POTD: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Do As I Say, Not As I Do
Bozeman, Montana
2017

This is such a trivial bit of hypocrisy compared to the sh**storm that’s going on in Washington right now it seems almost pointless to post about it–especially because it’s been reported in the media off and on for some time. But because it’s the first time I’ve encountered such evidence personally and visually, I felt compelled to record it.

11 thoughts on “POTD: Do As I Say, Not As I Do”

  1. I’m not going to make a political comment, even though I could come with quite a number of them. I just wanted to comment that when I clicked on the link to this POTD, I got this pop-up:

    Suspicious link
    This link leads to an untrusted site. Are you sure you want to proceed to http://www.larryblackwood.com?

    Interesting. I’ve never had that happen before.

    1. Interesting that would come up the first time I posted an overtly political comment. Presumably that’s just a coincidence! I’ve seen this before on going to sites I trust and use regularly. I’m not clear on exactly why that happens but I believe it has something to do with them (and me) using https and or ssl’s to increase the security of the site. Don’t as me exactly what those things are and under what conditions they cause confusion and hence that message. I’m reasonably certain it’s not a big deal, e.g., doesn’t mean the site has been hacked. Hasn’t been for the sites I’ve gone to that gave me that message. If it’s a site I use regularly and I got to it by typing in the address myself, I just bypass the warning and go to the site anyway. That has yet to cause my computer to be taken over by nefarious types (of any political persuasion).

      I guess that’s my long winded way of saying, not sure what causes that but I don’t think it’s a big deal.

  2. The DJT’s will say their product is their brand not the article of apparel. Their brand was made in America. The apparel anywhere the licensing company wants to. The DJT’s probably won’t care that a border adjustment tax would increase the cost of that item by 20%, because they say people are paying for the brand. Being the smart businesspersons they are, they get paid by fee not a percentage of sales whether the apparel sells or not.

    Until we see his private companies tax returns we have no evidence for impeachment. And hey, he doesn’t “run” his companies anyway, he ceded control to his children. And being president he can’t have a conflict of interest charged against him anyway. Welcome to the kleptocracy.

    I’m closing my accounts with Wells Fargo today over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAPL spokesmen say he sold his shares but up to this point I’ve seen no documentation to prove that. I figure the only way I have to make a point is to boycott and influence large corporations that are worried about with DTJ will do their bottom line.

    1. Can’t say I care one iota what the DJTs say at this point. Even if I were to agree with it, I wouldn’t know if I should believe it. I see CalPERS, a big stockholder in the company, is asking Energy Transfer Partners to reroute the pipeline or otherwise come to terms with the tribe. It will be interesting to see if money talking has any more significant influence on the outcome than the protestors at the site did.

  3. I also got the “suspicious link” message when I clicked on your POTD e-mail today. I thought it was interesting, too that this happened with a seemingly political statement – it is the exact same link from every other POTD e-mail I have received from you and have never seen that warning before. Hmm…

    1. I looked into this some more. I believe this message is a result with some confusion about the site’s ssl certificate, which is related to making sure you’re on the site you think you’re on, and not some issue with the site being infected with malware or whatever. Yet I did diagnostics on my SSL settings and certificate and they all come back o.k. You can do several things when this happens; you can go ahead and indicate you trust the site, you can not follow the link in the mail and try typing the address directly into your browser, or of course you can just not go to the site. That last idea isn’t my preferred solution! Oh, you might also try typing in this full address: http:/www.larryblackwood.com/blog. This insures that you are accessing the site via a secure connection and might take care of the problem. Beyond that, I’m not sure what to do, except to stop posting political statements!

  4. Not really concerned by the message that popped up – just so curious that this is the first time this happened – from the same link you always send. I will “persevere” and continue to enjoy POTD!

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