Monday, October 14, 2013

The Bleat Before the Croak

Let's see.... we now live in a representative democracy where about 95 out of every hundred citizens have lost faith in Congress and just want them gone. But they won't leave! They are some of the most loathed people in America, yet there they still are, being treated with all due deference and respect by the six corporate media conglomerates bringing you 90% of all the news you're fit to hear. Any subliminal messages that may be coming through your TVs and newspapers are your problem.

In other news, the New York Times has a retrospective of Dolly the Sheep. Dolly, you may remember, was a clone. A long time ago in the 20th century she made people very, very afraid that they too might be turned into clones. She made people so fearful, in fact, that her creator didn't even win the Nobel Prize that year. It went instead to the guy who cloned frogs. Apparently they are much safer than sheep, and don't bleat when they are boiled very, very slowly.

Oh, and I hate to keep taking back everything I write in these blog-posts, but you can go ahead and disregard my entry on Paul Ryan now too. He lost his official centrist status as Wunderkind phoenix rising from the ashes over the weekend because, after he was apparently dissed by the big kids in Congress, he went back to playing Tea Party.

 The latest official word on the Shutdown is that it was never about Obamacare at all! Now they tell us.

As a matter of fact, the whole script has been thrown out the window and they're all ad-libbing. The latest episode includes the attack of the weird hybrid clone of Weimar Germany and Civil War secessionStage sets for the Sunday matinee included confederate flags and militarized police in riot gear.

Bah, bah, bah. Ribbit.


ste-vo said...

there is even a better picture from the Dallas Morning News, with lots of shaved heads, facial hair and saluting. That kind of display gets me almost orgasmic with patriotism.

annenigma said...

The flag in this photo (not sure about other photos) is the Gadsden flag of the American Revolution era, not the Civil War.

Zee said...

Another reason or two to hate Obummercare:

Thanks to the affordable "low-cost, high-deductible" insurance policies being introduced under the ACA, patients are now being forced to pay their deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance UPFRONT before they even see a doctor!