Friday, February 19, 2021

Random acts

 I have learned not to depend upon the kindness of strangers, but sometimes they come through -- if only to make us happy by behaving so ridiculously that we laugh in spite of ourselves.

Here, for instance, is Senator Chuck Grassley (87 and it's relevant) paying tribute to the man who taught a generation to hate:  "Sad abt Rush Limbaugh's death he was a gr8 American patriot who really helped the conservative cause & will hv a decades long impact on the movement I kno listeners will miss him gr8ly"

What amused you more, the notion of the gross, foul-mouthed OxyContin addict as a patriot or the attempt of Grandpa Chuck to write in hip-hop?  Look, there's nothing wrong with preferring Glenn Miller to Lil Wayne but who does he think he's fooling?  Iowans?

In less than a week Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised more than $2 million for organizations providing water, food and shelter for Texans.  As Trump would say -- probably is saying -- "I don't get it.  What's in it for her?"  Nothing.  She will continue to be Satan's personal representative for most Texas politicians and maybe even most Texans.  Unlike Beto O'Rourke, who has organized people to check on the welfare of thousands of seniors, she is never going to run for office in Texas.  It's just the right thing to do for people burdened with "leaders" like Tim Boyd and Rick Perry.  

We're back!  That was Joe Biden's teleconference message to the G7 and Munich Security Conference today.  And we're sorry about the last four years, an aberration resulting from our weird, undemocratic method of electing presidents.  We're back in the Paris Climate Accords, in the World Health Organization, and open to talking with Iran about enriched uranium and other subjects.  Once again, sorry.  Please come visit us when this pandemic ebbs, Muslim-majority countries.  Have you seen the Grand Canyon?

Chef Bill Williamson, who used to work at the Trump Trivago Hotel in Washington, has come forward to amuse us with a story about how Trump once griped that his steak was not as big as his dinner companion's.  I'm surprised he didn't fire Williamson on the spot.  When you order your steak "incinerated" it tends to shrink, President Escoffier.

Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. General Laura Richardson are getting the promotions they should have had last year.  The Secretary of Defense and Chairman Milley held them up because they feared (i.e., knew damn well) that Trump would throw a tantrum because he hates women.  They will be recommended by Secretary Lloyd Austin for a fourth star and new commands next week.  Because Biden is not afraid of women.

Texas being Texas, Ted Cruz will probably survive Cancungate, but he will never be forgiven for leaving the family's poodle Snowflake behind in the house his wife described as "FREEZING."  Never.  Remember what happened to Mitt Romney when he made his dog ride on top of the car?



(Is that a mezuzah?)



Blogger The New York Crank said...

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12:27 AM  
Blogger The New York Crank said...

Sorry, I posted a comment above, but it came out a little off kilter. So let me try again.

>>(Is that a mezuzah?)<<

Nope. Just a flagpole holder. For when Cruz needs to look patriotic.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

12:30 AM  

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