Thursday, January 17, 2019

I Think Comrade Pelosi Thinks This is a Bad Thing

In yet another example of how the "inside the Beltway" culture of DC is so different from the rest of the country, I'm sure you heard that Comrade Speaker Peloski warned President Trump to postpone the State of the Union address.  In return, the President cancelled a trip that the Comrade Speaker was about to leave on, to Afghanistan, Egypt and Belgium.  She was to fly on a military aircraft under Trump's jurisdiction as Commander in Chief, making it simple for him to cancel the trip. 

He pointed out she could book her own flights on a commercial carrier if she wanted.  

A look at the news showed exchanges like:
  • It was irresponsible of Trump to do this.
  • It was irresponsible of Pelosi to say the SOTU should be postponed
  • Oh, yeah, well it's irresponsible of you to say it was irresponsible of her. 
  • OH, YEAH?!?  It's irresponsible of you to point out it's irresponsible of me to...
Followed by potty insults and temper tantrums.

What the Comrade Speaker doesn't seem to realize is that for those of us who don't live, eat, breath and sleep politics, the SOTU not being on TV really isn't punishment.  It's more like a reward.  Hey, I'm all about equal treatment: I've blasted Obama SOTU addresses and made fun of Trump's first.   I don't watch much TV in the evenings; I'm here writing, but when the SOTU is on it's almost hard not to hear it.  For days. 

This "whole president does a televised speech in front of a joint session of congress" thing is new.  Obviously it didn't happen before television, and 112 years of the Republic went without a speech at all, just a letter from the president.  Woodrow Wilson revived the practice, which Jefferson had killed because he thought it seemed "too regal"; too much like the king addressing the subjects.  It has only been an every year event, televised, with the predictable one side sitting while the other side is standing clapping scheme since the end of Jimmy Carter's term. 

As long as I'm on the topic of politics, I'd be remiss if I didn't point out for any who might have missed it that Occasional Cortex said, and I quote,
I also think it’s encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they’re out of all their artillery. ...  Dude, you’re all out of bullets, you’re all out of bombs, you’re all out of all this stuff. What have you got left? I’m six days into the term, and you already used all your ammo. So enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda.
Now it's possible she didn't mean gang rape or sex with multiple people at once, the usual meaning of the term.  It's possible she didn't mean they're going to rape the conservatives and push through her policies.  Maybe she's just ditzy enough to use the term to mean something like "run it through like a train".  And maybe not. 


  1. She's a stupid gaffe machine. It's her backers behind the scenes that need to be closely watched.

    1. Pelosi or AOC? AOC is classic post turtle.

      I'm sure you've heard that joke before.

    2. Hi SiG. I was Referring to AOC Yes a definite post turtle :-) Pelosi on the other hand is just someone that’s dangerous in her own right We are definitely in interesting times. The next two years leading up to the election is going to be crazy with all the stuff that is going to be going on. I think things will simmer below the surface until the 2020 election. If Trump does not get reelected things will then start to get a little more hotter shall we say. Just my opinion but it seems like everybody is consumed by the politics. I just lurk now and try not to pay too much attention. Enjoy your weekend we’re going to have about 2 feet of snow up here !!

    3. Irish, let me be the first to inform the world: AOC is the love-child of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. There. It's out now.

      When Occasional-Cortex was just an infant, Nancy - wanting to virtue-signal her support for sharia - ordered Biden to have a FGM done on AOC by the Surgeon General. Joe got his signals crossed and had him do a frontal lobotomy on her instead. So, her genetic mental deficiency was increased by her surgical deficiency. Her first words were not "Daddy" or "Mommy", they were "Spasebo, comrade."

    4. Reg T, that story might have to become something bigger. The outline of a book.

      Not that I can write fiction, like Peter Grant or Brigid or so many others. But somebody could.

  2. I poured caramel over my popcorn and added peanuts tonight. High drama. Cracker jacks.

  3. The "Post Turtle" title has already been claimed by Mitch. He has held that position for years. On the other hand, both San Fran Nan and AO Commie know full well how to get power and how to use it effectively.

    1. "Effectively"??

      Based on what evidence?
      Quee Alzheimers is leading the Dem House right over the cliff with the shutdown, and Evita Guevara-Castro is a national punchline, 24/7/365. Mad Maxine can now just stroke out and die off, because AOC will be embarrassing her entire party until the Bronx finally tires of being the Mississippi of national politics, and sends her packing. As a freshman congressweasel intensely disliked even by most of her fellow congressweasels, she has no power whatsoever except the power to humiliate herself and her party, endlessly.

  4. The more she spouts off the better for us. It is stream of consciousness from a cretin. Rant on Alex!