Friday, February 26, 2016

You can't make this stuff up

Another Republican debate and two mass shootings. Seems about normal these days. In one of those mass shootings, an Uber taxi driver randomly shot citizens going about their daily lives. People immediately demanded an investigation into Uber hiring screening. Wait a second? How about investigating how he got assault weapons? * * * * * * * The only thing all the Republican candidates seem to agree on in the debates is that all the others are liars. * * * * * * * * * Politifact stats show Ted Cruz is five times more likely to say something true than Donald Trump; and Ted Cruz says something true 5% of the time. Ted Cruz fired a staffer for spreading false information. How ironic is that? * * * * * * * * This week's Republican debate was best summarized by the person writing the closed captions for the debate: "unintelligible yelling." Donald Trump told the fabricated story of General Pershing executing Muslims in the Philippines with bullets dripped in pig's blood - and he told it as though it were a good thing. * * * * * * * Donald Trump thanked "poorly educated" voters for lifting him to victory in the Nevada caucuses. I'm not sure he sees the irony in that. A New York times poll showed 40% of Trump's supporters thought the Emancipation Proclamation was a bad idea. And the former Grand Wizard of the KKK, David Duke, expressed his full support of Donald Trump. Trump also claimed that the IRS was auditing him because he is Christian. * * * * * * * * * Glenn Beck says he will go on a hunger strike for Ted Cruz. * * * * * * * * If you elect enough idiots to Congress, you get, well, what we've got. Etan Cohen, co-writer of Idiocracy, cult hit movie in which two people wake up from cryogenic sleep to find the country a wasteland of anti-intellectualism, said this week that he "never expected his movie to become a documentary." The only thing a Republican said this week that made any sense was Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina: "My party has gone bat-shit crazy." Like my friend Greg said last week, "You can't make this stuff up." * * * * * * I did finish the dragonfly painting this week for a customer in California! Mida's Dragonfly, 36 x 48 in., mixed media and acrylic on canvas. And finally, my Metro college Comp I students gave me an end of quarter present yesterday: a bottle of Templeton Rye Whiskey. It must have been because our spirited debates and my wry sense of humor!


Blogger Mary Campbell said...

When my middle child was born, I sent out cards announcing the arrival of John Daniel ("Jack") Nielsen... former First Central pastor Mert Rymph sent back congratulations and assurance that our son would always be in good spirits....

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