Friday John Ku – AKA – TGIF

Lucy and Twiggy

“Dad will you please tell Twiggy it is Friday.”
“It’s Friday, Twiggy.”
“I think Mom should weigh in.”

 

Well, the week is almost over. Eight more hours, and it will be weekend eve.

Quite a week, actually. The Superbowl was an excellent game. For one who had no allegiance to either team, I certainly found the game better than the commercials. That last nine minutes was almost classic in its come from behind drama. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, let me just say there was some exceptional teamwork displayed that allowed the losing team (Kansas City) to pass the leading organization (San Francisco) to win the game.

The Iowa Democratic caucus blew up with a new, untested app. It amazes me that no one thought to really test this app in live conditions. The voters and volunteers who worked hard on the campaigns were the losers in this fiasco. Of course, a couple of candidates said they won. The usual conspiracy theorists were also out in force, blaming everyone except maybe the Russians for the mess.

We had the State of the Union address with all the usual manure piles being thrown around. A lot of immature children were without supervision that night, and it is clear party politics will continue to throttle progress.

This week also saw Donald Trump acquitted of the two impeachment charges brought by the house. My summary of the whole thing is a partisan move by the house was offset by a partisan move by the Senate for a sum zero gain at a pretty healthy cost. Of course, the vitriol remans. I was shocked to read one blogger wish the Coronavirus on the Senate leadership and the President. Another thought payback against Democrats would be a good thing. Come on, folks. Don’t match the juvenile behavior in Washington with the same out here in real life.

It is really time for Americans to come together more than ever. Hatred should live elsewhere and not in our own town.

Today’s JohnKu talks about hatred. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Hatred by John W. Howell © 2020

It starts very small,

Then rolls on out of control . . .

To poison us all.

 

54 comments

  1. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I’m with you on all points, John. Hatred blinds folks to truth and becomes a way of life. How scary is that!! I say forget the nonsense of politics and enjoy the Kansas City win! 🙂

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    1. There you go. I agree.

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  2. I used to teach first and second graders. I think most of those in Congress should have received a “time out” and made to put their heads down. I agree about the immature behavior. At least the senators got good exercise by sitting and standing. 😀 — Suzanne

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    1. I’d forgotten about those days when we were made to put our heads down on our desks as a class. I’m not sure when that practice stopped, but it might be good to reinstitute it in the Congress and elsewhere.

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      1. I agree. I would like to tell them to put their heads down. (And no peeking)

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    2. Hahahaha. I think that is a great idea, Suzanne.

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  3. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. You as well, Charles.

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  4. I’m so ready for this weekend! ❤️

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  5. Well said, John.

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    1. Thank you, Mark.

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  6. Great JohnKu this week. When is your book of JohnKus being published?

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks for the compliment, Lynne.

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  7. TGIF indeed!!!

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  8. Agreed, John. Using biological warfare on the government or retaliation is as immature as some of our Congress have been acting – some people need to grow up!

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    1. Thaks, GP. My thoughts exactly. 😁

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  9. Well said John!

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    1. Thank you, Pam.

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  10. It seems so easy to hate, John. You’re right, we don’t need this. I hope we can find the collective strength to turn away.

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    1. And get on with living. Thanks, Dan

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  11. rolls out of control – every damn day 🤨👻
    have a great weekend, maybe time for well deserved break? 😜

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    1. Thank you, VR. Maybe so. 😀

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  12. I agree with others, John – well said. There’s far too much hatred in the world already. Have a great weekend!

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    1. You as well, Teri. Thank you.

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  13. A few people need to be reminded that those who sow the wind sometimes reap the whirlwind. Perhaps if the tantrum-throwers stopped getting so much attention from the media, they’d get bored with their own behavior.

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    1. I think that if the voters would think about their elected official’s motivation they would cast them out immediately. I have been particularily upset with the leadership of the House and Senate. They all need to go.

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  14. Bravo on that John! I heartily second it!!

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    1. Thank you, Mae.

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  15. Well said, John. The goings on in Washington are beyond childish and the lack of class is awful!
    I agree… Time to put their heads on a desk and breathe and reflect
    Excellent JohnKu

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    1. Thak you, Dale. My thoughts exactly.

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  16. I just watched a diversity meeting in Michigan spiral into something ugly, so yeah . . we have a surplus of vitriol happening right now. And no positive direction from the top, sadly.

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    1. I do fault the leadership. Wish we coud turn on a firehose and just clean them out.

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  17. John, what an eloquent way of saying what many of us feel. Voicing any opinion today seems to invite the torch and pitchfork crew to shout us down. Well done. As for the conspiracies… they make great fodder for books.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. The shouting and insults need to go away. There are many who don’t want to voice an opinion since the name calling will immediately start. It is a sad thing. To see it in the worst light, go to trending on Twitter. Such hate I’ve never read before I agree on the book fodder comment.

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      1. I see it on FB and Twitter. It’s unimaginable to me. If I wrote fiction this absurd, people wouldn’t buy into it.

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  18. Amen, John — well stated! This is the first time I watched the Super Bowl in its entirety and, like you, I didn’t really have a horse in that race. Still, it was an amazing display of determination and will-to-win, even though I only got a chuckle out of two commercials toward the end. Happy Friday, my friend!

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    1. Thank yoiu, Debbie.

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  19. It starts very small,

    Then rolls on out of control . . . >>>>>>>>>>> SO TRUE, MY FRIEND!!! WELL STATED!!!

    To poison us all.

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    1. Thanks, Billy Ray.

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  20. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I enjoyed the superbowl, too. The team I was rooting the team who won which made it all the nicer.

    I feel sick with how people are treating each other. The hatred is so heavy that we can’t move forward. In the mean time nothing is being resolved:(

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    1. Yes. Moving forward would be nice. Surprised you weren’t for SF.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        No, never been a 49er fan:)

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  21. Kansas City hadn’t won The Super Bowl in a very long time, so I hear John. Nice to see that Derrick Nnadi has paid for all those dogs from the shelter to be rehomed. A spark of kindness amongst all the vitriol of the past week.

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  22. I don’t mind absorbing your particular brand of poison, John.
    Well done.

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    1. Thank you , Hook.

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  23. You are so right, John. Just because our so-called leaders are acting like juveniles does not give us the green light to do the same! I love the JohnKu this week!

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  24. A great Super Bowl. While the commercials were not good (I miss Budweiser and the Clydesdale horses) I really liked the Jeep commercial with Bill Murray and the groundhog. Childish behavior has no place in our government or elsewhere, as it breeds hatred. I nip this in the bud every day in my classroom. Excellent post, John.

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    1. Thanks, Jennie

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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