Monday, October 19, 2015

dear jim

"Bernie Sanders plays the meshugganah grandpa role reserved, on the screen, for Larry David or Alan Arkin. He’s always worked up about something that nobody else can really get worked up about, always raising his voice and stabbing his finger in the air in imitation of Yahweh."
--Jim Kunstler, Clusterfuck Nation blog, 10/19/25

I seldom disagree with you about anything other than Zionism, so I was perplexed to discover the degree to which you do NOT "Feel the Bern." What reason could you possibly have for calling the candidate I (and seemingly yourself) have been waiting for these past 50 years, a guy whose most salient traits are his spotless integrity and political consistency, to a crazy old grandpa?

And most particularly, why would you ridiculously and inexplicably say that "Sanders is worked up about something that nobody else can really get worked up about," when you have expended gallons of ink and miles worth of column inches railing against the banks and our larcenous financial sector in virtually the same words as he uses.

I would appreciate your telling us the real reason behind your profound distaste f0r the only candidate I've seen in a lifetime of voting that I can actually pull the lever for with enthusiasm.

I'm not comfortable addressing you in this tone, since you were the Moses who largely single-handedly led us out of the wilderness of domination of the national political conversation by the oil patch  bhoyz. I found "The Long Emergency" a masterpiece of concision and accuracy (to judge by all that's happened since it was published), and the "A World Made By Hand" series I devoured in three sittings, and eagerly await the final volume. It's gorgeously  written, and a polemic as well as a page-turner.

Please enlighten is as to  why you have missed the mark so completely when the subject turns to  the all-important question  of who's to follow the weak "centrist" Obama into  the White House. I'm sure you're aware the Rehooligans will fail (again) to nominate a human, that the race for the Democratic nomination is in reality the race for the presidency, and that there are exactly two viable contenders. Your assessment of Mrs. Clinton is spot-on; why don't you feel the Bern.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

friday cat blogging, early saturday posting

Sammy is stickin pretty close 2 good old Pops since our return home a week ago.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

хот доги (aka perritos calientes, chiens chauds, heisse hunds, or hot dogs).

All the punditos & punditas are talkin about what a great show Marty O'Malley put on last nite.

All he showed me was the left-side profile  of a  preening narcissist.

O'Malley is one of the three dwarves that this show needs 2 lose if it's gonna stay viable.

The less said about the other 2, goofy Linc Chaffee and the Republicrat Jim Webb, the better.

This verbal combat needs 2 B exclusively between the 2 contenders, 3 nites, best 2 of 3 falls/nite. By the end the voters would have severally formed their opinions. This is not just 4 the nomination, mind U  but 4 the presidency.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

friday cat blogging, late tuesday edition

Now that the gates of hell are opening up and they're actually gonna let Hilarius and the three amigos on teevee, people might suddenly realize that she's got nothing, & that Sen Sanders is holding all the cards.

Me? I'm just glad 2 B home alone with my wife, whom I married 3 days ago in Mesquite, Nevada.

Most of all, our feline is glad we're back, and has showered us with wet purrs & furry rubs since we returned last evening.

Monday, October 12, 2015

god nose snotreel

It's  gettin tougher 2 debate rehooligans cuz Who nose what they talkin about?

They allways goin like "Benghazi. Benghazi. Them E-mails."

"Acorn! Acorn!"

What's all that cal about?

Saturday, October 10, 2015

how much wood would a packwood pack?

If a Packwood would pack wood?
A Packwood would pack all the woody would pack,
If a Packwood would pack wood...

Does any one remember the 
tenure of Bob ,,
Pack wood,  the liberal senator 
from Oregon?

He was one of the great serial womanbotherers of all time, a guy so naive he couldn't figure out why women he didn't know objected when he cornered them in elevators.

At that point the story is monotonously the 
same..."and then he rammed his tongue 
down my throat."

he'd've done better  if somebody had told him that yah, it's good 2B the kynge, but a U.S. Sennetore is not a monarch.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

inertia & inevitability


Kershplung -- what shocking & depressing thoughts.

I decided to follow up a conversation re: who's gonna win the 2016 by consulting w/ people in whom I have the most confidence as predicters. That would be ye high priests of ye football poole, z Vegas oddsmakers.

Mrs. Clinton has the best shot at la CasaBlanca with 8 to 11 odds, which is hard to 2 visualize unless U look at the other candidates. Twump & Jeb! R in a dead heat for nomination and WH, both w 9/2.

A better way to express it as far as I can see is 2 turn it upside-down and say their chances are 2/9, or 2X as good as a 9th. Looking at it that way, Rubio, Sanders, and Jojo Biden are all at 1/8th. But as of today, Rubio looks dead in the water, and Biden might not run. 

& that's all yr runners in both parties, basically, (between 4 & 6), cuz then then you drop all the way down to Mme. Fiorina at 18-to-1 or if you really wanna go there, to Kim Kardashian, whose chances are noted by the oddsmakers 2 B a thousand to one shot at being elected presnit. This info comes from Lost Wages on 10/1.

These oddsmakers R not always right, but they R  completely trustworthy because they do well by doing good. Their rewards, which R ample, depend on their getting it right.

Looks to me like Hillary has the inside track, at this very early time. The inertia of voters' habits and party loyalty might yet propel her (if that's the word) to the top of the heap. But a lot can happen in 14 mos as every body know. 

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