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Plaintive cries from progressive city-types shattered the skies over crops, hollers, and bucolic rural enclaves but did not distract flyover folks from political reality. Landmark SCOTUS decisions were celebrated, but attention turned again toward keeping an eye on the antics of the unglued. What on earth would folks talk about if the Democrats were finally happy? Instead, billionaire lefties struggled publicly with a losing economy, and a woke former basketball player opened his piehole and was summarily smacked. And one White House minion pulled the curtain back a bit, giving Americans a rare disturbing view.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is on the warpath: the CEO is beginning to hold staff meetings to ferret out the problem of profits going in the wrong direction. He’s told his people he will be “turning up the heat” on performance goals, which will eliminate the slackers who “shouldn’t be there.” Continuing his doom and gloom economic news, he relayed: “If I had to bet, I’d say that this might be one of the worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history.” Imagine that. As one gal, Pennie Faries, in Geronimo, OK, sarcastically stated, “But yet he donated millions to the democrats and demanded voting drop boxes.”
Well, you don’t have to imagine how that struck the folks in the Heartland. Dwayne Pippin in the Lone Star state was not shy about his feeling for Zuck and offered, “Guess he’s not seeing a return on his $425 million 2020 election interference donations.” Pippin, you may surmise, led the tone on that particular social media discussion.
“Guess he might be regretting all those millions he poured into the election now,” pondered Sandi Lauer in Ankeny, Iowa. Dallas patriot Susan Jenkins delivered the best thought, advising, “Well darn Mark, you should have bought us a better President.”
Rex Chapman is not a household name even for folks who rabidly follow the National Basketball Association. But he opened his mouth anyway as only a woke, pale, liberal will do: The sometimes player, sometimes analyst, and now full-time social influencer decided to speak his truth about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. During a Twitter rant, the still not-a-star ball player tried to allude that Thomas was a “Black White Supremacist.” Maybe justices aren’t his cup of tea: Chapman was addicted to opioids, caught shoplifting, and did three stints in rehab — after he went to Gambler’s anonymous. So, he might be shy about the Supreme Court. Chapman also didn’t appreciate that Thomas is not a fan of the sport, questioning why the man had never attended an NBA game, adding he wouldn’t last “20 – 30 seconds in the locker room.”
Fellow Kentuckian, and University of Kentucky graduate Sam McDonald, mused: “Rex is only relevant in his own mind.” Well, you must realize Rex was also a headliner for the miserably failed venture, CNN +. That’s got to be an oozing sore. Does Chris Wallace still have a leftover tube of salve?
Don’t Talk World Order to Heartlanders
President Joe Biden has been out and about, attempting to explain soaring gas prices to the folks that work for a living. But, of course, he misspoke along the way, and as usual, minions from the halls of the White House came out of orifices known and unknown to help translate. On the CNN show, Newsroom, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese stood up for his boss and predicted Americans would have to get used to it: “What you heard from the president today was about the stakes. This is about the future of the liberal world order, and we have to stand firm.”
The silence was near deafening. And Lisa Robison in Nashville broke that with a whisper: “He said the quiet part out loud.”