"May you live in interesting times" is an English expression purported to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While seemingly a blessing, the expression is always used ironically, with the clear implication that 'uninteresting times', of peace and tranquillity, are more life-enhancing than interesting ones, which from historical perspective usually include disorder and conflict.
Since May 9th when U.S. President Donald J. Trump fired F.B.I. Director James Comey, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has gone into hiding, but still Tweeting. He's usually pretty talkative! I've called Pearce's D.C. Office, 202-225-2365 every morning before work for the last eight days. They have no answers. Pearce did support Comey's firing. I've reached out to local reporters through emails and Twitter, and with the exception of the Journal's Michael Coleman, never hear back from any of them. I also called news desks of KOB4, KOAT7, and KRQE13 to see if they've heard from Pearce, but didn't see a story there. I would also pitch the Economic Policy Study showing New Mexico #1 in job losses under the American Health Care Act, but they didn't see much news value in that story either. I had a chance to chat with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham last weekend in Old Town. They were both very familiar with the report and statistics. Lujan Grisham was pitching hard balls & sidewinders in her speech. This lady has the Verve!
ABQ City Councilor Pat Davis and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham in Old Town
A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened. The concept was first popularized by George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party's Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potential historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete.
Here is my latest work for the Porter Draw!