Monday, February 29, 2016

Let Us Spray

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Despite Uncle Joe's confusion and the ruined shoes of his Secret Service detail, this is actually a leap year in which we have an extra day of Black History Month.

But sadly, what should have been a bonus day of national celebration and reflection was tainted by an ugly incident...

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After having her show pre-empted two weeks in a row for somethng inconsequential called "election coverage," MSNBC hostess and tampon fashion model Melissa Harris-Perry walked off her own show and described her mistreatment entirely in racial terms. Which she backed down from shortly after a presumed conversation with MSNBC's evil, moustache-twirling, whip-wielding legal department.

After a short cooling off period, Ms. Harris-Perry and MSNBC were able to arrive at a new business arrangement based on the network's appreciation of her unique talents and contributions. Specifically, she has agreed to never again try to enter their studios, in return for which MSNBC won't release attack dogs on her or blast her with a fire hose.

But unlike the eternally racially-aggrieved Ms. Harris-Perry, we have no desire to dwell on the past. Not when our immediate future holds...

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Yes,  tomorrow is Super Tuesday - a day when millions of voters will go to the polls to avail themselves of the precious right to make their voices heard on matters which they haven't been paying any attention to.

Frankly, we think they just want to get the free "I Voted" stickers, which is why we think in future years a concerted effort should be made to give away shiny "Good Job! You're Special!" gold stars in return for staying home.

In any event, it's currently predicted that the Super-Tuesday primary results will be very, very good for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and whichever liquor store is closest to Hope n' Change.

26 comments:

Joseph ET said...

Presidential campaigns frequently involve some degree of name calling and mudslinging. This week our GOP candidates have found a new low! These guys are worse than third graders trying to out insult the others. I feel ashamed of them! It’s hard to believe that they want to be the President of the United States and leader of the free world. Of course they don’t want to debate any real issues because there’s not two cents difference between them. It seems that whichever one wins we will be stuck getting amnesty, open borders, millions of Muslins and South Americans flowing in here. More debt, war and terrorism. Oh, and more Socialism too!

To get any news other than the Presidential campaigns one has to go to the ‘net. Yeah, the world is still burning and all the usual evil people are expanding their actives. No one cares, not even the MSM!

Please pass the Jim Beam.

Ron said...

Amen!!!

REM1875 said...

Wait, wait just a minute. it's not leak year? Oh no, more apologies to the neighbors. Are you sure?

Anonymous said...

If you can get enough I voted stickers they make a good windbreaker when you are standing in the bread line

Bobo the Hobo said...

History may well remember this election cycle as the Misery Compromise.

Gpa J said...

I was hoping for a choice between lessor of two evils but now faced with the bottom of the barrel.

Geoff King said...

Since I am a registered Libertarian who strongly believes in our Constitution and the right of every citizen to be equally represented by the government, naturally the powers that be will not allow me to vote in the Primaries.
Super Tuesday means nothing to me. I will read which Bozo or Bozette won on Stupor Wednesday.

Fred Ciampi said...

Well, this morning I will leap over to the local university and watch 'The Donald' leap on to the stage and leap around telling us all .... well, I'm not too certain what he will tell all of those precious young minds and several of us old Marine Corps Veterans but it should be leaps of fun. An, it's right down the street from the famous bakery that refused to see leaping Joe four years ago. Stand by for an exciting report worthy of Walter Winchell....... Maybe I'll stop on the way for some Cookies 'N Crumbs.....

Sortahwitte said...

Gpa J, I too will be voting for the lesser of two weevils.

CenTexTim said...

I voted in the Texas primary last week (for you non-Texans, we have early voting before Election Day those we can beat the lines at the liquor store).

There were two women in line a few places behind me - a woman my age (60ish) and her elderly mother (hearing aid, walker, etc.). The elderly lady kept asking her daughter "Why are we here?"

The daughter kept replying "To vote for Hillary."

At least they were speaking English...

FlyBoy said...

Hey, Stilt-

It's a good thing you don't live in Indiana anymore, as the liquor stores are closed on election day! Though our primary isn't for another month or so (when it will be totally meaningless).

As for (Crazy Uncle) Joe "Plugs" Biden: why on earth was he at the Oscars last night?!?!?! Was he in a movie that I (thankfully) didn't see?

