Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The State of Disunion

     The Gravel Ban did not go well.  Construction projects stopped around the country.  Mac truck drivers were furious.

     The Executive Order was finally overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Nth Degree; and the Chief Judge, who wrote the unanimous decision, called the work "shoddy," as if drafted by those who "forgot to proofread or sue Spell Check."  Jeff Leffield of CNN, who knows nothing about sports, punched the air, saying, "It's a knockout!"  Such is the story of posse comatose.

     After hitting the ground stumbling, Gefny, knowing the show must go on, continued doing a bad imitation of Dusty Springfield.

            Believe me, believe me
            I can't help but love you
            But believe me
            I'll never tie you down

     CPAC, the Confetti Pontifical Acting Conference, proved that self-styled "conservatives" care about power, not policy.  And so, the GOP has become the Grand Old Pretzel.  Now the party born in opposition to slavery has someone who takes pride in a tradition of other principals, the President of the Confederacy and one of its generals.

     The then Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III questioned Sally Yates during her confirmation hearing and showed that hypocrisy does not stop at the saliva's edge.

     "You have to watch out, because people will be asking you to do things that you just need to say no about.  Do you think the Attorney General has a responsibility to say 'No' to the President if he asks for something that's improper?...if the views a President wants to execute are unlawful, should the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General say no?"*

     So we can all rest knowing that man, who comes from Alabama with the banjo on his knee, has character and sits in the Robert F. Kennedy Building.

            Left alone with just a memory
            Life seems dead and so unreal
            All that's left is loneliness
            There's nothing left to give

     If the Allies won the Second World War, why is a fascist on the cover of a national magazine decades after the deaths of Mussolini and Hitler?  Is it TIME or Timeless, or have we hitched a ride with Superman to Bizarro World?  The name of the man in question provides the answer.  Please Banhim from the NSC.

     "The Holocaust did not begin with killing, it began with words."  (Statement of the Holocaust Museum, November 21, 2016)^  The encroachment starts with subtlety.  Thus, neither Fatherland nor H_ _ _land should be used to describe anything in the American Republic.  Therefore the most recent addition to the Cabinet must be renamed PUBLIC SAFETY.

     Words build bridges or barriers; and they are warnings.  What better way to sound the alarm than to have a Staff Director named Reichs Preview.  Well, there is Siege Mueller who tells us, "...(T)he powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."^

     The entire cast consists of escapees from a Charlie Chaplin production.

     Tryinselle Aline went out of her way to make sure everyone knew a Mussolini definition--"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism, because it is a merger of state and corporate power"--by encouraging people to go out and purchase clothing designed by Invokana.  She needs the money because her husband, Nip O'Tizim, works on her father's staff.  But, in a blow to the credibility of Aline, the press fought back against the steady barrage of criticism by playing the chorus "Do the hustle" whenever she appeared on the screen.

     Even Munchkin, the Secretary of the Treasury, is hard at work on hacks cuts that will benefit those who have so much money Old Mother Cornucopia does not know what to do.  Marie Antoinette would have been a wonderful wife for him, if she liked small men.

     The gang's healthcare policy comes down to repeat and erase.  And with Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, they have the right man in place for a system based on profit.

     Meanwhile, Melanoma, listening to the original cast of Evita, stays in the Tower.  Maybe she expects to be Rapunzel.  And Herr Husband's deputy, D. Pens, shifts back and forth as he tries to maintain self-control, afraid to let go, to get in the flow.

     In the distance, there are echoes--the call and response from the campaign.

     "We are going to dig a hole.  And who is going to pay for it?"

     "Tinker Bell!"

     Day forty of the gentleman from New York being in violation of the Constitution.

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