"No one knows who they were
Or what they were doin'
But their legacy remains..." Edition
One glimmer of light in the otherwise mind-numbing ritual dumbness of the Gasbag Cavalcade was the sight of George W. Bush's former Secretary to State making hundreds of Conservative heads go bang!bang!bang! like a brick of firecrackers when he endorsed the Iran deal. It moved the needle not one whit in either direction and does not change the fact that "Helped a cabal of neocon fanatics and profiteers lie his country into the disastrous war in Iraq" will be the first line of his obituary, but it was something.
Elsewhere this weekend, someone at CNN accidentally let a crazy lady in the employee entrance and she somehow got in front of a camera --
-- and the solid tube of hypocrisy and venom known as Newt Gingrich was back on teevee handing out terrible advice. Newt is the lube-and-towel guy at the ongoing Beltway circle-jerk of conventional idiocy who also makes the residents of the danker corners of the wingnut swamp tingle in their special areas.
Which means he will be a regular at the Gasbag Cavalcade until the end of days.
And speaking of petroform circles whose purpose is an enduring mystery...
...it appears that archaeologists have discovered a ritual stone circle just two miles away from Stonehenge, buried and forgotten under three feet of dirt.
From Time magazine:
Scientists Discover Up To 100 Giant Standing Stones Near StonehengeThe buried stones may have been put in place 4,500 years ago for ritual sacrificesArchaeologists believe that giant stones found buried in an area five times the size of Britain’s most famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge, were probably part of a ritual sacrifice site.The 4,500 year-old stones, believed to be made from local stone, were found underneath 3ft of earth, two miles away from Stonehenge in Wiltshire, reports the BBC....
I suppose it is a small blessing that the "superhenge" wasn't discovered in a country where one of the leading candidates for the highest office in the land could bump his poll numbers up another 10% by announcing his plan to replace it with something yooge and classy.
None of this news will change your life one iota, but it does give me a perfectly good excuse to rock out with Spinal Tap!
Happy Labor Day, citizens.