Thursday, June 17, 2021

You're a grand old rag


"The Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States."  

Not a moment too soon, Steve Daines (R-MT) and some other senators you should never lend money to have introduced yet another amendment to protect our poor flag from the slobbering of degenerates and other forms of abuse.  There is nothing worse than lining up your militia for the dawn flag-raising only to find Old Gory stained with tell-tale orange clown makeup.   It can really torpedo your day.

Not a typo, by the way -- George M. Cohan's song was originally "You're a Grand Old Rag."  Even in 1906 this was considered disrespectful and, according to the story, Cohan ran around New York buying up every copy of the sheet music before re-writing.  So if you find a yellowed copy of "Grand Old Rag" in grandma's piano bench, hang onto it. 

This must be "Make a Noise, Montana" Day because, while fourteen House Republicans voted not to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, Matthew Rosendale was the one who chose to explain his vote in a lengthy statement.  He didn't even pretend he was trying to save the GDP, like Ron Johnson from Wisconsin.   He -- well, read it if you like.  Montana only has one representative and it's this fucking guy, but at least he hasn't been convicted of assault like his predecessor.  Who is now the governor. 

In still more Montana news -- oh, come on, really? -- election data from the fraudit in Maricopa County, Arizona, has traveled to a "secure lab" (cabin) owned by somebody called Ben Cotton, proprietor of tech subcontractor CyFIR.  Nobody will say how the data, which arrived by car, is being secured.  Under his MyPillow, perhaps.  I can't wait for this farce to open in Fulton County, Georgia.  It's a long drive from Flathead Lake.

Could Ben Cotton be related to Senator Tom?  It's not outrageous to speculate.  The current tenant of William Fulbright's seat, believe it or not, has written to President Biden to demand he pull the US out of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing so the Chinese can't harvest the precious bodily fluids DNA of American athletes and use it to develop a race of supersoldiers.  But wouldn't we know, because they'd look like Lindsey Vonn?  (I know she's retired but I don't know any other skiers.)  This is what Cotton does all day while waiting for a delivery from Rep. Ronny "Candy Man" Jackson (R-TX).  Candy Man, who used to be Trump's doctor, thinks Biden should take a cognitive exam.  Read all about Ronny's qualifications for office (apart from the spotless cowboy boots) in this Texas Tribune article.  Then be glad he don't doctor no more -- even on Trump.

As for Trump, he and Hannity performed a medley of his greatest lies about covid ("Hydroxychloroquine, now great reviews are coming out on that"), Russia ("We got nothing" from the summit), the balance of trade ("How many Chevrolets are being sold in Berlin?"), his utter innocence on everything, the still-undecided election ("we didn't win but let's see what happens on that") and renewable energy ("windmills all over the place to ruin our land and kill our birds, to kill everything").  Not to mention our ancient enemy:  "Canada is very tough."  Sadly, the interview occurred before the Supreme Court turned down yet another attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act, with two of his three justices joining the 7-2 majority.  

In other "Putsch comes to shove" news, Andrew Clyde (R-GA) refused even to shake the hand of DC police officer Michael Fanone, who suffered a concussion and a heart attack defending Clyde and his colleagues from tourists on January 6.  Squeak squeak, Andy.  "Every now and again I think we have to be at the bottom of how low we can get," said Adam Kinzinger.  Well, Congressman, nobody's forcing you to remain a Republican.  Perhaps you never heard Gore Vidal's remark, "When you think they've scraped the bottom of the barrel, it turns out there's another barrel."   And he was talking about Sarah Palin.

Never let it be said the government can't move when it has to.  The Juneteenth bill passed yesterday, Biden signed it three hours ago and tomorrow is already a holiday for federal workers.  Let's not everybody bring potato salad to the cookout, OK?




Blogger Richard said...

That was one of the worst things i ever saw. It is not so much about trump, because he is already dead and doesn't know it yet.
The worst thing i ever saw was my neighbors and some of my family worshipping that monster and licking the shit off of his filthy boots.
This is how i speak Ingles.
If you are not ready to do this, i recommend soap operas.
Mexican and Turkish are the best ones.

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