“Verdant canopy of lies” – resume inflation is growing

Lies, lies, and still more lies. There is a very real danger in the recent spate of lies by our elected officials, the very people to whom we entrust our lives. When we become inured to all the lies, when we come to EXPECT politicians to lie about anything and everything including who or what they are, then we no longer vote based on qualifications, but rather on personality. That, my friends, is dangerous, as we saw so clearly in the 2016 election. Keith’s post today highlights a few of the many lies that have been told by politicos recently and addresses the issue of trust. Thank you, Keith, for this timely post.


Jack Shafer of Politico wrote the following opinion piece earlier this week that should concern each of us called “Opinion | The George Santos Caucus Is Growing – Resume inflation on Capitol Hill is getting out of hand.” Here is the first few paragraphs, with a link to the article below.

“The verdant canopy of lies tended by Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) requires no summary here. They’re so thick and leafy that they now block the sun from the forest floor. But he’s not the only freshman member who struggles when self-reporting. According to a recent Washington Post investigation, Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) can’t keep her ethnicity straight, claims to have grown up destitute and neglected when she didn’t, and appears to have incorrectly portrayed herself as the victim of a home invasion. (Luna has contested the Post story and won one correction and a clarification.) Meanwhile, Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) has…

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9 thoughts on ““Verdant canopy of lies” – resume inflation is growing

    • That surprised me, too. In most elections, the opposing candidate has people doing “opposition research” to dig up any dirt of skeletons in the closet of the challenger. How, given all the massive lies he told, did they miss that???

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  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. as I have said in the past, the problem is with the follower.. the politicians, etc. are simply telling their followers what they wish to hear,a following that is set in their ways, primarily the older generation, it happens with every generation.. 🙂
    The difference is in today’s world, everyone has more access to knowledge and technology and we are aware of things that are happening or being said that we would not know in the past… change is ongoing and the key is not to over react but to work together to deal with change “No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.” (Jean de La Bruyere )… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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    • You are so very right in that the problem is with the follower, the often unaware public who are easily manipulated. And I fully agree about today’s technology. I’ve often said that the internet has so many good uses, such as enabling instant communication, instant availability of facts, music, literature. But, on the flip side, it also enables evil do spread far more rapidly than it could 50 years ago. As re the La Bruyere quote … sadly, I am running out of time and patience, as I think are most people today.

      I do love your poems and Irish Sayings, my friend! Thank you!


    • I agree … these things need to be shared far and wide. Trouble is, our readers are already aware and I don’t think our blogs reach many of those on the other side, or those who truly don’t understand. As our mutual friend, the late Hugh used to tell me, we are “spitting in the wind”. How do we spread our words further afield? I’ve been trying to figure it out, but keep coming up blank.


      • Even in my day, I remember a lot of things covered over and over year after year ~ those things which will enable basic employable skills. Practical things like balancing budgets or conducting home repairs were skipped even then.

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