Even Half-A-Century Later, Still No ‘Easy’ Ride

August 16, 2019

Clear and chilly-windy this Friday evening on California’s north coast — nice and comfortable shoreline weather abaft the Redwood Curtain.

Not nice and not comfortable is the T-Rump — lack of any fiber whatsoever. The Rashida Tlaib/Ilhan Omar cluster-fuck is completely ludicrous and just displays an axis of assholes, and even with Israel, which is getting some bad PR over the ongoing incident.

In response to the T-Rump’s heartless and cruel intentions, Andy Borowitz at The New Yorker this morning sets the pace:

After rebuffing Donald J. Trump’s hypothetical proposal to purchase Greenland, the government of Denmark has announced that it would be interested in buying the United States instead.
“As we have stated, Greenland is not for sale,” a spokesperson for the Danish government said on Friday.
“We have noted, however, that during the Trump regime, pretty much everything in the United States, including its government, has most definitely been for sale.”
“Denmark would be interested in purchasing the United States in its entirety, with the exception of its government,” the spokesperson added.
A key provision of the purchase offer, the spokesperson said, would be the relocation of Donald Trump to another country “to be determined,” with Russia and North Korea cited as possible destinations.
If Denmark’s bid for the United States is accepted, the Scandinavian nation has ambitious plans for its new acquisition.
“We believe that by giving the U.S. an educational system and national health care, it could be transformed from a vast land mass into a great nation,” the spokesperson said.

Reported today, Peter Fonda has died at 79. In-depth feature on Fonda’s life at Variety

Even 50 years later:

Oh, yeah, that’s right. That’s what’s it’s all about, all right. But talkin’ about it and bein’ it, that’s two different thangs. I mean, it’s real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don’t ever tell anybody that they’re not free, ’cause then they’re gonna get real busy killin’ and maimin’ to prove to you that they are. Oh, yeah, they’re gonna talk to you, and talk to you, and talk to you about individual freedom. But they see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em.
— George Hanson

(Illustration: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Seated Pierrot,’ found here).

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