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These Are The Times That Try My Soul

03 December 2014 @ 11:36

There are times — just fleeting, quickly dissipating moments — when I find myself saying: ‘That’s it. I give up – screw it. This country is not worth saving.’

-Like when I see reports like this…

From Breitbart, Dr. Susan Berry reporting:

The parents of a 19-year-old young man have posted his “birth” announcement in an Australian newspaper following his sex change.

As reported at, the notice, which appeared in The Courier Mail in Queensland and has been shared widely on social media, was actually a “retraction:”

In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present our wonderful son – Kai Bogert.

Loving you is the easiest thing in the world. Tidy your room.

-Or when I hear numb-nutters say things like this…

From The Hill, Peter Sullivan reporting:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made the case for a more centrist Republican Party on Monday night, saying a nominee should "lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles."

He said voters are looking for an "uplifting, much more positive message."

Bush’s apparent strategy not to try to appeal to the most conservative elements of the party contrasts to some degree with Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, where some questioned whether he tacked too far to the right in the primary, hurting his ability to get back toward the center for the general election.

Bush laid out policy positions that could be controversial among the conservative base. He is a supporter of the Common Core education standards, which have caused strong backlash from conservatives who view them as impeding local control of education.

He said he opposed President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but said Republicans should act on the issue “rather than have their heads explode.”

Economic needs should be the priority when allowing in new immigrants, Bush said, as opposed to uniting families.

He also called for an end to votes to repeal ObamaCare, in favor of putting forward Republican alternatives.

“We don’t have to make a point any more as Republicans,” he said. “We have to actually show that we can, in an adult-like way, we can govern, lead.”

-Or when I watch this…

From Politico, Lucy McCalmont reporting:

Several lawmakers took to the House floor Monday evening to make the “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gesture to protest the police shooting of the unarmed Ferguson teen, Michael Brown.

“Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor….

Joining Jeffries were Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) [BOB: Well, of friggin' course] and Al Green (D-Texas), who praised the handful of St. Louis Rams’ players for also making the “hands up” gesture as they entered the field for their game on Sunday.

“This has become the new symbol, a new statement, a statement wherein people around the country now, are calling to the attention of those who don’t quite understand that this is a movement that will not dissipate, it will not evaporate. It is a movement that is going to continue,” Green said on the floor.

-Or when I learn about trends like this…

From The Federalist, Rebecca Burgess reporting:

But men evolve! And [Mark] Simpson, from his front-row seat at the runway of male social trends, this summer declared that decades of encouraging men to take themselves as their own love-object has spawned a much hipper version of the original metrosexual. This newer new man has untangled himself from the (still enjoyable, sure) distraction of clothes to focus with unadulterated purpose on himself—naked, chiseled, and glistening. Simpson would like to make our acquaintance official with this individual. Meet Mr. Spornosexual. [BOB: And don't forget the Lumbersexuals!]

-But then I remember that Nemesis is on our side and I go back on the offensive.


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(1) Tip of the fedora to Drudge for all the above articles, except the last one.

(2) Tip of the fedora to Smitty for the last article.

(3) I’ll have a Maker’s Mark. Make it a double. Straight, no chaser. It’s going to be a long dark ages.

  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    04 December 2014 @ 01:46 01:46

    Assuming he runs at all, I’d be surprised if Bush makes it past NH.


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