Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chris Christie, Daffy Duck, Norway, and Sarah Palin, and 1,000 People from Mississippi

"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts." Will Rogers * * * So as I was waking up the other morning I was watching a show on Animal Planet cable channel about a cat interventionist who was working with two cohabiting women whose cats didn't get along and which discord threatened their relationship........ I was surprised that people would let cats influence their relationship, that there is such a thing as cat intervention, much less a television show about it. Modern times I guess. * * * John McCain, the man who picked Sarah Palin to be his VP, is all up in a snit about President Obama's nominee to be Ambassador to Norway..... Are you kidding me? Who gives a sh** about who is the f****** Ambassador to f****** Norway? McCain's the guy who unleashed Sarah Palin on the lower 48 states. President Obama could pick Daffy Duck as Ambassador to Norway and it would still be a better pick than John McCain's pick for VP. * * * The Florida murder trial for Michael Dunn, who killed black teenager Jordan Davis for playing loud music with a "menacing expression" went to the jury this week. No verdict yet. I noticed the absence of the NRA saying, "If only Jordan and his three friends had been armed...." Something is seriously wrong in Florida....... That the jury is taking so long is probably a bad sign. * * * Not getting enough Republican votes to support any proposal he came up with, Speaker of the House John Boehner gave up and says he'll let a vote take place on a "clean" bill to raise the debt ceiling. He says he can round up enough Republicans to pass it, but that he'll blame Democrats afterwards. "It's just not right that people expect us to pay for things we bought," he added. "Democrats have this crazy notion that Congress should pay for things it bought; it just drives me crazy." It passed. * * * Interesting twist on the debt ceiling vote in the Senate: Ted Cruz forced Mitch McConnell to be the 60th vote to end Cruz' filibuster.......putting McConnell in the uncomfortable position of supporting President Obama's clean bill on raising the debt ceiling. Interesting inter-party feud, particularly since McConnell is facing a Tea Party primary candidate as well as a fairly strong Democratic candidate in Kentucky. Rand Paul may be eyeballing his possible Senior Senator from Kentucky status. Ted Cruz' phone-in filibuster was overridden by his own party's votes and he decided not to do a real one. It would have been great political theater to see him reading Dr. Seuss again to an empty chamber. * * * Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul appears to have given up on the Fast and Furious, Benghazi, and the IRS "scandals," and has moved on to Monica Lewinsky from the Clinton era. "This will be our battle cry for 2016," Paul says. I can see the debate now: Lewinsky says Rand. Watergate says Hillary. Lewinsky. Watergate. Lewinsky. Watergate....... Karl Rove said: “Frankly, Rand Paul spending a lot of time talking about the mistakes of Bill Clinton does not look like a big agenda for the future of the country." * * * New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is facing more and more subpoenas, accusations, and former employees taking the Fifth. It doesn't look good for the formerly high-riding Governor. The best news for Christie this week was that his helicopter didn't fly over the traffic jam on the GW Bridge on the way home from the 9-11 ceremony. * * * Finally, a thousand forgotten graves were found at the University of Mississippi Medical Center which are believed to come from the "lunatic asylum." There may be even more lost graves from tuberculosis patients, or even the Civil War said a campus spokesperson. The "lost" graves were discovered during a campus expansion survey......* * * As we all deal with difficult issues in our grand experiment in democracy and self-rule in a complicated and complex world, we can all take solace in the fact that a recent poll of Americans showed 1 in 4 believed the sun revolves around the earth......


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