Butterfly Blather

April 6, 2012

On the eve of the weekend again — time flies when you’re having fun.
Just ask Monty Python-named character Reince Priebus, RNC honcho, who thinks butterflies are actually female body parts: “If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars.”
Women just love nasty, empty spaces between a man’s ears — drives ’em crazy with anti-lust.

Molly Ball at The Atlantic responds: Under the guise of aiding the agriculture industry, Republicans and their allies in Washington have been waging a long-running campaign to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting bug-killing pesticides…But the truth is clear, and it’s nothing new: Republicans just don’t care about caterpillars.

Pop that in your cocoon and smoke it.

(Illustration: M. C. Escher’s ‘Hand with Reflecting Sphere‘ found here).

And from the looks of it, Republicans don’t care for anything except hard cash and the people who have hard cash on their person.
From The Hill yesterday:

Mitt Romney often bears false witness about what he really believes, but when we see through his pander of the month, it comes down to this: Romney is the rich man’s candidate who believes in a Social Darwinism (fervently supported by Paul Ryan and Ron Paul) in which the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the middle class gets crushed, wealthy factions can buy elections, big money dominates, women are punished, Hispanics are disenfranchised, Medicare is destroyed and Social Security is attacked while these programs would be turned into profit centers for Wall Street firms under Republican rule.
These Republicans even oppose pay equity for women and do not understand why Democrats benefit from a gender gap that is epic, gargantuan, intergalactic and probably decisive in November.

One wonders if the GOP really has any sense other than the bubble sprouting from tea bags floating around in tepid tap water.
They lash out at anything they perceive as dangerous — forgetting all the while that females also have the ability to remember.
Starting with the Kennedy-Nixon presidential race in 1960, I’ve followed politics for more than half a century and this season’s episode is the most sordid, nasty and cruel ever, as neurotic wingnuts have taken war flight on fantasies against everything, not just caterpillars, or women, or the environment, or the poor, or…

As George Carlin lamented long ago: “Conservatives say if you don’t give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they’ve lost all incentive because we’ve given them too much money.”

And that’s why weekends are for total cocooning.

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