It's Ash Wednesday and this will be my last post here for awhile; I'm giving Trump up for Lent.
The steady stream of misinformation coming out of the White House largely speaks for itself. It doesn't take a genius to see what they're up to. If we keep our eyes open and practice critical thinking, we won't be fooled.
Trump is like a rookie point guard who loves showing off his ball skills in the back court, with a stutter step here, a quick crossover there, behind the back, between the legs, every trick in the book -- talking trash in a loud voice along the way, mixing it up for the home team crowd and the applause line.
"Look at me," he beckons, "Watch this!" I'm the best, you suck, watch me score, on and on while he's still dribbling out of reach of the basket.
Thus far Trump has been one big head fake. I'm still waiting to see if our president can shoot. Maybe he can, but so far all the new administration has done is rattle the rim and break the glass -- then complain about the ref. No matter how good your ball handling skills are, you've got to put the ball in the bucket to win.
My parting advice: focus on the facts and the substance of the issue, not the misinformation and distractions. Learn how to tell the difference between fact and opinion, truth and fiction. Start by identifying the real issue, researching the real facts, and thinking through the real options. Don't accept anything this president tells you at face value. Don't get caught up in the entertainment.
Above all, have fun and do good. Be joyful. Watch some hoops and drink some beer. Life is too short to spend getting angry and obsessing about Trump. Let's leave that to the professionals.
See you on down the road . . .