Remember What You Did?

By George Smith

Remember when you were a kid and you got into a dust-up with your best friend. For whatever reason your feelings were hurt. Remember what you did?

If you were like 98.987 percent of children (SWAG, Inc. figure), you went through these steps:

  1. Your ran home, probably shed a few tears, hid away and pouted and damned your “friend” to hell.
  2. After thinking about it for a while, you lashed out, vowing ‘friend” was never your friend, that “friend” was just playing games to win your favor because you were the best friend ever!
  3. Then you got on the phone and told all your other friends that you broke off your friendship and that “friend” was cut out of your life forever for being unfair and not being nice to you.

Fox News recently cut away from a speech being delivered by President Donald Trump shortly after he complained that the network isn’t treating him as fairly as it should.

While talking before the Faith & Freedom Coalition, Trump mentioned that he was watching his “favorite network” recently — and then he went off on a tangent on how this network needed to do a better job of being nice to him.

This is the behavior of a malcontent seventh grader going through the rigors of puberty, not the actions of the President of the United States of America.

Barak Obama was wrung through the news media ringer for his entire eight years in office; not a single day went by that he or members of his family or administration were unapologetically ridiculed, every single misstep blown up to gargantuan proportions, every decision questioned. You know, like President Trump, only the media roles of the news channels were reversed.

President Obama endured the constant onslaught with style, elegance and grace and Trump damns those throwing barbs to hell via Twitter and frequent rants of disconnected topics he finds personally offensive.

Due of the last three years of Trump’s Tweetapocalypse, one would assume that the current president is the Twitter champion of the Earth, having more followers than even Taylor Swift or the Kardashians. Actually the president is 12th on the list, following seven singers, YouTube, a talk show host, a soccer player and a politician.

It is to Trump’s credit that his personal account has accumulated more followers than Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Upside Down Bikini, all of whom include poses in bikinis the size of handkerchiefs. He is five spaces ahead in the Twitter cavalcade of posts of CNN, nine ahead of Bill Gates, 12 in front of the ‘fake news’ New York Times, 13ahead of the “other” Chosen One, LeBron James and 50, 51 and 52 places respectively of Kendall Jenner, Adele and Kylie Jenner.

As Yoda would say, “Impressed, I am.”

The fact that his White House Twitter moniker is 69th on the overall list is also impressive; both accounts are way ahead of Hillary Clinton, who stands at No. 76 with 24,737,768 followers.

The fact that only three politicians in the world are in the Top 100 list is impressive indeed…one from India and another one in the United States.

For the record, Trump has 61,519,682 followers; No. 20 on the list is Narendra Modi, India prime minister, has 48,302,819.

No. 1, with 107,612,796 followers is singer Katy Perry. Second on the list is another politician – Barack Obama, with 106,808,055 followers.

Barack Obama? Yes, that Barack Obama.

In the retweeting category, Obama has three of the Top 30; Trump is not in the Top 50. The single tweet with the most “likes” with over three million is a tweet by Obama was about racism in American following the violence in Charlottesville. Additionally, in 2017, Obama had four tweets in the Top 10 in the category of “likes”; Trump’s total: 0.

In the never-ending tweet storm by politicians, there is one Twitter King – former President Barak Obama.

*Note: Tweet followers, likes and retweets totals change daily. These figures from January, 2019.

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Tony Crosby — Well said George, but I feel strange in even saying that. Trump says that many agree with him and he certainly speaks the truth as there are those 35 percent that are also racists. I used to say that the majority of the proper in the world have the same values, perhaps 90 percent, but I’m so very sad that in our country the percent is much higher. So very sad…

Thank you for speaking what should be obviously to even the majority of Trump supporters.

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Tom Walker
— Ron Munden, thank you!

Danny Kale — Again murderers trying to teach morals to the evangelicals.oh so what you are saying is that evangelicals should support the democratic party instead. Or just don’t vote so obviously the democratic party will steer our nation into more immoral and anti American decline. Don’t you realize you are supporting the devils work by supporting democrats agenda. All you ever do is attack and degrade Trump and those who support him.trump supports pro life,pro Christian,pro isreal and yes pro American. What do you death. I rest my case.and act like illegal aliens is such a crisis. Look at democratic held cities even states. Homeless American citizens sleeping on the streets. Hypocrites

Allen Land Bourne — Bill Moyers is from the town in which I live and he is an anti southern drunk driving idiot.

Vance Nesbitt — Bill Moyers is our hometown hero, and you can personally bash him all you want, but when you do that you make it very clear that you’re not discussing the merits of his arguments or the history. We remember the history; we lived through it.

Judd Webber — Vance Nesbitt, its clear this Allan guy never knew Bill Moyers. I’ve met and worked presidents and prime ministers; billionaires and mega tycoons; sports stars and rock stars, etc. from all over the world. Bill Moyers is absolutely the most impressive, charismatic, intellectual man I have EVER met. When you speak with him face to face, his piercing eyes look deep inside you and make you feel like every fiber of his being is listening to what you have to say. The world is a much better place because of men like Bill Moyers and we are all so lucky to have him in our world. I have also met a shit-pot full of idiots and drunks..

Vance Nesbitt — Judd – I’ve met that stellar human back in the 90’s, and I would completely agree. A finer example of a human doesn’t exist on the planet.

I also got to experience something very similar meeting Lady Bird Johnson at the White House when I was a child (another hometown hero). Lady Bird would undoubtedly be RAVAGED by the Trumpians for her reasoned, reasonable stances especially on the environment and civil rights.

Allen Land Bourne — I watched his award winning Marshall Marshall documentary…There was nothing in it that promoted Marshall as a good place to live .And yes he has been arrested for a DWI.His piercing eyes were red with intoxication that particular night near his chosen home and his choice to adopt the northern culture.


Communications is an Art — by George Smith

Jim Newman And your the Surrealist of the bunch George…

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