Finally, Friday

Early in the week the Fuji Touring Disc and I got our kicks on Route 66.

It’s been a productive week around the old rumormongery.

I edited and shipped two short videos for Adventure Cyclist; continued my evaluation of the latest review model, a Fuji Touring Disc; and wrote a column and drew a cartoon for Bicycle Retailer and Industry News.

Cha-ching! Just back that armored car up to the vault, boys, and start shoveling. I’ll be on the patio contemplating my investment portfolio.

Speaking of which, I see our national leadership is dancing merrily with the ones who brung ’em. It can’t be much longer before there’s a new agency working hand in glove with the Eternal Revenue Service, the Department of Spare Change, which sends agents round to root through your pants pockets, sofa cushions and swear jars. Hand over those nickels and dimes, Gramps, you lot would just piss it away on housing, food or medicine.

Don’t worry, soon it will all come trickling back to you. Why, look, what’s that there, on your shoe? Looks like it’s raining on somebody!

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13 Responses to “Finally, Friday”

  1. gary burnette Says:

    Nailed it, as usual, brother…

  2. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    We can only hope enough folks in the Senate will see the “voodoo economics” for what they are. I guess deficits only matter when your guy’s not in the White House while tax breaks for the rich are forever but for everyone else, merely temporary?
    I’m close to getting a 2018 calendar and crossing off the days like a prisoner until I can escape this gun totin’, pussy-grabbing. bible-banging, Faux News, people are ______, country.

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Just the one percent making sure their kids can keep on keeping on, and keep all they get from mom and pop. I guess they think we don’t realize that rich folks don’t have income. They have deferred interest, capital gains, and tax free bond funds. Add in the corporate owned homes, vehicles, and travel and wrap it up in a Caddy health care plan and golden parachute retirement. Tinkle down, baby. After the rest of the world cuts their corporate taxes in retaliation, we can all shop at wally world just to survive and give the Waltons a little more gold while our economy, as Kahl would say, is “circling the bowl.”

    • larryatcycleitalia Says:

      You’d be surprised at just how dumb some are…I remember ‘splainin this to a guy (a bike shop owner) who voted for GW Bush and the like. He just couldn’t wrap his feeble mind around the fact that guys like Trump don’t get a W2 form at the end of the year so they could cough up the “fair tax” % of their “income” as championed by right-wingers like Steve King.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      O, indeed. They have “income,” we have “wages.” How proletarian of us. Next time around we need to choose our parents more wisely.

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Not so sure about your last line – I mean would YOU be Donald J. Trump Jr…for life? I read somewhere that the Greasy Orange Turd hesitated about a Jr fearing that his name might be attached to a “loser”. I think his nightmare came true. The kid is really a dolt.
        I wonder what kind of trouble I would have gotten into as one of the idle rich or the son of a guy with Donnie Twoscoops’ “ends justifies the means” morality?

  4. Dale Says:

    I am way off topic here, but there is an elephant in the room that needs to be acknowledged.

    I would be talking about sexual abuse, and it seems to be so rampant that perhaps we should publish a list of people who did not commit abuse – that is the short list it seems.

    That may exclude anyone in power.You know, power = money, and power and money = do what ever you want and to hell with the rest of the slobs – somebody has your back.

    Sorry, I am so tired of this shit.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    No apology to me needed Dale. Reading or watching too much of this shit will make you bat shit crazy. I’m amazed that pussy grabbing donald dipshit is throwing stones about sexual harassment.

    • larryatcycleitalia Says:

      NOTHING (short of giving away all of his money and schwag and joining the Peace Corps) about the Greasy Orange Turd would surprise me. It is amazing the guy’s dumb enough to attack Franken after the pussy-grabbing video and so many women accusing him of crass behavior. He really must think he’s immune from retribution?
      My guess is lots of loot and power somehow retards maturity or eats away at it until you have these bozos acting like horny teenage boys. Horny teenage boys need to be taught this s–t’s wrong, but these horndogs should have learned this long ago.

  6. DownhillBill Says:

    Plaster saints seem to be in remarkably short supply, almost as rare as people willing to cut anyone else any slack about anything.

    I’m thinking here not of the PGIC or the 1%ers, but of those like Bush I, who grew up in a totally different world, and are now so old they make ME look young. IMHO anyone who makes it past, say, 90 deserves a little leeway.

  7. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Off topic in this post, maybe, but it’s a question that’s been much on my mind lately. Gimme until tomorrow and maybe I can come up with some comment-starter. Right now I’m baked. It’s been a seriously long week.

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