The Fake News Awards

Admit it, fake news has been an American tradition for a long time. Even as a teenager I realized that the news was less than honest. Of course I did not understand why at the time. As I matured, I have learned to recognize news that is fake. So it refreshing to have a leader that calls out fake news. Tomorrow President Trump is supposed to have his “Fake News Awards”. I look forward to the revelations.

With a preemptive strike I shall make my own list of fake news. Of course I expect to be totally outclassed tomorrow with presidential awards. The envelope please.

Second runner up, Hilary will win the election.

Pardon the sound of the buzzer. Simply a blatant self serving attempt of the fake news media to tell people how to think and act. In itself a somewhat effective tool. For I must admit that the spread was closer than I thought it would be. I have learned that as the population is just denser in some areas, they are more susceptible to fake news.

First runner up, The Ozone hole will destroy the earth.

Did you think I was going to leave science out of this? There is more to fake news than recent history. There were all sorts of predictions of calamity in the 80’s and 90’s on how the Ozone hole was going to give us all cancer and three headed babies. We would have to stop using refrigerant and change the formulation. The formulation changed and the problem went away, or did it? Actually NASA says it is no longer a problem. Sort of the prediction of the coming ice age that was made back in the 60’s is no longer a problem. So was the hole caused by refrigerant or volcano? I have no clue, however it fixed itself faster than expected. Like I said, fake news has a long history.

The winner of Bubba’s fake news awards is,

Saddam Hussein has the bomb.

This is one that I cannot let go of. After 9/11 my buddy Tim, the Libertarian that I dedicate this blog to debated for hours wether Saddam Hussein had the bomb. Tim, who was otherwise a brilliant and caring individual, was easily swayed by fake news. He believed Saddam had the bomb. I declared that it was a fake story to convince the public to go to war, for some unknown reason. Tim believed otherwise. Today, years later, most people believe that it was a fake story. Successful propaganda has obscured the reason for the story to most people. Invariably, there is a motivation and reason for fake news. Very sadly, at the time of the debate we did not know that my buddy, friend, and best man Tim himself would also be a victim of 9/11.

 

Advertisements

The Union Blockade

I am not talking about the civil war, am I? Though they did have railroads back then, and railways were a big part of that war. The actual historical blockade was a naval activity though. From what I understand a blockade is an act of war, as is a siege.

Last month just outside the city where the smartest people in the world work there was an accident. Three people died and over fifty people were injured. Seems the operator(s) of the train that derailed were going eighty miles an hour in a thirty mile an hour some. That is fifty miles an hour over the speed limit. This are the facts established by the media.

The first reports claimed that the train was going eighteen miles an hour and hit something. My how the story changed. From what I understand, if you drive a car at more than twenty miles per hour over the speed limit it is considered reckless driving and is a criminal offence.

If I was so unwise to drive fifty miles per hour over the limit and recklessly caused an accident that killed three people and injured many more. I would be in jail and my mug shot would be all over the news. My name would be known and cursed.

The only thing we know about the train operator(s) is he/she may have been distracted. There was also information released that said that they were not distracted by a cell phone.

It is painfully apparent that there will never be any negative information released about union members. No matter how blatant the crime. I have to conclude that this blockade of information is designed to thwart the law, and is used to cover up criminal activities.

I am left to wonder how common this activity is. In most cases there would be no way of knowing if a lack of information covered up a crime. I am also unaware of any time a union offered up any evidence wrongdoing by a union member(s). It may have happened, I am just unaware.

I am convinced that there is a union blockade of information on criminal activities by union members. I just don’t know how prevalent it is. As I have said before, unions control not just our public transportation systems and energy industries, but also our educational systems, our media and news outlets, and finally our government. Blockades are an act of war.