If Donald Trump nominated Satan for some federal position, GOP partisans would suddenly discover that the Prince of Darkness really had some great overlooked qualities. And if Trump nominated Jesus Christ for a federal position, partisan Democrats would suddenly discover that the Son of God was a closet racist and hated poor people. Those who see everything through the narrow lens of hatred for their political enemies can’t be trusted to be honest about much of anything, because their loyalty is to a partisan position, not to the truth. Don’t let your ideas or your loyalties or your beliefs be dictated by politicians or their cheerleaders in media. Think for yourself.
I discovered a few days ago that the guy who does a podcast called Lore has a newer podcast called Unobscured. In Lore, Aaron Mahnke looks at fairly short stories from history and covers them in one episode that might be 30 minutes. In Unobscured, he’s doing much more in-depth reports about one subject for 12 full-length episodes. The first season was last October through December and it was a very deep dive into the Salem witch trials. I knew those trials took place in early American history, of course, but I didn’t have a deeper understanding of what happened until I started listening to this series. If you like history and strange tales of human nature, I highly recommend you try it. You might be surprised by how much you didn’t know about this dark and tragic story.
A few minutes ago, I arrived home and picked up my MacBook and a couple of other things as I got out of the car. Then I remembered that I needed to grab my camera, so I opened the compartment where it travels — but it wasn’t there. I knew I had taken it with me, so I panicked. Where could it have been stolen? Could I have left it somewhere? Just as I was starting to really get concerned, I realized the camera was in my arms with my laptop. I had picked it up when I got out of the car, but it had been so unconscious that I spent 60 seconds looking for something that was in my hands. I don’t know if anyone was around to hear me laughing at myself, but it was funny.