A Dangerous Liaison,; One Not Involving Alexis (aka Ayla); Al Jazeera Takes a Stand Showing the Utter Duplicity of the UAE, Israel and the USA; The New Yorker Strikes Again in the Humour Department; A Possible Job Application to Al Jazeera; Rash Defied: A Massage From Heaven

Believe this or not, the dangerous liaison is not one that involves Alexis McBride (aka Ayla). The article is entitled the UAE and Israel: A Dangerous Liaison. The liaison is one between the UAE and Israel as reported on Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera has become my ‘go to’ network replacing (to a great extent) even The New Yorker. Informed readers will know that Al Jazeera is a Qatar network. I seem to be very involved with Qatar. This paragraph is most entertaining. Found in Marwan Bishara’s informative, well researched, clever (and free) writing is this:
“What appeared to be a “marriage of convenience” has been in fact a full-fledged love affair Unlike traditional marriages, the two fell in love and secretly consummated their relationship well before officially announcing the wedding date.”

The article ends with this astute comment.”In short, betting on the new “peace agreement” to advance the cause of peace and stability in the region will prove wishful if not outright cynical.“ The article was written by Marwan Bishara, the senior political analyst at Al Jazeera. The entire article may be viewed on the website. aljazeera.com. But in my humble opinion the Qatar network lacks one thing – humour. The New Yorker is excellent with brilliant Andy Borowitz. You shall laugh and laugh and laugh at this. “Donald J. Trump’s decision to talk to Bob Woodward demonstrates the downside of never having read a book in his entire life, experts say.

While millions of Americans were astonished that Trump would voluntarily speak at great length to an author famous for his takedowns of Presidents, experts believe that a total obliviousness to books and what is inside them might have played a pivotal role.

Davis Logsdon, a University of Minnesota professor who studies the psychology of people who have never read a book in their lives, said that such people might be overconfident about how they would be portrayed if a book were ever written about them.

Logsdon went on to point out that if one has never read a book in your life, one might be under the impression that all would be positive.

“Questions arose after the P.A. system at a Trump rally in Nevada accidentally blasted excerpts from Bob Woodward’s interviews with the President.

As supporters streamed into the rally, the customary sounds of such classic rock songs as “Fortunate Son” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” were supplanted by audio of Trump acknowledging that the coronavirus was far deadlier then a flu.

The article went on: “We have no idea how this happened,” one aide said. “Jared was in charge of the playlist.”

Unlike artists like John Fogerty and the Rolling Stones, Woodward said that he wholeheartedly endorsed the Trump campaign’s use of his recordings at its rallies.

“If the people at these rallies watch Fox News, this might be the only way they hear these tapes,” Woodward said.

One can read the entire article by following this link: https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trumps-agreeing-to-talk-to-woodward-shows-downside-of-never-having-read-a-book-in-entire-life?utm_source=onsite-share&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=the-new-yorker.

So I am thinking of doing something entirely rash. Meaning: acting or done without careful consideration of the possible consequences; impetuous. Its synonyms are: impulsive, hasty, overhasty, foolhardy, incautious, precipitate, precipitous, premature, careless, heedless, thoughtless, imprudent, foolish, headstrong, adventurous, over-adventurous, devil-may-care, overbold, audacious, spur-of-the-moment,, hare-brained, unwary, unguarded, wild, madcap; informal harum-scarum;Antonyms are: careful, cautious, prudent.

What is my over-adventurous, devil-may-care, audacious, madcap act? I shall apply to Al Jazeera for a part time position as Director of Humour. The worse they can do is say NO. I do not necessarily need the income, my retirement income from the County of Marin is sufficient for my needs. But it would be jolly to work for such a well respected network. There is the question of references. Well, obviously this blog. But also, about twenty adolescent members of the Royal Family of Qatar call me Granny. They do! They are adorable, but sometimes a bit undisciplined. Grannies discipline, I was very good at it. I was once Granny Alexis to eight California children. I suppose one could say that they were my training wheels. Hahahaha I am very good at it – disciplined them very well when at at Pestana Chelsea Bridge in London. They did respond to discipline very well – excellently as a matter of fact. They also have done so in my contact with them since the end of December 2019. This is now September 2020.

I went for a massage today and it was truly glorious. I was not aware of the incredible tension carried in my shoulders and neck. Left feeling like a worn out dish rag but took Personal Driver’s suggestion, drank lots of water and took a nap. I woke up feeling so refreshed. I said to my masseuse Brian. I have the best hair stylist in the world, the best Personal Driver in the world, the best computer guru in the world, the best PCP in the world. Now I have theist masseuse in the world. Some people visit him weekly – I shall join the crew. Human touch is so important and in this ridiculous times it has been impossible. The best hygiene is practised there at Presidio Sports Medicine. I am safe, this I know. Tomorrow is an IN day, then a very early appointment for a MRI and ultrasound on Thursday. Allah has urged that care needs to be taken, first, before anything else, for my medical condition – the TIAs. I shall follow his commands.

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