The same old GOP, yesterday, today and tomorrow…
The same old GOP, yesterday, today and tomorrow…
How in the world can Trump NOT pick Princess Wasillabilly as his VP? It boggles the mind…
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) over the weekend demanded that media outlets begin referring to Black Lives Matter activists as “thugs” instead of calling them “protesters” or “people.”
“They’re not protesters,” she said during an interview on Breitbart News Sunday. “You know, these are thugs, they’re rioters.”
“And yeah, I’m calling out the media, saying quit claiming that these rioters are people,” Palin continued. “They’re stomping on a flag — figuratively and literally — shouting ‘death to cops’, celebrating violence.”
According to the former GOP vice presidential nominee, black activists “are getting away with it because there aren’t enough of them gutsy enough to call out what it actually is — and it’s sick.”
“And I think the media is perpetuating a message that really evil people are thriving on right now,” Palin added, “as they try to warp malleable minds that would believe that one race matters more than another.”
One always suspects projection in such cases and Durham does not disappoint: the stupid redneck has so many inappropriate behaviour issues he’s been kicked out of the normal Legislature building “to a new office building Thursday and limited his access to staff after a scathing Tennessee attorney general report found the Franklin Republican engaged in inappropriate physical contact and potentially poses a “continuing risk to unsuspecting women.”
34 women have complained about Durham’s behavior.
On the other hand there are exactly zero reported incidents of transgenders sexually harassing anyone in public bathrooms.
That’s why we need the pee laws. Just in case!
Occasionally one meets those who swear that they predicted the psychedelic chaos of the 60s. They are frauds, mostly.
Only the hep-cats who finger-snapped their way through the Beat movement acquired perspicuity enough to foresee the disaster of Vietnam (combined with John, Martin & Bobby’s deaths) would disrupt America on a volcanic scale. Those shrewd souls are all well into their 90s now; even if anyone still listened to them, they are too wise to play Cassandra.
However we are not yet of an age when wisdom bids us to silence 1 – the heart still insists that fair warning might be heeded, that the inevitable may yet be stayed. And truth to tell the idea that political history could again play a significant part in our life is disconcerting – to bloody hell with the Chinese and their notion of interesting opportunities. We find the thought repellent.
Over the last 40 years the crack between Americans and those who purport to govern them has yawned into a chasm, and is willy-nilly tipping the country toward violent and unpredictable situations. And this in parallel with the fact the country has also been drifting, like a late night leaden-eyed driver on an empty highway, toward the center-line of civil war for just as long. 2
Until the Advent of Trump we had been convinced the lumpen mass of Americans would remain apathetic, would remain content to doze through another few generations as they sleep walked into a gilded dystopia, the bastard child of Orwell’s 1984 and Judge’s masterpiece, Idiocracy. But after watching Trump’s drunken press conference after the Florida primary 3 we realized the closer he gets to the magic number the sooner the professional commentariat will be singing his praises. Once Trump is the nominee the likes of Bill “I’m NEVER Right About ANYTHING!” Kristol and David “Yep; They PAY Me For this Tripe” Brooks will beard their snobbery, pinch their noses and start inking passionate paeans on the vital need to vote for Trump over Hillary. 4
This is not a prediction, just an obvious conclusion.
Should one need further proof of this assertion one need only look to today’s ReThug’s knee-jerk hissy-fit to Obama naming Merrick Garland 5 to fill Lil Tony’s seat on SCOTUS; through voter disenfranchisement, gerrymandering, and rigging enough of the Supremes seats to steal a presidential election, the religious right wing in America was well on its way in its attempt to recreate –if not the halcyon Antebellum days of yore — at least the hidebound cultural inflexiblity of the 50s. 6
No way the ReThugs want to lose their majority on SCOTUS now, much less to an Obama moderate/liberal/progressive pick – it would disrupt their e-vil plans. 7 So it’s war! First within the Grand Oldsters Party, next out into the populace at large.
First Rubio will take a diminutive dump on Trump by endorsing Cruz (ick!) and releasing his delegates to wander the political desert: Cruz (ick!) or Trump? Or do they stand with Kasich, if only to put off the ultimate lesser of two evils choice a while longer?
Either way this will not be enough to thwart the winner-take-all elections in heavily non-imaginary-deity-believing states, like…Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. Should Trump win these states, along with a negligible portion of a couple more primaries, he’s got the nomination in the bag.
If Trump doesn’t win enough delegates outright and it comes to a floor fight 8…well, we mentioned the outcome of that dire scenario Tuesday. Same-same with an outcome wherein Trump takes the nomination but is trashed in the general election. Worst of all possible worlds is a neck-and-neck general election against Trump that Hillary takes by the menopausal hairs on her chinny-chin-chin.
All of this only further widening the chasm between them and us.
There’s no reason to feel we should be immune to this upcoming civil war 9 just because we’ve been through it before; the notion is absurd and not just a little self serving.
But this feels different. This feels more dangerous, more damaging.
What was it Huey Walker said? “The 90’s are going to make the 60’s look like the 50’s.”
Right idea, just a tad off on the timing.
Jeb! identified himself as Hispanic on a 2009 Floride voter-registration form. The New York Times has a copy of the document.
Do we need to point out that neither Bush nor his parents are Hispanic?
Jebus H. Fucking Ke-rist. Talk about voter fraud; can you imagine if a Democrat from Hawaii had done the same – gone native, as it were? We’d never hear the end of it. And if this had happened in Kansas, why good ol’ Kris Kobach would first have had Jeb! struck from the voter rolls, then probably hanged. Because…teh stoopid.
And, remember: Jeb! is the smart one…
For those of you not keeping track of the five-ring GOP circus this year, Bobby’s departure last night culls the 2016 Republican presidential primary field down to just 14 wannabes.
‘Just 14’; can’t believe I wrote that with a straight face.
Here at the Charles manse we have Google store them in the cloud then view them at our leisure.
And we must say – they’ve been highly entertaining. As well as instructive; we’ve not heard so many logical fallacies since 7th grade debate club. And now that FOX has demoted a couple of the presidential wannabes to the kids’ table 1 (as well as totally disinvited a couple of “lesser” candidates) we expect that trend to only increase. Consequently we have turned the GOP debates into teaching moments: we printed out 4 complete sets of these logical fallacy ref cards and distribute them to the family before watching. Points are awarded to the first player to correctly identify each case. 2 The person with the most points at the end of the replay wins a special treat before retiring for the evening. 3
The adult only version of the game is played in reverse – the player who incorrectly identifies a logical fallacy must knock back a shot (of name your poison here.)
Either version can, of course, also be employed during the Democratic debates. Though isn’t there only the one remaining?
Obama dealt smartly with the “who’s your favorite superhero” stupidity; Spiderman, followed by Batman, were his choices. Which is not to say Obama poured over those comic books for hours as a kid, or that he even read comic books. But his response echoed on two popular memes in the American consciousness. Like I say, smart.