Monday, May 19, 2014
Hope n' Change can all too readily identify with the gentleman in the cartoon above, trying to balance an infinite supply of bad news with a decidedly finite supply of liquor. Or at least, so it seemed to us while combing through stories to consider for today.
The VA scandal is only starting to unfold, but we agree with Fox News' Judge Jeanine that it's looking like the criminal charges should start with negligent homicide of veterans, and move out (and up, and up, and up) from there. Of course, spokesweasels from the White House assure us that Obama is "mad as Hell" about this - but then again, Barry said exactly the same thing about the IRS abuse of conservative groups until he later declared that there wasn't even a "smidgen" of wrongdoing.
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama spoke at a college commencement and complained that "our schools are as segregated as they were when Dr. (Martin Luther) King gave his final speech," and whined that "many young people are going to schools with kids who look like them." But if she's really against racial segregation, shouldn't she be starting a hashtag campaign against her husband's "Brother's Keeper" initiative which discriminates according to skin color?
Then there's the newly-opened 9/11 Museum...and it's increasingly infamous gift shop. You can buy wearable replicas of FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police outfits...because it's cool to look like the heroes who died on that horrible day. Or for $39, you can look like Obama's son (if he had one) in a black hoodie that says "In Darkness We Shine Brightest." For the kids, there are toy "search and rescue" dogs - although it isn't clear if the stuffed animals represent the dogs who died when the twin towers fell, or the dogs brought in later in failed hope of finding survivors.
Also in the news: the zero-gravity pissing match between Russia and the United States. In response to our country's rather tepid sanctions against Russia for their ongoing mischief in Ukraine, Russia has declared that they will cut off our access to the International Space Station. Which isn't hard for them to do because Barack Obama ended our own manned rocket program (albeit after thanking Islam for the centuries-old mathematics which, he claimed, helped put a man on the moon).
In the cartoon above, Hope n' Change then ran out of cartoon panels - but we hadn't run out of head-slapping teeth-grinding idiocy in the news.
Specifically, we were honked off because Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that there should be no law against a man secretly slipping an abortion drug to a pregnant woman, even though it sounds suspiciously like denying a woman her precious "right to choose." Her reasoning? Passing such a law would suggest that there was a person being killed, rather than a meaningless lump of tissue being excised. And if the pregnant woman feels raped and violated by this involuntary violence to her body and reproductive system? Well, what the hell - like Debbie says, you can't make a Liberal omelet without breaking a few women's eggs.
Despite all of this terrible news, Hope n' Change would like to leave you with at least one happy thought.
We're not really out of booze - nor are we likely to be for the rest of Obama's administration.