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Bread and Circuses
Author: BobR    Date: 09/09/2015 15:17:27

The Romans used bread and circuses to keep the masses entertained while their empire slowly slid into the dust of history. Nowadays, it isn't bread so much as a non-stop 3-ring circus of stupidity being thrown in our faces by a complicit media.

Religious zealot Kim Davis has created a maelstrom of hyperbole and hackery with her self-crucifixion this past week. People - who would recoil in horror if their churches were regulated by the state - exercised zero self-reflection in their demand for the church to regulate the state. They also didn't see the irony of how their demands mimic those of the Sharia Law of which they are so terrified.

To up the ante, two erstwhile Republican presidential candidates demonstrated their contempt for the U.S. Constitution they would swear to uphold if elected by showing up and supporting her battle against legal jurisprudence. That they would prostitute themselves to such an un-American cause in an effort to get some free publicity and support from the religious extremist minority shows their complete lack of fitness to hold the country's highest office.

We don't even have to provide examples of shuckster Donald Trump playing pimp for the anti-PC set, as if being loud, brash, and unapologetically boorish are presidential qualities we should admire. That he was interviewed by his female equivalent - Sarah Palin - only shows how absurd the entire Republican primary has become.

Today on the Capitol grounds, these same players are going to be protesting a nuclear deal that was years in the making. They have no viable alternative. They aren't smart enough to even understand it. But - the president supports it, so they're against it, and they will bloviate and spew hatred and fear, because that's the only thing their dimwitted supporters respond to.

Meanwhile, the Democratic candidates - all thoughtful, intelligent, and brimming with ideas to move the country forward - are getting the scraps of media attention which fall off the table. The only attention Clinton gets is when there is a drummed up "controversy" like Benghazi! or her email server. Once those have been proven to be non-stories, of course they don't get any media retraction.

Looking ahead, Congress is back in session, we are running out of money once again, and we're looking at another government shutdown (because THAT went so well last time). Maybe the presidential circus is what we need to distract us from the tent falling down on the Capitol.

26 comments (Latest Comment: 09/09/2015 20:01:24 by Scoopster)
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Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 13:07:46
SMS opened the show with Eye of The Tiger!!

good morning!

Comment by trojanrabbit on 09/09/2015 13:12:46
So how long will it be until that bigoted bovine is behind bars again?

EMI is supposed to be suing Davis and Huckleberry for copyright infringement. Good. Somehow political campaigns seem to think they are immune from copyright laws.

Big thunderstorms are predicted for tomorrow night. I'm hoping one interrupts power to FoxboroUGH for the duration of the night. Take THAT NFL.

Comment by wickedpam on 09/09/2015 13:14:10
Morning

Comment by TriSec on 09/09/2015 14:06:33
Greetings from Retardistan!! (Offence intended)

Comment by Mondobubba on 09/09/2015 14:28:27
Please everyone, explain to me why I shouldn't effing hate people!

Comment by trojanrabbit on 09/09/2015 14:28:39
Quote by TriSec:
Greetings from Retardistan!! (Offence intended)

And its capital of Fundieville.

Comment by wickedpam on 09/09/2015 14:30:30
Quote by Mondobubba:
Please everyone, explain to me why I shouldn't effing hate people!



Dislike them immensely but don't hate - that only harms your own self.

Comment by Mondobubba on 09/09/2015 14:31:57


Behold Colbert's vicious 5 minutes of mocking Trump




Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 14:32:28
Not pleased with this...



Comment by BobR on 09/09/2015 15:18:00
BLOG IS POSTED

Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 15:21:17
Bread and circus' indeed. It is all so tiresome!



Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 15:22:51
Omg, CArlos was right, Kim Davis DID sound like this yesterday:




Comment by wickedpam on 09/09/2015 16:01:35
oh man, she does O.O

Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 16:05:39
Quote by wickedpam:
oh man, she does O.O
It's hysterical!


Comment by Scoopster on 09/09/2015 16:14:42
Afternoon all.. Late again today, so much work to do!

Fell asleep in my computer chair last night. So not only didn't I get quality sleep (no cpap until I woke up at ~2am), but now my shoulder/back is messed up too.

But none of that is more annoying than seeing Phyllis Schlafly and some other moron (Linda Harvey? Who's that Paul Jr.'s wife or something?) suggest that Christians need to create their own homo-free country.


Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 16:39:08
Quote by Scoopster:
Afternoon all.. Late again today, so much work to do!

Fell asleep in my computer chair last night. So not only didn't I get quality sleep (no cpap until I woke up at ~2am), but now my shoulder/back is messed up too.

But none of that is more annoying than seeing Phyllis Schlafly and some other moron (Linda Harvey? Who's that Paul Jr.'s wife or something?) suggest that Christians need to create their own homo-free country.
They could go to Russia.




