Friday, July 15, 2016

You Cannot Spell Hell Without H L

Democracy is the theory that 
The common people know what they want
And deserve to get it good and hard. 
 - H.L. Mencken

And on a not entirely unrelated programming note, the Republican National Convention invades Cleveland, Ohio beginning on Monday, July 18 with the Democratic National Convention to similarly set siege to the City of Brotherly Love one week later.  

Cleveland sports fans, fear not.  While Tim Tebow will be within the geographic boundaries of your fair city next week, he will not be taking part in training camp with the Browns.  Rather, he is in town to speak at the RNC.  Professional golfer Natalie Gulbis, who is at least as well-known for her curves as she is for her swing, will also be among the luminaries (giving that word its broadest possible definition) from the sports world speaking at the Convention.  

Absent from the roster, however, is "Mama Bear" Sarah Palin.  Ms. Palin reportedly expressed concern regarding how long it would take her to travel from Narnia - or whatever fucking fantasy world she inhabits - to Ohio.  In all likelihood, she is far too immersed in her current Pokemon Go game to step away from it in order to travel halfway across the country. 

Too bad the RNC is not being held this summer at Putin's joint.  That is a much easier commute from Camp Palin.  Hell, she can practically see Vlad's house from her front porch.  On the other hand, the long flight from Alaska to Ohio would have given her ample time to catch up on her reading. I would think that when one reads all of the newspapers every day, one needs to set aside quite a block of time in which to complete that task.

Do not chortle too mightily, good people of Philadelphia.  The other side's circus comes to your town in ten days and if you thought Sam Bradford was a grumpy old crank, wait and see what happens if Senator Sanders does not get as many of his ideas included on the Dems' platform as he hopes to achieve.  

In the words of the great man himself, "Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good."

Can I get an Amen?


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