Two dogs, same bone

It's a gray morning in Duke City, and the wizards predict a chance of snow.

It’s a gray morning in Duke City, and the wizards predict a chance of snow.

Once again we are reminded that elections have consequences.

Scott Walker, by some accounts the foremost of the 2,375,296 Republicans running for that party’s 2016 presidential nomination, is going after working folks again with “right to work” legislation. He professed no interest in reviving this anti-union measure while campaigning to keep his present job, but that was so 15 minutes ago. A tricornered hat full of Tea Bagger gold is all he cares about now.

Elsewhere, Bill O’Reilly is flailing around like a big dumb mutt in the dogcatcher’s truck, trying to convince the suckers that he was a double Ernie Pyle with a side of Ed Murrow back in the day, doing it hand-to-hand with the bad guys in the Falklands when he was actually boffing a sheep in his suite at the Hilton Buenos Aires.

He’ll be successful, of course, for the same reason that Walker will get his latest union-busting tool. Larry’s wife can tell you why.

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26 Responses to “Two dogs, same bone”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Maybe Walker’s budget shenanigans will catch up to him. Kinda like making the minus monthly payment on a credit card. But, like you said, Larry’s wife explains it best.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/02/18/scott-walker-cut-541-million-in-taxes-last-year-now-his-state-will-miss-a-108-million-debt-payment/

    O’Reilly isn’t really Irish, is he?

    The weather down here isn’t the best, but nothing like y’all are getting.

  2. Larry T. Says:

    O’Really ought to get in the clown car with the rest of the Rethug candidates for prez..but perhaps he’d be better in another position? Maybe at their “debates” he could be the guy getting on his knees as each of the candidates unzipped their trousers in turn. Something he already does metaphorically when they come on his TV show.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Papa Bear is perfectly happy where he is, a big fart in a small sack. We’re both in the same bidness — talking out of our asses — but the dude gets paid a lot better than I do.

      All these TV screamers give me an earache, no matter which side of the aisle they’re working.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    The Right to be Screwed by your Employer is hitting closer to home than Wisconsin, O’G. Repugnants, who now have a majority in the House of Reps in NM, are likely to pass it out of the House and send it to the Senate. That is, if they stop bickering about how nasty to make the bill. At first it was combined with a raise in the minimum wage, but that sent some in the GOP into a hissy fit. Its going to be up to the Donks to kill it in the Senate. My hunch is that it will not make it out of one of the Senate committees alive, but I could be wrong.

    In other hijinx at the Roundhouse, the Donks are trying to pass a mandatory motorcycle helmet bill. Given the way people drive around here, all that means is that our next of kin can have an open casket funeral with our smiling faces intact.

    http://www.labikes.blogspot.com/2015/02/why-helmet-laws-turn-safety-on-its-head.html

    • Larry T. Says:

      I’m against mandatory helmet laws, especially if the motor vehicle departments would set up their organ donor system so that when you take out a license you’re IN unless you opt out, which is the reverse of most states. Dumb young men are a good source of organs for transplants!!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’m gonna have to suck it up and buy a digital subscription to the Urinal, I guess. Shoot, we can’t even get over-the-air TV here at Rancho Pendejo, except for PBS and the Home Shopping Network.

      Which, come to think of it, is about all you need.

      • khal spencer Says:

        We get the print edition of the Urinal, which also buys us the digital.

        The New Mexican has a cheap date with just the digital version, which I get, if you want to do a deja vu all over again.

  4. bromasi Says:

    Bill O’Reilly is a PUNK.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’m ordinarily not a violent person. But I must admit, I would smile if I got to see someone slap the rabies out of this guy. No permanent injuries, just one of those really embarrassing public beatdowns, the kind that makes the recipient change his hairstyle, name and location to avoid the shame.

  5. Steve O Says:

    The title of this blog post is an insult to man’s best friend.

  6. Bobm Says:

    *sigh*
    Why do (does?) politics and politicians make me want to cry? I fear our future is rather bleak.
    Somebody point out a politico that is doing good….

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      That is a good question. I tried to think of one quickly and could not. Then I started doing a little research, and I still come up empty. Give me a few days and maybe, just maybe, I can find one.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      There are good ones out there. But you never hear about them because doing the job is rarely newsworthy.

      “Legislator helps constituent resolve issue.” There’s a headline you won’t see often.

      The stories that grab our attention — asshole cops, snotty retail clerks, crooked and/or stupid legislators — tend to dwell on the negative. For happy stuff, you need to turn to videos of kittens on the Internets.

    • Jon Paulos Says:

      I nominate Eugene DePasquale, auditor general for the state of Pennsylvania. While the new governor Tom Wolfe is fighting the Republicans over his firing of a politically motivated hire for the Open Records head by his predecessor, DePasquale has been working for at least a few years to expose bad government, and to promote good government. It’s not sexy and doesn’t get a ton of media attention, but I appreciate it.

      He was our local elected state representative, and I met him when he was doing door to door campaigning once. My wife had an exchange with him over some legislation that he had sponsored, and they disagreed over the merits. He never came around, but was honest and forthright in his reasoning.

  7. Bobm Says:

    After a good night’s sleep and reading the suggested articles, maybe the answer to our political woes are:

    Mayors and so-called “Bossy” Women.

    Both seem to listen to both sides, then take the route that tries to benefit the largest group- whether it it looks good or not. (We’ll keep Rob Ford out of the mix- that D’bag…) Our local mayor, Hillary Schieve, seems to be a good egg. She is supporting bike-share in Reno, as well as re-designing downtown to be more bike/ped friendly.

    Thanks, y’all, for your commentary.

  8. Jon Paulos Says:

    After reading Bobm’s comment about mayors, I also nominate Kim Bracey, mayor of York, PA. The city is broke as broke can be, and I think she would sell her mother to get the tax base up, but she’s open about it, and is a great cheerleader for the city. I am reminded of the line, “He may be a bastard, but he’s our bastard.” Change the “he” to “she” and you get Kim Bracey.

  9. Paul DeCarlo Says:

    Unions only have about 7% of the market share, what are they afraid of and when is too much greed too much greed

  10. mountainhigh10200 Says:

    Cory Booker in NJ

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