Wednesday, September 02, 2015

This Is Their Secret Weapon?

From Album 5
Wow, and not that it's going to happen, but it's so bad in GOPerville, there's even talk of pulling out the Romneyshambles for one more trip around the block.

Think about that the next time you hear of "disarray" on the Democratic side...

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Here We Go Again

From Album 5
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...

Monday, August 31, 2015

Recap

From Album 5
OK, full disclosure, I didn't watch this, and won't, but from what I've read, calling it a perfect vacuum of idiocy might be an understatement.

I'm a little surprised they didn't rip the very fabric of space-time and fall into a singularity of infinitely dense stupid...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop

From Album 5
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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Amateur Artist To Visit City He Let Drown

From Album 5
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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

As Ye Sow, Etc., Etc.

From Album 5
I almost -- almost -- feel sorry for the yahoos and nut jobs taken in by The Donald, to the point where Frank Luntz admits his legs are shaking (and his head is probably exploding)...but...Luntz has no one to blame but so-called pundits like himself. And the yahoos and nut jobs falling for the cheapest of all sales patter (from a casino operator, i.e., a person who makes his living fleecing his customers) only earn my consideration, not my sympathy: they'll happily accept dog food and table scraps for little more than being allowed-if-not-encouraged to hate the other. Some harvest...