It’s morning in America

Well, it's morning in Albuquerque, anyway.

Well, it’s morning in Albuquerque, anyway.

“Morning in America?” Maybe not.

Ed Kilgore at Political Animal sure wasn’t impressed by last night’s GOP beauty pageant (examine his six-part LiveBlog series).

Charles P. Pierce opines that the “debates” were a further demonstration that the field has gone full hotpants-and-pushup-bra and now they’re just haggling over the price. The GOP “should be torn down and replaced by a good, honest brothel,” notes Brother Pierce.

The New York Times has a “How the Candidates Fared” lowlights piece, adding that Trump stole the show with “an antic performance.”

Steve Benen at The MaddowBlog calls Hillary the big winner.

And me? In the end, I decided not to try to watch the thing. It would have required some shenanigans, since we don’t have cable, and I didn’t want to give Fox the eyeballs.

But I’m considering ringing up Queen Elizabeth and asking whether it’s too late for us to say we’re sorry and can we come home please? If it weren’t for the whole potato-famine thing I’d have been on the phone first thing this morning.

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24 Responses to “It’s morning in America”

  1. Stan Thomas Says:

    Join the queue : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33713301

  2. dbjones Says:

    If you are able to get through to the Queen Mum please let me know, we might be interested as well.

  3. Libby Says:

    I tuned in just as Carson was asked how he would take on Clinton. Carson went off on a stream of conscience rant made up of trigger words and phrases with a big smirk. He ended without making any sense because the audience cut in with clapping and cheers so he smiled and stopped speaking. Change channel.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’m tempted to watch some clips. Or I could go for a run on what’s shaping up to be a pleasantly cool morning in the Duke City. Hm, which pasatiempo will emerge victorious?

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Potatoes and beer, the stuff of life. What’s the old joke about an Irish 7 course meal?
    Anyway, the ES is calling me, and I have a new yellow jersey to wear that has nothing to do with riding around France.

  5. khal spencer Says:

    Anyone for Monty Python or the Firesign Theatre? Maybe the next president will be named Schicklegruber…

  6. Larry T. Says:

    YOU can have the UK, but don’t take me with you! Had enough of the Monty Python nation just by flying back from Italy through Heathrow. Plane was late picking me up in Milan, blamed on power outage (Don’t these folks claim to be a 1st world country?) then my luggage went missing, also blamed on the power outage. Finally got my stuff two days later…feel sorry for anyone on that flight who had luggage with stuff like clean clothes in it that they might have needed. Dig up some video clips of David Cameron blathering away, then tell me again why we should let THEM run things? For gawdsakes, these people say WHILST and ORIENTATE….AGHHHHH!

    • md anderson Says:

      Not to mention the “cuisine.” Stewed to tomatoes for breakfast?

      • Steve O Says:

        Can’t take a nation seriously that eats spotted dick for breakfast lunch or dinner

      • khal spencer Says:

        I survived the Brit cuisine one summer only because when one is riding a loaded up bicycle for hours and hours (and held up by edgy UK customs agents), one gets hungry and anything looks good.

  7. Pat O'Brien Says:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/241563332/obi-wan-kenobi-for-2016-funny-t-shirt?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=obi%20wan%202016&ref=sr_gallery_1

  8. weaksides Says:

    Well I checked out some of all the nonsense last night on the dvr. The opening act was slightly more tolerable just becuase it resembled a coherent discussion. The main event though? Professional wrestling with more clothing was my analysis. I’ll try to stomach the rest of it tonight, but I don’t expect any improvement. I wouldn’t let any of these yahoos run a local crit- much less the U.S. Of A.

    • Steve O Says:

      Gawd durned federal gubmint has no business interfering in our personal decision to ride clockwise, counterclockwise, anti-clockwise, or none of the above. We’ll just all race which ever way we want, and let the free market decide who won.

      And keep your dag-nammed Federal regulations to yourself. If I want to strap the latest from JPL onto my bike, who’s to say I can’t?

  9. Ryan Says:

    As I understand it the Mass Debate was only be available via pay per view- yeah kind of typical Republican- if Trumps becomes president I am fleeing to Canada. In the meantime I look forward every day to bloom county 2015.

  10. khal spencer Says:

    Does anyone know if the bumper sticker is available?

  11. Pat O'Brien Says:

    And then there is Helen.

    http://margaretandhelen.com

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