Saturday, February 11, 2012

What Is the Sound of One Party Dying?

I have to admit that I've been pretty lackadaisical lately... still languishing with a cold-based malaise. To compound matters, I've been dicking around watching Italian Helping JenniferSpiderman in its entirety. Strange to say, I must have watched the "trailer" a half-dozen times, but never watched the rest because I foolishly thought that the trailer could not be topped (for the record, I thought the original "Terminator" was so damn good that I refuse to see the other movies in the series- I really should do a post on the movie in future). Holy crap, that is some funny, funny cheese, a brilliant send-up of a bizarro-world giallo by a bunch of Australian students. Check it out, pussycat, then make me a macchiato, PRONTO!

Needing another comedy fix, I decided to check out the results of the Maine Caucuses (in my not-so-together-today head, I am conflating Lewis Carroll's Caucus Race and Loster Quadrille), and was shocked (and highly amused) that fewer than 6,000 people participated! This pathetic showing comes right on the heels of other races in which turnout had dropped dramatically. It seems the Republican Party is involved in a suicide pact in which the plutocrats and the theocrats are egging each other on towards the cliff, while the general electorate is jumping out of the car careening toward political oblivion. Not too long ago, GOPeratives were talking about a permanent Republican majority, but with these numbers, it's looking more like the last days of dicko.

Of course, even though, as Thunder would say, the schaden freudes itself, this is no time to become complacent- voter suppression efforts continue apace and SuperPAC's are going to dump fucktons of cash into the presidential election. Yeah, even though it seems the beast is dying, it can still lash out in it's final throes, so we still have to be vigilant and prepared to work our asses off.


Substance McGravitas said...

I'm not sure how to read those numbers. If Mittens is the anointed one, why bother going out?

Smut Clyde said...

"Loster quadrille"? I had no idea that "Lost" fans were getting together for dance evenings.

Smut Clyde said...

Toonces, look out!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've been dicking around...

At least you haven't been catassing!

Laura said...

I won't tell you about how, on the heels of that bad cold, I ended up with my head in the toilet all last night. I think that I may have even fallen asleep beside it for awhile. (haven't done that since my late teens!)
Anyhow, wash your hands a lot Big B! You do NOT want that stuff. :(

I LOVE Italian Spiderman. Thanks so much for turning me on to him (not that he turns me on but.. y'all know what I mean).
That is some funny, funny stuff. I know that the boys here at my place (and probably their dumb friends who are also, mostly Italian) are going to get a kick out of it too!

It's so dumb, it's smart! :)

Hope that you're feeling better soon!


P.S. My word verification is "lubjely" ewww. :P

M. Bouffant said...

I keep hearing "Oh, this is the B-list this yr." Who the hell's the A-list, Mitch Daniels? Jeb Bush? Haley Barbour?