The Watering Hole: Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Not Again!

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

“It was like re-living the Vietnam war all over again, only this time without the trees and swamps and jungles.” remarked John McCain after returning safely from Syria. “I was held, basically, as a Prisoner of War for what seemed an eternity.”

McCain spent a total of two hours in the complete mercy of terrorist rebels hell-bent on overthrowing the righteous government of Syria. “Make no mistake about it,” McCain continued, “some of those rebels are more extreme than the Taliban.”

McCain’s mission, undertaken with the full knowledge of the Obama Administration, was to deliver a message of support to the rebels. “Well, actually, I got the messages mixed up. In all the haste and security and confusion, I grabbed a note I got from Paul Ryan instead of the note from the President. So, when I got there…well, you can imagine their reaction when I read Ryan’s note. So. There I was, face to face with armed radical Islamists when I read “If you will accept the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart … That’s as far as I got before my security guards picked me up by the armpits and hightailed it out of Syria.”

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58 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Not Again!

  1. Thought y’all might like to wake up to good news today:

    Michele Bachmann Not Running For Re-election To House

    Four-term Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for another term in the U.S. House.

    The tea party favorite and conservative firebrand, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, announced her decision in an almost nine minute video on her website Wednesday morning.

    “The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years,” Bachmann says in the video. “And in my opinion, eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district.”

    • Hmm. Was she traveling with McCain perchance? Did she read that to the Syrian rebels right after McCain read his note from Paul Ryan?

      Begs the obvious questions: do Syrian rebels drink tea? And what do they do with used tea bags? Was Marcus along for the ride (sotospeak)??

      Details at six.

    • For some reason I have the “Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead” song stuck in my head now.

      Funny, she talked about “serving” her district. She doesn’t even live in her district.

    • From the article I read, quoting Batschatt.
      “Bachmann said her decision to run for Congress and to seek the presidency had been “based solely on my heartfelt concern for our country’s future.”
      “Unfortunately today I am even more concerned about our country’s future than I’ve ever been in the past,” she said.
      “On so many issues, we’re clearly on the wrong track,” she added.”

      Then she announced that she would entertain nominations for Queen Empress of the Universe, or, failing that, Dowager Empress of Earth.

    • gosh…..i wonder if Marcus is coming out of the closet and she just wants to avoid the onslaught from the right

    • Someone online was suggesting (satirically I presume, but with these two you never know) that Bachmann and Palin are going to star in their own reality show.

      This of course begs the question, which reality?

      And of course, the obvious title for the show is Dumb and Dumber.

      • The show’s tentative title is “Queen of the Hill”.

        Palin & Bachmann compete against each other to be the first one to climb Bullshit Mountain and claim the Throne at the top. The Throne is shaped like a commode.

  2. John McCain, addressing a group of rebels, in his famous gobbledegook fashion. Told the rebels the best way to combat the enemy was to scream at them and tell them to get off of their lawn.
    Unbeknownst to McCain, most Syrians rebels don’t have lawns, or houses left from the fighting.

  3. Of course this has nothing to do with the FBI conducting an ethics investigation into Shellie. Nope, move along….

  4. Today is the 100th Anniversary of the first public performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. A riot broke out (more to the dancing than the music I believe), but it is truly a primal sort of piece of music.

    Pianist/Composer John Kimura Parker has come up with the definitive (and quite effective) piano transcription. You can listen to it on spotify (registration required, but free):

  5. As they dragged him away, McCain said, “No, wait. I’ve got the right message here. President Obama says that the best way to make your revolution successful is to make the tax cuts permanent. No, wait, that’s not it, either. It’s ‘Build the dang fence!’…No, wait…”

  6. The Dow closed at a new all-time high Tuesday after strong gains in US as consumers hopes grew with speculation John McCain would be taken prisoner once again

    At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 108.05 (0.71 percent) to 15,411.15, a new all-time high.

  7. QOTD:

    “God closes one door for Michelle Bachmann and opens three to Louie Gohmert,” – James Carville.

    • That’s the beauty of the GOP Clown Car …. there’s always another clown getting out of the car…

      (Louis, this is God……. run Louis run……. run Louis……)

  8. Hi, all y’all. I’m home. 🙂

    It was a great trip, but it’s SOOOOOOO good to be home. I’ll post pics when I can focus again.

    Tomorrow is a jammie day!!!

  9. Moron alert.

    Disney World patron finds gun on ride – Yahoo! News

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat, officials said Wednesday.
    Officials said that the woman found the pistol on the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom. The woman turned over the loaded weapon to a park attendant, who then contacted her manager and authorities.
    The gun’s owner, Angelo Lista, told authorities he discovered his gun was missing several minutes after leaving the ride. He has a concealed weapons permit.
    Lista told authorities he didn’t know Disney World patrons weren’t allowed to bring guns. He said he thought the security checkpoint at the entrance to the Florida theme park was only so that guards could check bags for bombs or explosives. Patrons do not walk through metal detectors nor are they subject to patdowns.
    Disney World prohibits patrons from bringing weapons of any kind on its property.

    • Boy Scout Law:

      A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
      courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
      brave, clean, and reverent.

      Nope, stoning gays not listed there.

      On my honor I will do my best
      To do my duty to God and my country
      and to obey the Scout Law;
      To help other people at all times;
      To keep myself physically strong,
      mentally awake, and morally straight.

      Looks like exclusion, bigotry, discrimination, didn’t get included in the promise and ‘morally straight’ – well whose morals – yours? I don’t think so Fundies, I don’t think so.

      I’m going camping with my 6 year old cub, AndytheTurtle (<– see avatar) this weekend, along with the scout leader who emailed 'Yes let's tell the scouts not to bow to the homosexual lobby's agenda and save Scouting' – email address 'gopvotegetter@…..com ….. wonder if he's ready for Frank the Pope's message that even people like me can be moral.

      • Will he pull his son out of the troop or is he just one who blathers on and on thinking the earth revolves around him?

        Is Andythe Turtle going for any particular merit badge(s) this weekend?
        Have a great time!

  10. In honor of QZ’s proclamation of “jammy” day tomorrow, I propose that Friday Music night be also done in jammies. For you on the eastern seaboard, and thru the midwest and southern regions, this has been, in the past, a regular occurrence for QZ, Ebb, and moi. Sorry you missed it, so let’s take it national. 🙂

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