you can. . .”? In either context, it shows the speaker a despicable human being.
I must admit, in all fairness, Sir, that you are the master of perpetuating the “never ending repeat of a lie.” Those remarks were captured on video. Just in case you missed it, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSC8Q-kR44o. Amazingly, even Mr. Trump never denied making them. You would do well to bear in mind the old maxim of those who live in glass houses.
If only it were that easy. I’m reminded of an incident when I was a boy and wanted to do something and was told by my father I wasn’t quite old enough yet. I said something to the effect of “I wish I was grown up.” My dad smiled and said, “Oh, I wouldn’t worry about that, son. You’ll get that wish – like it or not.” That’s rather the problem with a digital age and instant gratification. I wonder if tomorrow’s cartoon will show the same map with bars “Loading” and “Installing: Please be Patient”?
I, for one, find it rather refreshing that most news items coming out of Washington these days doesn’t have to be followed by three or more items fact-checking the first. (And I’m extremely glad those election ads are over for at least 18 months.)
I like a good joke as much as anybody (I hope), so if my reply sounded too terse I offer an apology, somewhat mitigated by the fact there was no indication you were joking. Regrettably, a post can be intended as a jest or sarcasm, and I’ve learned the hard way to make sure that intention is plain.