Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Time To Move On

Progress comes in fits and starts.

Two steps forward, a long pause, maybe a step backward or sideways.

Followed by another long pause...

Sometimes it happens so slowly, it's almost unrecognizable.

But change is inevitable.

And, like the man said, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice."

During the last week we've seen a glimpse of that.

Followed by the usual suspects screaming their fool heads off.

Imagine how far we'd get if so may of our people weren't digging in their heels, trying desperately to stop the clock, block our forward motion, or even take us backward.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Smart One

Ah, so the Chosen One has decided to enter the race!

Jeb '16!

How very, very, lucky we are!

Prepare yourselves for an avalanche of bullshit, delivered in the inimitable Bush style.

Bullshit about Iraq, and ISIS, and Iran, and the economy, and climate change, and deregulation, and oil, and Israel, and China, and Russia, and Obama, and Hillary, and abortion, and education, and job creation, and unions, and immigration.

Oh, and let's not forget "compassionate conservatism"!

Most everything Jebber Jabber says will be a lie, easily disproved with a few minutes effort.

Same as it ever was with the Bush family.

As you listen to this non-stop palaver, always remember one thing:

He's "the smart one."

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Send In The Clown

Donald J. Trump for President!

Our prayers have been answered.

That's the beauty of this world: Comedy is everywhere...

I mean, here's a wealthy, loose cannon, seemingly suffering from Tourette's Syndrome, shooting off his mouth without any inner censor. He's pure Id, unrestrained by logic, common sense, common decency, or any kind of political knowledge.

All he knows is he's rich, he's entitled, he's aggrieved, and he has a big, big mouth. A perfect storm of stupid.

The Republican presidential primaries and debates are destined to become unhinged, anarchic, performance art! More than usual, that is.

If this were happening to any other political party, I might have some sympathy.

But, well...the Republicans deserve Donald J. Trump.

The head clown is here, let the circus begin!

Speaking of clowns, naturally Bill-o The Clown O'Reilly likes Trump because loud mouthed white boors need each other to survive. It's a symbiotic relationship.

Finally, Karl Rove says Trump is a "complete idiot". And if anyone knows about complete idiots it would be 'ol Turdblossom, aka Bush's Brain.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Ice Follies

After years of being kicked in the nuts by their various sport team "partners", the City of Glendale Arizona has finally taken a stand against one of them.

Someone with basic math skills pointed out to the mayor and a majority of the city council that they can't afford to keep paying the Arizona Coyotes $15 million a year and also keep the lights on for the rest of the city's municipal obligations. So they've moved to terminate the team's lease, which was essentially a holdover from the legendary debacle created by former Mayor Elaine Scruggs' idiot cabal.

Naturally, the Coyotes' tiny fan base, the vast majority of whom don't live anywhere near Glendale, are irate.

See, this is Arizona in the 21st Century.

You can underfund education, you can make sure that guns are welcome everywhere, you can stigmatize minorities, you can make sure poor people have no healthcare options but the emergency room, you can gut basic services left and right, and that's all OK with the citizenry.

But potentially take away one of their circuses, and listen to them howl!

Now, if the Coyotes' ownership had any kind of civic conscience, even just a drop of it, they would be concerned about the public welfare of their "home".

They would worry that if the City of Glendale can't afford basic services because of what they are contractually obliged to pay the Coyotes, the area will suffer, and, by extension, they will suffer.

Remember, this is their "home" we're talking about.

They would happily renegotiate what is clearly an awful, unsustainable deal for the city.

But, of course, they don't give a damn about anything but the money.

They want their money and by God they're gonna get their money! And if they have to sue to get it, and maybe force Glendale into bankruptcy, they will.

Mediocre hockey uber alles!

Let Glendale crash and burn.

The Coyotes will just pick through the wreckage for anything valuable and then move on to the next sucker...

And there's always a next sucker.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Do As I Say--Not As I Do

That, my friends, is quite obviously the motto of fundamentalist Christian Republicans all across this great land of ours.

You know, your Palins, your Duggars, your Huckabees, and so on and so forth. You know, all the folks who would gladly welcome a theocracy.

When they do something bad, they will ask for forgiveness, and their merciful, compassionate God will shrug and forgive them.

When you do something that they consider bad, you will suffer the torments of eternal damnation.

Apologize all you want, you are an irredeemable sinner.

Now I ask you, as a theology, how fucked up is that?

Monday, June 8, 2015

We Regulate Businesses Because Some Businessmen Are Crooked As A Dog's Hind Leg

I love it when the bought and paid for conservative politicians (of both parties) start whining about "onerous government regulations" stifling business.

If only we could unleash the might of the free market and pure capitalism, everything would be perfect!

The primary reason we have these regulations is because at some point, some upstanding business man, usually a pillar of the community, and quite probably a life long Republican, decided to see how much he could fuck over the populace.

Whether by poisoning the air, water, or food supply, or screwing over his workers, or cutting corners on safety, or any one of a seemingly endless number of shortcuts to save himself a buck, all while potentially harming the rest of us.

Now, the conservative/libertarian argument against regulation is that, if you hurt and/or kill enough people, eventually you'll be forced out of business by the "self-correcting" marketplace..............


That is just about the stupidest argument I can think of. A clever child wouldn't make that argument.

And yet we have allegedly "serious" politicians who do just that.

Madness, I tells ya. Shear madness.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wouldn't It Be Fun To Drown Grover Norquist In A Bathtub?

Just asking.

You understand this is a purely intellectual exercise.

Calculate the depth and width of the tub. The amount of water needed. The temperature of the water.

I suppose we should make it look like an accident, too.

What would that involve? A glass of wine? Pills?

Perhaps he slipped and hit his head...that would explain any necessary blunt force trauma.

See how complicated this sort of thing can be?

But fun. Oh yes, fun fun fun!

And also, what's the word?