Just before dark

Good thing I gave up the acid before moving to New Mexico.

Good thing I gave up the acid before moving to New Mexico.

Here’s a snap from around sundown, taken from the entryway to El Rancho Pendejo. Lots easier to look at than the news lately.

As James Fallows notes at The Atlantic, “the effective merger of the entertainment and political-campaign industries” continues apace with Der Trumpenführer making a playful appearance on “The Tonight Show.” Host Jimmy Fallon and executive producer Lorne Michaels — who also arranged a ha-ha handjob for Agent Orange on “Saturday Night Live” — deserve public dick-punches for enabling this particular fool.

Blue skies, white clouds and green chile. Yum.

Blue skies, white clouds and green chile. Yum.

Also at The Atlantic, David Graham wonders just why The Hildebeast is running for the presidency. A little late for this sort of thing, but yeah. And a great lede: “Hillary Clinton is back on her feet. Now, what does she stand for?”

Elsewhere, the media scrambled to cover “a major announcement” from Agent Orange that was nothing more than free publicity for his new DC hotel. No link because, duh.

“Like a five-buck violin, cable news. Like a five-buck violin,” tweeted Charles P. Pierce (@ESQPolitics).

Added Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias): “All future presidential campaigns will be lightly disguised infomercials for hotel chains.”

Meanwhile, here in the Duke City, the forecast is for puffy clouds followed by sunshine and a high in the 70s. We got that and green chile. Don’t tell the media.

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10 Responses to “Just before dark”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Once again, nice pix. Reminds me of some “Arizona Highways” shots.
    This campaign should be an embarrassment for every U. S. citizen. I think it is partially designed to drive people away from the process and polls. I still don’t like choosing between of the lesser of two evils, again. And don’t even start on Dr. Oz. What a joke.
    I looked at the floor plan for Interbike. BRAIN and ACA are right next to each other. Should make it a little easier. Didn’t look to see where Larry is.
    Well, the solar oven is up to 350. Time to get the herb roasted vegetables and sauce in the pot and out in the back yard. I hope Duffy didn’t water it when I wasn’t looking.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Makes me wanna holla, throw up both my hands. Thank Buddha for good grub. Green chile at El Bruno’s for lunch.

      (I wrote the above on my iPhone, like the kool kidz, whilst Herself was doing a bit of PT. Hence the brevity. Old men need keyboards).

  2. Larry T Says:

    Larry will be loitering around Interbike with his pals from Albabici, trying to stay out of the way of commerce. But he DOES bring the vino! It was a rare nice day in Iowa, I forgot the camera so can’t share the pretty view from the dirt road I was riding on this AM. Tomorrow I’m cooking for a couple of the nice folks who look after our shack while we’re in Italy. Maybe a photo or two and menu will appear on the CycleItalia blog after it’s all done.

    • David Rees Says:

      I’m afraid I’m going to miss you again in Lost Wages my friend – would like to see the big show, but after three months at our house in Toscana we needed a break and are holed up in a shack on the beach in Carpinteria for two weeks. Besides, I just don’t think I could take more than 30 minutes outside the halls of Interbike to deal with LV. It truly is the one of the worst places on the planet. Post photos on your site of some of what moves you.

      • Larry T Says:

        Ciao Davide! I’m sure you need a break from Toscana and Carpinteria’s not a bad place to take one. We’ll be out your way at year’s end and back again for EROICA CA. You oughta get a bici d’epoca and go up there – if you can’t ride it, pimp it out for display. I’ll for sure slap up some blog posts once I’m back from Sin City..maybe even a photo with PO’G?

  3. Charley Auer Says:

    This election is like a circus with a lot of clowns and no trapeze artists or elephants. Pure crap!

  4. Mike Frye Says:

    I am looking for “none of the above” box.

    If the Russian were able to hack trump I will bet they will see that he was in collusion with the Hillary.

  5. Ira Says:

    From the outside looking in, the system is broken. If The Donald and Hillary are the best candidates a population of over 300 million can muster up, I’m thinking there has to be some serious reworking of this whole Democracy thing.

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