Fog-bound this near-noon Wednesday here in California’s Central Valley, as we’re dealing with the first seasonal encounter with our infamous, thick-bound ‘tule fog,’ which will grace the landscape for the next couple of months.
Wet, gray, and cold for weeks on end — what’s not to love.
Although Eltron Husk is working feverously to decimate Twitter in the whiplash-chilly fog of chaos, there are still some points to be made:
There are no better quotes in politics than the ones from the defeated primary rival’s consultant after the candidate that beat them eats it in the general. Even by that standard this is a wild quote. https://t.co/OmiGruytoJ pic.twitter.com/hiOjzWgFvC
— This American Adam (@adamconner) December 7, 2022
And that shit can only lead us to another idiot of a moron:
Sean Spicer's commitment to accuracy remains consistent.https://t.co/WWeb5E6MbB
— Philip Bump (@pbump) December 7, 2022
Nutshell backstory via the Guardian this morning:
According to his own website, Spicer “holds a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the US Naval War College [and] has served over 20 years in the US navy reserve and is currently a commander”. He specialises in public affairs.
On Wednesday, amid a minor PR nightmare and Twitter storm, Spicer deleted his D-day tweet and said: “Sorry. Apologies.”
Undeleted was a tweet from 2021 in which Spicer showed he knew when D-day was and was happy to use that knowledge to attack Joe Biden, writing: “Yesterday was the anniversary of #DDay – no mention of it from the president. The White House press secretary says he might get around to it.”
Biden was widely attacked from the right for not formally marking D-day last year.
But as the fact-checking website Snopes put it: “While neither Biden himself nor the White House, as such, publicly commemorated the 77th anniversary of D-day in 2021, Vice-President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden both did.”
Furthermore, “in his speech at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, 31 May, Biden briefly alluded to the D-day landings, saying: ‘Here in Arlington lie heroes who gave what President Lincoln called ‘the last full measure of devotion’. They did not only die at Gettysburg or in Flanders Fields or on the beaches of Normandy, but in the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq in the last 20 years.’”
The intellectual clay of our nation — you know, morons:
Brain sacks or not, here we are once again…
(Illustration out front: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Agonizing Horse,’ found here.)