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Joseph ET- The name-calling is beyond painful. And I know it's not unusual for politics to be ugly, but I think Trump has really pulled the whole process down to a new low. And you're right that looking at current non-election news of the world is a grim reminder of the extent to which we're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

@REM1875- Frankly, I'd like to see "Leak Year" enacted - a free-spirited day to take a whizz wherever you like in broad daylight. There are a number of people in cemeteries who I'd personally like to visit on Leak Day, and imagine the fun of "spraying your respects" at the IRS, White House, Capitol Building, or MSNBC studios?

@Anonymous- You can only get one sticker each time you vote. In other words, Democrats can get as many stickers as they want...

@Flyboy- I loved Indiana, but cutting off access to liquor on election day is simple cruelty. Regarding Biden, he was apparently at the Oscars to introduce a song by Lady Gaga and give a little speech about having every American pledge not to take part in sexual abuse or stand idly by while it happens. It seems to me that he had the wrong audience: that's the speech he should have been giving to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

@Bobo the Hobo- Those who do not remember history are doomed to not get your punchline (and it's a good one).

@Gpa J- Even "the lesser of two evils" standard will be hard to apply in a Hillary/Trump match up. Hillary would be a ghastly choice, of course. Trump might be much better or, conceivably, much worse.

@Geoff King- The ever-wonderful Mark Steyn wrote a good piece decrying our stupid two party system and pointing out that most democracies have multiple parties running and sharing power. And you make an excellent point that it's the people who are Constitutionalists and are unwilling to play the party-label game that should be encouraged to vote...not denied the opportunity.

@Sortahwitte- So, the one who bugs you less...?

@CenTexTim- Ouch, great story. I voted early in Texas, too. While standing in line, one of the registrars called out "next Republican please" and my blood ran cold when the people in front of me didn't move. I genuinely had a visceral reaction of anger and distaste for these strangers. I'm not proud of that, but I'd be hypocritical not to admit it.

@Flyboy- I love Indiana but it's just simple cruelty to cut off the booze on election day. As far as Biden goes, he was at the Oscars to introduce Lady Gaga's song about campus rape, and to ask every American to take a pledge not to indulge in sexual abuse or stand idly by while it happens. It's not a bad message, but I think it would have done more good if he'd directed it at Bill and Hillary Clinton.

GenEarly said...

https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2016/02/27/how-tyrannies-implode/

The "Conservative" meme by the ProgreSSive Chamberpot Repubs has been shown to be the Enabling
statements of the Marxist DemocRats.

How the awareness of this treasonous betrayal by the ruling elites plays out is anyone's guess.

H. L. Mencken said...

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

If Trump is the nominee, I'm sitting it out. To hell with the Republican party. What a bunch of morons - which I admit is better than the Democrats and "progressives" in general. But still...

The Tree of Liberty folks ... the end is nigh.

Rod said...

There's still a lot of time. Hillary is probably trying to obtains SAMs for use on Trump One before The Donald really opens up on her. All those concealed connections might come in handy.

John the Econ said...

If news breaks on PMSNBC, does it make a noise? I for one will never know.

Nothing adds seriousness to a debate on Abortion like tampon earrings. Seriously. I can so relate to her point of view now. I think what we have here is another example of what was the result of all of that phony "self esteem" agenda that was all the rage back in the '80s. Anyone else remember when the media was run by adults?

Stupid Tuesday: So I guess this is where the Donald and Hillary ties it all up. Over the last several months, I've been amused by my Progressive friends going apocalyptic about Trump. I have tried ever so hard to hold my tongue, but I'm now starting to respond with "If Trump is so effing awful, then what are you worried about? I'd think you'd be thrilled that the GOP is putting forth the most awful candidate ever, thus ensuring another certain victory for the Democrats. Oh wait, is it possible that the Democratic options are even worse?"

This is what happens when one is stuck with an oligopoly. It's the inevitable course of our institutionalized two-party system that now can only deliver tweedle-dee versus tweedle-dum. The only reason that the system can tolerate a Trump is because the alternative only has to offer up a Hillary or Sanders. I'm afraid until we break away from only two parties, this is the hole we're going to be swirling down.

Sheesh. Now I need a drink.

John the Econ said...

Belly-laugh of the day goes to Anonymous for "If you can get enough I voted stickers they make a good windbreaker when you are standing in the bread line."

Thanks.

Colby Muenster said...

Y'all feel free to throw verbal stones at me.

Campaigns get ugly every election cycle. Yes, maybe this one is a bit more sophomoric than usual, but I am glad to see the people on that stage finally ganging up on Trump, especially Rubio and Cruz. Trump was doing a fantastically huge job of pitting the others against each other, coming out mostly unscathed. It would seem now the others finally spotted the furry haired elephant in the room.

