Having even-up-traded George Will to ABC for Bloody Bill Kristol and a waterhead human cartoon to be named later, George was once again decanted in front a teevee camera to do his little trick -- opening up his face hole up and letting mighty gusts of wingnut anti-science paranoid crazy come flittering out, thus making the inbred pod-people of Sisterfuck, Arkansas feel smarter'n em damn Libruls!
Will was nearly crushed by the eye-rolls of a couple of his fellow Fox News employees, but seriously, what does it matter? Will's impregnable madness would be creepy-but-harmless had it not been underwritten for years by ABC News and now by Roger Ailes. But it is, so he'll be back next week, and the week after that, and the week after that, trying over and over again to get just enough of his venom into the audience's circulatory system to further weaken their already wispy grasp on reality.
So George Will predicts -- based on the anonymous mutterings of "some scientists" -- that Ebola may be airborne.
Well good for him.
I, on the other hand, predict -- based on what I heard "some older kids" saying -- that George Will may well be dead soon, under circumstances that the coroner's report will describe as "suspicious" and involve two-and-a-half liters of Great White toupee adhesive, a Jeane Kirkpatrick blow-up doll and auto-erotic asphyxiation.
Eventually, one of is going to be right, so start the clock.
On Shuck Todd's programs, the Sunday diorama cavalcade felt...exhausted. As if the presence of a a real and ancient enemy like Plague at their little happy-talk circle-jerk was flattening everyone's champagne before it had a chance to get out of the bottle. Dreamlike. Just going through the motions, like a bored, depressing read-through of actual new programs. Hell, even a usually reliable wingnut spud like Roy Blunt, Junior could only make it through a third of the list of Fake Scandals which every Republican is obliged to recite in front of every microphone before he ran out of steam:
SENATOR ROY BLUNT:Oh, I'd be careful about overdoing it. But I also understand that if this was one incidence where people thought the government wasn't doing what the government was supposed to do, it would be much less of a reaction than we see now, where there's this long list of the government being one step behind, whether it's the border, the IRS, the secret service...
Over on ABC, things were a little more energetic due the the presence of Smirking Death's Head Bill Kristol and Sneering Gorgon Mary Matalin, who can both always be counted on to dance a merry little jig any time the world's supply of misery and horror is increased and they get the chance to sit in front of a camera and blame it on the Kenyan Usurper.
Political discussions were the same, tired merry-go-round because they were conducted by teevee network employees who cannot bear too much reality. And so it was the usual goblins chasing the usual echos as the clever dogs read tout sheets about the upcoming election...in which all the clever dogs are predicting that Republicans are probably going to take the Senate...based on the fact that all the other clever dogs are saying that Republicans are probably going to take the Senate.
But through all the self-fulfilling media spit-swapping, no one can come up with a solid angle as to why this is an Important Story other than the one aspect of it none of them will report: the fact that six years and untold hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of single-minded and unprecedented slander and sabotage -- aided and abetted every step of the way by a massive campaign of fact suppression by our Mainstream Media and an equally massive campaign of voter suppression by the GOP -- has bummed everyone out to the point that just enough Bush Regime Dead Enders will probably turn up at the polls to reward the nihilists and lunatics and saboteurs with another two year contract and complete control of the legislative branch of our federal government.
Or enough of us can show up this November to stop that from happening.
And wouldn't that freak out the squares.