Tuesday, October 19, 2021

First responder

 Trying not to overthink it.

Five people died in a 35-minute "rampage" last week in Konsberg, Norway.  At first we were told they were killed with a bow and arrows by an "Islamic extremist."  Today we are informed that they were actually stabbed, and the perpetrator was motivated by "illness."  I don't know if it's comforting or disturbing to live in a country where the police have so little experience of violent crime that they don't even know how to describe it.  

Hal Uhrig, the lawyer who defended George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, has himself been charged with witness tampering and solicitation of perjury.  He can no longer say, like Lamar Parmentel in The Big Easy, "I only represent sleazebags."

Kanye West has officially changed his name to Ye.  I don't give a ck.

A gang that kidnapped seventeen missionaries in Haiti is demanding $17 million in ransom.  One is an infant of eight months.  Jesus Christ, these people brought their kids?  When they get back to Ohio the social services should take them away.

The story of the neighbors who listened and did nothing as Kitty Genovese was assaulted and killed in Kew Gardens, Queens, in 1964 has been debunked as mostly an urban myth amplified by the press, but the 40-minute rape of a woman on a Philadelphia commuter train this week is all too real.  We know because other passengers pulled out their phones and recorded the whole crime without even trying to intervene.  The Delaware County district attorney is considering charges against the amateur cinematographers.  

I'm starting to think Pete and Chasten Buttigieg adopted twins in part to draw some of the festering hate away from the rest of the Biden administration.  The family is an obsession of the Rightzi media, attacked over everything from paternity leave to how babies are doomed without the touch of a real breast-owning female mother.   It's good of the Buttigiegs to act as lightning rods in these fraught times.  I assume they have no plans to raise Joseph as "a monster" no matter what Mad Cawthorn says.

Speaking of madness, Trump was deposed in the first of many pending civil suits, this one brought by protesters who were assaulted by his goons in 2015.  Scratchy after four-and-a-half hours under oath, he was in rare form yesterday.  Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a gastroenterologist as well as a Senator, proposed that people in power over a certain age be required to pass a cognitive test.  No response from Speaker Pelosi, Senator Feinstein or Justice Breyer but Trump immediately decided it was aimed at him and began raving that "Wacky Bill Cassidy can't walk down the street in Louisiana...the great people curse him."  (Cassidy voted for impeachment.)  Then he told the Washington Examiner he would have prevented the January 6 riot if only he had been allowed to march to the Capitol with his peeps.  It's all the fault of the Secret Service.  Then he noticed that Colin Powell had died and decided to sour the usual encomia by calling him a "classic RINO" who "made big mistakes on Iraq," even whining about how he was "treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media."  Could Powell replace John McCain on Trump's list of military hate objects?  Wait till he finds out his great friend Prince Bone Saw of Saudi Arabia presented him with a bunch of cheap knockoffs during his 2017 visit.

It looks like a lamp from a 1940s New York police station they picked up on eBay.

For someone who owns a lot of (mortgaged) golf properties and loves the "beautiful" history of racism and slavery represented by Confederate statues, it's surprising Trump hasn't splashed out on one like the Lee statue removed from a Dallas park which has surfaced at a country club in Terlingua, Texas.  Some places are giving them away, which is within Short-Fingers's price range.

Here's someone who needs no cognitive testing.  A magazine called The Oldie tried to give the Queen its "Oldie of the Year" award and she told them in the most dignified way possible to fold it in thirds and insert it in the pink mailbox.  Please.


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