POLITICS AND OTHER LAUGHABLE SUBJECTS.
I recently read a piece where, by tracing their family’s histories back many, many years, it was discovered that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were related. Someone once said that politics makes strange bedfellows and nothing could be stranger than that matchup. Is that a kick in the head, or what? How many people have used an online website or a genealogist to look into their family tree? I tried but ran into a brick wall two generations back due to the different places lived and the variety of names used by my father’s family. Back in the 1870’s records were not kept as accurately as they are now, so people moved, they changed their names and blended in with their new communities.
Many times Barack Hussein Obama(love those American names) has been called clinically delusional by this commentator…but didn’t have a collection of videos such as these to prove my point. If you’ll look at these, on YouTube, you’ll see what I mean. It’s about one minute long and tells the tale for all the world to see. He is definitely out of touch with reality…check it out: https://www.youtube.com/embed/MioNZBRrKZg .
It’s a good thing that Pinocchio is not really a true story, because this guy’s nose would be about four feet long!
A few years back there was this thing called the sequester, remember? It was done, ostensibly, to save money…and they did this by closing open-air memorials, such as the Mt. Rushmore monument, the World War Two memorial, and others. It also furloughed some non-essential federal workers who got their back pay when they returned to work. So, did it save money? I don’t think so. “The sequester is not something that I've proposed,” Obama announced in his final 2012 presidential debate. “It is something that Congress has proposed.” PolitiFact -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning project of the Tampa Bay Times that has essentially tracked all of the president’s major promises -- ruled Obama’s argument “mostly false.” “It was Obama’s negotiating team that came up with the idea,” wrote PolitiFact. The project finds that Obama has kept 241, or 45 percent, of his roughly 500 campaign promises, while breaking 118, or 22 percent, and compromising on roughly 25 percent. The remaining 8 percent are essentially still to be determined.
Here’s another piece of humor…depending upon how you view it. Back in December of 2013 Jason Kissner had this to say in The American Thinker…President Obama's personal data is "not in particular government data bases" so his identity cannot be verified. And this according to White House sources. Huh? What kind of data? And what kind of president cannot have his identity verified. And this little disclosure comes just as Americans are turning off the news to an extent that makes the classic "Friday afternoon data dump" look like publicity-seeking. You go to apply for a credit card, they want to know everything about you, right up until your breakfast that morning. Presidential nominees are not vetted as far as I can determine, and that’s a puzzle. We handed over the reins of the most powerful country in the world to a person whose work-record could only produce being a community organizer. To his credit he blatantly told the world that he was going to fundamentally transform America…but he neglected to tell us into what?
My tastes don’t usually run to wrestling but when it was announced that Jon Stewart was going to be in the ring with a professional wrestler, that struck me as funny and something that shouldn’t be missed. The mis-match was not what I was expecting however…Stewart is shown hitting John Cena with a chair, whereupon Cena picked him up, whirled him around a couple of times and then body-slammed him to the ring floor.
Even if you’re schooled in how to take a hit, a chair to the stomach has got to be annoying to say the least. Stewart never moved from the mat, unless the video was cut short. Cena seems to have been the wrestling’s industry Captain America, rating high in almost every poll for wrestlers.
There was a musical called “A funny thing happened on the way to the forum”, taking place in old Rome. We have it in our film library so we showed it the other night, and what do you know…not much has changed in the several centuries since that farce is supposed to have taken place, to our present government which is really a burlesque of what government should be. By the way, I’m old enough to have seen burlesque in theatres and it was funny intentionally. This government is laughable, without meaning to be, and it’s hurting America. Wake up America, your country needs you, and it’s no laughing matter any more.
Finally, two quick items that make me laugh when I see the commercials. One is the Willow Curve, which is supposed to alleviate the pain and, possibly, the need for knee replacement. It looks like a kid’s toy with a lot of blinking lights. The other one is Emu Oil which is supposed to be some sort of pain-killer, but makes me think that they have to squeeze emus to get the oil out of them. Humor, like beauty, is in the eye and ear of the beholder, eh?