Thursday, October 4, 2012

Well. . .

"I wear the chain I forged in life. Link by link." -- Marley's Ghost

If you govern and spiel as a corporate totalitarian, having been elected as a liberatory progressive, who's to be surprised when you get whupped on national TV by a true blue corporate totalitarian?

And he was.

Shocked. The most one-sided POTUS debate I've seen, including Kennedy-Nixon and Reagan-Carter.

Poor Iran.

In response, Amy Goodman did something kinda cute.

Best of all, Mister Floyd:
I understand there is some kind of event scheduled for this evening that will feature two known and proven liars mouthing pious rhetoric, brazen falsehoods and scripted zingers in a process carefully crafted by their paid handlers to exclude any substantive examination of genuine issues of vital concern to the citizens whom the two known liars purportedly wish to "serve." I understand this will be followed by an outpouring of fetid gas emitted by a series of third-rate intellects and clueless goobers in various media who will examine the body language and facial expressions of the two proven liars to determine which of the liars might have gained the most political benefit from their lying and zinging and pious posing.The end result of this process will be that one of the two known and proven liars will become the temporary manager of a world-spanning, treasury-bleeding war machine which they will use to kill many innocent people over the next four years while continuing to degrade the lives and liberties of their own citizens on behalf of a brutal, stupid and rapacious elite.

This, we are told, is a very serious event to which very serious people should pay very serious attention. Fortunately, I am an entirely frivolous person, so I will be free to ignore this very serious business. Instead I think I might go out back and throw a few sticks on the fire.