Comment by Scoopster on 09/09/2015 16:47:05
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Afternoon all.. Late again today, so much work to do!

Fell asleep in my computer chair last night. So not only didn't I get quality sleep (no cpap until I woke up at ~2am), but now my shoulder/back is messed up too.

But none of that is more annoying than seeing Phyllis Schlafly and some other moron (Linda Harvey? Who's that Paul Jr.'s wife or something?) suggest that Christians need to create their own homo-free country.
They could go to Russia.

My friend suggested Iran or Saudi Arabia.. heh

Comment by Scoopster on 09/09/2015 18:01:17



Oh Apple.. you never fail to deliver on the promises of snark's past.

Comment by BobR on 09/09/2015 18:12:58
Quote by Scoopster:



Oh Apple.. you never fail to deliver on the promises of snark's past.

Remember when Microsoft used to copy from Apple?

Comment by BobR on 09/09/2015 18:16:11
Old blog friend M Faye Hadley is in town this week, so I met her for lunch and then we walked to the Capitol for the War With Iran rally. There were a distressingly large number of people there, and we managed to piss off a few of them.

Cruz, Trump, and Mark Levine spoke while we were there (I had to get back to work). We were filmed by a number of people, and interviewed by a few others. One guy said he was from the Blaze. He didn't want to say, but we got him to fess up.

It was somewhat invigorating as well as being depressing.

Comment by wickedpam on 09/09/2015 18:29:17
Quote by BobR:
Old blog friend M Faye Hadley is in town this week, so I met her for lunch and then we walked to the Capitol for the War With Iran rally. There were a distressingly large number of people there, and we managed to piss off a few of them.

Cruz, Trump, and Mark Levine spoke while we were there (I had to get back to work). We were filmed by a number of people, and interviewed by a few others. One guy said he was from the Blaze. He didn't want to say, but we got him to fess up.

It was somewhat invigorating as well as being depressing.



sounds very exciting - look forward to seeing you misquoted in all the best ultra con places

Comment by Raine on 09/09/2015 19:10:05
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Old blog friend M Faye Hadley is in town this week, so I met her for lunch and then we walked to the Capitol for the War With Iran rally. There were a distressingly large number of people there, and we managed to piss off a few of them.

Cruz, Trump, and Mark Levine spoke while we were there (I had to get back to work). We were filmed by a number of people, and interviewed by a few others. One guy said he was from the Blaze. He didn't want to say, but we got him to fess up.

It was somewhat invigorating as well as being depressing.



sounds very exciting - look forward to seeing you misquoted in all the best ultra con places
me too!

WE are gonna have dinner with her tonite…

Comment by Mondobubba on 09/09/2015 19:14:12
Quote by Scoopster:



Oh Apple.. you never fail to deliver on the promises of snark's past.



Did I miss something?

Comment by Scoopster on 09/09/2015 19:27:37
Quote by Mondobubba:
Did I miss something?

Yeah - Apple announced a new 12.9" iPad Pro that's basically pulling ideas from the Surface RT/Pro (specifically the keyboard/cover/stand option).

There's also a built-in HD digitizer & optional pro-quality stylus (works on pressure instead of cap touch) designed with professional arts in mind.

Comment by wickedpam on 09/09/2015 19:42:32
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by BobR:
Old blog friend M Faye Hadley is in town this week, so I met her for lunch and then we walked to the Capitol for the War With Iran rally. There were a distressingly large number of people there, and we managed to piss off a few of them.

Cruz, Trump, and Mark Levine spoke while we were there (I had to get back to work). We were filmed by a number of people, and interviewed by a few others. One guy said he was from the Blaze. He didn't want to say, but we got him to fess up.

It was somewhat invigorating as well as being depressing.



sounds very exciting - look forward to seeing you misquoted in all the best ultra con places
me too!

WE are gonna have dinner with her tonite…



Give her hugs for all of us :D

Comment by Scoopster on 09/09/2015 20:01:24
Ohhh boy. Gohmert you done fucked up this time!

Louie, can I call you by name? Let me explain this to you. YOU and your idiot pals in the GOP are the ones acting as if this deal were a treaty. YOU are the ones attempting to scuttle it with a bill, because this deal isn't a bill. And guess what else? If a bill DOES pass that affects this deal, YOU will probably vote for it because you'd rather fuck over Obama and the rest of us than do something constructive for this country.

Also, the Constitutional powers of the president include applying and removing punitive sanctions except when a law of Congress overrides them, and the Iran/Libya Sanctions Act expired in 2011, so Congress doesn't even have that leg to stand on.

Do us all a big favor Lou. Just resign now. Go home. Don't go away mad, just go away.