Summertime …

Homeward bound.

… and the living ain’t easy. Not if you’re riding a bike into a stiff breeze, anyway.

Get your kicks, etc.

Bored with my usual routes, I decided to cycle to Tijeras this morning. Old Route 66 is a pleasant, rolling road with good shoulders and moderate traffic, and the ride is not particularly challenging, unless you happen to be gnawing on a stout headwind that the weather wizards didn’t bother mentioning before you left home.

The good news is that it turned into a glorious tailwind for the return leg. At one point I was coasting at 35 mph. Beat the mortal nuts off grinding along at single digits in the 24×18.

Back at the ranch, I noted that our “leaders” were still trying to transform the nation into a poor reality-TV reboot of a Marx Brothers movie:

• Migrants on military bases? I asked the Air Force a while back if I could visit Randolph AFB, where I spent five years as a mad puppy, and they said nix. And mind you, they wouldn’t even have to separate me from my parents, because they’re both dead.

• Fancy Pants Pruitt. Sounds like a character from “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight,” doesn’t he? Except Jimmy Breslin would never write such a shabby little mook.

• From tactical pants to tactless jackets. Guess what, Melania? We knew it already.

• A snippet of video that serves as “a brisk and complete summary of the great ship of fools that is the United States House of Representatives under the barely noticeable leadership of Speaker Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin.”

Hail, hail, FreeDumbia. Duck soup, I tell ya.

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11 Responses to “Summertime …”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    My question is this: When does this administration bottom out?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I expect it to surface somewhere near Beijing in the middle of Il Douche’s second term.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I thought it bottomed out two weeks ago with the G6+1. The meeting where you screw your friends and neighbors and then make nice with a dictator in the same week. After all, he made a trailer and everything. I won’t be happy until the asshole lives in a trailer.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        “I won’t be happy until the asshole lives in a trailer.” Haw! That’s a keeper.

        I’d like to see him enjoying all the amenities of one of his own border summer camps, but I think it’s probably best that those get shut down with all possible speed. “Night and Fog” made a big impression on me in high school.

    • larryatcycleitalia Says:

      I think when Mueller’s results become public Orange Hitler’s administration will hit bottom. Where they go from there is the big question. I truly believe the best we can hope for is for the opposition to take over the Senate and House this fall and play the same obstructionist game the Rethugs played against Obama.
      Then the next guy or gal can undo all of OH’s various decrees one by one when OH is replaced in 2020 and hauled off to jail.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Ever the optimist, Larry. The Donks in my neck of the woods are just as good at forming circular firing squads as they are winning elections. I hope you are right, but…

        • Pat O'Brien Says:

          The voter turnout in the mid-term elections this fall will tell the tale. Either the “silent” majority turns out, or dumpster’s base run the show for the next two years. I am not hopeful, but I would be tickled if I’m wrong.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I think the midterms will give us a hint about what country we’re going to be living in going forward. We’ll know more come 2020.

        I’m concerned that the Donks won’t take the Elefinks by the ears, should they get the Senate and/or House back. The Donks are inclined to actually try governing, while the Elefinks are content merely to break things and deliver the insurance payouts to their masters.

  2. Carl Duellman Says:

    there is the temptation of packing up the bike and doing a 2 year long tour in some country other than this one.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Boy howdy. I’m starting to wonder why Grandad O’Grady bothered to swim here from County Clare. He’da heard Il Douche farting higher than his ass, he’da stayed home.

      “Cromwell was a paragon of virtue and charity compared to this gombeen man,” he’d have said. “Pass the spuds.”

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