Saturday Vicious Reading

Cletus didn't make it :(

Cletus didn’t make it 😦

For those of us who are political junkies, the idea that more than a third of the U.S. population can’t name the three branches of government is astonishing. And depressing. And appalling. Every single day, we get ourselves all worked up about the latest way we’re getting fucked over by corrupt politicians, big money, and corporate con artists. We send money here and there. We organize protests occasionally, and a handful of the likeminded sometimes join us in our “consciousness-raising” efforts. We write letters to the editor, we argue with relatives who hold benighted views, we sputter and fume at our TV screens, we get our intestines in a knot over the latest bullshit from Limbaugh or Hannity, and we feel flashes of annoyance when we see the big stacks of books by Bill O’Reilly being sold at Costco. We fulminate to our spouses about the reprehensible Clarence Thomas and his moronic wife, and lose our appetite at the very mention of the name Antonin Scalia. Mike Huckabee reminds us of the vast history of hucksters who wrapped their self-interest in religion, and Dick Cheney evokes memories of legions of chicken hawks who spent their lives promoting wars so long as they didn’t have to fight them themselves.

@ THE SMIRKING CHIMP

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27 Responses to Saturday Vicious Reading

  1. David B. Benson says:

    After party barfing, right now, @ Mimn out my kitchen window.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Hawk attacks quadcopter, wins @ HuffPo.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Cool, cloudy only, 25% chance of rain.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    That story about the brown recluse spider infestation, how horrible! I’ve never met a brown recluse yet but I ALWAYS keep an eye out for them. Never saw a black widow either. Hopefully, living in Michigan is what’s saved me. I would never, ever leave Michigan for warmer climes. NO way. I love having winters that keep the cooties down.

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  5. º¿carol says:

    I should have been outside today, tending to fall chores. But alas, more cooking. Since Pete’s might come over tomorrow I wanted something on hand. I made an Apple Crisp, house still smells like apples. Then I made potato pancakes. Tomorrow morning I’m going to make home made mushroom soup. They had mushrooms on sale so I bought a ton.

    Maybe I’ll go out a half hour early and do a few things out there, who knows.

    It’s been sunny, temp got up to 60° and it wasn’t windy. Oh, well, food comes first, I guess.

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  6. º¿carol says:

    I took your Smirking Chimp article and posted it on Facebook. It was the perfect piece because I’m always ragging on the ignorance of the American People.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Bomb Everyone
    http://www.monbiot.com/2014/09/30/bomb-everyone/
    at least in the Middle East.

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  8. David B. Benson says:

    Gotta gweet again…

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  9. David B. Benson says:

    Not much on the Internet today.

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  10. Den says:

    They ain’t talkin, they’re listenin.

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  11. Den says:

    Gweeted; Tortellini Sugo, spinach salad with feta cheese and beet slices covered with a vinegarette, and a Peroni to wash it all down, YUM!

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  12. Den says:

    Just found that out, not highly rated but sufficient to wash the tonsils.

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  13. Den says:

    Switched shots to Makers Mark, wow, tasty stuff for sipping.

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  14. Den says:

    Sheep-O-Clock on my watch…

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