Is it just me, or are those in power just completely fucked in their heads? A bunch of folks with very righteous and very, very longstanding beefs with the Baltimore pigs are protesting and rioting, and the gubment’s response is to send in the National Guard. Yeah, that’ll go over really, really well with people who have spent their entire lives being afraid, with good reason, of armed authority figures.
In other news, Bernie Sanders is said to be about to announce his bid for the Democratic nomination for President. Fuckin’… Ay. My dream ticket would be Sanders and John Conyers, and I wouldn’t care which was going for the Oval Office and which the running mate. I don’t know that such a thing will be possible before both men are way too old to do the job, but that old pendulum is certainly swinging back toward the left so I don’t feel completely foolish about hoping for a miracle to come right when we need it most. Those two dudes could, if the country were behind them, surpass FDR’s greatest accomplishments AND do it without pushing the country into another war. The so-called “business community” (meaning the fat cats who’ve been running the show since Reagan gave the country away) would be insanely pissed about it, but I think it’s patently obvious by now that the more pissed off those assholes are, the better off the rest of us are.
I’m taking the current state of things as all the vindication I could ever require for my strong stance against Reagan’s trickle down economics three and a half decades ago. Ain’t been nuthin’ trickling down on us that we want to be soaked in.
On the up side, the GOP has got so completely whacked out that they can’t even field a candidate who’s not absolutely bat shit crazy. It’s perfectly understandable, really. It’s just what stupid people do. That’s why Einstein defined insanity as he did. I’m looking forward to 2024 when their primaries are a race between Sarah Palin, a sprouted potato, a chimpanzee with a meth problem, and South Park’s Eric Cartman. My money’s on the chimp to get the nod — they’ve already won with a drug addled lower primate, after all. Got him reelected in 2004, too.
No, I don’t think Mr. Sanders stands a chance of getting past Hillary. I’d like to be proven wrong, but I suspect that we’re still just stupid enough to elect a cunt because it’s got a vagina.