Yeah, but it’s a dry heat

“Hot enough for ya? Har har har! Hey, that’s a joke, son. What are ya, some sort of pussy? Ho ho ho!”

We’re still waiting on that “early” monsoon season here in the Duke City.

While we wait, pretty much all the forests have been closed for fear of fire, and thus the streets are full of mannerless douchebag fatheads who miss shoulder-checking elderly hikers into the trailside cholla whilst shredding the gnar-gnar.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service advises that today’s temperatures, expected to range from 98 to 105 degrees depending upon where one parks one’s van, “pose an elevated health risk to sensitive people,” of which I am one, as any regular reader of this blog will testify.

No wonder Dougie Lamborn cruised to victory in the GOP primary yesterday. It’s abundantly clear that Hell hasn’t frozen over. It’s just relocated to the Southwest.

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22 Responses to “Yeah, but it’s a dry heat”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    If there was any good news resulting from these closures, its that Hyde Park Road was almost free of motor traffic on the weekend.

    Meanwhile, the Sardinas Canyon Fire burning south of Taos is zero percent contained. Yesterday, it put up a mushroom cloud that had us on the Dark Side green with envy.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      It’s a little warm down here too. We were going to shop a little in Tucson today, but thought better of it. I wanted to go here for some thumb picks and to sniff around a little. What I really need to do is stay home and practice a little.
      My ride started at 0515 this morning.

      Is Colorado really part of the Southwest? We need a modern day Van Helsing to get rid of these god damn incumbents.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Ooo, guitar store. I confess I went back to Guitar Center the other day to fool around a bit. Played a Seagull Original S6 and two Taylors, a Big Baby and a GS Mini Mahogany.

        I should probably stay home and practice, too. Herself discovers that I suddenly have as many guitars as I do bicycles there will be a reckoning, is what.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    Meanwhile, the SCOTUS strikes again. Public sector unions just got the BOHICA treatment.

    • psobrien Says:

      Hope they don’t go after the Screen Actor’s Guild. The Dumpster gets an $80 K per year pension from them. That should buy him a real nice trailer to sit out in front of smoking generic cigarettes and drinking warm Milwaukee”s Best.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The Turtle is an honest politician, which is to say he’s one who stays bought. His owners must be mighty pleased with that stunt he pulled to keep Merrick Garland off the court. That’s what I call return on investment. In the words of Dan O’Neill, absolute truth “is a 5-4 decision in the Supreme Court.”

      • khal spencer Says:

        Elections have consequences. The Bernie and Hillary factions were battling each other and the resulting Donk turnout was low on Black Tuesday. We can blame the Russians all we want, but the bottom line is that Russians don’t vote: idiot Americans vote. Or don’t bother.

        Michael Moore had predicted this debacle, saying that the Reluctant Democrat vote would be down and that Schlump would win key battleground Rust Belt states.

        I had a conversation with a good Canadian friend of mine, Canadian author Kim Echlin, after Justin Trudeau beat Stephen Harper for the P.M. in Canada. Kim said that the left in Canada decided that the most important thing to do was unseat Harper, so they enthusiastically pulled behind a single party/leader, even though there were major divisions on the left. It worked. Had we been half as bright, we might have Merrick Garland in the court and Hillary, for all her faults, in the White House.

        Not sure I posted this here before, but I found this song, which became an anthem to unseat Stephen Harper, hilarious. It also got Tony Turner fired from his government funded gig as a scientist in Environment Canada.

        It could easily be re-written for 2020.

        • Pat O'Brien Says:

          Hillary showed a total lack of leadership along with a presumptuous and arrogant attitude during her campaign. We would have had 4 more years of war, deficit spending, congressional gridlock, and the power elite calling the shots. In my opinion, that is why Bernie rose up. So, we give up the next four years to get some more liberal judges on the SCOTUS. Would that have been a good trade? I agree what we have is worse, but to what degree? The dumpster is ruining our democracy, what’s left of it, in the daylight. Hill would have done it in the shadows.

