If the pomp and absurdity of the presidential campaign is getting you down, and you find yourself longing for a simpler time when a pair of biceps, a crew cut, and a big gun could win an election, you’re in luck, Missouri is still a state! Since it’s a state, it needs a governor, and that governor might very well end up being Republican candidate Eric Greitens. The 42-year-old former Navy SEAL (and former Democrat) won the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday and will now square off with the state’s Democratic Attorney General in the race to replace term-limited Gov. Jay Nixon. Greitens, despite having an impressive resume—Rhodes Scholar, Ph.D. from Oxford University, author, photographer, humanitarian, you know the usual—has focused on his ability to fire a machine gun, which is pretty much what governors do all day.
Sometimes I grow weary of the same-old politics speak- promises, insulting their opponents, etc. It gets a bit careworn at times, because they never tell me what I really want to know:
Can you fire a machine gun into a lake? Continue reading
Team USA gymnastics superstar Gabby Douglas says she never meant any disrespect by not placing her hand over her heart during the national anthem Tuesday … saying, “I apologize if I offended anyone.” Douglas took some heat following the team’s gold medal victory in the All-Around competition — when she stood next to teammates Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian … but didn’t put her hand over her heart. It didn’t take long for Gabby to head to Twitter to explain herself … “In response to a few tweets I saw tonight, I always stand at attention out of respect for our country whenever the national anthem is played,” Douglas wrote.
Interesting, isn’t it? The same people who complain loud and long about “political correctness” are the first ones to vent their considerable righteous outrage when someone fails to engage in a pro forma expression of patriotism. In the same way patriots savage politicians who neglect to wear (or “properly” wear) a cloisonne flag pin on their lapel, those who don’t do things “correctly” during the playing of the national anthem are worthy only of condemnation.
WHAT KIND OF AMERICAN DISRESPECTS THE FLAG???
Remember, it’s not about being patriotic; it’s about genuflecting correctly and appropriately in the socially expected manner. Douglas in her excitement neglected the pro forma gestures, ergo…GABBY DOUGLAS DOESN’T LOVE AMERICA!!! Continue reading
Donald Trump said at a rally this week that the election “is gonna be rigged.” He later added in a Fox News interview that he hopes “the Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us.” President Barack Obama mocked the rigged-election talk as just one more conspiracy theory from the GOP presidential nominee. Which could be the response Trump wanted. The real-estate mogul and reality-TV star probably knows exactly what he’s doing here. Trump loves polls, and so he’s likely familiar with one from December 2012 indicating that 49 percent of Republicans in the country believed Obama won re-election through vote fraud.
It seems almost as if Donald Trump is trying to have his cake and eat it, too. Perhaps he recognizes he’s unlikely to defeat Hillary Clinton, and so he’s trying to lower expectations. If there’s one thing The Donald © hates, it’s a loser. By working to drop expectations, he increases the chances he can claim he didn’t lose the election- because it was stolen by crooked Democrats. How can one be considered a loser when the outcome was predetermined?
Trump isn’t stupid. He reads polls like anyone else, and if he can tear himself away from Fox News Channel, he’ll understand his dilemma. His gaffe-a-minute approach makes for great political theater; it also beats having to actually discuss issues. It’s not exactly a recipe for a resounding victory.
The problem is that it’s difficult to win the Presidency when you’re winging it. *The Donald* © can’t stay “on message”…because he has no message. You can’t sell what you don’t have. Peddling anger, vitriol, and disaffection may inflame passions, but can doing so win in November? Continue reading
I never cease to marvel at those who believe the sight of an exposed female breast to be conclusive proof the Apocalypse is nigh. Before you know it, men will be throwing women over their shoulders and taking them back to their caves to savage and rob them of their innocence. Society’s moral compass will be knocked askew as men and boys devolve into drooling, sex-addicted perverts who want to have sex because it’s fun.
As ANY good God-fearing White Christian patriot knows, sex is dirty, nasty, and disgusting. Or, as one wag commented,
Just like the boobs on Fox, this one, too, is lily-white and far to the right.
Indeed. Continue reading