The Watering Hole; Thursday September 24 2015; *BatShite Craziness*

T.S. Eliot, in the opening verse of his poem entitled The Hollow Men, wrote . . .

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats’ feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar

. . . and with those forty-three words perfectly summed up and described each and all of those screwballs who drive this day’s American political insanity. The fact that Eliot penned this work ninety years ago — in 1925 — suggests he was either *extremely* prescient or that there were lots of ‘Hollow Men’ nutcases around even way back then. In any case, his ‘definition’ is a perfect fit, these days, as it describes a very large number of our very own wingnuts, including even the entire cadre of passengers in the Republican P-Candidate Clown Car.

In just the last few days, I’ve somehow managed to stumble across five of the absolutely most insane “ideas” I’ve read in at least the last year or two; and believe me, THAT is SAYING SOMETHING! If you should dare to wander in and take a closer look, prepare yourselves for the absolute pinnacle of *BatShite Craziness* — and understand that ANY help in redefining the entire concept will be most appreciated!

Savage: Obama’s Nomination Of Gay Army Secretary Proves He’s A Psychopath 

Michael Savage: Only Donald Trump Can Stop Obama From Killing Us All

‘I Don’t Believe In Women Voting’: Theodore Shoebat Declares That ‘Women Have No Place In Politics’

Theodore Shoebat Unhappy With Nomination Of A ‘Flaming Fag’ To Serve As Army Secretary

Theodore Shoebat: Force Gays To Submit To Christianity Through ‘Death And Strong Suppression’ 

And finally, one more consummate example of just how far into the muck and mire of intellectual desolation the human consciousness can sink. It took a little digging to find it, but when the topic is *BatShite Craziness*, this one not only speaks volumes, it also serves to suggest that the entire concepts both of .*BatShite Craziness* and of *Hollow Men* are WAY out of date and are in desperate need of redefinition.

The Ultimate Obama-Islam-Sharia-Agenda 21-Immigration-Debt Conspiracy

T.S. Eliot pretty much summed up the hopes and fears of the batshit crazy who waft and waddle among us with the final two lines of “The Hollow Men” —

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Whimper. Indeed. Are they capable of anything else?

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OK, enough of that. On a far more reasonable note, I recently received a request to sign a petition from MoveOn.org. I admit I was a bit surprised to learn the the petition wasn’t about any sort of complaint or agenda, but was instead a Thank You to the US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. MoveOn put the request this way:

The nation’s doctor has issued a rare Call to Action calling on cities and states across the country to invest in ways to make walking and biking safer, more attractive, and easier to use.

Less than half of Americans get enough daily physical activity to help ward off chronic health problems like obesity and cancer, but more “active transportation” options can be part of the solution.

By issuing this challenge to cities and states, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recognizes that not only is this something more people want, but it’s also something we need.

Thank the Surgeon General for his leadership on keeping America healthy.

As one who very much enjoys the myriad benefits one can gain from the physical activity implicit in both walking and bicycling, I signed the petition immediately. Maybe some who read this will feel the same way? If so, here’s a link to a site that is NOT *BatShite Crazy*!

More Walking and Biking: Thank You Surgeon General!

OPEN THREAD

57 thoughts on “The Watering Hole; Thursday September 24 2015; *BatShite Craziness*

  1. Jeebus, Boehner is gonna lose it behind Frankie. Are those tears cuz he’s dying for some Scotch at 10am?

    • I don’t know if it counts as rebuttal but I predict that Bill0 the Blowhard will whine about it nonstop for a week or so and then bring it up on occasion for the indefinite future.

      • Each time he sees his ratings dip slightly, he’ll pull out the “Pope’s a Commie” segment and verbally flatulate about it for a few shows.

    • It’s worse than that. She completely ignores or denies any science she can’t understand and she will never understand any science because she won’t listen. We must always remember that Marsha and her ilk Believe that the Buybull is “evidence” while the sum total of scientific knowledge is simply a “opinion”.

      • Well, to be fair, she’s a complete idiot. Blackburn went to Miss. State and majored in Home Economics. ‘Nuff said.

        • Hey!….bran muffins and climate change are intertwined. When you bake, the oven gets hot, you open the oven door to check your muffins, you’re heating up the atmosphere; hence being a direct contributor to global warming.

          Yeah, I think she’d buy that.

    • Actually, the planet’s best chance is to mass extinct (for the sixth time), then allow evolution to start over again but with mandate to AVOID the “creation” of an “intelligent” species that is so brainless as to make neuronal insufficiency a popular attribute. Better to go with the “Higher Animals” — and leave it at that.

      • Sigh… Just imagine if the evolutionary process had stopped with the big cats. Life would be more brutal but it would be purpose driven brutality.

        • I wonder — what if cats had invented money? Would they have then trimmed their claws and mastered the art of backstabbing as the favored means of confrontation?

          Nah. They’re too smart already. As Mark Twain noted, ‘ If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.’ Cross a cat with a Republican — and yuk. Sarah Palin would appear brilliant in comparison.

    • Hmmm, this could be interpreted in many different contexts….
      Salut, Roast/Toast, Burn him at the stake…We know which ones the reichwing would prefer…

  2. A Republican Presidential candidate speaks the TRUTH! Yay rah rah!

    Carly Fiorina: ‘I Have Seen Proof That The Moon Landing Was A Hoax’

    Fiorina says she saw not only definitive proof that Obama’s birth certificate is “as phony as those abortion group’s Planned Parenthood videos” and that she also saw “irrefutable evidence that President Obama, then just eight years old, helped Saul Alinksy perpetrate a massive fraud on the American people called the Moon Landing.”

    Wow. Just wow. Speechless. Jeebus. Holy Cow. Yikes. Oh my god. No shit? Far out. Oofdah. My gast be flabbered. Etc.

      • Yep, it was a very good satire written in response to her genuine comments and opinions re Planned Parenthood. Hoping that readers everywhere caught the irony and realized how ridiculous and flawed her politics really are — esp now that she’s “surging” in the polls. If only all those dead minds out there could . . . well, you know.

    • First good news I’ve run across in years. Literally. Hope the USFWS sticks with the program and doesn’t disappoint — as they are too often prone to do. Wouldn’t hurt if they’d re-list wolves as endangered in the process, but I won’t hold my breath.

    • This lines them up for another gov’t shutdown confrontation, as the defunding measure was attached to to the stop-gap spending measure (I’m blanking on the actual term.)

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