Because obviously nothing is more important than guns. Certainly not people. Especially if they disagree with you.
If this isn’t a metaphor for today’s GOP, I don’t know what is.
Balls are not allowed at next week’s GOP convention where the politicians who haven’t had the balls to stand up to Little Fingers Don until now will nominate him to be their candidate for President of the FUCKING UNITED STATES!
Of course, in another expected metaphor, these same folks responded to the latest mass shooting of police officers in Dallas by adding language stating opposition to restricting magazine capacity & banning AR-15 rifles. There was no debate.
Here. I’ll help you pack. Other things that you can’t bring to the GOP convention (since I know you’re going) include: knives of all sorts, lumber, coolers and cots. Num chucks have to be left in the hotel room, as do your fireworks.
I did not notice rotten tomatoes on the list, so stock up! There will be a run on them in Cleveland, I’m sure.
But because Ohio is an “open-carry” state, you can bring guns.
What could possibly go wrong?
I have written many posts about my heros. Political heroes like Adlai Stevenson and RFK. People who have spoken up and made a difference. But my current, live version of a hero is Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusets.
Run Donald run. And I don’t mean for office. I mean head for the hills. I imagine there is some real estate for sale somewhere they allow misogynous white has-beens.
You may not have heard the news that has the media all a flutter this morning. Donald Trump yesterday banned all reporters from the Washington Post from admission to, and therefore coverage of, all of his events.
How about if all media — newspapers, TV, online — voluntarily stop covering all of his events.
Everyone. Just. Stop. Mentioning. Him.
Because then there would be a meltdown that we could all enjoy.
And the country would survive.
Relax, everybody. Nothing’s gonna change. You see, the Congress is on it.
Well, that was the message that failed presidential candidate-turned Donald Trump spokesmouth said, anyway. In Cairo. To live humans there.
Yup. Senator Graham was trying to reassure folks in the Middle East that Congress would continue to play a primary role in foreign policy, “regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does.”
“The Congress is going to be around no matter who is president,” Graham told reporters after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi as part of a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East.
“All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don’t let the political scenes at home get you too upset,” Graham said.
I feel sooooooooo much better knowing that Trump is the leading candidate to have his finger near the button. Because Congress will be there, doing the very same shit they have done to screw up the country for decades.
Nothing to see here, folks, move along.
Personally, I would have been more reassured if Senator Graham had gone to Middle Earth and spoken about Orcs.
People frequently think that funny people are smart people.
In fact, I personally used my sense of humor to launch my career. A group of lawyers assumed I was a quick study as well as a quick wit and promoted me.
I’m been a fan of comedians who not only ARE smarter than the rest of us (Stewart, Colbert, Oliver) but don’t get all sanctimonious about the fact.
So I’m not a big fan of Bill Maher as a general rule. But with this piece of “New Rules” he nailed it.
I knew giving everybody a trophy would come back and bite us in the ass.
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