As we bump along into the summer, the political landscape is as barren as it usually is at this stage of the game. Thank heavens I don’t make a living out of having to write about this stuff, because almost everything that the media is obsessed with now seems perfectly diversionary to me, first of all, and unrelentingly boring to boot.
Obama smoked pot, Willard was a school bully, children sing songs in church about how “homos” can’t get to heaven, Florida is up to their now usual tricks of purging voter rolls, the Eurozone is melting down in slow motion, and several bimbos per week are displaying “side-boob”. Meh.
The real donnybrook won’t crank up until late summer/early fall, then we’ll get to see what kind of alternate universe a billion dollars of superpac money can really create. We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Meanwhile, drone strikes are almost a daily occurrence, and are “reported” in the media (by cut-and-paste PR releases from the DOD) to have killed this or that many “militants” in wherever. This conclusion is arrived at, best I can figure, by counting body parts after the fact, then classifying the previous owners of said parts as “militants”. There is no way in hell that the news media knows who was or was not a “militant”, whatever that might mean, but the headline is the same every time, even in the much demonized “liberal” media. Anyway, when did “militancy” become a capital offense?
A random sample from just two days this week alone;
11 militants killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan (Daily News India)
Yemen Drone Strike Kills 5 Al Qaeda Militants (huffpo)
Drone strike kills four militants in North Waziristan (Tribune)
How nice and tidy it all is when presented this way. Goebbels would be proud. A few voices here and there in the MSM about the implications and likely results of this orchestrated lunacy, but otherwise it’s just business as usual—empire hanging on by a thread. This is America, and we can just blow you the hell up if we want to, so move along—nothing to see here.
Anyway, back to domestic politics. About the only thing that piqued my interest at all in that area this last week is the sight of this billboard-style image from the campaign of Jim Landtroop, a republican rep in the Texas House for South Plains. It interested me because I have no clue what it’s supposed to mean, if it has meaning at all.
That’s Jim on the left, photoshopped into an image from that stupid movie “Bigfart” or whatever, starring notable foul-mouthed anti-semite and mysogynist what’s-his-name.
You tell me. What demographic is this aimed at? I lived in Texas for more than 20 years and this leaves me with a total brain-freeze. What the hell are they thinking?
(h/t Harold Cook)