Fire on the mountain, lightning in the air

Just another gorgeous sunset in Duke City.

Last evening it seemed that the whole ’hood was out to walk their dogs and enjoy the sunset, which was on the epic side.

The monsoons continue, on and off, and when high clouds and hydrocarbons team up you can get quite a show.

This proved a nice distraction from the news, which unlike the hydrocarbons does not give me a warm feeling.

But you have to turn your gaze away from the sky sometime, and the view down here on the ground ain’t exactly picture-postcard.

We have a lazy, casually vicious, unhinged, racist ignoramus in the White House, surrounded by a cadre of fascists who are at least as mean as he is and considerably smarter. Or they think they are, anyway.

They have a base (adj., lacking the higher qualities of mind or spirit; see also ignoble) whose adherents seems to suffer little in the way of consequences — not even a prompt, stern talking-to from their president — when they turn up armed and dangerous in public. One wonders how law enforcement might respond if a troop of Black Panthers carrying AK-47s attends one of these little Klan-bakes.

Yes, we have a firmly worded right to free speech. But it seems to me that if you fetch clubs, shields, chemical irritants, helmets and firearms to the rally, you’re not really there for the speechifyin’.

And yes, the oft-litigated right to bear arms applies here, too. But if you can’t make your case in a public forum without an AR-15 slung over one shoulder, I’d suggest you don’t have much of an argument. What the right forgets is that the left can bear arms, too. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a 21st-century Abraham Lincoln Brigade at the next Nuremberg picnic.

It’s all going to get much worse before it gets even a little bit better. Politicians, preachers and captains of industry are putting some daylight between them and Bozosaurus Rex, but he’s just a symptom. Treating the disease will require heroic measures.

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11 Responses to “Fire on the mountain, lightning in the air”

  1. Sharon Says:

    He’s unraveling…yarn everywhere…

  2. khal spencer Says:

    At least that “fire on the mountain” wasn’t from incoming aimed at Kirtland AFB.

  3. Keith Willy Says:

    Well put. Thanks

  4. gary burnette Says:

    Couldn’t agreed more vehemently… I am 30 miles away but the symptoms surround us. This country will either have a Great Awakening or a civil war bloodbath… again. Fek…

    On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 6:19 PM, Mad Blog Media wrote:

    > Patrick O’Grady posted: ” Last evening it seemed that the whole ’hood was > out to walk their dogs and enjoy the sunset, which was on the epic side. > The monsoons continue, on and off, and when high clouds and hydrocarbons > team up you can get quite a show. This proved a nic” >

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    At first glance I thought it was a fire. It’s a beauty, heh?

    We have had decades of political propaganda designed to instill fear, anger, and division. Add some long simmering bigotry, misogyny, ignorance, apathy, poverty, and a shitload of military weapons and what do you have? We have what the pols and oligarchs wanted. Waving shiny shit around in front of us while they empty the treasury and plan their getaway behind our backs. The White Pride Piper is something they didn’t count on.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Here’s the same sunset, but looking southwest rather than northwest.

      And yep, nothing like the old divide-and-plunder strategy, hey? “Nothing to see here, move along, move along, pay no attention to the man driving the dump truck full of doubloons.”

      More sunset.

  6. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Drumpf sees his poll numbers tanking so he’s got to keep up the pandering to the white supremacists as a big part of MAGA is/was putting those “other people” back in their place. Just look at the racist kooks he’s got working for him – Bannon, Gorka, etc.
    I’m hoping to be outta here for good before the next civil war starts…but can I wait until this time next year? Might be a long line at the Italian Consulate by then! Gawd help us all!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We’ve all got to stay in tiptop shape. The Wall may be intended to keep us in as much as to keep “them” out. We’ll have to climb the sumbitch or tunnel under.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        I’m not going south so the only “wall” I’m worried about is one the Italians might put up to keep us out.

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