That being said, I'm a Rubio fan, so I rather enjoyed his dressing down of the guy with the weird hair. Yes, Rubio has that gang of eight thing in his history, but I believe he is sincere, smart, conservative, and the most likely to take it to Billary.

But... I'll repeat it again... If I walk into that booth and have a choice of Billary or Trump, I will bite my tongue and vote for Trump. Staying at home is what got us pieces of condensed owl crap like O'Liar. A vote for nobody is a vote for Clinton. Yes, I would MUCH prefer any of the four other candidates, but Trump trumps the murderous, lying hag.

OK... throw verbal rocks now.

Colby Muenster said...

John the Econ,

I don't "Facebook," but the wife does. It truly is entertaining to read the moonbat postings about Trump. I especially love the threats to move to Nova Scotia or other foreign countries if Trump wins. OoooOOoo! What a vicious threat! I told Mrs. Colby to offer to help them pack.

And I think we've been in Tweedle Dee / Tweedle Dum mode for waaaaay too long now. Trump might be a little different; he might be Tweedle Dick.

John the Econ said...

@Colby Muenster, I'm still waiting for all those who swore to leave after Bush 43 got re-elected in 2004 to get out. Instead of leaving, they just seem to multiply.

I've long advocated that people who proclaim such things be given a one-way ticket out of the country with the proviso that they surrender their passport and citizenship. The cost of that ticket would likely be far less than the continued presence of such dim-witted people would be costing us for the rest of their lives.

Fred Ciampi said...

I went and saw Donald Trump today at Radford University which is about an hour west of Roanoke, VA. It was an interesting experience, to say the least. I went with another Marine veteran (we're both disabled) and because of the sticker on the car the parking cop directed us to a disabled parking spot and a golf cart type brought us to the short line. We got inside in under an hour.

Once in, the setup was much like at the airport with TSA folks going through purses and passing their wands over our bodies. Amazingly, the TSA folks, the police, and the Secret Service were all very polite. There were about 80% young people, most likely college students, to 20% old folks like us. We wanted to sit behind the podium because we figured that would have the best view without having to stand. The spaces in front of the podium was standing only. 50+ years ago I could have stood but not today. We walked up to the end bleachers and the crowd was about five deep. A Secret Service agent spotted our USMC hats and motioned us in. It was a good feeling. Unlike other administrations, Trump likes the military and veterans.

The crowd was polite and when Donald came out the place went wild. About 30 minutes into his speech a couple of protesters starting yelling about the wall across Mexico. Trump asked them once to please shut up. When they didn't, he pointed to the Secret Service and said "get them out". They were gone in a flash. Then over to the side bleachers some other protesters, about 5 of them, started yelling about the treatment of this or that. I couldn't hear what they were saying over the din of the crowd telling them to shut up. Once again Trump said "get them out". Whoosh......

Another 15 minutes went by when the opposite side of the bleachers erupted in "black lives matter" by about 40 or so students. Once again, whoosh. The Secret Service is very efficient and cat like. Fast, too.

I was impressed by the way Donald Trump handled the interruptions. He stayed calm, told the students that they have the right to protest but not to create a disturbance. The crowd, on the other hand, was not so kind in their vitriolic response to the protesters.

As far as the content of his speech, it was a rubber stamp of most all of his speeches.

After I got home I turned on the local news. They had a short spot about the speech but played heavily on the protesters. It could have been written by Chris Mathews.

After he finished talking, Donald spent some time working the crowd, shaking hands, and signing autographs while the very nervous Secret Service glanced to and fro.

I think he will make a good president; at least 186,722 times better than the current one.

Popular Front said...

Don't tell me, let me guess..... the white woman with the fancy haircut thinks she's black. Am I right?

IrateNate said...

I don't know which frightens me the most - a country that would have Hillary Clinton as president, or a country that would have Donald Trump...

Pete (Detroit) said...

Just saw my first "Feel the Bern" bumper sticker - it was on a Tesla, of all things!
Funniest thing I've seen in a week!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- Great comments above and my apologies for not keeping up with responses. And even NOW I can't really reply at length because I'm watching the Super Tuesday results roll in and, not coincidentally, refilling my glass with scotch.

Sortahwitte said...

Stilton, I just KNEW that this was the year to make a killing in the stock market with extreme purchases of distillery stock. But my wife, the Baptist, said Noooooooo. Yeah, and I should have bought IBM in 1964. If I had any money then.