On my learning Greek: I'm thinking of adding Pimsleur to the mix. The Rosetta Stone has issues mostly because Greek letters are written differently. I've already bought a book to learn how to write them correctly since they have different sounds. Example: a 'v' in English, or French, or Spanish has a sound we recognize in the words valley, or volley, or victim. In Greek it sounds like 'n,' as in Nancy, or new, or nasty. Another one is 'p' which sounds like 'r', so pain actually sounds like rain, though the 'ai' diphthong sounds different. It's not as confusing as it sounds, I just have to retrain my brain.
Texas started opening up yesterday, even though they had their highest infection rate on record. Remember, for Republicans, this is not about human life at all, rather they are focused on the only thing which might get the Idiot Jerk re-elected... the economy. And it's not going to work. In fact, it's going to fail them miserably. Some of their politicians already know this.
America as a whole wants to reopen very slowly, Americans want to be cautiously careful. Because of this those little, fat, white men with gun protests are backfiring. Sure, they may warm the cockles of the Idiot Jerk's dark, little heart but Independent Voters? They're shaking their heads in disgust. They are not about to fall in with a crowd of MAGA headed rabble rousers.
Oh, and there's a new Press Secretary lying to the press: Kayleigh McEnany. One of the first things she said was that she wasn't going to lie (they still laughing about that one) before proceeding to lie. In case you didn't see her, here she is... another bottle blond with a fake tan. This is what the Idiot Jerk believes America wants to see in his spokesperson... a Penthouse model.
I'm sure both Kayleigh and he have a lot in common... and I don't just mean the tanning salon. Though I'm sure it's not the same commonality he had with Sarah Huckabee (whatever her name was). I'm sure his and Sarah's most creative moments came while they were pounding down Big Macs in the Oval office.
I watched a few minutes of the press conference yesterday with Barbie and then gave up. There's only so much crap you can take in one 24 hour period isn't there!ReplyDelete
I don't listen, that way I don't have to turn them off.Delete
Are you accusing Dear Leader® of dipping the presidential pen into Kayleigh's inkwell? I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you! (Ivanka is getting kind of old, I suppose.)ReplyDelete
Did I say that in my outside voice?
My sixth grade teacher apparently had spent quite a bit of time in Greece as an exchange student, and while I remember her as an absolutely horrible teacher (known among students as "Batty Binder the Oddball Oracle"), she did teach us some elementary Greek, which I appreciate to this day. Of course none of it remains some fifty years later, but I remember enjoying it at the time.
She's every MAGA man's fantasy, which is why she's there.Delete
I'm enjoying learning the Greek, it's a real challenge.
She isn't going to lie!ReplyDelete
But she brought the comedy!
She seems to like wearing gold crosses, too.Delete
That's a job I would never take, it would end your career for life. Plus how can you look at yourself in the mirror? I'm sure dump was more excited about her appearance than her credentials. I guess she is there to make the ship look good as it's going down.ReplyDelete
The bizarre thing is that the republicans govern on ideology and not reality. Their belief is that the virus is going to go away on a summer vacation, that the economy will come back under their guidance and that voters will reward them for their good decisions. The reality is that the virus will come back full steam in about four weeks and by fall people will be stepping over bodies to vote.
REpublicans believe in a lot of things that don't really exist... like trickle down economics.Delete
Yep....this reopening thing is going to backfire....big ...and will be worst the second time around. Third time might be a charmer.ReplyDelete
Of course it is. up here in Cumberland County the infection rate is still going up.Delete
that mouth up there needs a dick to keep it quiet.ReplyDelete
I don't think she can read the instruction manual that come with it.Delete
I like penthouse models. There should be some reason to look at the screen. It certainly isn't the words coming out of the mouth.ReplyDelete
Of course, the reason she's there is the eye candy effect, you're not supposed to listen...Delete