So many Democrats are currently throwing their hats into the presidential ring, it's like watching lemmings cascading from a fiscal cliff.
The latest entrant is the 77-years-young Socialist Bernie Sanders. Considering that absolutely nothing about the candidate or his ideas is truly new, we feel like it's appropriate to commemorate his entry into the race with some similarly shopworn cartoons from the political past.
Don't think of it as laziness on our part. Think of it as "redistribution of humor."
But in the end, Bernie ended his 2016 run when he received an offer he couldn't refuse...
Monday, February 18, 2019
We really do hope that Hillary Clinton is enjoying a nice mouthful of crow this Presidents Day. A meal which she'll be sharing with a lot of Democrats whose insane natterings are catching up with them in recent news cycles.
High in those ranks, and we do mean "rank," would be alleged actor Jussie Smollett whose allegations of being the victim - rather than the instigator - of a hate crime have completely unravelled...
As a general rule of thumb which is almost always true, if a "hate crime" has no witnesses other than the "victim," and involves a MAGA hat, a noose, or a swastika, the story is a lie. That may sound harsh, but in case after case after case it's true. Victimhood is the Olympic Gold Medal of Progressivism, and in today's media climate it's a very low bar to clear.
But is there any real harm committed when so-called "hate crimes" are completely faked? Absolutely. Because it makes any real victims in the future less likely to be believed, increases hate and division in our country, and steals resources from police and intelligence agencies.
Remember when Bill Clinton was president and there was a rash of black church burnings committed by godawful racists?! It got national attention (albeit a lot less attention was given to the subsequent revelation that the churches were being burned by blacks). But so serious was this supposed outbreak of racism that president Clinton reassigned the agencies who were supposed to be keeping an eye on Osama bin Laden to solving the church burnings. Yeah, that worked out well.
Smollet, who apparently hired his "attackers" from the cast of his own TV show, needs to go to jail for a long time over this stunt. And every Trump voter should receive groveling apologies from the numerous "news" outlets, politicians, and celebrities who gleefully spread this appalling lie...though that will never happen.
And speaking of things that will never happen, let us turn our sights on Joe Biden as he ramps up his efforts to become our next president...
Recreating Obama's infamous "Apology Tour," Joe Biden traveled to Munich to disparage our nation as an "embarrassment" for our treatment of (ahem) "refugees." Apparently Old Joe hasn't really been paying attention to what's been happening to Germany now that they're drowning in hostile refugees.
It turns out that it's just never a good idea to look to Germany for moral guidance when it comes to setting government policies for dealing with large masses of people.
Rather, we prefer President Trump's distinctive style...
Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build the wall strikes us as no more nutty (and not much less) than all of the nonsense currently being committed by the Left. So despite the fact that he could have gotten better deals (which were on the table) in the recent past, we're more or less cool with him getting the job done, or at least started, the "Trump way."
In a world where everything is pretty much crazy all the time, the wall comes pretty darn close to making sense. Which is, as they say, good enough for government work.
Posted by Stilton Jarlsberg at 7:12 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Our Monday moaning post has proved accurate, and we're still dividing our time between coughing up organs (we lost our little-used spleen, but are hoping to hang on to most of our liver as it's essential in the biohazard-style processing of Clan MacGregor) or alternately enjoying codeine-induced hallucinations.
For instance, we had a wild one a day or so ago in which Nancy Pelosi actually disciplined a hijab-wearing Democrat congresswoman for making wildly anti-Semitic tweets (and this just after the same shrill woman demanded that Homeland Security be defunded!). Crazy, huh?!
But rather than leave you empty-handed today (and Friday, for that matter), we're at least sharing this vintage Valentine which aspires to Make America Smooch Again.
Frankly, if Busty Ross was to set up a kissing booth near the Rio Grande, and charge one brick for a quick lip-lock, we could get Trump's wall built in no time. And the line of men waiting for their turn would probably make a functional wall and the mortar set on the real thing.
As we said above, we're taking the rest of the week off to finish recovering and attend to some chores. Although we'll try to return Monday for President's Day. Or, as we like to think of it, "Still Not Hillary Day."