Over morn­ing cof­fee

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While surf­ing th­ese pages re­cently for my morn­ing chuckle, I hit pay­dirt when I got to John B’s of­fer­ing. Af­ter clean­ing up lit­tle Benji from spew­ing cof­fee all over him, I be­gan to an­a­lyze what I had just read. It seems that one of our largest/lead­ing crit­ics of the “tweeter in chief” has him­self gone to tweetin’ on us. More­over, it seems highly likely that he tweeted out some “fake news” since he had to mes­sage the gov­er­nor’s of­fice af­ter the fact to con­firm or deny his orig­i­nal tweet. Since he had not re­ceived a re­ply at the time, I guess John as­sumed he was off the hook not to have to tweet a cor­rec­tion.

Isn’t this the way “fake news” gets started? I was sur­prised that John B would put him­self in the po­si­tion of pos­si­bly hav­ing to say “pass the crow, please.”

But hold on; I have to give John credit for ac­tu­ally com­pli­ment­ing three Repub­li­can women sen­a­tors by say­ing they were “lead­ers rather than fol­low­ers,” that Se­na­tor Port­man was a “de­cent man” and John Ka­sich was a “great gov­er­nor” (but not so much when he was run­ning for the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion) all be­cause they did or said some­thing with which he fi­nally agreed. Dis­ap­point­ing is the fact that he can’t find a sin­gle de­cent thing to say about our Sen­a­tors Booz­man and Cotton, although they ob­vi­ously speak for the ma­jor­ity of Arkansas vot­ers.

An­other dis­ap­point­ment is that John would quote that clown on MSNBC who can’t even de­cide which side he is on. It is more than ob­vi­ous to me that Morn­ing Joe is try­ing to dance to the lib­eral mu­sic since his job de­pends on rat­ings.

Oh well, Benji hopes from now on that I fin­ish my cof­fee be­fore I read John B’s col­umn, but at least I had enough chuck­les to last a cou­ple of weeks.

Deus ex­isto no­bis.

HOWARD D. HUGHES

Maumelle

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