New Feature - Mike's version of "point vs. counterpoint"

Back in the 70's there used to be a popular feature on the Sunday evening 60 Minutes program called Point-Counterpoint (writer Shana Alexander & conservative James Kilpatrick) - they'd go toe-to-toe and beat some issue to death but generally with a bit of humor.  My version of it will attempt to address some of the whacky things said by people in the news and apply a factual response ... for example:  just minutes after announcing his national emergency over border security issues, the Donald hopped on a plane - destination?  Florida for some "well deserved" golf!

point: via Twitter...Donald Trump said in May 2016 "While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!"

counterpoint: yep, Barack Obama enjoyed a round of golf and a few vacations each year which Conservatives loved to use as fodder for their ritualistic attack each time the President and Michelle Obama flew off to Hawaii or wherever...the destination made little difference, radical right wing commentators would howl.  CBS News reporter Mark Knoller has earned a reputation for keeping track of such details and he calculates during his first year in office President Trump was on "vacation" for a portion of 97 days.  In contrast, President Obama took on average 40 days of vacation time per year during his 8-yr term in office.  
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home ~ originally posted 03.01.19   (While digging up a few of these fun-factoids I'm reminded that Saturday Night Live loved to poke fun at the Point-Counterpoint segment ... viewer discretion advised for those who opt to click the link.)