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The Man On The Stage


Spinning The Truth


There he stands on stage spinning the story he chooses to tell with words that tickle the feeble ears of the weak and echo as hope to the lost.


He’s a professional politician and now serves as president. His popularity ratings are in the toilet, the economy about to collapse and rather than lead he lies.


To anyone with an ounce of discernment the reaction in the room is one of fear. His supporters fear a foible or fact checkers nightmare, his opposition afraid his untruths will be spun by the media and taken by his followers as the gospel.

When will America wake up?


There he is no mention of a war in Ukraine or the China balloon that recently passed over our country. No, those things won’t sell and if you don’t mention them it’s like they never happened.


The man on the stage might as well be wearing no clothes. But his followers clap anyway thinking don’t tell him and no one will notice.


At a couple of points his opposition boo’s at his lies and the spin doctor tries to back himself out of a corner.

But today, the medias praise him and no mention of the obvious.

Because remember if you don’t talk about it it didn’t happen.


But it did happen and keeps happening.

The man on the stage hits all the talking points that bring votes.

He cuddles up to the “feelers” and his message is lapped up like warm milk by unweaned kittens.


The reality in the room is at the end.

The new governor of Arkansas sums it up perfectly.

She filets the fish tale giving by the man at the podium.

But the media makes little mention of her point of view which is also at least half the countries concern.

No, they praise him happy words and act as though the rest of us are dead.

But we are not dead.

We grow tired of the bullshit.

I would like to end this bit of writing with a happy note that says everyone wakes up and it gets better.

But the deep sleep is too deep.

And those who slumber like fairy tales more than solutions.

God is not dead.

He was there last night too.

Probably weeping for our nation as He allows us to dig a little deeper into our manmade hole.


I believe there will be an upswing but unfortunately we have not yet hit rock bottom.

My best advice is do not be silent and even when culture tries to snuff out your words, keep speaking the truth because that is the only thing that will set us free.


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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
Feb 09, 2023

I don't see it that way, Rick. His speech style is not for everyone and is weak in some ways, granted. Your thoughts about Biden are always fully negative--I am surprised you see no positives in what he has done.

You write the economy is about to collapse. You have written this before and it did not happen. I don't think it will with job growth climbing and inflation trading down. Chip industry building in America for a change. Infrastructure projects starting up. Lower drug prices for consumers. A crack down on "junk fees" the sneaky add ons that large companies use to take more money from us. (That would be a great column for you to write.) And the…

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Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert
Feb 09, 2023
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Jim J:

What you say is so true and so well-thought-out. I couldn't have said it better myself. Rick Dancer NEVER says anything positive about Dems or Biden, which makes it harder to take him seriously. We (Dems) are greatly outnumbered in his blog, but we can't stop trying to persuade (even a little) at least one Republican. Kudos...

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Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert
Feb 09, 2023

Today from the Daily Beast:


"For all the GOP claims that Democrats are obsessed with wokeness, it's Republicans who spend far more time talking about them.

To take just one example, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—a 2024 GOP primary frontrunner—has declared his state the place where “wokeness goes to die” and even named one of his signature pieces of legislation the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act.”

One of the results of that legislation is that Florida elementary schools are pulling literally hundreds of books off their library shelves. Kind of hard to square all that with [Sarah Hucabee] Sander's defense of 'freedom of speech' [in her SOTU rebuttal speech.]"


One of the many books that have been banned is Kurt Vonegut's "Slaughterhouse Five"…


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Rick, I've gone to YT and subscribed. Looking forward to the content!

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Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert
Feb 08, 2023

What you are spewing in this whining post is absolute horsesh*t, Rick.

You are better than this.


Sarah Sanders seemed more intent on promoting HERSELF than making any references to an actual republican agenda that helps Americans.


And to hear Marjorie Taylor Greene and the rest of the far-right wackos heckle a President during his State of the Union Address is despicable. It only makes them look worse than they already are...

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Wayne Gilbert
Wayne Gilbert
Feb 09, 2023
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What exactly would you like solutions to? Biden is doing a tremendous job. Trump left him an absolute sh*tshow to fix and earn back the respect of the rest of the world. Biden has saved democracy, which is why he decided to run in the first place - but I know very well that I'm wasting my time trying to convince you and other Right-Wing wackos of such.


It appears that since 2015 (when trump declared his candidacy) y'all are only interested in spewing hate and divisiveness. It's getting old...

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They are blinded by Satan my friend. Unable to see, hear or do anything that might disturb the evil narrative being fed to us like a baby takes its pablum. It is indeed sad, and we can only pray that they will awake from their evil slumber before the Lord returns. - M

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jimjamieson48
jimjamieson48
Feb 09, 2023
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Gosh, this kind of very general comment could apply to far left and far right both.

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