Archive for May, 2018

We won’t have Don Blankenship to kick around anymore…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

… unless we do.  Which… who knows?  Could resurface as a perennial candidate who wins eventually.
And, truthfully, someone will show up — maybe even win a primary… maybe even win the general… and it’ll be extinguishable from… hm… Don Blankenship’s contribution to campaign ads

“Swamp Captain Mitch Mcconnell has created millions of jobs for China People.
While dosing so, Mitch has gotten rich.
In fact, his China People has given him tens of millions of dollars.
Mitch’s Swamp People are now running false, misleading ads against me.
They’re also childishly calling me despicable and mentally ill.
The War to Drain the Swamp and create jobs for West Virginia People has began.
I will beat Joe Manchin and ditch Cocaine Mitch for the sake of the kids.”

It may be that elections are now the last refuge for a sort of public vindication — or at least airing of grievances– of a scoundrel.

Blankenship spent much of his campaign attempting to re-litigate the event for which he is now infamous—the 2010 explosion at his company’s Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 miners—and his subsequent conviction for conspiring to commit federal mine safety violations. In the Trump era, he found a sympathetic audience by presenting himself as a “political prisoner” of President Barack Obama’s Justice Department.

All right.  So.  Joe Manchin-mania is… sweeping…

new at the nra

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Points made about the naming of Oliver North as president for the NRA.  See Boing Boing comments.

I think there’s only one way to read this exhumation:
Suck on THAT, stupid libruls!!

A corrupt arms dealer who sold weapons to terrorists, in an effort to undermine a democracy.The NRA has become a left-wing parody of the NRA.

As described about here.

Sometimes it feels as though the current moment in American history is unique. At other times, there’s a disquieting déjà vu—for example, this week, when both Daniel Ortega, the Nicaragua Sandinista leader, and Ollie North, the American Marine who funneled weapons to his right-wing opponents the Contras, are both in the news.

And… wait.  What do we got here?

Can we get a HELL YEAH?! Oliver North to become next NRA President (cue snowflakes melting)
This. Is. So. Damn. Cool.

Sure.  The Heat.  Brought.  Snowflakes.  So fragile against the heat rays of Oliver North.  Just as… back in the day

may 4, 1993
Oliver North, the central figure in the Iran-Contra affair, blasted the Clinton Administration, suggested spending less on teaching foreign language in high school and reducing taxes during a speech Monday night at Hartwick College in Oneonta.

Or, you know.  Guns don’t kill people, Uccidere persone persone.  Some point to the cessation of school prayer, but really… it was…

forcing the issue

Friday, May 4th, 2018

The political divide showers us with… Evan Mecham showers us with a mock Communist letter telling us about the plot for gun confiscation.  It does take a minute to figure out from whence this letter is coming from, because the sarcastic arguments would have to be explained, even if it is fully encapsulated in the letterer to the editor’s mind.

Align this with the flutter of the comic at the Correspondents Dinner, with defenders at twitter making the charge in the way of “black woman says this — HOW OUTRAGEOUS.  Pro-lifer suggests death penalty for women — Let’s listen to what he has to say”…  Again, forced sarcasm, which we’re now mixing up hot topic issues and jumping to extremes to get to a argument of a double standard.  It’s a bit of a thick wicket… the twitterers who stuck with the obvious “… and Trump said what?”… are on better and more immediate ground.

(Then again, my point on finding next year’s safe comic brought me to Rich Little — which offers the question: is there someone female who can step in?  Oh.  Here’s an idea:  Roseanne Barr!!!)