Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Deflecting Blame…

Matthew was in kindergarten. Beth was four. We lived in Tennessee in a house with a lot of knotty pine paneling. One day I noticed that in the hallway by the laundry room…leading into the kitchen… in big, messy, bold letters….the name “Beth” etched into the wall.

She denied it. Matthew denied it. Emily was not a suspect because the etching was too high and her writing skills were not that developed.

The evidence seemed to point to Beth. But lo and behold, after much intense interrogation….the truth finally came out.

Matthew was the culprit. He used Beth’s name….etched it at an appropriate height….because….who knows why. To get her in trouble. Because he wanted to take a thumbtack to the paneling and scrawling “Matthew” seemed too obvious. Scratching “Beth” deflected the blame from him to her.

So, I’m not saying that this little story illustrates anything about the current happenings in Washington. But I am also not saying that this little story does not illustrate everything about the current happenings in Washington. I see parallels.

I see deflection. I see blame shifting. I see diversion. And without much proof other than conspiracy theory websites to back it up.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Enough Rope to Hang Himself With - Trump’s latest Twitter moment

Over on my other blog...It’s Personal, I just posted about the latest Trump media event...the accusation that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. There are lots of links in one handy blog post if you are interested in reading a bit more about the crazy situation.