His Words Got Twisted

On Monday night, retired lieutenant general Michael Flynn (who was Trump’s first national security adviser) said in a social media post: “Let me be VERY CLEAR – There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort.”  Thus, if Flynn decides to take back all of his words for fear of being arrested, he can just say that his words were taken out of context.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday.

Grasping at Straws

This phrase alludes to a person that is drowning and trying to save themselves by grabbing at flimsy reeds.  I thought this phrase was poignant as it seemed like this is what Derek Chauvin’s lawyer was trying to do so he could explain his client’s behavior, but I think he may have grabbed the short straw when he took this case, and this straw ended up being the one that broke Chauvin’s back.

Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday.