Thursday, February 18, 2016

Random Musings

My Boss: So .... I went to hear Ted Cruz' speech at the Galleria on Monday.

Bob: Of course you did.

My Boss: Why do you say that?

Bob: [side-eye]

My Boss: Okay.
Now this looks like a good movie, though, at times, it might be just kinda boring ... paying bills and stuff.
I love a good conspiracy as much as the next guy but, man oh man, are they bringing up crazy with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia:

Obama killed him because, well, he’s a lame-duck president and he was bored.

Hillary killed him because she’s a Clinton and it’s what they do.

John Poindexter, the guy who paid for Scalia’s weekend getaway, and who had business before the court, killed him.

And, well, of course, Satan did it because he’s a Democrat.
Okay, I can watch the OJ trial — the original, real, one, not this TV one — and find myself attracted to Christopher Darden [left].

And, I can watch the OJ trial — the TV one, not the original, real, one—and find myself attracted to the actor, Sterling K. Brown, who plays Christopher Darden [right].

Just sayin’.
In the Republicans Are Dumb File:

Marco Rubio released a new ad this week, called “Morning Again In America” which mimics an old ad by the GOP Christ, Ronald Reagan:

 “It’s morning again in America. Today, more men and women are out of work than ever before in our nation’s history.”

Yes, it’s dismal and ark and, well, it features shots of a harbor, a busy city street and serene suburban neighborhood … In Canada. The Vancouver Sun pointed out the presence of city landmarks like the Harbour Centre tower and cranes of Port Metro Vancouver. The tugboat even appears to be sporting a small Canadian flag.

Marco Rubio is running for President of Canada? I thought Ted Cruz was the Canadian?
Some notes on the Grammys:

Taylor Swift is a hack performer, who relied on mini soundbites of lyrics, followed by awkward tween girl model poses and a shiny catsuit. TayTay? You can’t sing; stay home.
The Weeknd surprised me with a great voice.

Adele was the victim of bad sound people, on TV at least; rumor has it — see what I did there — she sounded much better in the arena.

Gaga was good, though kinda manic; there were times I thought she was having a seizure.

Kendrick Lamar ruled the night with a performance that was powerful and breathtaking and amazing and stunning.

Oh, and the awards? Who cares? We already knew who would win, though I loved Taylor Swift’s fake-assed elation every time someone bested her.
If you didn’t believe that Jeb Bush is just as dumb as his brother, there’s this:

He forgot to renew his website name so now if you head over you are redirected to a site for Donald [t]Rump. Seriously.
Speaking of Jeb … Guns are America? 

I guess it’s a good thing that, even with all that PAC money in your accounts, it’s clear you won’t be president, because we don’t need another NRA poster boy in the White House. 
Which leads to the …


the dogs' mother said...

Well... I guess since Vancouver and Toronto and a few other places stand in for American cities in US tv shows and movies - maybe they thought no-one would notice?

Sadie J said...

Is it any wonder people from other countries are just scratching their heads in confusion?

Travis Crockett said...

My favorite quote of the day is not from any of the regular news-makers but from my 87-year-old Republican mother in Texas who said of Donald (t)Rump, "I'd rather have Bernie Sanders than him!"

anne marie in philly said...

RAMEN, sadie!

mistress maddie said...

None of them killed Scalia. It was Lindsay Lohan.

Bob Slatten said...

@Mistress Maddie
I NEVER thought about her!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Is it me or is it really appropriate that Scalia should accept a break from someone who has a matter before the court? Surely that is questionable to say the least....or is that just Republican legal practise?

I think you are all wrong on who killed Scalia; it was Putin who sent his guys in with the Polonium 120, to help his friend Hillary and Bernie, sorry that should have read Ted or as he's known here better dead than Ted.

Mitchell is Moving said...

OK, in Marco Roboto's defense, he doesn't say in the ad "The United States of America," he says "America." He could be talking about all of North America or even North AND South America. Watch for the next ad shot in Tijuana.