Archive for December 29th, 2011

Attack Ron Paul At Your Own Risk

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

In Iowa, Republican candidates for President are eating their own kids. Besides attacking each other, they’re ganging up on Ron Paul because he’s the front runner.  They’ve called him zany, not a “decent” American, “to the left of Obama on the wars,” and racist.  Hell, I’m surprised one of them hasn’t accused him of kidnapping the Lindbergh baby!

Dr. Paul is much more mature than I am – but if I were he, I’d probably say this:

“OK, listen up suckers.  You’d better start focusing on President Obama’s failed policies and present your own creative solutions – or it’s going to get real grim around here.

If I don’t get the nomination, I may well just start my own third party and it won’t be a Donald Trump joke.  Ross Perot got about 20% of the vote in 1992 when things in this country were a lot better.

I might win and I might not. But today people are angry enough to give a third party 30- maybe 35% of the votes that might have gone to you.  Obama may win anyway – but you’ve got NO CHANCE if I walk with tens of millions of voters.”

And here’s a political reality Republicans forget:  No one cares about gay marriage, abortion rights, nor even the wars – when he’s standing in an unemployment line waiting for a bank to foreclose on his house.

Jesus Must Be So Proud

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

“Move over, goddamnit!”

One of Christianity’s holiest churches, built over the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, became the scene of an ugly fight yesterday between brawling, broom-wielding monks.

It happens almost every year.

The ancient Church of the Nativity is cleaned annually by three Christian denominations — Catholics, Armenians and Greek Orthodox.  Each group tidies up a section of the church and the brawling erupts when a monk from one faith starts sweeping outside of his assigned area.  Palestinian security forces – anticipating the melee – rushed in to break it up.

My favorite Biblical passage quotes Jesus as saying “Take the plank out of thine own eye.” Maybe he meant ‘broom.’

If She Was Airbrushed Well . . .

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Hay, there!

. . . you wouldn’t see the bruise on her left hip.