The Watering Hole, Saturday, October 29th, 2016: Lighten Up!

Let’s start the weekend with a few lighter political stories that shouldn’t raise anyone’s blood pressure.

President Obama is enjoying himself at the expense of several Republicans in “Barack Obama’s Sweet Revenge Tour” by Tim Murphy of Mother Jones. Here’s an example, regarding the Darrell Issa campaign mailer shown below:

issa_obama-mailerAccording to the Mother Jones article:

“At a fundraiser in La Jolla on Sunday, Obama trashed the California Republican for his mailer. “Issa’s primary contribution to the United States Congress has been to obstruct and to waste taxpayer dollars on trumped-up investigations that have led nowhere,” he said. “This is now a guy who, because poll numbers are bad, has sent out brochures with my picture on them touting his cooperation on issues with me. Now that is the definition of chutzpah.”

Next, The Yale Record has the best non-endorsement-endorsement ever. An excerpt:

“…Because of unambiguous tax law, we do not encourage you to support the most qualified presidential candidate in modern American history…”

The brief piece ends with:

The Yale Record has no opinion whatsoever on Dr. Jill Stein.
โ€”The Editorial Board of The Yale Record

Last, today’s Washington Post has some encouraging news about Trump’s chances in Pennsylvania. Even better, though, the article is accompanied by a photo of Trump talking with Rudy “n.v.9/11” Ghouliani Guiliani – I know, you’re thinking, “why is a photo of two of the most despicable men that NYC ever spawned BETTER than Trump slipping in PA?” – well, you’ll have to see it (it could be worse, at least Rudy’s facing away from the camera, more-or-less.) I commented to Wayne that, knowing Trump, he’d probably try to sue the photographer for taking an unflattering picture when Trump’s combover wasn’t ready for its close-up. Then, of course, Trump would likely accuse Secretary Clinton of hiring the photographer as part of a worldwide conspiracy to expose what lies underneath Trump’s “hair” – and what lies beneath is a large expanse of bare-naked Trump-scalp. “Sad.” Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

This is our daily Open Thread – relax, enjoy the weekend!

44 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Saturday, October 29th, 2016: Lighten Up!

  1. I pulled an all-nighter – don’t tell Wayne, heh! – so I should be in bed by now, but the sun will be up in fewer than 15 minutes, and it looks like it’ll be a nice sunrise. When the sun gets high enough, it will light up the hills behind us, so the foliage will be blazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb! So. This poor woman could spend five years in prison because she was stupid enough to believe Trumpy. This begs two questions.

    1. Will he cover her legal bills?
    2. Will she, assuming she’s ever allowed to vote again, still vote for GOoPers?

    My guess is that the answers are “no” and “yes” respectively. Even duct tape can’t fix stupid.—-e5293acf313e—4

      • If I think about that for a minute, I can’t come up with a single viable ‘reason’ FOR vanity. It’s one of the most useless traits humans have ever come up with, isn’t it? I mean, all it portrays is ignorance, stupidity, shallowness, narcissism, all useless traits that serve no purpose beyond pointing to and defining the idiots among us.

        I should ask Trump. Too bad I’m not on Twitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Hair on the head serves at least two evolutionary functions – one, to protect the head from direct exposure, and to attract a mate. Having a hairstyle you think looks good is no different than a peacock thinking it looks good to the peahens it wants to impress. At least, that’s my understanding of it. Then again, I haven’t had to attract a mate in a long, long time. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Hair is good on a sunny day. Years ago, my bald uncle played a round of golf in Phoenix on a sunny day. He wore a cap, but it was mesh up top, not solid. After he finished and got off the course and into the clubhouse, he took off his cap and a red-white “mesh” pattern covered the area where the hair would have been had he not been bald. After that, he tossed all his mesh caps and wore only solid fabric ones from then on. But by that time he’d attracted a mate at least 50 years prior, so he wasn’t worried about that aspect.

    • We had three Pygmy goats, Casper, Gogo and Whitey….what fun! they loved to clean out the barn and decorate the paddock with their find. All three were in my wife’s Mercedes one morning and apparently they love the taste of carpeting. I left the tailgate down on my pickup and Casper found he could make it onto the roof and slide down the windshield, hood and onto the ground and kept doing it until I had to lock up in a stall….crazy critters indeed.

      • On our way to work we pass a farm that used to have a lot of pygmy goats, along with various miniature horses and ponies – nothing larger than, for example, a Welsh pony – and chickens, etc. I loved seeing the goats and of course the kids, they had little hills and some rocky outcroppings to play on. Unfortunately, the farm sold part of the farm and apparently the goats (and Wayne and I) were the losers in the deal.

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