America may have more than its fair share of aholes, but these mindsets must be part of the human condition itself. There will always be those who seek truth and solutions through rational thought and observations, there will always be those who stake out oppositional positions, and there will always be a large group in the middle pliable to either side.
I guess the really amazing thing is that humanity has lasted as long as it has.
Some of their customers will have a tragic outcome treating Covid with ivermectin, and there are bound to be family members who, though they were screaming for the right to get ivermectin, will instantly flip to litigious outrage after tragedy strikes. If the pharmacy is not following FDA recommendations, theres nothing protecting them.
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She wrote the following about receiving money, Considering the massive amount of taxes I pay and the fact that my business qualified for it and I applied, I viewed the PPP as getting some of my money back which paid the nine people whom I employ for a couple months.
Majority Leader Cammack in the brothel with a bullwhip.
The Apprentice was built around a weekly series of business challenges. At the end of each episode, Trump determined which competitor should be fired. But, as Braun explained, Trump was frequently unprepared for these sessions, with little grasp of who had performed well. Sometimes a candidate distinguished herself during the contest only to get fired, on a whim, by Trump. When this happened, Braun said, the editors were often obliged to reverse engineer the episode, scouring hundreds of hours of footage to emphasize the few moments when the exemplary candidate might have slipped up, in an attempt to assemble an artificial version of history in which Trumps shoot-from-the-hip decision made sense. During the making of The Apprentice, Burnett conceded that the stories were constructed in this way, saying, We know each week who has been fired, and, therefore, youre editing in reverse. Braun noted that President Trumps staff seems to have been similarly forced to learn the art of retroactive narrative construction, adding, I find it strangely validating to hear that theyre doing the same thing in the White House.
Such sleight of hand is the industry standard in reality television. But the entire premise of The Apprentice was also something of a con. When Trump and Burnett told the story of their partnership, both suggested that Trump was initially wary of committing to a TV show, because he was so busy running his flourishing real-estate empire. During a 2004 panel at the Museum of Television and Radio, in Los Angeles, Trump claimed that every network had tried to get him to do a reality show, but he wasnt interested: I dont want to have cameras all over my office, dealing with contractors, politicians, mobsters, and everyone else I have to deal with in my business. You know, mobsters dont like, as theyre talking to me, having cameras all over the room. It would play well on television, but it doesnt play well with them.
The Apprentice portrayed Trump not as a skeezy hustler who huddles with local mobsters but as a plutocrat with impeccable business instincts and unparalleled wealtha titan who always seemed to be climbing out of helicopters or into limousines. Most of us knew he was a fake, Braun told me. He had just gone through I dont know how many bankruptcies. But we made him out to be the most important person in the world. It was like making the court jester the king. Bill Pruitt, another producer, recalled, We walked through the offices and saw chipped furniture. We saw a crumbling empire at every turn. Our job was to make it seem otherwise.
Trump maximized his profits from the start. When producers were searching for office space in which to stage the show, he vetoed every suggestion, then mentioned that he had an empty floor available in Trump Tower, which he could lease at a reasonable price. (After becoming President, he offered a similar arrangement to the Secret Service.) When the production staff tried to furnish the space, they found that local venders, stiffed by Trump in the past, refused to do business with them.
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