Friday, October 12, 2007

Random thoughts from next to nowhere

N's girlfriend was entertaining
another man.
N was so enraged he
murdered his rival's pickup.
Fourteen shots.

Bonners Ferry is not nowhere, but you can see it from here. So here I am next to nowhere.

Al Gore has now won an Emmy, an Oscar, the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Presidency. Of course this latter prize has not been presented to him as yet. Perhaps it will never be. But he won it. There are those, including me, who wish he would run again for the Presidency. If he did I believe he could win with one hand tied behind his back. Maybe even both hands, as his Republican competition is so utterly hopeless. But it looks increasingly like he won't run. I don't really blame him, who would want to clean up the filthy mess Bush/Cheney will have left?

Is Mitt Romney any smarter or better informed than George W. Bush? I am certainly doubting it. Remember one of his beginning bald-faced lies about being a hunter all his life? That was a really stupid thing for him to have claimed. Remember his vehement claim that Guantanamo should be doubled? That was a really dumb thing to say. Now he has said marijuana is so terrible it should not be allowed, and medical marijuana is just a scheme to get pot legalized. Romney obviously does not hesitate to say things he knows nothing about. What he believes about pot is apparently something that he and those around him just believe, because they obviously have made no effort to learn anything about it. Romney's ideas on the subject seem to be grounded in the last time he ate popcorn and watched Reefer Madness. Naturally, he thinks all drugs should be illegal and criminalized, again revealing nothing but his abysmal ignorance.

Obama is now criticizing Hillary for her vote on declaring special Iranian troops a terrorist organization. I agree it was a stupid vote. But it was a stupid strategy. I see no reason at all why Iran should not declare the CIA a terrorist organization - they'd be on stronger ground and I bet they'd have more international support. But Obama is on very shaky ground as he did not vote on the issue at all. Another schoolboy mistake. He's getting desperate as time is running out.

I saw somewhere today, I think on Smirking Chimp, that the really big corporate money is now going to Democrats rather than Republicans. That means to Hillary. It's too early to tell you I told you so, but I did. I do not regard this as a good thing.

Why do we continue to put up with the likes of O'burly, Contrary, and Limburger? They are nothing but merchants of hate with no talent other than that of the rest of the "shock jocks." We should refuse to watch and inform the networks. Let these miserable excuses for human beings just bay away at the moon (can't take away free speech, you know, even though all they are doing is the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre). They seem to truly enjoy picking on widows and children, to say nothing of minorities in general and anyone with the temerity to disagree with their hate-filled rantings. They are simply boils on the backsides of humanity.

I never thought I would see the day when our best hope of avoiding a war would come from the military. Now General Sanchez has spoken out about our abject failure in Iraq. Where is General Betrayus? He's still winning the war for our two military genius's, Bush and Cheney, who between them don't have the military experience of a flea or the brains of a horse's ass. Perhaps we should learn not to give power to the mentally handicapped or the pathologically murderous.

"I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Indeed, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all."
Ogden Nash


Sage Word said...

Years ago, the police blotter for Bozeman's paper was written with wry humor. For example, an apprehended kid dressed up like a ninja got 'Apparently he wasn't a good enough ninja.' The best blurbs got clipped and sent to us by my sister.

One talked of some cowboy coming over to his girlfriend's, to find another guy's hawg parked outside.

The motorcycle was shot thru the header with a 45, lassoed, and drug off down the street. The Harley was pronounced dead at the scene by officers responding to the 911 call.

Bob said...

That opener had an almost haiku quality. The most brilliant writer of police blotter humor is Kevin Hoover of the Arcata Eye. His stuff is hilarious.

By the way, your blog is a great addition to the small world of progressive Idaho blogs. Your best stuff approaches the wonderful James Wolcott in terms of sneering yet funny nastiness.