Poll dancing

My avocado toast is actually guacamole toast, but whatevs.

Some things should be a no-brainer.

This just in: Americans oppose militant dipshittery, though electing seditionists, traitors, and eejits is apparently A-OK.

Avocado toast, for example. You don’t need a Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,002 U.S. adults to know in your heart of hearts that a big-ass slice of homemade whole-wheat bread slathered with mashed avocado, onion, tomato, lime juice, and salt makes a delicious start to the morning.

And you’d think you don’t need a poll with an error margin of +/-3.5 percentage points to know that a riot is an ugly thing, especially when it involves the storming and sacking of the U.S. Capitol by the Village Idiot People.

But we got one anyway.

What the hell. Even Inspector Kemp was of two minds on the subject. You wanna know, you gotta ask, I guess.

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11 Responses to “Poll dancing”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Poll dancing, I like it!

  2. Charley Says:

    We use 2 pieces of toast and call it lunch.

  3. SAO' Says:

    Dude is still polling at near 99% approval amongst rethuglicans. I’m with the Lincoln Party on this: burn it down and start all over. Lincoln, Ike, Goldwater, HW, none of them would recognize this band of grifters.

    Think of the people who have been driven out of the party this past year. No one is perfect, everyone in public policy has their moments, but how do you look at Colin Powell and Donald Trump and say, I’m going with the orange guy with the rabid ferret on his head?

  4. SAO' Says:

    Guac toast >> avocado toast

  5. SAO' Says:

    Rumor is Pelosi asked Russ Honoré to look at Capitol security. Get ready for lots of folks to get promoted and lots of folks to get their walking papers. My dude does not fck around.

    Singular lesson from Katrina was that, when things have already gone south, you gotta toss the dead weight overboard and get folks in charge who don’t have career aspirations beyond kicking the enemy’s ass. Thad Allen and Russ Honoré were rock effing stars.

    So when T**** stood up Task Force COVID, who did he put in charge? Did he grab, say, Mark Hertling, a 3-star combat commander who happens to be a medical leadership guru? Doesn’t that kinda sound like what we needed? Expert in crisis operations, planning, and logistics, public health dude, who knew what the doctors and nurses would be going through and how to take care of them … doesn’t take LinkedIn and Zip Recruiter to see this was the guy.

    Oh, but he occasionally does commentary on CNN, so he’s automatically out. And we go with Pence and Jared instead.

    This will burn my britches for the next 50 years.

    And, yeah, I know, putting a general in charge of everything is problematic. But Hertling was a no brainer. There isn’t a single person who has actually met him who wouldn’t vouch for him, and that includes people he relieved from command. That’s a special talent, being able to fire people and have them know you were right to do so.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The last four years have been like watching Kid Sally Palumbo try to put on a bike race for the Baccala gang. And you gotta love it that he’s reportedly trying to stiff his mouthpiece, Rudy “Four Seasons” Giuliani.

    • Pat O’Brien Says:

      Logistics is the silver bullet we need right now. How is it I could move thousands of pounds of equipment to Iraq in 72 hours, but they can’t distribute vaccine in quantity and on time. How did I do it? I knew the right warrant officers. Why aren’t DoD medical units set up in cities giving vaccinations right now? Get a crack purple team of master warrant officers and senior NCO in charge of vaccine distribution and inoculations, get out of their way, give what they ask for, keep their back channels open, and watch what happens. Put a top 3 star flag officer, preferably a grunt, as CO with them for muscle and connections when they need it. Just in time vaccine delivery to thousands of mobile vaccination sites all over the country for as long as we need them is what.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Yeah, it’s mind-boggling. Amazon knows what you want before you do and gets it to you yesterday.

        You will recall that Kid Sally Palumbo couldn’t even get the track built by race day because the motor pool for the 987th Field Artillery Regiment, New York National Guard, was in the way. His next job was driving Baccala to lunch and back.

        Sometimes family doesn’t get the job done. Hey, what could I tell you?

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