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Wish I could, but I can’t…

Posted on: August 30, 2013

Morning Widdershin — here’s hoping your Friday is gloriously anticipatory of an even better Labor Day weekend.

I wish I could, but I can’t make up stuff like this.

Twenty-nine percent of the Republicans in Louisiana blame the poor response to Hurricane Katrina on — wait for it, wait for it — Barack Obama. You know him, the guy who in 2005 was in the process of relocating from Kenya via Indonesia on his way to public housing in D.C.

Not to be outdone by a little thing like a hurricane, twenty-two percent of Romney voters believe Obama is the Antichrist. Obviously, Indonesian madrassa education can lead to a plethora of vocational possibilities.

It just goes without saying, Americans were three times more likely to be able to name two of the seven dwarfs than Supreme Court justices. Of course, that doesn’t mean the names of the dwarfs are not equally applicable to the justices — especially Dopey and Grumpy.

All of this isn’t surprising. In the words of former President Bush when he was talking about the importance of education, “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”

Apparently, they is not.

These among other facts bubbled up through the scotch-ridden synapses of my brain on Wednesday when I saw the Fox commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

50 years after March on Washington...

Josh Barro the neo-liberal conservative (I know he’s got to be in therapy) gets the hat tip for finding this. He opines that the “50 years since the March on Washington” works for anything, such as:

50 years since the March on Washington, bees are still dying.

50 years since the March on Washington, some worry about Miley Cyrus’ twerking.

50 years since the March on Washington, my sink is still leaking.

It does work for just about anything and is a convenient precursor in order to steer just about any conversation. Roger Ailes is brilliant that way.

So here are a few of mine:

Forty-four years after the moon landing, Arizona passes stiffer immigration laws — just in case.

Two-thousand Two-hundred Nineteen years since the opening of the Great Wall of China, the neighbors are still waiting for a barbecue invitation.

One-hundred Thirty-nine years after the first Kentucky Derby, no one is quite sure why Lady Camilla Parker Bowles has such a long face.

Five-hundred Twenty-one years after Columbus landed in the New World, most everyone is glad he didn’t book with Carnival.

Seven-hundred Twenty-two years after the Crusades, do you think anyone will miss Jerry Lewis this weekend?

If Fox can do it, we can too — what’s your headline of deflection today?

Have a great weekend!

This is an open thread.

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7 Responses to "Wish I could, but I can’t…"

Even though WWII ended 68 years ago, I have not moved to Berlin.

Even though it’s been 88 years since the Scopes “monkey” trial, a Louisiana legislator needs a tutorial on the Scientific Method and evolution.


and another with this Senator from the gret state on how to turn E. coli into people:

Prolix, why were you watching Fox? You must have needed to open the scotch very early in the morning. After all, you could have watched CNN being insipid and managed with wine or a cold beer. Or you could have watched MSNBC twisting in the wind as they dislocated vertabrae while attempting to reconcile Obama’s tribute to the pacifist Dr. King while planning the next war. That one was so good it only required chocolate.

Even though Oliver Cromwell died 355 years ago, none of his descendants are on my Christmas card list.

Mary Luke@3: It seem that watch any of the newz networks additional fortification is required. 😆

Good one Beata!

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