When I studied humor writing, I was taught something called “The Rule of Three.”
As the second deity in my holy research trinity, Wikipedia, says:
That is the only reason there are Three Stooges. Because two just wouldn’t be funny. Come to think of it, THREE haven’t been funny since I hit puberty. But still.
Anyway, the Rule of Three works. Three is funny.
So I was delighted this week to learn that the GOP has adopted the Rule of Three! Yes, It’s true. They are pushing the envelope for legislative giggles. Ba Da DUMB!
Have you been paying attention? Because here’s what happened just this week:
In the Ring on the Right, we have Michele Fiore, Majority Leader of the Nevada State Assembly who has a whole new take on cancer, cancer treatment and what is apparently cancer of her own mouth:
“If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing, let’s say, salt water, sodium cardonate [sic], through that line, and flushing out the fungus… These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.”
It really is amazing just how inexpensive death can be — there aren’t even any copays!
As my Dad would have said, “There’s a fungus among us.” That line is the only thing I could think of to say in light of this previously unknown cancer disclosure. Thanks, Michele.
In the Other Right Hand Ring is Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri (R) who showed once again how the GOP really, truly has no fucking clue about women – literally or figuratively. Or anatomically.
It all happened at a hearing on Tele-medicine – there is a bill in the Idaho Legislature that would prohibit doctors from prescribing medications that can induce a miscarriage — an abortion — from doing so via telemedicine – an online consultation. Have you seen how fucking BIG Idaho is? Or how it is somewhat phallic looking?
As stated in the AP Article:
Dr. Julie Madsen, a physician who said she has provided various telemedicine services in Idaho, was testifying in opposition to the bill. She said some colonoscopy patients may swallow a small device to give doctors a closer look at parts of their colon.
Now wait for it. Here it comes … Your turn, Rep Barbieri!:
“Can this same procedure then be done in a pregnancy? Swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is?” Barbieri asked.
Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina.
Allow me to rephrase this:
A man who has been duly elected to office – in the United States of America which office grants him a certain measure of control over many things including women’s reproductive rights, does not understand that there is no direct link from the mouth to the uterus.
The AP article went on to state:
Barbieri later said that the question was rhetorical and intended to make a point.
I’m pretty sure that Rep Barbieri made THREE points:
- That he doesn’t know shit from shinola,
- That he should just dig a hole and crawl inside for the remainder of his life.
- He should try stand-up comedy because I have had too few good belly/vagina laughs lately. Until I read this.
Now you know how there is always a serious guy in the comedic trio? This circus of GOPers is no exception.
In the Other Other Right Ring: Here is the MO of this trio: Idaho GOP state Rep. Christy Perry!
Christy, is (of course) a good Christian. Being a good Christian, she is “pro-life.” Well, as long as that life isn’t breathing oxygen on its own, anyway.
Because Ms. Perry is apparently pro-life only until a baby is born. Apparently she finds it perfectly OK for parents to deny their children medical care in the name of the Lord. For Religious Reasons. And, you know, for FREEDOM!
Remember at this point in the movie, they are removing his intestinal organs. There is no camera inside there. No vagina either, come to think of it.
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So you see, our GOP reps really have the world of comedy all figured out. Ain’t it a shame though, that they only know slapstick.
And ain’t it also a shame that we as a nation are always the ones who slip on that damn banana peel? Because we are down on our asses until we get these folks out o’ Dodge. And DC. And out of your statehouse and mine.