Jesus wept?

April showers

Good day for a bike with fenders. Either that or kit with a brown stripe up the back.

There was water on the deck when I arose this morning. Was Jesus weeping over the news that Rick Sphinctorum had suspended his campaign for the GOP pestilential nomination? Nope. Just a bit of rain, overdue and very welcome.

Then again, the moisture could be heavenly tears of hysterical laughter after Rep. Allen West (R-Tinfoil Beanie) declared he had “heard” that as many as 80 House Democrats are members of the Communist Party.

Ho, ho. As a retired commie — Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), Class of 1977 — I get the giggles every time some right-wing cartoon character tries to crank up a good, old-fashioned Red Scare. The CP (M-L) was kissing China’s ass long before American capitalists began puckering up, and we didn’t even get any cheap plastic trinkets for our trouble. When it went away nobody noticed, not even the Chinese.

As for the Communist Party USA, with only a few thousand members and a longstanding renunciation of violent revolution today’s Party poses as much of a threat to the Republic as a New Black Panther Party chapter in Luckenbach, Texas.

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12 Responses to “Jesus wept?”

  1. weaksides (@weaksides) Says:

    I dunno patrick…it’s sunny and breezy here in the bible belt. I prefer to think God is smiling and laughing. Speaking of Rick Santorum…has Charlie Pierce told you lately what a colossal dick he is?

  2. Derek Says:

    Misting, but so warm the rain gear was too much this morning.

  3. bromasi Says:

    It’s been raining here so much I have gills.

  4. Doug N Says:

    You missed the fun headline about Tennessee alowing creationism to be taught in public schools…it was right next to the headline about the 77 million year-old dinosaur nest.

  5. Jeff Cozad Says:

    I really miss seeing Angela Davis and Gus Hall on the ballot. Those were the days…

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Gus Hall! Oh, how we Maoists used to vilify ol’ Gus for carrying water for the social fascists running the Soviet Union, with their Stalinist vision of building socialism in one country.

      Of course, unlike those of us who played Marxist-Leninist pocket pool with the New Left, he had actually done blue-collar work (and time). Those were the days, indeed.

      Who are the commies backing in 2012? I’m guessing the RomneyBot v2.012 is not on their short list.

  6. khal spencer Says:

    Gus Hall may have been a tool of the USSR, but he definitely paid his dues to Marxism, including a stint at Fort Levenworth Federal University. Yes, those were the days.

    My Marxism has always been pretty narrowly focussed: Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      K, you need to get you one of these:

      http://www.upgnation.com/Marx-Brothers-T-shirt.html

      I got mine in red, naturally.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Patrick-the Unemployed folks get a visit when I’m looking for gifts for the wife. You can not imagine how happy I am to not be in the USA for the Repuglican circus. Sadly, I have to come back for the main act when Mr 1% tries to add the USA to his corporate takeover list. If the ‘Murican people are dumb enough to toss Barry out in favor of this remorseless bastard, we’re all in deep doodoo.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Larry, it sure doesn’t get any prettier. And ugly won’t be a strong enough word if the RomneyBot v2.012 gets the White House and the GOP gets the Senate. It’ll be 1950 here before you can say, “Are you now, or have you ever been. …”

  7. khal spencer Says:

    I had this t shirt, in red of course, and wore it out.
    http://www.northernsun.com/Marxist-Brothers-T-Shirt-%281030%29.html

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