Monday, September 07, 2015

Sunday Morning Comin' Down

"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... appears that archaeologists have discovered a ritual stone circle just two miles away from Stonehenge, buried and forgotten under three feet of dirt.

Scientists Discover Up To 100 Giant Standing Stones Near Stonehenge

The buried stones may have been put in place 4,500 years ago for ritual sacrifices

Archaeologists 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.



Kathleen O'Neill said...

Chuckles peed his pants yesterday over Andrea Mitchell's taking it to the Librul Democrat man (Hilary) during a "hard hitting" interview about the email "scandal". Remember when Andrea Mitchell had a hard hitting interview with anyone in the Bush cabal about the loss of lives and money spent in a war based on false pretenses? Bueller? Anyone?

Neo Tuxedo said...

"I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf."

marindenver said...

If I had no other reason to hate Donald Trump, his apparent thrusting of Sarah Palin back into the spotlight would be reason enough.

And "Spinal Tap", IMO one of the funnier movies ever made, is a perfect metaphor for the giant clusterfck the American Republican Party has become. Maybe they'll go off to Japan or something too and leave the grown-ups here to try and solve some of the country's problems.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Oh! Most forgot!

announcing his plan to replace it with something yooge and classy.

And quality. Don't forget quality. Back in the day, when it was his brain in the body of Bill the Cat, instead of his body being animated by the opossum on his head (TM efgoldman), he used to throw the word "quality" around like he had some idea what it meant (or, at least, Bill the Trump did).

"Legally, I can poop in Ed Koch's flower bed!"

Davis Statton said...

The funniest scene in a very funny movie. Thanks.

Cirze said...

Mrs. Alan Greenspan speaks.