Red moon rising

I’ve been striving mightily not to watch as the GOP continues eating itself alive — it will get around to its big orange asshole tomorrow — but Lord, is it ever a tough ol’ slog.

All my usual news feeds are awash in pomposity, prevarication and psychosis. Not even the Tour could cheer me up today, and I took little pleasure in being proved correct when I predicted early on that Tejay van Gardenhose would enjoy his usual jour sans. Even an old, blind dog can unearth a moldy Milk-Bone now and then.

Tonight’s speakers list is a veritable Murderers’ Row of mendacity: Koch-sucker Scott Walker, Marco 3P0, Texas Ted Cruz the Gucci Shitkicker, veep-in-waiting Mike “Deadeyes” Tuppence, and Newt and Callista Gingrich, who probably have never starred in an adult movie titled “Mr. Toad Boinks a Robot,” no matter what you’ve heard about the uptick in porn consumption during the GOP confab in Cleveland, City of Light, City of Magic.

A red moon rising indeed. I think I’ll go crawl under my bed now.

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22 Responses to “Red moon rising”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    I’ve ignored the GOP convention entirely. Afraid I might shoot the radio, and it is too nice a radio to shoot.

  2. JD Dallager Says:

    Early to bed, early to rise (LUG) makes a man………………..tough to finish this one……writer’s block I guess! 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Crazy. Makes a man crazy. I’m not sure when I woke up this morning but it was too bloody early, that’s for sure. That big ol’ moon peeking in my window looked just like Newt Gingrich.

  3. matlinp Says:

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I listened, on NPR, to bits and pieced of the first night, but like I said in an earlier comment on your previous post, once the dump trump folks lost their last chance, I turned it off. If the oligarch’s intent is to drive voters away from the polls, they are doing a damn good job. Look to Greece to see what happens next.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Just looked at the headlines. Lyin’ Ted done spit in the Dumpster’s soup.

  6. Steve O Says:

    Something about his NYC accent … every time Drumpft says his veep’s name, it sounds like My Pants.

  7. Steve O Says:

    Not watching any of it, but reading the 538 summary. Sounds like Will Roger’s joke about not belonging to an organized political party is a universal condition these days.

    • Steve O Says:

      Rick Astley lyrics in speeches, twice.

      Blue screen of death during a headliner’s speech.

      We know a group of 70 year old white guys aren’t going to have any rhythm, but totally FUBARing every rehearsed call-and-response.

      Wouldn’t let these guys run the rec center in East Bumfuck, Nebraska. Can’t believe we’re talking about giving them the nuke codes

  8. Hurben Says:

    I’ve said it many times & I’ll say it again, your politics scare the shit out of me. On the positive side, Joe Biden has just visited & said that regardless of our no Nukes stance, ya’ll will send a ship down here. Time to polish up my “Bonjour Matelot”

    or:

    Graham, (lead vocals), took over his mother’s bookshop up the road & played at the local coffee shop. Top bloke, died of a heart attack this year.

  9. Hurben Says:

    Sorry, in case the above is a bit cryptic

    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/anzus-comes-into-force:

  10. Hurben Says:

    Regardless, take this ya’ll

  11. Pat O'Brien Says:

    And if the politics here wasn’t scary enough, sorry Hurben, Hastings Entertainment will be liquidated and closed, all stores. Another brick and mortar outfit closed by online sales. I will miss them.

    http://amarillo.com/news/latest-news/2016-07-20/hasting-entertainment-be-liquidated-oct-31

  12. Dale Says:

    So it seems that il Douche has them all enthralled. I had a haircut today at a salon that I have used for more years than you would want to know. A patron came in for her appointment to have her gray dyed orange and began “Talking Trump”. It was all I could do to not shout STFU. A Tony Hillerman novel saved me from making a scene, and her hairdresser soon had her under a dryer so she couldn’t hear what everyone thought of her outburst.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I hear you Dale, and the political zealot won’t reflect on their choice or listen to the other side. The real pity is that a polite political discussion and exchange of ideas and information didn’t happen at the salon.

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