Sunday, September 26, 2021

Amusing ourselves to death

I love underground comedy troupes who pop up to satirize the silliness of American society.  Westboro Baptist Church has gone quiet since the death of its founder Fred Phelps  (sometimes known as the Andy Kaufman of Kansas) but a new practitioner of this dark art has finally emerged.

Moms For Liberty of Williamson County, Tennessee ("a few miles from Nashville, a light year from civilization") has produced a video demanding the removal from elementary schools of a nasty, filthy book about seahorses.  "They twist their tails together and twirl gently around...the two of them dance until sunset and then she puts her eggs into his pouch."  I need a shower.  But that's just the opening number.  They also want to ban a "too dark" book about Johnny Appleseed, a "divisive" book about Martin Luther King ("divisive" being code for "mentions race") and a book about hurricanes because it might frighten the children.  These people are good.  Now that you're convulsed with laughter they slip in the knife -- they want to outlaw a Civil War novel for depicting "out of marriage families between white men and black women."  Get it?

The Moms are stepping up to parody the madness convulsing school boards ever since the Rightzi media outlets began denouncing The 1619 Project and all discussion of racism.  Over at the Guardian Arwa Madhari chooses to take them seriously, but she's not noted for her sense of humor.  (A book about Galileo "anti-church"?  Sure, but it's the Catholic Church.  That's the joke.)  I predict Tennessee will again outlaw the teaching of science in time for the centenary of the Scopes trial in 2025.  But will Texas get there first?

REPUBLICANS IN DISARRAY is a header you will see only here, because the MSM is panicky at being found "partisan" and swallows their bullshit with a sour milk chaser, smiling bravely.  But my goodness me, the wheels are clearly wobbling.

Item:  Patrick Parsons has quit after nine months as chief of staff to Margie Greene.  After the always dignified Margie screamed at Rep. Debbie Dingell on the Capitol steps, Parsons apparently decided to get out before she goes full Preston Brooks. 

Item:  Ahead of Trump's hate rally in the Peachpit State, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan suggested re-writing the Charlie Daniels song "A president went down to Georgia, he was looking for a party's soul to steal."  It doesn't scan, of course, but it will get him primaried.  Revenge is a Big Mac best served cold.

Item:  Another disloyal Georgian, Brad Raffensperger, spoiled the party in Perry when he told the Washington Examiner, "He's going to come and he's going to say what he's going to say, but he knows in his heart that he lost."  Brad had one job -- find 11,780 votes -- and he failed.  Perhaps the Cyber Ninjas will do better.  Perhaps they will discover another 11,780 votes for Joe Biden.  

Item:  If Peril is accurate, Mike Lee and Lindsey Graham both excused themselves from the Big Lie after being scared shitless (I extrapolate) by the January 6 coup attempt.  Two more disloyalists to be denounced!  Maybe Herschel Walker can move from state to state, running against all of them.

Item:  Lauren Boebert is bringing us mirth with her call to "Imeach [sic] Biden."  Give her a break, the ink's barely dry on her GED.

Three people died and many were injured when a passenger train derailed near Joplin, Montana, yesterday.  I'm sure Montana's entire Congressional delegation of three will be first in line to vote for the infrastructure bill, as soon as pigs fly.

The Moms for Liberty already have a competitor:  a disbarred lawyer doing time in Arkansas has filed to collect that abortion bounty in Texas.  Oscar Stilley sent what the Guardian calls "a rambling, weird document" replete with references to "bastards" and Elohim.  Stilley says he has nothing against abortion but "if there's money to be had, it's going to go in Oscar's pocket."  His competition (so far) is another disbarred lawyer in Illinois.  Dr. Alan Braid of San Antonio made it easy for them when he wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post explaining why he performed an abortion after the six-week limit.  Honest to Elohim, I can't tell who's auditioning for the Seth Meyers show anymore.



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