The week that was…
Posted November 7, 2015on:
It’s the weekend Widdershins. We’ve made it through another week and what a week it was! It is as if the world, all 5,000 years of it according to the ticket stub from the Noah’s Ark Theme Park and Dinosaur Rental, has turned on its head.
The Speaker of the House is no longer orange and “orange you glad.” Under relevant experience, new Speaker Paul Ryan listed having driven the Oscar Meyer “Wienermobile”. While a Republican inside a wiener is usually the opposite of what’s normal in Washington, Ryan’s experience will come in handy when taking the Tea Party troglodytes on field trips.
There was a crazy governor’s race in Kentucky where the winner won by pledging to make a half million poor people losers by taking away their health insurance. In perfect Kafkaesque logic, it was as if the voters had prosthetic legs and had grown tired of walking. To cure the problem, they decided to throw their prostheses into a wood chipper, but forgot to first take them off.
Jeb! Bush had a trying week. First, he lost his exclamation point somewhere on the downhill slide from 8% to 4%. Next, he changed his slogan to something with the word “Fix” in it and most pundits thought “fix” was perfect since that is where the campaign finds itself. Finally, Jeb!’s daddy has a new book coming out that explains his deep regret at not having broken the rule of “no child left behind” on family camping trips.
The week ended on a much more optimistic note. The Democratic Forum last night was a successful, civil, and sophisticated policy discussion. While all three candidates were light years ahead of the Republican version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hillary’s star beamed. Her line that stuck with me was this: I want to be President for the struggling, striving, and successful.
So in honor of Hillary’s eventual ascendancy, let’s have some music for the struggling, the striving, and the successful.
Chat will be back next week after her Georgia Dawgs dine on some Kentucky Wildcats this weekend. As always, take the conversation in any direction you might like.
Struggling Man from The Walking Dead
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