Oh, please. They're waiting for their payoff. Jobs. Lower healthcare costs. Fewer 'brown people.' When they don't see those things materialize, they'll turn on the Administration like an irascible badger. You can't rationalize the lack of food on the table, money in the bank for long. Media drove their anger - and that anger will be fully expressed. The current Democratic Party won't be able to harness and use it - it cannot even harness itself - so this anger will be an anarchic force in the next election. There'll be an even stronger propensity to vote for 'outsiders'. I hope I'm wrong, but strongly suspect I'm right on this one.
But the reality is that people get shot and then they are going to survive, because trauma surgeons are going to save them, and that’s when the real suffering begins.
A friend lived near a hospital in downtown NYC. I remember walking to his place, hearing an ambulance-victim scream, "But it hurts! IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HURT LIKE THIS!" Young gang member, hazed, shot in some extremity.
The result of television/movie 'flesh wounds' that you walk around with. Media need to depict gunshot wounds and their aftermath realistically. How many times have you seen a colostomy bag on police procedurals? Yeah, that.
Interestingly, Michelangelo's David is allowed. I call sexism. Judy Dater's photograph is as classic (in the short history of photography) as Michelangelo's sculpture.
As I understand it, GWB 'reviewed' what Clinton did and let it stand. Perhaps this is show. Let's hope it's a pose for the right wing voter. But I suspect hardcore Utahns want to rescind Bear Ears and Grand Staircase. These are not high-yield fracking sites, but the state seems to believe profits exist in these spaces (ignoring the profits of tourism, that is).
The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasn’t true as recently as 2008. And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re a working journalist, odds aren’t just that you work in a pro-Clinton county—odds are that you reside in one of the nation’s most pro-Clinton counties. And you’ve got company: If you’re a typical reader of Politico, chances are you’re a citizen of bubbleville, too.
All drinking the same Kool-Aid. And nothing's changing. Yet.
This is why I don't link Vox. No, 46% didn't. Only ~55% of the voting age populace voted. 46% of those voted for Trump. So in actuality, only ~25% of Americans voted for Trump on Election Day.
This narrative of America in conflict with itself is a steaming pile, through a sharp lens. Many polling firms are only polling people who voted in the last election, extending the charade.
Remember the polling mistakes of the election itself. Things haven't really changed there. Wear your skeptic hat.
In other words, overrated by more than Vox seems to believe. Double-overrated.
The casually brutal insults almost certainly outweigh the praise for a lot of people. It instills a sense of always needing to keep up with things every minute of the day. It interferes with real-life relationships. It takes time away from more concentrated activities that are probably more rewarding in the long run.
It's funny. I think FB is attractive to most because it allows one to stay in contact with lots of people you 'sort of' know/knew, but you don't have to maintain the frequency a real personal relationship would require. It's "arm's length" social.