The Watering Hole; Friday September 18 2015; “O wad some Power the giftie gie us . . .”

HA! whaur ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie?
Your impudence protects you sairly . . .
Robert Burns in “To a Louse”

No verbosity today, just a handful of links to what could easily be grouped into a collective website named, or something similar if that name’s already taken. So here they are, eight of the week’s Nutcasearrhea highlights (not counting the R-Debate):

Steve Deace Links The Kim Davis Saga And Gay Marriage To 9/11

Tony Perkins: ‘Lawlessness’ Under Obama Paving The Way For The Antichrist

Tony Perkins: ‘I Fear For The Country And What May Occur’ If Congress Doesn’t Defund Planned Parenthood

Beck: America Will See Riots, Chaos And Assassinations In 2016

Linda Harvey: US Must Fight Gay Rights, Not Climate Change

Ann Corcoran: Syrian Refugees Will Establish A Muslim Caliphate In America

Michael Savage Likens Pope Francis And Bernie Sanders To Pol Pot

And finally, the week’s pinnacle of Teh Stupid:

Ted Nugent: Only Donald Trump Can Save Us!

That stuff is so completely nutso that I feel obligated to toss in some evidences of calm sanity — concepts NOT based on the Republican / Fundamentalist-Christer mantra of hate, fear, war, and greed, some more peaceful images of the real world,  that vast arena “out there” that the insane among us have completely dismissed and abandoned. Like this first one — a fly on a wildflower.

Sep 6 bug on wildflower 1806

Or how about a pair of unidentified bugs attending to their daily wildflower duties:

Sep 7 Bug on wildflower 1823Sep 6 Bug on Wildflower 1811And this, a pair of itty-bitty flies hanging onto what will likely prove to be the Last (yellow) Rose of Summer:

Sep 10 Bugs on yellow rose 1835And finally this one. A goose doing something not even Donald Trump can manage — taking an afternoon snooze while standing on one leg on a mostly submerged rock a hundred yards offshore!

Sep 15 Beckwith goose 1879I’d sure like to see most any one of the nutcases cited above try that!

There you have it, proof positive that wildflowers, flies, bugs, roses, geese, and even submerged rocks “out there” are superior in virtually every way to those insanity-driven human hordes “in here” that have come to haunt the planet!

Robert Burns concluded “To a Louse” with this great idea:

O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
an’ foolish notion
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
an’ ev’n devotion!

Yep. That about sums it!


62 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Friday September 18 2015; “O wad some Power the giftie gie us . . .”

  1. Ben Gleckk may have something there. When TrumpDuck splits the reichwingFauxNuze vote and either Clinton or Sanders wins the Presidency, the loonies will finally explode in frustration and shooting, looting and rebellion will raise it’s ugly head. For a week.

    • If they can remember to shoot, loot and rebel. Bringing back the Duggars to TLC on time should defuse the worst.

  2. Following Nugent’s link, he makes one very crazy and one very salient point.
    A: We cannot believe so many in the GOP act like we are facing a minor inconvenience instead of the life-threatening dynamic of the Democrat communist battle cry. And face the facts – liberalism, progressivism and the mantra of the left are pure, nasty, proven communism, lick for lick.

    B: Tell us, Mr. Trump, exactly how you are going to make America great again. We pray that you will. We pray that you can. We are waiting

    Yeah TrumpDuck, how are you going to get Mexico to pay 300+billion dollars to pay for exporting mostly non-Mexican undocumented workers back to Mexico. Wait…

  3. Farewell, Jade Helm 15!

    While everyone was excited for the imposition of martial law and FEMA camps, the military training exercise Jade Helm 15 ended on Tuesday without any of the wild predictions championed by the far-right coming true.

    It was quite a letdown: No “round-up of patriotic men,” no exploitation of a system of secret tunnels and closed Walmart stores, no nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack on Texas.

    But maybe President Obama really was plotting to engineer such dastardly deeds, but was exposed by true heroes like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Rep. Louie Gohmert who gave legitimacy Jade Helm 15 paranoia.

    Now that Jade Helm 15 is over, the same politicians and pundits who used the military drill to promote baseless fears about the Obama administration will quickly find a new conspiracy theory to latch onto as the cycle endlessly repeats itself.

  4. Fiji has a nice national anthem. And the players look fierce, too.

    Rugby World Cup, yay!

    Sharknado with the boys later.

    And beer.

  5. frugal, thank you for balancing out the crazy (do you think Robbie B. is still alive and watching what goes on?) with your excellent shots of nature!

    • Dincha hear? Inbred Kentucky hicks are immune from impeachment. From the Kentuckian perspective, Peachment only happens in Georgia.

      • Only in the New Confederacy – break the law and get a police guard and a platform and a mike to spout your New George Wallace bile.

  6. Kids Fight Back Against Racist School and Police By Bringing Clocks To School

    Students at Ahmed Mohamed’s Irving, Texas high school have rallied to support the Muslim teenager, after school officials and police had him arrested for bringing a home-made clock to school.

    Since his arrest, students tweeted a school-wide plan to bring clocks to school today and tell the teachers it was in solidarity with their classmate.

    MacArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings is still standing by the decision to racially profile the 14-year-old freshman, saying in a letter to parents: “While we do not have any threats to our school community, we want you to be aware that the Irving Police Department responded to a suspicious-looking item on campus yesterday. Please rest assured that we will always take necessary steps to keep our school as safe as possible.”

    How about sending those clocks on in to city hall to that racist mayor, too? Johnny Fever told his listeners to dump garbage on the city hall steps…

    • The coup de grace, have all the damn clock alarms go off simultaneously.
      Really freak the shit out of the administration, watch them wet themselves.

      • Yep. Lock her up on the contempt charge until she comes to trial on the charge of doctoring government documents; a felony if I’m not mistaken.

        BTW. I burned the first batch of enchilada sauce but the second came out O.K.

  7. Per Rachel Maddow: A Vermont poll has Bernie Sanders tied with Trump and Carson, all at 12%, among just GOP voters. Bernie leads Hillary 65-14 among Dem voters.

    • This country would become so weak with Trump as POTUS.
      He has no grasp of any policy, let alone how he’d ‘improve it’.

  8. Still the best Clara scene in any Doctor Who: Season 8, Episode 1, when Clara is staying at Madame Vastra’s, and she comes out with her hair done up and wearing a Victorian dress with a bustle!

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