Balloons and other gasbags

I'd have snapped some balloons if we weren't squatting down here in this cul-de-sac, out of line-of-sight.

I’d have snapped some balloons if we weren’t squatting down here in this cul-de-sac, out of line-of-sight. Clouds will have to suffice.

It’s the first day of October, and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is under way.

Looks like a beautiful day for flying, if only to get above the weed pollen (snurk, gnunk, hoccccccck, ptui).

Elsewhere, the giant orange gasbag that has been hovering above our national politics continues to shower those below with a particularly acidic rain. I don’t think they have a toilet up there. I do think USADA should dope-test this silly tangerine turdblossom. I used to talk a lot of shit at 3 a.m, too, and I know exactly what I was on.

Seriously, I expect Agent Orange to kick off the next debate by telling The Hilldebeast, “Say, you don’t sweat much for a fat chick.”

Meanwhile, cycling defeated technology yesterday. I went for a short, delightful ‘cross-bike ride on the neighborhood trails, and while I wore my Shimano Sport Cam, thinking to amuse all y’all with a short POV video, Herself and I agreed that the result would not be toppling Danny MacAskill as the King of YouTube anytime soon. Just another face on the cutting-room floor.

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13 Responses to “Balloons and other gasbags”

  1. Sharon Says:

    The whole mess is disgusting. I wish I could sleep for a month and it would all be over…hopefully…but what if it’s not?

  2. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Good for you PO’G!
    Will his handlers (or is it keepers?) gain control of Drumpf before he loses it completely? I can’t see any way they can thicken this greasy orange turd’s skin quickly enough to prevent Hillary from making mincemeat out of him again in the next two debates – but will it matter in the end? She’s gotta be careful about a battle of wits with an unarmed man, but I think the Gore vs Bush example is still fresh in her (and her campaign staff) mind. I’ve never been much of a fan of Hil’s but watching her continue to take Drumpf apart has me warming up to her just a little bit.
    Meanwhile, how’d you like to be William Weld and have to sit next to the airhead Gary Johnson during interviews? Will the former Bernie supporters come to their senses in time to ditch this moron and vote for Hillary? You know what my wife says….

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Overconfidence is the enemy here, for sure. That, and all the leakage and hackage by a party or parties unknown. This election shouldn’t be as close as it is, and it wouldn’t take much to tilt the playing field in Agent Orange’s favor.

      And yeah, Chihuahua, who wants to be the veep to GJ or AO? Must be like being the chimp handler on a talk show. Everybody’s watching the chimp until it all goes horribly sideways, and then they’re all looking at you.

  3. Mike Frye Says:

    God I’m old, last time I herd that song I was working for “Action Sports” in Beaverton Oregon. 1984 was a grate year.:)

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I think I first saw the NGDB in … 1972? Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado. They were still doing a kind of Sha Na Na set in their shows back then, and occasionally everyone would set down his instrument, rotate one position clockwise, pick up the next guy’s instrument, and resume playing. Quite a versatile bunch.

      Jimmy Ibbotson is no longer part of the mix, having left the band for what seems like the final time in 2001. That dude was a wild man. I remember seeing him jump onto a table at the Bull & Bush in Glendale and start singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time.

  4. Libby Says:

    Beautiful photo – what a gorgeous day!

    Here’s a piece from Slate that highlights Trump’s business credo displayed in the debate.

    Trump also would like to turn our military into pirates and war criminals. That was in the debate, too.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Went for a ride today too. But, no cameras. Instead, I was proudly sporting the OGWGFIWRT colors. One part of the multi-use path had goat heads and ragweed a plenty of either side. I pulled 5 of them out of the 700×28 Marathons on the Soma ES. No flats. One of our group wasn’t so lucky. But, he caught up after a quick fix.

    I am a democratic socialist and peace loving fella. But, what do I think of the Dumpster?

    • Dale Says:

      Trump supporters worry me more than the orange turd himself. The ex-cop around the block has 4 signs in his yard and a bumper sticker on his trash can (which I find appropriate).

  6. sherkat Says:

    Regular wee morning twitter rants, generally about women. “Sniffles” at the debate. Decades long complaints from biographers, lawyers, and other employees that he “can’t stay focused.” She don’t lie.

  7. Mike Frye Says:

    So we all agree that “the Donald” is a deplorable P.O.S. but, “the Hillery” is only a tiny bit better. They both don’t belong there. If by some miracle that Hillary actually has a successful stroke (unlike the one she used to sidestep Benghazi) I would happily vote for Kaine under the Democratic Party platform. As far as I know the presidency is not a hereditary office.

  8. Pat O'Brien Says:

    If you want to know more about the background of these two candidates, I recommend this Frontline program. It is almost 2 hours long.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/the-choice-2016/

  9. Mike Frye Says:

    Well, I did see the Frontline program, and you’re telling me that the person that’s running for President of the United States wasn’t smart enough to figure out her husband was having an affair in the same house that she’s living in?

    Is this the person that we want to entrust the world’s security with?

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