Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Why Yes, I Am Tired of This

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While desperately casting about for something cogent and insightful to say about this year's election, I came across this. From that (exhaustive) list of campaign slogans, I culled the following, in no particular order...

  • Hillary for America - This is obviously Mrs. Clinton's slogan. All I can say is, "Where is the indictment?" Hillary for 3 to 5!

  • Reigniting the Promise of America - Now this one belongs to Ted Cruz. This is a bit more imaginative than Shrillary's shtick. It does seem a little awkward however, is America burned out? But there's fuel enough left to reignite the fire? Is Ted trying to set us on fire? Who wrote this? I'm sure it wasn't Ted. I think we're beyond promises Mr. Cruz, after all politicians are always promising, never delivering.

  • K for US - John Kasich, obviously. I mean his last name does start with a "K," right? Now is that "K" for (the) U.S. or is that an all caps US as in we, ya know. Yes, it's simple and straightforward but why did I look at that and immediately two things sprang to mind, one benign, one not so much. KFC, er, like a chicken in every pot? (How very "Hooverian" of him.) The less benign thing which sprang to mind was three "Ks" in a row. And I don't mean the end of an inning by a very good pitcher.

  • A Political Revolution Is Coming - Bernie Sanders, or perhaps I should say Comrade Sanders? Seriously Bernie? Who are your advisers, Marx and Lenin? One other thing Товарищ, is there such a thing as an apolitical revolution? Dude, try again, I don't think the proletariat is on your side. (I talked to one from the People's Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he voted for Shrillary.)

  • Make America Great Again! - Donald Trump, of course. Hey, "The Donald," I guess you weren't paying attention but America (as in US, as in the United States) is still great. We're just poorly served by our politicians and business "leaders." You are the latter and want to be the former. I ain't buying Donald. No deal!

So I guess you may gather that I don't much care for any of the above. In fact, I despise two (maybe three) of them. I'll let you guess which ones.

As to the funniest thing I've seen in a while...


via GIPHY

I can't stop watching it, giggling like a loon I am.



18 comments:

  1. Well, you should, it is rather droll!

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  2. First, that gif is hilarious. I laughed loudly. Thank you for that.

    Second, we appear to have had some sort of psychic connection this morning... http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com/2016/04/creep-show.html

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    1. I see your point. (Speaking of creepy, or is it just weird?)

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  3. One minor change. Hillary for Life! Hopefully without parole, because if elected, it probably will be the other way around. Elections? We don't need no steenking elections!

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    1. I can sign on to that slogan.

      That last bit, that's what I'm afraid of.

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  4. In this kind of system the candidates reflect the electorate. Self centered, malignantly ignorant, obtuse. The vast majority have never considered practicing responsible citizenship. This is end state. Be interesting to see how future historians treat us. How do you say bread and circuses in futurese?

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  5. I read Sully's post before yours.
    Like both posts.
    He is right about the Creep factor.

    You forgot Feel the Bern , which, if spelled a little differently, refers to something entirely different.

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    1. I believe if that ancient Marxist is elected we will definitely feel "the burn."

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  6. Loving the video. And if ANY of them get in, we're going to feel it. Three hundred million people in this country and those five are the best we can come up with for the most important job in the world?

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  7. I hope I can vote with only one hand this yeaar. The other one is going to be busy holding my nose.

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    1. Ooh, I hadn't thought of that.

      Do they still make clothes pins? I think the Little Rhody ballot requires 2 hands!

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  8. hmm. K for us had meaning to me a few years ago after my doctor told me I had a ridiculously low level of potassium. So yeah. been there. Done that.

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    1. Hhmm, good point. Perhaps Kasich wants to boost our potassium levels?

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  9. I just hope we don't get the leader "we deserve".

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