          • khal spencer Says:

            Good points. Hillary would have been checked by a GOP Congress. My concern is the Trump wrecking ball has not been checked by anything. This November will be critical…and I’m worried.

        • Patrick O'Grady Says:

          The GOP would have impeached the Hilldebeast. Kaine they could live with, but not her.

          As it stands, they don’t need to impeach anyone. Il Douche was not the candidate they expected, but he’s the president they needed. A beating heart with a hand capable of signing things.

          You have to hand it to the Elefinks: They know how to play this game. It’s guerrilla warfare, even when they have numerical superiority. They improvise, but never retreat. Not for long, anyway. They’re busily making chicken salad out of this chicken shit.

          Meanwhile, the Donks are still playing “It’s My Turn to be President Now.” Didn’t work for Gore, and it sure as shit didn’t work for the Hilldebeast.

          As I’ve noted before, come November we’ll have a better idea of what kind of country we’re living in. While we wait someone had better start issuing Plexiglas belly buttons to the Donk leadership so they can see where they’re going.

          • khal spencer Says:

            I think plexiglass asshole optical tubes are more appropriate.

            Elefinks woulda probably impeached the Hildebeast, but they would have pulled short of 67 votes in the Senate. Shake well and repeat…

  3. khal spencer Says:

    Had enough yet, gang?

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Ruth will probably say, “Screw this, I’mm outta here too. I don’t need this shit anymore.”

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      As I said, the Elefinks know how to play this game. Chuckles Schumer speaks of 2016 and they give him the old hee, and also the haw.

      Poor Charlie Pierce must be in low earth orbit by now. He knows Il Douche wants Jeanine Pirro up there.

      Yep. He’s already threatening to eat a staple gun.

      Adds Kevin Drum at MoJo: “There will soon be five votes on the court to repeal Roe v. Wade. This should be enough to motivate Democrats to turn out in a massive wave even for a midterm election. If it’s not enough to produce a blue tidal wave, I suppose we lefties might as well give up.”

      • khal spencer Says:

        Shit, they didn’t hijack it. Our side stopped showing up.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Y’gotta give ’em credit. The Elefinks turn up at the polls all reg’lar-like, just like crabs in a whorehouse, if only to vote against a D. They’d back Dracula against John the Baptist if Drac’ had an R and an American-flag lapel pin on his tuxedo.

        Any old R will do in a pinch. These folks vote the straight party ticket, not the candidate.

        “Him? Oh, he’s an asshole, all right. Wife-beater, child molester, conned grannies out of their Social Security, sold puppies to restaurants as Kobe beef, and he’s just fresh out of prison for selling a blind Afghanistan veteran a rat’s asshole; told him it was a diamond ring.

        “But there’s a D running against him, so here I am.”

        • khal spencer Says:

          Dems might be just as motivated to go for blood this November. You never know, but it seems to me the left has finally smelled and tasted blood and found it liked it. Now, just make sure its not fond of its own blood.

          I’d really like to remake this as “Your flag decal won’t get you into Congress anymore”

      • larryatcycleitalia Says:

        Orange Hitler should put Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in with the Supremes! Get him out of Justice and into SCOTUS where his racist views will fit right in with new hire Gorsuch. Then he can put Giuliani in at Justice. How’s that for scary? My ideas of an Italian study visa are looking better all the time, though the new minister of interior over here is scary as well – but Italian governments change pretty quickly and I think this combination of clueless morons (5-star) and fascists (Lega) will be out on their a–sses sooner rather than later.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I can just hear the deliberations now.

        “Get me Perry Mason!”

        “Mr. President, that was a fictional character, and anyway, he’s dead.”

        “OK, Matlock, then! Or that Saul Goodman, he seems like my kind of guy! A winner!”

  5. khal spencer Says:

    This country has its head firmly up its ass. What happened to being able to thrust and parry with words and ideas?

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