This month was going to be dedicated to the Palestinian Authority — how they’ve done nothing helpful for their people.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies generally aggravate me (March into April).
On the other hand, pundit Bill Bennett (February) has cut back from being an apologist for President Trump. Listening to him has become less aggravating, sometimes even not aggravating at all.
Coverage by journalists tends to aggravate me. More of that in future months.
U.S. tax forms just aggravated me — the forms, not the tax levy.
So, let me step back to watch the star Sirius.
Let me catch up with Israel’s regional and city planning.
And let me sit back to drink at glass of hot tea with sugar.
It started with a current event – President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would be relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
I found current information about this news story from the digital Washington Post. The digital content included a video of U.S. Vice President Pence’s speech to Israel’s Knesset (parliament) in Jerusalem. I had also been looking at official sources such as the U.S. Department of State and the president’s official site, whitehouse.gov.
After viewing a few online articles from The Washington Post, they offered me a trial subscription – one dollar for the first month and “only” ten dollars for each month after.
My subscription to The Washington Post, digital edition, came in handy last month when I was thinking about how President Trump’s statements and policies aggravate me (if I let them). The President has, in effect, become my bête noire for March and now for the first part of April (only).
Little did I know that Mr. Trump would be railing against the Post and its owner Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com. Mr. Trump’s rant warrants a separate post.
If you subscribe to President Trump’s views, then you may dismiss much of what I write. However, please note that I do not take a stand in the “Culture Wars.” In addition, I’m not pleased with Amazon.com’s burgeoning hegemony over American merchandising. I don’t buy anything from Amazon. I search other online vendors rather than buy from Amazon, even if I can save a few cents with them. My savings are someone else’s loss.
Still and all, I’m generally pleased with news and opinion coverage by The Washington Post.
Mariela Castaneda, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), explained the closure of a parcel of public land. The open desert area in Arizona had become a popular spot for illegal target shooting. Unfortunately, a stray bullet killed a pregnant woman in January 2018.
Castaneda said, “While the BLM understands the temporary closure will impact recreational opportunities in the … area, it is necessary for the safety of the recreating public and those conducting power line repair and fiber optic line burial.”
From the Scottsdale Republic, “Feds close BLM land after stray-bullet death,” Friday, February 23, 2018, section SR, Z8, pp. 16-17.
What we say can become ambiguous when it appears in writing.
“Several months after an open call for design ideas, 10 finalists are in the running to be the city’s official flag.” *
Really? Would you like to be a city’s official flag?
* The lead sentence in the Scottsdale Republic. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Section Z8, page 15.
See the previous post.
This is the cover of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a book by Lynne Truss, about laughable punctuation blunders. A panda “eats first, shoots a gun, and then leaves the scene.”
See the next post.
See the earlier post.
from the Holocaust”
If you’re looking to learn how to draw, will the Holocaust provide some lessons?
When we turn to page 8, we find that the article is about “A lesson in courage and morality from the Holocaust.”
* Scottsdale Republic. Weekend Feb. 10, 2018. Section SR, Z8, page 1.
Nesanel Segal | Monday, February 12, 2018
President Trump announced today that he finds infrastructure “very, very sexy.”
“This editor” has read about the construction of America’s railways and roadways. Although interesting, he never found the subject “sexy.”
However, he reflected and came to understand the President’s mindset.
President Trump finds that women’s infrastructure is indeed sexy. We have known this, at the very least, from how he updated the female infrastructure in his life.
To the President’s relief, though, no act of Congress was needed for these updates. Furthermore, the infrastructure fixes didn’t cost him 200 billion dollars.