Sorry to say that I don’t have much to write about today. Not only has Donald Trump sucked all of the oxygen out of the room, I also spent the weekend renovating my living room, which started out an icy shade of slate green with really old wine-colored furniture and black curtains. After two days of work repainting, repairing, and redecorating, it’s finally done, and I think it came out pretty well! I am just waiting on delivery of the new blue rug to tie it all together.
I’ve tried to avoid commenting on the random utterances of the Xplrr Media team, but on Inauguration Day, they offered a ridiculous set of tweets alleging that former First Lady Michelle Obama was pledging allegiance to the Holy Bloodline of the Jesus Spawn when placing her hand over her heart before boarding an Air Force jet to depart Washington, D.C. As Mrs. Obama placed her hand over her heart, her index and pinkie fingers were slightly splayed relative to her middle and ring fingers, which were touching one another. Scott Wolter and J. Hutton Pulitzer identify his hand formation, created by the anatomy of the hand (it is how my own fingers naturally fall), as the secret symbol of Mary Magdalene, whom they allege to be the wife of Jesus Christ and the mother of his children, who are the ancestors of most world leaders.
In a tweet, Wolter praised Obama for her gesture, calling it an act of “hope” against the incoming Trump administration and implying that it represents that Holy Bloodline’s resistance to Trump: “It was authentic as it gets; her way of saying don’t lose hope.” Pulitzer, who is an outspoken supporter of Trump, disagreed, prompting Wolter to reply that the message was not for “everybody.” The two continued their disagreement on Saturday, with Wolter alleging that the Obamas have secret Jesus Bloodline knowledge and Pulitzer claiming that the Democratic couple do not share in ancient knowledge possessed by esoteric brotherhoods.
More important, though, is what happened when one of Wolter’s followers raised the issue that differences in human anatomy govern where the fingers fall when a hand is at rest. Wolter said that he would “respectfully agree to disagree” with the most logical interpretation of facts in favor of his own pet conspiracy theory, which he has advocated since his 2013 book Akhenaten to the Founding Fathers.
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