Another bite of the nothing burger. There are plenty of reasons to not think HRC is the Second Coming...but everything about this non-scandal is a front and center Exhibit A of the level of inanity...in no small part because, in the end, Clinton is as much one of them as anything. The fact that this is being beaten to death and then some -- without the least concern for consistency (she's hiding email -- she's exposing email -- it's personal material -- it's national security material -- Huma Abedin-- oh my!) -- is BECAUSE Clinton's otherwise a consummate Washington insider. Just like them. Clinton's a careerist -- just like them. In fact, the only difference, and it's exceedingly small, is that Clinton will likely, either by choice or by political pressure -- be ever so slightly less savage in dealing with, you know, all of us, than any of the nutjobs on the other side. And if anyone thinks Sanders or any of the Democratic Party alternatives wouldn't suffer the full treatment from the Villagers, well, two words: President Walker. And that's frightening enough to say the hell with the non-scandal. Oppose Clinton for all kinds of things: not immediately and forcefully opposing Keystone, or not restoring enough public funds to higher education, or any other honest issue to disagree on. But fretting over email is as bullshit as Benghazi. Besides, you know if utter dick Dick Cheney is on one side, we should be on the other...
In New Orleans. I can't make it to Rising Tide X, but have been very fortunate to attend most, and am very grateful to have met some of the people who've organized them. They've been more than just kind/friendly: they've made me realize just how amazing the city and its citizens are.
Well, not when he turned to amateur art, but only when he was the leader of the free world. But...in a way the whole sorry, tragic, horrible display of epic incompetence by allegedly qualified leadership foretold what we see today. I don't have the slightest doubt the Trump stalwarts keeping him at the top of the GOP polling slagheap are the same ones who took victim blaming to new heights ten years ago, even as they pin their hopes on an even worse charlatan than Dubya, if that can be imagined.
As for Shrub, well...interestingly, his sorry record up to and including his two terms as president sure are reflected in his equally lousy attempts at painting. Oh, and as an aside: while I'm pretty sure a Trump administration would almost --almost -- make Bush Junior look like a veritable Pericles, I can't think of any Veep worse than Dick Cheney. None...and that includes Aaron Burr, who only shot and killed Alexander Hamilton.