Friday, January 20, 2012


I was crushed, absolutely crushed, to learn the other night that I will never be able to vote for Jennifer Granholm for President, as having been born in Canada she is a foreigner. Granholm, the ex Governor of Michigan, would be a terrific candidate for virtually any important office, she is about to become a television host on the rapidly improving Current Television channel. There is an organization (I forget what it is called) dedicated to seeing many more women elected to office. I’m all for it as the traditional male dominated Congress has proven itself to be so absolutely hopeless. I could vote for Hillary for President if she weren’t such a hawk. But most of all I’d like to see a contest between the Democratic women and Republican women. Give me Hillary, Granholm, Pelosi, Maddow, Wasserman-Schultz, and Melissa Harris-Perry and I would challenge any fifty, nay, even hundred, of the blond bimbos from Fox News and the Republican Party. I know there are other strong Democratic women but with just these six it would be no contest. I’d even give them Sarah Palin, Jan Brewer, Sharron Angle, Michelle Malkin, Christine O’Donnell, and Ann Coulter and a fifteen minute headstart.

It appears that President Obama may be able to sing as well as play basketball, but I have to say his musical talent pales into insignificance when compared to Vladimir Putin’s rendition of Blueberry Hill, one of the most marvelous performances I have been privileged to see. But not to worry, Obama’s smile itself is probably worth a couple of million votes.

I am suggesting Newton Leroy Gingrich for an Academy Award for the best dramatic performance of 2012. His response to John King’s question about his infidelity was marvelous, if not the phoniest claim to being victimized ever. I did think that King’s question, coming as it did at the very beginning of the debate, was ill-timed, but Gingrich’s response was a masterpiece of false outrage over a question he must have known would come up. Ah, the truth hurts.

Willard Mitt may well lose in South Carolina and if so it will clearly be deserved. He is so transparently phony it shines through everything he says and does. Pretending to be an ordinary Middle Class guy when you are so obviously not is just not going to cut it, and hiding your millions in the Cayman Islands will certainly not help. It’s true, he is so inauthentic, and apparently so unaware of it, he is doomed even if he does somehow get the nomination. He probably will, given that his main opposition is ex-Speaker Foghorn with delusions of grandeur.

I admire Steven Colbert for his expose of the absolute imbecility that is corporate personhood, but I wonder if it will make any difference when it comes to getting the ridiculous Supreme Court decision overturned. Some say a Constitutional Amendment is not even necessary as there are other avenues that would be easier and quicker. Let’s hope so.

I cannot help but wonder what the Republican Party will offer Ron Paul to not run as a third party candidate. If he does it will surely spell the end of any Republican chance to defeat President Obama. But what could they possibly offer Paul, short of the keys to the asylum? I fear there is no place for Pa Kettle in the 21st century.

Santorum, ah Santorum, perhaps he can withdraw gracefully from the race, pleading to need more time to design a tasteful, colorful, and relatively inexpensive burkha for American women, one that will make contraception unnecessary as desire can be minimized and the rhythm method abolished.

I truly wonder how much farther the Republicans can sink into the miasma of ignorance, greed, and surreality that surrounds them and drags them closer and closer to oblivion. To think they were once a legitimate political party that participated in governing. Pity.

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.

H. L. Mencken

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