Laws a mercy!

The renowned political analyst Mister Boo tries to sniff out the sense of it all.

The renowned political analyst Mister Boo tries to sniff out the sense of it all.

I don’t envy the folks who have to make sense of today’s politics for the rest of us.

Maybe I’m just suffering a bit of tummy upset after having sipped from this poisoned well for way too many years, but I’m really getting sick of watching our “leaders” flail and squeal like over-sugared kindergartners who aren’t getting their way right this second.

When was the last time you saw a speaker of the House invite a foreign official to call the president a deluded pussy, for his own political purposes, before that august deliberative body?

When will the Clintonsand the Bushes — learn they’re not royalty, or even poor imitations of the Kennedys, and they don’t get to hide the family skeletons in an ermine closet in the Black Tower?

When will faux-populist, cash-hoovering whores like America Rising and Correct the Record be fed into shredders, or better yet, to the IRS, instead of being treated as authoritative sources and quoted in The New York Times? Incidentally, I notice that The Times’ love for false equivalency does not extend to mentioning that the Bush administration hid its emails too. Though they did get around to mentioning Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney.

When should intent trump ambiguity? Stop preening for the cameras, bozos, and give the bill another critical read before passing it. And don’t I wish the Second Amendment had enjoyed the tender attentions of a copy editor. We would have fewer, poorer lawyers.

It’s gonna be a long haul to 2016, folks. And you already know what the roads are like. So buckle up.

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15 Responses to “Laws a mercy!”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    That almost ranks up there as a Foaming Rant. And its not even Friday.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I will continue to participate in our political process the best I can, but unless the apathetic and ignorant voters of this country wake up nothing will change. “Sipping from the poisoned well” is a perfect way to describe what reading news like this every day will do to you. But we all knew you were a smart feller! Guess I will quit drinking water.

    But we went to Pizzeria Mimosa yesterday and had a wonderful lunch. Everything was just perfect. How often does that happen?

    • Larry T. Says:

      Reminds me of last week enjoying a loooooooooong lunch with some Italians. The discussion was what was wrong with Italy and I couldn’t help but thinking if they fixed everything that was “wrong” with Italy, we wouldn’t have been enjoying lunch for 3+ hours!! As for the political situations in the US of A and, well….pretty much anywhere else (how’d ya like to have a prez like Bibi?)….you all know what my wife says. And who sees THAT changing anytime soon?

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Hey Larry! I am not experienced enough in good restaurants to know what is truly special, but we were really impressed by our lunch yesterday. I had the Pollo alla Milanese, and Sandy had the Capellini Mimosa. The salads were plated so well they were almost too pretty to eat.
        If any of you folks show up in our little burg, we will take you here.

      • Larry T. Says:

        Ciao Pat, Thanks for the offer but I’ve spent so much time eating in excellent places in Italy that nobody wants to dine with me in a USA “Italian” eatery. I ruin the experience for them with explanations of what it’s supposed to taste like, look like or be made from. Example: Americans LOVE cappellini and love calling it “angel hair” but I can tell you I’ve pretty much never seen it on a menu in Italy.

  3. Ira Says:

    I watched Netanyahu’s spectacle in congress yesterday. His past training as Israeli special forces came to the surface in the form of propaganda and rhetoric. I’m not sure what the upside is in kissing this guys ass, but both the US Repug’s and the Canadian Conservatives do it in spades. Who in their right mind would publicly be friends with this bastard?

  4. bromasi Says:

    I’m fed up with the bunch of them, but I will vote.

  5. Chris Ford Says:

    Ira, comparing Stephen Harper with Bush is wrong. He’s more like what would happen if you threw Cheney and one of the Koch brothers into a matter transporter, like Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly”.

  6. Steve O Says:

    Really weak repug field this go-round. The only way the Dems can blow it is if they assume the primaries are a coronation and not a contest. Oh, wait a second …

    We’re all in store for a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents. Same as before, and the time before that, and the time before that …

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Depressing, iddn’t it? I keep looking at these beauty contests and thinking, “Really? 321-and-some-odd-million people in this country (and I do mean “odd”) and this is the best we can do?”

    • Larry T. Says:

      Times I voted for a prez that wasn’t simply the lesser of two evils… maybe twice…and in the end they pretty much turned out to be only that why should 2016 be different? As for why we can’t come up with someone good….you know what my wife says.
      But the REAL pro bike racing season starts this month – WOOHOO!

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