Make it March

We got some Sandia pink going on in the backyard
this first morning of March.

Buds on the maple, bits of grass peeking out, and some pretty pink clouds. Well done, Yahweh.

Elsewhere, I see the media are finally getting the story they’ve been craving — Daffy Uncle Joe Resurgent, a.k.a. “dude just won his first primary in three presidential campaigns,” and he had to go to what Chazbo Pierce calls “the home office of American sedition” to git ’er done, with a big assist from Rep. Jim Clyburn.

Now that they’ve got it, of course, they have to dry-hump it. What next? Does Daffy have Big Mo®? Will Comrade Eeyore hammer ’n’ sickle him on Super Tuesday? What about “the remaining candidates?” Etc.

Over at the WaPo, Dan Balz notices the same thing I did: The networks (and the WaPo, and the NYT) all called it for Daffy about 30 seconds after the polls closed, based on exit polling, with something like 1 percent of the vote actually tallied.

Notes Balz: “That guaranteed him hours of positive analysis on cable television and the setting of a narrative favorable to him between now and [Super] Tuesday.”

It’s all about the narrative, bay-beee.

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20 Responses to “Make it March”

  1. SAO' Says:

    Tried to get the local weather from the Denver Sunday morning programs. Looks like a 100% chance of bloviation, with a pandering front coming in from all sides. Travelers are advised to keep their wallets secured in freezer grade ziplocks, then hermetically sealed in mayonnaise jars until the donation squall passes. Sometime after Tuesday it should be safe to go out again, but you still need to keep an eye out for the occasional socialist or billionaire, and especially socialist billionaires.

    We’ll be safely indoors today. The girls have hockey at 11:00: hockey at 2:00, and then … (checks notes) … apparently hockey again at 4:00.

    I need a coffee mug that says, “My hobbies? Driving the kids to their hobbies.” Oh well … it’s only a month and a half until short track mountain bike racing. Ain’t no Coronavirus that can catch a 7 year old on a six-speed 24-incher.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    I was shocked, shocked that the NY Times called it with something like 2,000 votes cast. Bit of spin in there?

    With Super Tuesday in a couple days and with fifteen rated climbs, let’s see who gets to the finish line with the most points on the day. My guess is this will jostle the G.C.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I know the polls were closed and all, and “everybody” says exit polling is as accurate as an atomic clock, but still, shit. When Daffy Uncle Joe is flexing for the cameras at 5:01 Noo Mesko time I’m all like, “C’mon. Really?”

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I bet my wore out old white guy can whup your wore out old white guy’s ass.
    As Carlin said, “This is the best we got folks.”

    All the dumpster has to do is make Joe lose his cool in a debate, and it’s over. Get ready for 4 more years of orange julius, and martial law if this COVID 19 gets really bad. But, I am down here where it is warming up, and everyone knows that warms temps kills the virus in a matter of hours.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      They’ll arm-wrestle for the title. That gives Fatso the edge based on weight and guile. But if he tests positive for Adderall Daffy would take it based on finishing order pre-suspension.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Let’s see what the common side effects of Adderall are. Hoarseness, runny nose, trouble sleeping, and false sense of well being. Sound familiar? You are a genius Patrick. Dumpster is a doper.

    • Dale Says:

      And as Mr. Carlin said, “Never argue with an idiot, he’ll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”.

  4. Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

    Tough call for the Donks. The establishment guy who’ll inspire nobody to rush down to the polls in November (see Billary 2016) or some wild-eyed revolutionary who’ll (maybe) get the kids out to vote while the old (physically and mentally) stay home?
    The talk is of “electability” but where is the candidate who’ll INSPIRE/MOTIVATE everyone who wants to be rid of Caligula NYC to get down to the polls and make it happen? Uncle Joe ain’t it, sorry.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Tough call indeed. The Olds are tetchy, the Youngs are flighty, and even if some Donk yet to be named wins, it means precisely fuck-all with a GOP Senate and Supreme Court.

      Best we could say would be, “Well, at least we got that asshole out of there.” There are many others. Many, many of them.

      • Larry T. atCycleItalia Says:

        That’s where the INSPIRATION comes in – whoever the Donks nominate has to get the voters out to complete the ticket with D after all the names so the House stays D and the Senate flips. Then we can hope Schlitz Kavanaugh and Snippy Gorsuch get all tanked up and die in a car crash or something while RBG is still alive and kickin’…but you know what my wife says…
        I fear Uncle Joe will merely be John Kerry 2.0

  5. khal spencer Says:

    NY Times reports that Mayor Pete is gonna flick it in.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Smartest guy in the room just left. Maybe the ladies can save us. Put a women in charge.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Hopefully, Pete will be back.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        I was never a fan of Mayor Pete for many of the same reasons that Chazbo Pierce outlines here.

        He smells about half Republican to me and all poser. Smart? Maybe. Too smart for his own good? Almost certainly. We’ve had a long line of Donks gazing down at us from their rarified intellectual heights, shaking their heads sadly, and I’m not sure it’s helping.

        Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like stupid. I like smart. But there is a certain condescending, dismissive kind of smart that cuts its own throat.

        Back to Chazbo. This is the best we can do? Against Sniffles Tinyhands? “Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg’s wallet?” Great John God.

        • Pat O'Brien Says:

          Agree that Pete would have delivered more of the same ole same ole. And, he may not have dragged enough Dems with him to flip the senate and keep the house. The real problem is that our government was designed to go slow and prevent radical change which no longer works in today’s world of climate change and rising dictatorships. We have elephants and donkeys when we need a thoroughbred that can run the long distance race, or at least to 2028, and get people to follow. I don’t see one in this field. Hell, most of them would be lucky to live that long. I just hope Bernie has a secret weapon for his VP pick. In the end I will vote against Trump. What a choice. Didn’t work last time.

        • khal spencer Says:

          Pete at times reminded me of the Kennedy Administration and someone like Robert McNamara, i.e., always trying to analyze what you can’t necessarily analyze and believing the numbers that make you feel good rather than the ones that say you are on the wrong track.

          On the other hand, with all the GOP folks its smoke and mirrors while with a lot of the Donks its mirrors and smoke. I’ll take a realist who tries to turn the supertanker in the correct direction before we pop all the rivets on the starboard side against the iceberg. You can’t do a bootleg turn with the United States. I think we need a President who appoints good advisors and who is smart enough to know the difference between shit and Shinola on technical issues like climate change.

          Oh, yes, and that Carole King cut. Great song. Brings back vivid memories of the summer of 1971.

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